Tips for Creating a Sacred Place

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

picIt is important to create a sacred space in your home so that you can retreat from the outside world and connect with your inner resources–your soul-self. Setting up this special space in your home will give you refuge and a sanctuary to recover from the stress and tension of your daily life. Creating your space is easy and fun.

Decide whether you will use an entire room or a small corner of a room. You then need to gather special and meaningful items that will help you focus your mind. You might include inspirational photos, candles, small statues of spiritual figures, and any other personal items that are important to you. Arrange these items on a table or shelf in a way that feels right to you.


The most important part of a sacred space is your intention to use the space to help you journey inward. Using this space regularly to meditate, reflect, and quiet your mind will help to condition the space. Over time, your sacred space will hold the energy and intention, making it easier for you to connect with your essential spirit and hear your inner wisdom.

You can also create a sacred space in your mind's eye. This internal sacred space is a great place to retreat when you are traveling or away from home. Create this space in your mind's eye as vividly as you can. Use all of your senses and imagine it as if you were really there. Again your intention is the key here. The more you visit your internal sacred space the easier it will be to feel the calm and peaceful energy.

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Sharon Lee

Comments (21)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gary-We do indeed. Thank you for the compliment. <SMILE>

Sep 18, 2009 12:56 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Sharon - This advice is EXACTLY what I need after the week I've had. A perfect idea. Thank you!

Debi

Sep 18, 2009 01:36 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh my!  I used to have a room set aside to just sit and meditate and empty out my head.  Now it's my closet and laundry room!  What's wrong with this picture?

Sep 18, 2009 01:37 PM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Sharon

My barn used to be my sacred place; now it's anywhere peaceful and with my dog Lars

Sep 18, 2009 02:00 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sharon, what a wonderful idea.  I love the photo in your post, that is just gorgeous.  I guess my sacred place in not in the house though - I have found many places outside.

Sep 18, 2009 04:06 PM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock,com

Hi Sharon:

That IS a great idea...

Everyone needs to have their own sacred place.

Sep 19, 2009 12:15 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sharon, This is just beautiful.  It's true what you and Toula wrote, Everyone needs their own Sacred Space. 

Sep 19, 2009 01:32 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Sharon, nice idea.....it is so important to take time for yourself....the only room I have for that I guess in my house away from all others is my work out room

Sep 19, 2009 01:40 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debi-I am glad you could use the advice. We all have those days and weeks. Have a great weekend and I hope your weekend and the upcoming week is better. <SMILE>

Hi Pat-That is funny. I don't think it matters what size the room is as long as we have one place to call our own. <SMILE>

Hi Tom-I hear you there. As long as it is restful and peaceful for you then it is sacred. <SMILE>

Hi Mary-Thank you I thought the pic was beautiful and I love rainbows. Sometimes my sacred place is also outside my home because of the noise from the neighbors. When they are quiet then it is very peaceful. Have a great weekend. <SMILE>

Hi Toula-I couldn't agree more. Have a wonderful weekend. <SMILE>

Hi Carole-Thank you so much. It is so true and the older I get the more I crave that sacred place. Thank you for the e-mail and the honor of receiving an award. I appreciate that. <SMILE>

Hi Kristin-I don't think it matters what room it is or the size. It just needs to be a place where you feel peaceful and you can regenerate. Have a great weekend. <SMILE>

Sep 19, 2009 01:50 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

What a lovely idea.  Now that we've got one kid moved out of the house maybe I can create a special place in her old room.  I better hurry before my husband grabs it though.

Sep 19, 2009 03:16 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Ann-That is funny. Yes grab it quick. Us women need that sacred space. Guys have their man caves so we need our sacred places. Thank you for the comment. <SMILE>

Sep 19, 2009 03:20 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's well deserved, Sharon!

Sharon Lee Chi Award

Sep 19, 2009 12:44 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Carole-Thank you so much. I appreciate that. I hope your Saturday was a great one and your Sunday is marvelous, <SMILE>

Sep 19, 2009 02:55 PM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

Have you read the book Simple Abundance? It's been around for many years, (it was Oprah's FIRST book club choice). That is one of the many things it speaks to, creating that sacred space. Important stuff...

Sep 19, 2009 06:40 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Cheryl-I never have but it sounds very good and I am going to see if I can find it. It most definitely is important. Have yourself a super Sunday. <SMILE>

Sep 19, 2009 06:57 PM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I guess I could say that my special place at home is our bonus room. It's set up like a pub and some times I like to just sit in there.

Sep 20, 2009 02:24 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi JL-That sounds like the sacred man cave. It is important for all of us to have that space. Both men and women. Have a great day. <SMILE>

Sep 20, 2009 03:03 AM
Gabriela Agostinelli
RE/MAX100 - Leonardtown, MD
your full time agent!

Everybody needs to have your own room, den, whatever, a place for yourself, especially the married people. It is important for your happiness. This is my opinion. Sharon, great article! Thanks

Sep 20, 2009 09:08 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Gabriela-I totally agree-Not everybody understands that. But it is a NECESSITY. Thank you for the comment. <SMILE>

Sep 20, 2009 09:29 AM
Kate Wheeler
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor - Murphy, NC
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale

I've been a proponent of having a sacred space since I read Simple Abundance years ago.  I liked your idea of taking your "space" with you. 

Sep 24, 2009 07:59 AM