Creating sacred space is about making choices. It’s about priorities and boundaries; it’s about gaining clarity around what’s important in your life. It’s about taking the time you need to create a home environment that supports you mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. It’s about taking the time you need to slow down and live in the moment- right now. It’s about creating rituals. It’s about celebrations and remembering traditions and establishing new ones. It’s about remembering your life purpose. It’s about breathing. It’s about laughter. It’s about love. It’s about your intention for manifesting good luck, opportunities and abundance in your life. Take a look around you, what are you creating? What is your intention?
Creating sacred space is simply finding and acknowledging that place within each of us where our soul can dance. I help people open their eyes and their hearts to this amazing discovery for themselves.
When you incorporate the Feng Shui principle “Your space reflects your life” you begin to make conscious choices about what you will allow into your environment. You make clear choices about what items will stay and what you will give away. By simply applying the basics of this ancient tradition we begin to see how the flow of energy, referred to as ch’i energy, changes. It is not uncommon for immediate results to be experienced both internally and externally in your life.
So what does “Creating Sacred Space” mean?
- To create; means to bring something into being
- To make something sacred; means you treat it in a very special way, it has significant meaning to you and you honor it
- So when you say you are “Creating Sacred Space” you are creating a space that you honor because it has a deeper meaning, you are connected to it and it responds by supporting you better.
The ultimate goal of Feng Shui is to create sacred space. Feng Shui is the process of creating environments that support us mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. When you create sacred space, you are creating an environment that supports you, you can embrace it and it makes you feel better. One of the benefits of integrating Feng Shui into your environment is to experience the three blessings, good health, prosperity and good luck.
My mission statement is that “I help people create sacred space where their soul can dance.” I do this by integrating rituals, traditions and celebrations into their daily lives. When you take the time to create sacred space in your home you can experience more joy, peace, happiness, compassion and love. You are more fulfilled because you will be living more harmoniously.
Creating Sacred Space connects our inner and outer selves. It opens up “space” which allows you to experience your personal journey inward, where individuality is honored and your own creative style can begin to unfold. By understanding that our inner and outer experiences are connected, it makes sense to begin creating sacred space in your home.
When a Feng Shui consultant evaluates your space, they are assessing the flow of ch’i or life force energy in your environment. We begin by evaluating the placement and positioning of your furniture, the condition of your rooms, closets, garage and basements as well as your personal items.
One of the principles of Feng Shui states that “Everything is energy and everything is connected”. This is an important concept to understand. Basically this statement means that everything you own is connected to you. For many, that’s a disturbing thought. Do you have closets that are bulging? Do you have stacks of unread magazines and piles of books on your night stand? Do you have clothes hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn in three years? Do you have stuff from Grandma and Grandpa stored in the attic? Do you have broken equipment taking up space in the garage?
Everything you own affects your ch’i. When ch’i is blocked or constricted by things that aren’t used, loved or needed, you may find yourself stumbling through your own life. Clutter sets up obstacles and this may be impacting your ability to get a new job, a promotion or having time to spend with someone special. Unfinished business and/or unresolved issues can drain your energy and cause dis-ease. Emotionally, it can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, confusion and create chaos.
Creating sacred space does not have to be complicated. Put on your “Feng Shui Eyes” and look at your space consciously. Be aware of the feelings in your body as you walk from room to room. Take a mental inventory of the items in your space? What do the pictures on your walls tell about you? Take a look at your front door? Does it make people feel welcome? Find the center of your home. What state is it in? This is your center point. What is it reflecting back to you? Take an honest look at what items in your home can be donated, sold or just thrown away. This process will begin your journey into creating sacred space in your physical environment and begin the process of clearing your inner ch’i.
Implementing some simple Feng Shui rituals can shift your energy. You could develop a ritual of lighting a candle every night for dinner. You could sit in your favorite chair and read a book. You could state a prayer of gratitude in the morning and at night. You could create an affirmation, tone with crystal bowls or walk outside to connect to nature’s energy. It can be the simple experience of cuddling with your child as they fall asleep in your arms.
Creating sacred space is about allowing your soul to dance. Begin with your home and the inner journey will start to unfold. Allow the flow of ch’i to move freely through your home and this will open your life to new opportunities. As the Chinese believe “we create our own luck” and integrating Feng Shui principles allows us to live a more fulfilled life.
“As you walk this sacred path of life, may you create your
Fill your heart
with love and light
when you give
you can receive
go now and find your sacred space
create your Sacred Space
Carolyn Vinup is the president of Creating Sacred Space, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she is a certified Feng Shui and sacred space consultant, space clearing facilitator, sound healer, teacher, speaker and healer.
Carolyn Vinup and Boyd Sibley produced a meditative music CD titled “In the Name of Hope-Sacred Space”. The music takes you a journey for opening and clearing the chakras. The CD is priced at $18.00 and includes shipping and handling.