One of my readers and Feng Shui clients requested I give more detail about the process I use to create sacred spaces. She has experienced my work first hand and how it changed the energy of her home dramatically for the positive.
Even people who visited her home after I did the work remarked about the “Brightness” and “Lightness” even the “Joy” they felt in the home following my work. Mind you, her home already was beautiful and displayed several spiritual icons increasing the vibration; yet there was more that could be done to really make the home support her dreams.
In the next few weeks I will share different parts of the process I perform.
Today we’ll start with the base foundation in the creation of an altar to sanctify the heart of the home. It is usually the kitchen or greatroom. I say “usually” because we are looking for the “heart” or “hearth” of the home. We’re looking for the centering location where the family gathers. That used to be the central hearth or fireplace where food was cooked and where bodies were warmed.
Once we locate the center, we clear an area to make an altar. In the kitchen it could be a counter or table. If it is a family room, you might use a table. If there isn’t anything flat, you can always use the floor.
Using a special cloth, lay it out to create a base and focal point for the altar. I have gold-threaded cloths from Bali I use, but a table cloth, dish or hand towel, scarf or small rug can be used.
The next step is to honor the Four Directions – north, south, east and west. If you have a cultural background with particular elements or objects associated with the directions, use them as part of the display placing them in the correct locations. I use the colors from a couple different cultures.
I set them up following this formula: North is water and blue; South is fire and red; East is wood and green; and, West is metal and white (or metal colors like silver, gold and bronze).
Start looking for the energetic center of your home and, within that area, a place to create your altar. Gather items to honor the Four Directions.
In my next post I’ll share more steps you can follow.
Please share what items you have found to represent the Four Directions and any successes you have had with me in the comments area below.