A sacred space is a place where you feel physically, emotionally and spiritually safe. It is an energetically clear area, where you can perform rituals, meditate, journal or simply be still.
Traditionally an altar is a dedicated sacred space in your home or garden that is decorated with objects which are sacred to you. Your altar should be a peaceful area, which reminds you of your intentions whenever you look at it. You can set up a temporary altar if you wish to perform a ritual away from your home.
You can also create a temporary sacred space by using an invocation and/or setting a ceremonial sacred space.
CREATING CEREMONIAL SACRED SPACE:
⟠ Cleanse the area with sage, palo santo, incense, moon water, or liquid smudge
⟠ Use a compass, and mark the outline of the circle with stones or salt.
⟠ Put markers in the 4 cardinal directions that correspond to the 4 elements:
↠ North - Earth: stone or plant
↠ East - Air: feather or incense
↠ South - Fire: candle or ash
↠ West - Water: bowl of water or seashell
⟠ Stand in the center and turn around clockwise starting at the North. Keep your finger outstretched and point it at the outline of the circle as you turn, visualizing a protective circle of energy being formed around you.
⟠ When you are finished your ritual, repeat but turn anti-clockwise, visualizing the circle of energy being absorbed back into you.