Honoring daily activities and celebrations in our lives are a couple of ways we might create Sacred Space using our intention according to Feng Shui as well as many other cultures and philosophies. Many spiritual groups and religions say blessings for the food before eating.
In this very busy world, many of us don’t even sit down to eat, much less remember to give thanks for our food. We are “multi-tasking” while consuming our food by sorting and reading the mail, putting dishes away or watering the plants. Not that I would know about any of this – yah, right!
Setting a table for a celebration is one of the many ways we might create a sacred space. It doesn’t even have to have special plates, flowers or party favors. Just having a gathering of people singing “Happy Birthday” brings a celebratory energy to any location. The sacredness is ignited by the joy, laughter, smiles, singing and memories we hold from these special times, no matter where they take place.
Another way to create a sacred space would be to set the table for a “non-celebration” occasion – an everyday meal. Wouldn’t it be lovely to come home to a table already set for dinner with candles, cloth napkins, flowers and special glasses for a chilled drink?
How about placing candles on the table along with a vase of flowers? Maybe having a special decorative light fixture would add to the ambience. Sitting in a loveseat-type bench might be an added bonus to coax you to sit a while, relax and read. Who knows, you might even start to daydream!
If your spiritual practice includes gurus or deities you honor, you might include pictures or statues of them to watch over you. Anyone, or any location, can have these items displayed for private or public viewing. In some businesses it becomes part of the energy of the place itself, like a yoga studio, healing environment or mediation center.
Indeed, our homes, businesses and even our amusement parks are sacred spaces. Is there a table calling to you to make it a “Sacred Space” within your home? Just a little thought and time will enhance the energy of your home and your life when you create a sacred space.
In Yosemite we will be setting a sacred space on a picnic table to celebrate lunch after our 10AM 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony. Thank you, Linda Lenore, for helping me to affirm celebrating life through sacred spaces and what I might have formerly called just decorations. To me, decorations are not important. But sacred spaces are important, and my eyes help to tell me what is important and sacred. So I have a new point of view about decorations and sacred spaces.