Creating A Sacred Space

Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy suggest that today you be open to allowing a creative, sacred space to come into your world. You might like to create a sacred spot to celebrate, concentrate and consecrate your inner work. You don’t have to have a lot of room.  It could be the top of a bureau, a corner of the kitchen or a nook in the hall. She has created a meditation table ( a small blue bench against her bedroom wall). She offers the list below of what sits on her sacred space as inspiration for yours.

  • A small white linen and crochet tablecloth
  • A large golden pillar candle sitting in the centre
  • A Victorian lithograph of an angel, representing the guidance of her guardian angel
  • A print of the Madonna & child in an oval gold frame, representing the male & female natures of divinity.
  • A small gold framed mirror for her authentic meditation.
  • Pictures of her family & pets
  • A small blue & white vase that she got as a wedding present for holding fresh flowers.
  • Rose quartz crystals representing the natural world.
  • A rose patterned incense holder.
  • A small bowl of rose & jasmine potpourri.
  • A simple gold frame hanging above the table representing the essence of Simple Abundance.

Julia Cameron in her book The Artists Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering your Creative Self refers to a Sacred Space/Meditation Table as an Artists Altar. She says that this spiritual haven can be a corner of a room, a nook under the stairs or even a window ledge. Fill it with things that make you happy. Remember that your artist is fed by images. Your artists alter to the creator should be fun to look at, even silly, remember your artist is a little kid and little kids like gaudy stuff. She recommends some of the following things :

  • Pretty leaves
  • Rocks
  • Candles
  • Shells
  • Sea treasures
  • Incense
  • Written affirmations
  • A small drum


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