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Crafting Your Sanctuary: Steps to Create a Sacred Space for Healing and Meditation



Creating a sacred space is essential for Reiki practice, meditation, or any spiritual activity. Here are some steps and tips to help you create a sacred space:


1. Choose the Right Location


  • Quietness: Select a quiet place where you won't be disturbed.

  • Size: It should be large enough to comfortably accommodate you and any necessary items.

  • Comfort: Ensure the space feels comfortable and inviting.


2. Cleanse the Space


  • Physical Cleaning: Clean the area thoroughly to remove dust and clutter.

  • Energy Cleansing: Use methods like smudging with sage, burning incense, or using sound (singing bowls, bells) to cleanse the energy of the space.


3. Set an Intention


  • Purpose: Decide what you want to achieve in this space (e.g., healing, meditation, connection with higher self).

  • Affirmations: You can use affirmations or mantras to set your intention.


4. Decorate Thoughtfully


  • Natural Elements: Incorporate elements such as plants, flowers, crystals, or water features.

  • Symbols: Add spiritual symbols that resonate with you (e.g., statues, sacred geometry, mandalas).

  • Colors: Use colors that promote calmness and healing (e.g., soft blues, greens, purples).


5. Comfortable Seating


  • Furniture: Use comfortable chairs, cushions, or mats for sitting or lying down.

  • Blankets and Pillows: Have blankets and pillows available for extra comfort.


6. Lighting


  • Natural Light: If possible, allow natural light to enter the space.

  • Artificial Light: Use soft, ambient lighting. Candles and salt lamps are great options.


7. Sound


  • Music: Play soft, calming music or nature sounds.

  • Instruments: Consider having instruments like a singing bowl or chimes.


8. Aromatherapy


  • Essential Oils: Use a diffuser with essential oils like lavender, frankincense, or sandalwood.

  • Incense: Burning incense can also help to set the mood.


9. Personal Touches


  • Photos: Include photos or objects that have personal meaning.

  • Journal: Keep a journal or notebook for reflections or notes.


10. Boundaries


  • Dedicated Space: Make this space dedicated to your practice. Avoid using it for other activities.

  • Privacy: Ensure it’s a private space where you can be alone and undisturbed.


Creating a sacred space is a personal and intuitive process. Trust your instincts and allow the space to evolve over time as your needs and practices grow.


Samples of creative sacred spaces.


Reiki Master Teacher

Colorado Springs, Colorado



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