Most everyone has heard of the Man Cave.
Then came She Sheds.
Before either of those things, we had the Scared Space.
You do not have to subscribe to any specific religion, or any religion at all to have one.
The purpose of this area inside or outside of your home is to ground your energy, center, and focus.
Or, alternatively, it can be to lose focus altogether if that is how you wish to use it!
The Sacred Space:
A Sacred Space can be large or small.
It can be for him, or for her.
The Sacred Space is a space in a room, or a room itself, where one can be at one with themselves.
It is a retreat, a getaway.
A place where you feel comfortable, and whole.
Or a place to become comfortable and whole.
This is a place where you can let go of the day’s stressors, unwind, and relax.
What A Sacred Space Looks Like:
It can be very bohemian or minimalistic and mod.
You can have your sacred space full of color or all white.
Your space can be cluttered and busy, filled with mementos or very tidy.
It is whatever you wish for it to be.
A sacred space can inspire or could be a place to minimize thoughts.
This is a room where the theme in the rest of your home can take a rest.
Some people decorate their entire home to match their Sacred Space aesthetic.
Others have a decor theme they love but another side to them where they would enjoy something different.
In your Sacred Space, you can do whatever feels good.
Plus you can change it up when the feeling strikes.
What Is Done Within The Sacred Space:
This is a place where you can meditate, unwind, or listen to your favorite tunes.
It is exactly whatever you want it to be.
You can spend time alone in your Sacred Space or you can share it with others.
A place to work on art or showcase your art.
You can use it to create through writing, music, or even watching your favorite television shows without interruptions.
You can also use it for any hobby.
I like to journal in my Sacred Space with a cup of tea,
What You Should Not Do In Your Sacred Space:
One thing you would not want to allow in is conflict.
It is after all, sacred.
It’s not the place to take up issues with others, make phone calls, pay bills, etc.
A Sacred Space is about communing and communication on a joyful level.
Here, is a place of enlightenment and empowerment.
When shared with others it should be a place for collaboration and mutual effort toward good.
Of course, if that mutual collaboration is simply enjoying brownies, so be it!
Why You Should Have A Sacred Space:
Having a special place like this is important for your well-being.
It can give you serenity and peace.
A place of comfort where you can optimize your brain power for what matters most to you.
You can re-energize and let your mind flow free of distraction.
This can increase productivity in all aspects of your day to day life.
It can also generate new creativity.
A Sacred Space Is A Special Place To Renew The Soul.
Trust me, I do realize not everyone has a dedicated room to use.
At one point in my life, my Sacred Space was a tiny closet.
It really wasn’t even a closet, rather a cubby with a door.
It was about 3 feet tall at max and had about 4 square feet of space.
Yet still, I decorated it and kept some of my most cherished items in it.
I was able to sit in front of it when I wanted to take these items out and enjoy them.
It was still enjoyable and off limits to others.
Now I share my Sacred Space with others at times since it’s larger.
If you do not have a room or closet to utilize you can create your Sacred Space outside.
The only downside is that it can be too cold to use in the winter.
When you have a place like this you can escape from the reminders that there is housework to be done.
Escape from phone calls if you leave your phone in the other room.
You can choose to opt out of having any electronics in your space.
Suggested Items For Your Sacred Space:
No matter your decor style, these items are great starters for your space:
Art and Wallhangings
Writing Materials ( journal, paper, pens, etc )
Plants or Succulents
Depending on how you will use your space you may want:
A Mini Fridge
Materials For Your Hobby Or Craft
Religous Symbols When Applicable
Granted these are merely a few items you could opt to use.
The Most Important “Rule” Of The Sacred Space:
There are no rules!
At least not for you that is.
Do what you want how you want.
If you do want to make rules for others and hang them on the door, go for it!
Sort of like an “In Session” light at a recording studio.
It’s your place, it’s your space!
Do you have a Sacred Space?
What do you use yours for or how do you decorate it?
If you do not have one what would you be sure to include in one?
Let me know in the comments, please.
I love hearing from you!