Sacred Space

Sacred Space

In today’s busy world, carving out time for self-care can feel nearly impossible. However, nourishing our body, mind and spirit is essential for health and wellbeing. One way to prioritize self-care is by creating a designated sacred space in your home.

What is a Sacred Space?

A sacred space is a specially prepared physical location used for spiritual nourishment, ritual, prayer, meditation or relaxation. The purpose of a sacred space is to provide a refuge from the stresses of daily life. This quiet place allows us to recenter, heal and connect with our highest self.

Choosing a Location

When selecting an area for your sacred space, consider a spot that feels peaceful and removed from busyness. This may be a corner of a bedroom, unused closet or section of the basement or attic. The space does not need to be large, just quiet and private.

Adding Meaningful Objects

Personalize your sacred space by incorporating objects with spiritual meaning. These may include:

  • Crystals
  • Statues of deities or religious figures
  • Candles and incense
  • Prayer books
  • Symbols representing your faith or beliefs

The goal is to surround yourself with items that create a feeling of peace, connection or inspiration.

Activities to Nourish Body, Mind & Spirit

Once your space is prepared, use it for activities that nourish and renew you. Consider:

  • Meditation: Sit comfortably, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Gently release stressful thoughts.
  • Journaling: Free write about your thoughts, feelings or dreams.
  • Yoga: Move through gentle postures while concentrating on sensations in your body.
  • Prayer: Communicate with the Divine in whatever form you believe.


What are some good objects to include in a sacred space?

Meaningful objects like crystals, religious statues, candles, incense, prayer books or personal symbols of faith make good additions to a sacred space.

How much time should I spend in my sacred space?

There is no minimum or maximum time requirement. Spend as much time nourishing yourself in your sacred space as you need. Even just 5-10 minutes can provide renewal.

Can I invite others into my sacred space?

Your sacred space is deeply personal, so there is no requirement to invite others in. However, you may wish to share the space at times with close friends or family members as part of meaningful rituals or activities done together.

What if I don’t have a spare room to use?

You don’t need an entire room to create a sacred space. A corner of your bedroom, a spot in the basement or attic, or even just a small altar in a closet can work beautifully.

Do I need any special skills or training to have a sacred space?

No specialized skills are required – just a willingness to care for your whole self. Focus on what brings you comfort, peace and renewal rather than following any rules.