Welcome back to this week Feng Shui Friday in which I am going to share…
Do you have a space in your home that is dedicated to you and your own personal practice? You may use this space for meditation, yoga, journaling, or pure relaxation. No matter what, this is a sacred space: a space meant to let you focus your mind and body. A sacred space allows you to connect to source energy.
Here’s how you can use Feng Shui to create a sacred space:
1. Identify How You Will Use Your Space
First, decide which space you’re going to use for your sacred space. This space is meant for your wants and needs. Make sure that you find an area where you can add something symbolic or a place you can bring something symbolic into that area. (This could be a meditation cushion or your yoga mat.)
Allow yourself to say, “This is where I’m going to do my practice.” Then let your home know by clearing out any clutter of anything that doesn’t align with what it is you want to create in this space.
If you need to create separation between this space and another, consider a small screen or a shawl.
2. Create a Boundary For Your Space
Speaking of creating separation, you will want to create a boundary because this is a sacred place. This is a place where you want to have a connection without distractions from other things. Outside distractions will bother you and dissipate your energy when you’re doing your practice.
Clear out anything that isn’t aligned with your practice. Bring those things into the space that align with your wants and needs. Maybe you’re bringing in crystals or your favorite spiritual books. Have a blanket or throw or your yoga mat or even some nice candles, whatever is going to make that space very atmospheric for you.
PERSONAL STORY: In my own spirituality area, I have a beautiful white tower Tanaka, which is a deity that Ken and I both connect with very strongly. Our spirituality area is not where we do our personal practice because our spirituality area turns out to be our laundry room and our hallway upstairs. It would be weird if we were trying to meditate or do our yoga practice in the laundry room. In that spirituality area (the northeast of the home) upstairs is our hallway, there is a space on the wall so that’s where we put our White Tower Tanaka and the deity that we connect with very strongly.
3. Bringing Items Into Your Space
The items you bring into your sacred space will look different for everyone. Here are a few ideas to help spark your creativity:
- a small crystal there
- a picture of somebody (or yourself) doing yoga
- a small image of somebody doing meditation
- display a specific deity with whom you connect
4. Dealing With Distractions
If you do have distractions like puppies, you just go with it, and you allow them to become part of your sacred practice of yoga. Ken was doing his yoga the other day, and already Toby was pulling his hair while he was trying to do his yoga. These distractions are part of life and part of our sacred experience in life. It’s not about being perfect and that’s important to remember when it comes to creating our sacred space.
We want it to suit us and it doesn’t have to be picture perfect like out of a magazine. It just has to have the things that are going to resonate with us. Now, when you are doing your actual practice, and finding this space.
Make sure you’re sitting in your power position. So whether you’re doing yoga whether you’re meditating, it is important and it would be really good if you could try and get yourself in your position with the wall behind you so you could see the door.
How can I learn more?
Each room can have a purpose. I have created a checklist to walk you through each room and implement your Feng Shui practice in all areas of your home.
This guide goes through every single room, and describes the best practices for that space, along with creating your sacred space.