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.