How to Create Sacred Space In Your Home

Let’s talk about the benefits of creating a sacred space in your home.

When was the last time that you were truly able to slow down, breathe consciously, and ground yourself?

Between work, family, errands and other social commitments, it can be difficult to find the time to be still, reflect and reenergize. We push ourselves every day to meet our deadlines, stay on top of our bills, uphold our responsibilities and make ourselves available to those we love and care about, but so often we end up putting off our own needs and neglecting to properly love and care for ourselves in the process.

But when we continuously place ourselves last, we are inevitably left feeling tired, drained, burned out, anxious, irritable, overwhelmed, disconnected with ourselves and out of step with the flow of the Universe. 

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Prioritizing Self Care

Even when we do try to be mindful and disciplined in our self care practice, we rarely do so in an environment that encourages tranquil solitude and meaningful inner work — we may endeavor to meditate in the morning but perhaps our partner is getting ready to leave or our children demand our attention and we are unable to fully concentrate; We may try to journal before going to sleep at night but perhaps the room is cluttered and we are distracted by the disarray; We may sit on the couch and hope to simply quiet the chatter in our minds, but perhaps the room itself is dreary and uninspiring. Whatever the case, despite our best efforts, we’re not always quite able to adequately center ourselves and this only adds to the frustration and negative energy that we have already begun to accumulate.

Yet grounding and self care is so essential to our spiritual wellbeing and our ability to be present in our minds and bodies.

With proper self care, we are able to think more clearly, connect with our emotions more authentically and express our feelings more honestly and openly. We are better equipped to tap into our intuition and make choices and decisions for ourselves that are more aligned with our truth and values. We have more confidence in ourselves and compassion for others. We have more love in our hearts and more energy overall.

The Benefits of a Healing Environment

Creating sacred space in your home is a beautiful and effective way to make the most of the time you dedicate to nurturing your spirit. Not only does this create a peaceful atmosphere of clear and calming energy, but whether you are meditating, journaling, journeying, doing energy work or working with your spirit guides, the ritual itself of devoting purposeful you time in your sacred space helps you focus and strengthen your intentions.

Your sacred space can be as big as an entire room or as small as a simple altar in a corner that you feel drawn to — the size of your space does not improve or worsen the quality of the time you spend there, so long as you fill it with loving energy and high vibration items. 

How to Create Sacred Space

Healing Plants

It is amazing how much vitality and serenity a single little plant can add to a space that feels otherwise dull and lifeless. Adding a vase of your favorite flowers or a pot of your favorite succulents is a lovely way to bring earth energy into your space. Some plants to consider that are regarded as particularly high vibrational plants are:

  • Orchids
  • Bamboo
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Jade Plants
  • Aloe Vera 

Healing Crystals

Crystals and gem stones have been used throughout history to aid in healing, balancing and and shifting energy. Some of the best crystals to keep in your sacred space are:

  • Selenite, for purifying energy
  • Amethyst, for enhancing intuition
  • Clear Quartz, for amplifying energy
  • Rose Quartz, for soothing heart chakra energy
  • Angelite, for calming
  • Black Tourmaline, for grounding
  • Chakra Stones, for healing chakra energy

Animal Totems

I like to include little totems to honor my animal spirits for their wisdom and loving guidance. These can be small figurines or wooden carvings, works of art, drawings, jewelry — anything that you feel represents your animal spirits and helps you connect with them.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are derived from various flowers, plants and trees, and can be diffused to enhance your space with their therapeutic fragrances. Some of the best essential oils for stress relief and grounding are:

Sage

The word “Sage” itself is derived from the Latin “Salvia”, or “healing plant,” and has been used for hundreds of years in Native American cultures to purify and clear negative energy.

Elemental Items

I like to incorporate items that represent the four elements of nature — earth, air, fire and water. These can include a small bowl of salt or beautiful stones, incense, bells, or feathers, candles, fountains, small bowls of water, seashells, or driftwood.

Sacred Items

Other items to consider including are photographs or mementos of your ancestors, oracle cards, and any objects or icons of things that you are working on manifesting in your life.

Sound

Don’t forget the power of sound! 

  • Nature sounds like rain, thunder, or the ocean
  • Tibetan singing bowls
  • Om chanting
  • Shamanic drumming
  • Zen meditation music
  • Native American flute music

Do you have a sacred space in your home? What are some of the things on your altar? Let me know in the comments, I am always inspired by what you share ♡

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7 Comments

  1. Awesome post – I just recently was able to slow down after holiday stress & I’ve been wanting to get some new plants and this list has great options!!
    Thank you !

    1. Thank you Ashli, and thanks so much for reading ♡ The holidays are definitely a stressful time of year, and I’m so glad that you are making time to relax and restore! Which plants are you thinking about getting??

      1. Ugh I don’t know haha I need some that can fend for themselves for a bit (kinda forgetful) and aren’t poison to dogs ! My Cash likes to chew on everything he can so I’ve got to be safe!

        1. Ha! I know the plight — I have a dog and she loves to steal things and hide them in my closet for later 😂 I believe that Orchids are safe for both cats and dogs, though, if that helps. Anyway, good luck! 🐾🌸❤️

          1. Oh good!! Thank you so much! I’ll look into them – I decided I want plants and flowers in our house and my husband is like oh boy hahaha

  2. This post comes to me at just the right time. We have replaced the floor in our main living room and we are determined not to let this room become cluttered as it was before. I practice yoga and meditation in this room and I have the perfect spot to set up a little sacred space. Your suggestions of what to include there are excellent! I am excited to begin creating my space!! Tomorrow night my friend and I are going to a Succulent Terrarium workshop. So this will be something I can create for my space!! You write very well. I love reading your posts. Thank you! <3

    1. Thank you so much for reading, Julie, it really means a lot to hear you say that. That sounds like such a fun workshop! I would love to see what you create and what you set up in your space — maybe you will share on Instagram?? 🌵♡

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