I am a true believer than home should have a breath of the sacred and a whisper of the divine.
Creating sacred space can mean a lot of different things to a a lot of different people.
For some, it’s as simple as their special corner where they have their morning tea, and for others it’s an altar or meditation area that gets infused with positive energy over time.
I’m a big fan of creating sacred space. Although I personally don’t subscribe to to the strict idea that one must have one main altar / sacred area in the home, I am a huge fan of having tucked away corners where one can just *be* at peace.
I’m much more of a create-your-sacred-space-on-the-fly sort of gal. It feels like it leaves room for creativity, anytime additions, and movement. Mix in a little design and you’ve got unlimited options for your beautiful and creative sacred spot.
I tend to turn every corner, nook and cranny into sacred space with collectables or found beauty of some kind.
My husband has stopped wondering where the little rocks and feathers and candles came from. He once suggested (lovingly) that I was like a bird… attracted to shiny little pretty things. I can’t say he was wrong, and I am grateful that he leaves the polished gems and hanging things where they lie.
So how do you go about creating your own personal sacred space at home?
There are no rules, but if I had to make a list of guidelines, this is them:
1. Personalize with things you find in nature
2. When you absolutely fall in love with an item’s beauty, it may belong on your altar
3. I like to think about the elements in my spaces. I have a room that has a fountain (water) feather mobile (air) plants and a salt lamp (earth) and candles (fire) and it feels very complete that way
4. To create something absolutely gorgeous, use design theory and have one main focal point and then surround it with complimentary things
5. Go all out bohemian with many colors, or stay within a fixed set of tones. Beautiful seemingly “random” altar are often really well planned. Items often match, and pops of the same color in different places lend to an overall pulled together look
6. Think like a gardener! What colours and textures are lovely together?
OR- throw caution to the wind and just cast your items into the fray and see where they fall.
If you love the items, it will just *work* 🙂