Well not that I had run dry or anything but I found this blog prompt and just had to write about it. What I mean is I spent the last three days mulling over my points and building on the inspiration provided and now here it is in a quickly typed out post here on my blog.
Here is a link to the blog which gave me the prompt itself; go check it out: http://paganprompts.blogspot.com/
My Thoughts on Sacred Space(s)
Well where to begin! Sacred Space(s) can be so different and unusual so how to define it is a lot harder than one may imagine. I personally have gallons of sacred space both indoors and outdoors and within me. Personally I believe that all of nature is sacred and therefore I just need to go out into my backyard to commune with something that is deeply sacred. I don't need any huge set-up to find nature awe inspiring and blessed it comes well excuse the pun naturally to me. I have created my own personal sacred space in my backyard; a nice little elderberry grove that I do my outdoor rituals in so it's kinda a sacred space within a sacred space if you will. It's blessed my life in so many wonderful and profound ways. This is also the first year I have been able to have my own garden. Which is a whole nother kind of sacred space to me, I was able to hum songs and dance in the garden as the ground was being overturned. I was the one who planted all the seeds and with the help of some friends and family I cared for the plants and I harvested their fruits and the fruits of my labors. I used this food to feed my family and placed it in soups, sandwiches, salads, and homemade salsa. In my own kitchen which is another one of my more sacred spaces (I am a Kitchen Witch and all).
My home is the sacred space of my whole family and we all contribute to it's well being in one way or another. However I do have two special altars which are a permanent fixture. One in the living room which is the "family" altar and hearth. If I work magic for the good of the entire family there will be a component here(a candle, an amulet to power up ect ). Then in my room I have my own personal altar; it's willy nilly just like I am and rather than traditional I went and spent a lot of my creative talents on it. If you were to look at it you would just think that it was a nicely put together shelf. It has all the things I need on it and because it sits atop one of my many bookcases I keep some of my most prized quick reference books on the shelf right below it for easy access. If I am talking to the Goddess privately or doing some magic with hubby that's where it would be done. Again there might be a dream sachet sitting there from time to time or some other spell component but for the most part that it where I sit as one with the Goddess and get some private spiritual time.
Then of course I have what everybody has that sacred little space within me that I share with the wider world. Call it spirit, soul, or the force for you Star Wars fans out there but I think it's really important that we recognize it in ourselves as well as everything we come into contact with. (Yes it's a love your enemies as yourselves type of thing.) When I go to my bedroom altar I connect with something greater than myself that is still a part of me. This sacred space is a garden within me and just like a garden it sometimes needs tender loving care and some connection with the Goddess doesn't hurt either!