Homes as Sacred Space
This Fourth of July weekend I’ve had the privilege to spend time playing around my home to make it a sacred space both inside and out. During this Mercury Retrograde, which lasts until July 20, I have felt drawn to clear clutter, remove things, repot plants, rearrange furniture and repair items. All of these are natural energies during a retrograde.
I feel very lucky to have been able to do these things around my home in between all the other activities of the weekend. This awareness hit “home” more than usual when my daughter called to inform me of the fire in a nearby apartment complex. The terrifying apartment fire consumed the homes of several dozen families and has been going since roughly 1:30 this morning.
Our homes play many roles including shelter, security, creative palette and communication hub. Honoring our homes all times of the year is a gift we can give ourselves.
Ways to create home as sacred space:
1. Clean the kitchen
2. Clean the bathroom
3. Clean your bedroom
4. Bring fresh flowers into your home
5. Clean the windows
6. Rearrange your photos
7. Create an altar on you dresser
8. Hang a picture on the wall
9. Trim the dead leaves from a plant
10. Talk to your plants
11. Repot a plant
12. Light a candle
13. Wax your furniture or Re-paint outdoor furniture
14. Clear things and give to a charity
15. Bring nature inside
16. Sit outside and enjoy nature
17. Love a pet
18. Hang a birdfeeder (or refill an empty one)
I’m sure the families who lost their homes would love to be able to do any of these “work-related” tasks in their apartment. I’ve had the blessing to be able to do all of these things this weekend.
Indeed, our homes are sacred spaces. How might you be able to honor your home by creating it as “sacred space”?