Creating Sacred Space:
The Art of Intention
talk about creating Sacred Space. Not "sacred" in an esoteric
or religious sense, but Sacred in the tangible sense of transforming
our everyday/mundane world into a safe, intimate, and magical environment
in which we act, interact, and communicate with intention, awareness,
we create Sacred Space - in our home, workspace, wherever - we manifest
the conditions for closeness, honesty, and respect. We free ourselves
to feel safe and trust each other; to move beyond resistances, fears,
wounding, or other difficulties that may be in the way of a deeper
we practice the art of creating Sacred Space as a regular part of
our everyday lives, we introduce a powerful and transformative ritual
for opening to the ecstatic potential of any interaction - discussing
relationship issues, beginning a difficult conversation, doing business,
honoring each other, making love
for Creating Sacred Space with a Partner
Set aside an hour or two and commit to spending that time together
co-creating Sacred Space. Essentially, your intention is to manifest
a special environment that will awaken and stimulate your senses,
that reflects your desires for a meaningful experience, and inspires
you to want to be in that space.
you create your Sacred Space, do everything slowly, consciously, and
with attention to detail. Be creative, playful, and allow for spontaneity.
Choose objects, decorations, music, and other items that have special
meaning and/or symbolize connection, relationship, intimacy, friendship,
love, etc. Consider all the senses when designing your sacred space
- sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. For example, we love using
candles, flowers, fragrances, spiritual symbols and statues, sensual
fabrics, fruit, chocolate, and other sensory delights.
you have created your Sacred Space, it's important to focus your attention
and intention on the time you will spend together (i.e., no interruptions,
turn off your phones, etc.). Here are some ideas for facilitating
1) Talk about any unwanted qualities you don't want to be part of
this time (e.g., judgment, impatience, defensiveness, etc.). Take
turns naming these negative energies, ritually casting them out of
2) Talk about and name desirable qualities that you want to bring
into this time (e.g., understanding, compassion, humor, etc.). Take
turns invoking these positive energies into your space.
3) When you're both ready, enter your space together and sit facing
each other. Take your time appreciating and honoring each other. Notice
how it feels when you are doing the honoring, and being honored.
4) Share your intentions for what you want to transpire during this
time together. Name any fears or resistances that you may be feeling.
And be sure to talk about what you need to make this time work for
you, any boundaries or agreements you'd like to create. When your
partner is sharing, listen without interruption, with an open mind
and grateful heart.
you sit together in Sacred Space, visualize that you have created
a timeless, magical space in which you can now go wherever you want,
and do or say whatever you desire. You are free and safe to become
transparent with each other - to acknowledge each other, what you
feel, how you think and, perhaps most important, how you can become
more deeply available to each other.
Namaste. And be well.