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Create a Sacred Space: A Place for Setting Intentions & More

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You have a space for dining, entertaining, and sleeping, but where do you go to recharge? Add value to your mindfulness practices by giving them their own area. Creating a sacred space in your home makes it easier to engage in whatever restores your spirit—from intention setting to meditation. It doesn’t have to be fancy. With things you already own, you can create a space that brings peace and awareness to your everyday life.

Why Should I Create a Sacred Space?

A sacred space is different from the rest of your home. This should be a designated place where you can go, not simply to relax, but to be grounded and tranquil. What you have in this space is less important than how it makes you feel. It needs to be an environment that fosters safety, peace, and comfort. 

Select a place in your home that is tucked away. You don’t need an entire room. A little nook can provide just as much peace and refuge. To make it distinct, use a cloth covered table to establish an altar sprinkled with happy mementos. Separate the space from the rest of your home with a curtain or divider if possible. Since comfort is key, set a pillow or chair in this space to sit on while you engage in your wellness practice.

What to Put In Your Sacred Space

The items you surround yourself with will set the tone for your mindfulness practice. That’s what makes plants the perfect addition to a sacred space. They uplift the environment, symbolize growth, and offer healthier, cleansed air. With this in mind, consider other ways you can develop a full sensory experience within this area.

The items you surround yourself with will set the tone for your mindfulness practice. That’s what makes plants the perfect addition to a sacred space. They uplift the environment, symbolize growth, and offer healthier, cleansed air. With this in mind, consider other ways you can develop a full sensory experience within this area. 

Add Scent: Candles, incense, and sustainably collected palo santo emit soothing scents that encourage relaxation. These scents will root you in the moment, helping you to stay aware of your practice.

Add Sound: Use a sound bowl or listen to soft, tranquil music to quiet thoughts and sink deeper into your peaceful exercise.

Add Taste: Bring tea or another healthy treat that you can indulge in at the end of your practice. This is a great way to nourish and take care of your body while in this space.

Add Touch: Set a comfortable pillow down to sit on. You can also hold mala beads, a crystal bracelet, or crystal gemstones to help you remain focused and inspire positive energy.

Add Sights: Do you have small charms that you love? Items like crystals or our Lunarly moon cards that bring you joy when you see them? Use these special objects, pictures of serene destinations, and even fresh plants or flowers to foster relaxation in this space.

3 Things to Avoid in Your Sacred Space

  1. Try to keep this space free from tech devices. Screens will distract you from enjoying the benefits of your sacred space.

  2. Don’t overcrowd your space with crystals and amulets. Be specific in which crystals you place in this space. Consider the energy you want to foster, and find the crystals to match. To learn more about each crystal’s energy, read our blog on crystal meanings.

  3. Avoid pictures of people in this space. The goal is to inspire peace without triggering thoughts that will distract you from relaxing. Sometimes pictures of loved ones can remind you of calls you need to make or things you need to do, and take your mind away from the stillness you desire.

How to Use Your Sacred Space

Sacred spaces can be used however you like. Some of our favorite sacred space uses include:

Engage in a Sacred Space Meditation

Take part in a five or ten minute sacred space meditation to relieve stress and stimulate positive thoughts. If you have meditation incense—incense that’s specifically made to last ten minutes—light that at the beginning of your practice. The scent is soothing and will help you stay present for as long as it’s burning. You can also use a candle if you’re only looking to spend a short period of time in meditation.

Begin playing soft sound bowl or meditation music. In a seated position, engage in a series of deep, cleansing breaths. It may also help you to focus on your energy if you hold a crystal in each hand. Some people find the tactile sensation of holding something grounds the mind and heightens awareness. Continue this deep breathing exercise for as long as you need to.

Using Your Sacred Space to Set Intentions

Setting intentions is all about committing to positive changes in your life. Where better to commit to those intentions than in your sacred space. This environment is already curated to cultivate a healthy mindset. So when you’re ready to set your intentions, take a seat in your sacred space with a candle, a crystal (optional), and a pen and slip of paper.

Light the candle to signify the beginning of your intention setting ritual. Take a few minutes to breathe deep and find a calm state within. Then take your pen and write down the intention or goal you wish to pursue in the month ahead. Fold it in half and set the crystal on top as a visual reminder of your intention. 

Whenever you need to get back on track with your goals, open the paper, and once again state your intention out loud. Check out our blog on setting intentions for more specifics about this practice.

No matter how you use this small, yet powerful space, it’s sure to uplift the energy of your spirit and home.