Create Sacred Space
You must have a room or a certain hour of the day where you do not know what was in the morning paper…you do not know what you owe anybody, or what they owe you – but a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are, and what you might be… At first you may find that nothing’s happening…but if you have a sacred place and use it, take advantage of it, something will happen. –Joseph Campbell
Creating a quiet place and time to hear your inner voice is imperative on the authentic expression journey.
Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, I didn’t realize I was taking advantage of the natural sacred space in God’s country every time I got on horseback to ride through the fields, or ran through the hills with Lucy the dog. And I did both a lot.
I’ve always been a walker – walking outside in nature is the best way I know of to connect with my inner voice and sustain a sense of peace. But it wasn’t until I was married with a ready-made family, including three step-sons, that I realized the importance of creating my own personal sacred space within my own home. Now, (I’ve been divorced since 2006 and have shared a home with my partner, George, since 2014) when I move, I automatically count and check the bedrooms to make sure there is one which will be completely mine, wherein I can dedicate daily time with my inner spirit.
I encourage you to do the same.
This is not a selfish act; it’s a generous one. When you are at your best and connected to your authentic self, you have more light and energy to share with those you love, or even those you don’t!
In my current home with George, my inspiration room doubles as my home office. It works out great, as my space is respected here (which wasn’t always the case in past homes.) One of the first things I did after we moved here was to create an altar on one shelf of a bookcase in my inspiration room.
That is how simple your sacred space can be – it can be one shelf, a tiny table, the top of a dresser, or a specified place in the back yard where you park a camp chair and listen to the birds and watch the squirrels.
Wherever and whatever works best for you, find your own sacred space and visit it regularly, daily. Things will start to shift for you. You’ll be amazed.
Where do you go for your private sacred space? Or where can you create such a space? Let us know on the blog to benefit everyone.
Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. –Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Authentically Yours, Laura