Do you have a sacred space, somewhere you can meditate, center yourself and really listen to your inner spirit? A sacred place will nourish and rejuvenate you. Many people find this refuge in nature.
My morning spiritual practice helps to calm and center me, it creates space in my body and life so that whatever happens during the day I can find space to hold it. Living in an urban environment, I can’t always be in nature, so one way of creating or enhancing a sacred space can be adding an altar. An altar can be as simple and small or as large and complex as you like.
I love my altar pictured above. An altar can be a great catalyst to help you make the transition from the external pressure of your busy life to somewhere you can sit and connect to the timeless aspect of yourself.
I love choosing different things to place on my altar to trigger different aspects of myself. It’s really fun to play around with and helps you start thinking about subtle energies.
Here are some suggestions for putting together a simple altar:
Consciousness/awareness – light a candle or have a lamp on your alter to represent your internal light of awareness. This represents the fire element.
A shell or plant can bring in the water element.
A special stone for connecting to the earth element.
A feather may represent the air element.
Teacher/guru/loved one – you may like to place a photo of someone sacred to you or who inspires you.
Crystals – for healing and energizing and the ether element.
Nature – you can add a plant, fresh flowers, water or herbs to bring nature inside to connect you to the deep energy of Mother Nature and her rhythms.
Do you have an altar? I would love to hear how you use your altar and what do you like to keep on it please share below…
Many blessings to you!