It's all around us, stuffed with all different blends of energies, even the kind that we would call home. And naturally, when you think of home, you may think of solitude or protection. While it may be your space, your sanctuary, and your place of comfort, is it sacred?
Your sacred space, in short, is a place you may use for prayers and meditation, rituals, cleansing, peace, or in general a place for you to be in contact with your spiritual self, or even astral self. It will more likely than not be a part of a room, or a room all to itself. Preferably it should be one that does not have a computer, television, or diversions. It is a space that should be free of negativity, thus a quick cleanse of the room itself may be in order, either with smoking the bad energy out or with a blissful blend of aromatherapy. No matter your method, this is essential. Palo Santo (or Sage) and abalone shells are a perfect match due to ease of use from burning a stick in the shell (Not to mention abalone is restorative and powerful in cleansing). Himalayan salt lamps are a great alternative, providing a slice of light that calms while the minerals absorb the negative contamination. Making them great tools for early morning or late night rituals. You should also give attention to your thoughts and intentions during this time, think with purity and with positivity. This will become your sacred space, a place for you, one that is free of negativity.
Creation And Doing - How to use a Sacred Space
So far you have cleansed this space, you should also (if you wish) bring in crystals that you feel like are most helpful in your rituals and meditations. Not only is it being rid of negativity, but your space should also not be victim to the modern tools that prod our minds to wander. Keeping phones or computers away from your space is helpful unless it helps you in meditation (like listening to sounds of nature). All in all, it should be a minimalist environment, and once you have the atmosphere set, it will be ready for you to use. However, it is a versatile place to use and is open to many different practices and rituals. For example, if you are finding attunement with chakras, you may want to have your stones or crystals level with the chakras you are trying to be in harmony with. You may use it for general meditation or prayers for as long you wish. It is a place of unfettered spirituality, be free and be happy. As long as you keep an air of positivity about you, devote time to your space, and keep everything cleansed, it will be like your true solitude. Always reflect on the joys in your life, spiritual or otherwise. Participation and working in your sacred space should be daily. Let the faithful energies pour into your soul and in your work day by day, this will build a blissful personality in your endeavors.
It may sound like another medium for faith, and it sort of is, but that does not emphasize the purpose of a sacred space. True, one can cleanse anywhere in their house or simply meditate outside. And while there are perks to the latter, a dedicated sacred space is beneficial to newcomers and to masters. For one, it is a place one can rely on almost always being pure and void of modern distractions. In this day and age technology is with us everywhere, and while it is a helpful tool, it's not something that will bring us ahead spiritually. In this burgeoning empire of circuits and wires, a realm that is clear of this (relative to others) can go a long way to developing spirituality. Secondly, also will always be there for you, set up and waiting for you. You may cleanse each time before using it, but your crystals, stones, cloths, and all will more or less be in the same place before usage. Thirdly, The fact we may devote a whole room to nothing but unconfined spiritual freedom is a testament to faith and practice. It is a wonderful way to build a habit if one allows time (even a couple minutes will do) to just build him/herself. In short, distraction-free, convenient, and a metaphysically productive choice.
If you have room and are willing to commit, sacred spaces are beneficial tools in any spiritual arsenal.