Chances are, you already know what sacred space is. You may have
an altar dedicated to your spiritual practice. You might smudge your self, your
crystals, and your living space regularly. You may even evoke the wisdom of
Fengshui to harmonize with your space. There are some fun exercises I would
like to share regarding the creation of sacred space in your home, backyard, or
somewhere in nature. Before we get to that, I’d like to remind us that the most
effective beginning to creating sacred space is in the remembrance that our
external spaces can only be as sacred as our internal spaces. So, let’s create
sacred space within. Let’s examine our inner energetic fields.
I am not an expert on metaphysics nor am I a Law of Attraction guru. I am a writer, a filmmaker, and a shamanic practitioner. I want to share my understanding of energetic hygiene along with some tools I use to boost my vibrations daily, and enhance my spiritual practice towards ease, peace, and joy.
Please feel free to dismiss anything that doesn’t resonate.
I think it was Christ who criticized the religious fanatics of
his day for cleaning the outside of the proverbial cup, while neglecting the
inside. JP Sears does a great job pointing out how ridiculous we can look when
we are too focused on the externals of spirituality. It’s humorous when we can
make peace with some of the silly things we have done. We’re all learning, and
these lessons don’t have to be taken for mistakes.
So how can we get deep into our inner auric fields for daily
cleansing? How can we create inner sacred space? Well, what is it that stinks
us up in the first place?
Most times, the source of our stink is a low-vibrational story
that we are telling. As we examine our state of being and release others from
expectations, and when we take responsibility for our vibratory output, we
often discover that our thoughts are in misalignment with our truth.
Our belief systems inform our perspective, which in turn
generates a vibration that manifests into form.
How often do your belief systems evolve?
Do you believe that ascension is difficult? That the Twin Flame
path is impossible? Do you believe that healing is painful and that the best
life lessons involve suffering? Do you believe that there is no resolution
without remorse? Do you have rigid beliefs about others which seem to protect
your heart, but instead causes the other person to act in ways that fulfill
your low expectations of them? What are your expectations of others?
Changing your beliefs isn’t about neglecting or denying reality.
It’s about reframing your perspectives of reality for a higher vibrational
Let’s go back to the beginning, shall we?
In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.
I was raised Christian. This creation story, from the voice of
Yahweh to the Garden of Eden, was the soil that seeded all life in my Universe.
Although I left the Christian religion almost ten years ago, the book of
Genesis continued to generate my reality from my subconscious mind.
I understand now that creation stories are metaphoric, but more
importantly, they inform the energy of everything in my Universe.
The Judeo-Christian creation story is not necessarily a bad one,
but I wouldn’t call it a good one either. The story of Adam and Eve is one of
forbidden knowledge, guilt, shame, and banishment. Not to mention patriarchal
bullshit. These energies showed themselves in my reality everyday that this
story was running, whether I called myself a Christian or not.
Consider a Native American creation story about a woman who fell
from the Upper World and made her home on Turtle Island (North America). She
gave birth to the twins of duality in perfect balance. In some stories, the
twins lose their balance and there is banishment and unconsciousness.
There are many creation stories. Some are religious, others
philosophical, and some are scientific. Simple minds are satisfied with simple
explanations, while more complex minds need complex explanations. I find that
artistic minds, like myself, enjoy allegory and its many layers. We are free to
choose our creation stories, and the one you choose is continuously creating
As children of Creator, we are also creator-beings. We have
inherited creative energy, and with this birthright, we are empowered to
rewrite our personal story of creation. We can be intentional about which
energies will be seeded in the fertile soils of our reality. We get to plant
our own Garden of Eden.
This is where sacred space begins.
Once you change the creation story running in your subconscious,
it’s your story. It’s your Universe.
Here, I will share my personal creation story. If it resonates,
you may adopt it. You may revise it however you wish. Don’t bother asking for
my permission, and don’t worry about crediting me. My name on this article is
all the credit I need.
In the beginning there was Everything and Nothing. The great void
was full of infinity. Truth was paradoxical as duality was One.
One day and night, the Source of All That Is got a little bored
with infinite Oneness and decided to explore other ways of being.
There was a Big Bang!
Source stretched its lazy limbs into a yoga pose. Breathing in
Prana, Source expanded itself across the Multiverses.
Source became galaxies and nebulas, star systems and black holes.
Source was pleased with this.
Then Source looked closer at itself. It noticed that Oneness
could be broken down into two parts. Light and dark. Good and bad. Masculine
and Feminine. Excited, Source experimented with duality.
What happens when duality is balanced? What happens when duality
Source wanted to look closer, but saw that it was too big to see
minute details. It had to fragment itself into smaller parts. It had to forget
that it was Source.
So, Source created Earth (along with many other worlds like
Earth, and many other worlds unlike Earth.)
Earth was a planet where Source could recreate itself as physical
It started with bacteria. Source watched life on Earth evolve for
billions of years. Of course, this was only four cosmic seconds. After watching
the animals grow more and more intelligent, Source watched as Earth’s most
evolved being begin to discover duality.
Source zoomed in on the Garden of Eden, and watched as the
Kundalini snake slithered up the Tree of Knowledge. Source watched the primates
taste the fruit of Conciousness, and humanity was born. Finally, Source became
As human, Source experienced forgetfulness and imbalance. Source
discovered the phenomenon known as suffering. Source raised its human eyes to
the Upper World, saying, “Creator, please help me.”
To those fragments of Source in human form, Source replied, “You
are me, I am you. You are All That IS. Come on, remember who you are.”
Source, as human, began to create ways out of suffering. Source
created many different religions. Some religions alleviated suffering while
others created even more. Source observed the contrast between opposing
polarities and laughed.
To Source, duality was funny.
Eventually, Source grew tired of duality and decided it wanted to
be Oneness again, but its fragmented human parts forgot how to be Oneness and
was not quite ready to harmonize with itself. So, Source watched as its
fragmented parts began to awaken. Other parts slept more deeply. Source waited
to be asked for assistance when a fragment was lost and afraid. Source
delighted every time a fragment came home to Oneness.
All times, Source is watching and patiently waiting for itself to
remember Oneness. When Source in human form remembers itself as One, there will
be Heaven on Earth.
As all things happen in the eternal Now, there is Heaven on
The Beginning and the End.
Homework: Get out some paper and write out your current creation
story. Is it affiliated with a religion? Is it scientific or
philosophical? Which energies are seeded
in this creation story? Which of these energies are serving you? Which are not
serving you? Burn your creation story with gratitude in your heart for all that
you have learned from it. Write another. Be intentional with your words and be
conscious of the energies and perspectives you include in your story. Print out
your new creation story and let it sit for a while. After a month, go back and
see if your story needs revisions. Let this story evolve with you as you travel
the path of ascension.
In my next article, we will build on this new energy. For now,
have fun creating your new reality.