Creating a Sacred Space

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Whether it's to connect to your spirituality, to calm your nerves, or just to feel safe and cozy, it's important to have a space where you can recharge and collect yourself. I've personally gravitated towards a space in which I can connect to my breathing and clear my mind, but really it's all about surrounding yourself with personal things that bring you joy. It's about you! I like to define my little space with tools that help me in my mindfulness practices. It's a combination of ancient beliefs and things that make me feel comfortable and uplifted.

Many cultures and people define "sacred spaces" with things like devotional altars, meditation tools, or even entire temples. Others bring sacredness to a very personal level - like simple spots in their homes. In the Danish "hygge" tradition - kind of like an "art of coziness" - candles, blankets, and even a bookshelf can bring sacred comfort on a personalized level. It's totally up to you. What do you feel grateful for? Do you want a quiet space to read and drink tea? Do you want to try meditation in a soothing spot? Why not have both?

How do you want to spend time in your sacred bubble?

In the space pictured here, I have some of my own tools as examples. I have a comfortable blanket and pillow to sit and lay on during meditation and breathwork. To the top left of the blanket, I have an abalone shell to hold sage or other burning materials. Some Native Americans have used abalone in cleansing rituals. Sage and Palo Alto are great to burn before meditation to cleanse your space and mind and start fresh. In the middle, I have a calcite crystal cluster. Calcite has energy amplifying, cleansing, and healing properties. I'll hold it during meditation or just be mindful of it's presence and "vibration". To the far right, I have a candle for comfort and some Frankincense and Copal Oro resins. I'll burn one or the other depending on the energy I'm seeking. Frankincense strengthens your solar plexus chakra and promotes confidence and inner strength. Copal Oro promotes unconditional love and pureness of heart. I also like to surround myself with my plants and face towards the sun, both of which I'm very grateful for and whose energies bring me happiness.

My little space is growing as I learn more about the tools available to me and what it is I seek. There are no right or wrong answers. If something feels right to you, it probably belongs in your space. Maybe it's 20 candles and a big fluffy blanket on an armchair. Maybe it's a desk covered in smiling photos of people you love. Or maybe it's a serene spot outside with no specific tools at all. The idea is to make it a treat to be there. 






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  1. Oh my :) you are so lucky to have spaces like this in your home! I don't think there is a single decluttered spot in my house that I could make my own.. contributes a lot to my stress and anxiety :/ glad you have it worked out! I hope I can make space for myself when I move into college next year! as crazy as that sounds, I think a dorm would be more of a home to me than my house is now. Happy weekend! love your posts :)

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. You may have to make your sacred space be a place outside your home, although it depends on what your goals are! It doesn't have to be an entire room or area, and doesn't have to be permanent either. I pull out a blanket and lay it on the floor in my bedroom to make mine. Although I can also say it's taken until my 20s to even have this. If you'd like to wait to have a less cluttered area to zone out in, that's totally fine. I guess I'm just trying to say can make any space, big or tiny, be sacred if you make it so. I hope it works out for you soon and that your dorm is helpful :) xo

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  2. Message me next time you come home, pretty lady! I would love to have tea and share some of my collection of minerals with you to help your sacred space can grow! <3

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    1. I will Abby! So nice to hear that :) I would love to get together to talk about all this xoxox

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    2. To help your sacred space grow*. Haha, proofreading helps. Talk to you soon. I'll message you my number on Instagram so whenever you have a free day at home, we can share some musings and enjoy a day in good company! <3

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  3. Love your positivity and outlook on all things, it really brightens my day to read your posts !! Just out of interest, do you wear makeup everyday? I'm trying to keep my skin as clean and clear as possible, and going makeup free for a while. And do you have any tips/products for redness or unevenness of skin tone? Thank you !! X

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    1. Hi Isobel :) lately I usually wear Burt's Bees tinted lip balm in Rose and some Marc Jacobs pressed powder. For redness and uneven skin tone I'd recommend Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha-Beta Daily Peel Pads. I use them almost every day after I wash my face with Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip. For moisture, I've been using Caudalie Creme Sorbet over the Vinosource Serum. I have redness naturally myself and I've found all this to help. The peel pads are best specifically for uneven skin tone. Hope that helps! x

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    2. You've made my day !! I may not be able to find those products if they are American but I will definitely have a look !!. Thank you so much x

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  4. Hey Dayna,
    Your posts give me so much hope and gives me several different new ways to take care of myself. I was diagnosed with anxiety and currently take Lexapro and definitely do feel somewhat zombie like. I have been weaning myself off and its been an absolute nightmare. This morning after reading this post I went and sat by window with the sun shining on me. I made a cup of my favorite tea, put some essential oils on my chest, breathed, and then closed my eyes and thought of things that make me happy. I cried a few times and felt so refreshed. I saw your last post on trying a more holistic way of healing. I bought Ashwagandha and am really looking forward to trying it out. Anyway, I was wondering if you could possibly list some book recommendations on spirituality. I admire your knowledge on ancient belief systems and would absolutely love to learn more so I can continue to transform my lifestyle and grow. Thanks again for EVERYTHING. I'm so happy you've been posting more lately!

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    1. Hi Kyla! I'm so happy to hear you're taking some steps to tackle anxiety more holistically. I think I'm going to start writing more on this topic :) I definitely have some suggestions for you in terms of spirituality and anxiety. Take a minute to research each one of these on amazon and I'm sure some can be helpful.

      "Healing" by David Elliott

      "Transcending the Levels of Consciousness" by David Hawkins

      "Hope and Help for Your Nerves" by Claire Weekes

      "Invincible Living" by Guru Jagat

      Good luck with everything! I really hope anxiety mellows out for you. It can be managed, I promise xox

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