Creating Sacred Space

My first blog post… fun.

Let’s start with creating sacred space. As I write this I have created sacred space around myself. We set up this space when we are entering into ceremony, doing healing work and sitting at our sand painting ( or alter ) working a challenging piece in our lives that is being place into the mythic. This space is protective, sacred and holy, a place to step out of our ordinary world and step into a lighter one.

As you face the direction use a rattle, drum or even a whistle to help call in the archetypal energy of that direction. Also when your practice is complete remember to close each direction.

SOUTH
To the wind of the south
Great Serpent
Wrap your coils of light around us
Teach us how to shed the past the way you shed your skin
To walk softly on the Earth
Teach us the beauty Way

WEST
The the winds of the West
Mother Jaguar
Protect our medicine space
Teach is the way of peace, to live impeccably
Show us the way beyond death

NORTH
To the winds of the North
Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers
Ancient Ones
Come and warm your hands by our fires
Whisper to us in the wind
We honor you who have come before us
And you who will come after us, our children’s children

EAST
To the winds of the East
Great Eagle, Condor
Come to us from the place of the rising Sun
Keep us under your wind
Show us the mountains we only dare to dream of
Teach us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit
MOTHER EARTH
We’ve gathered for the honoring of all of your children
The Stone people, the Plant people
The four-legged, the Two legged, the Creepy crawlers
The finned, the Furred, and the Winged ones
All our relations

FATHER SUN
Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations
Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names
And yet you who are the unnamable One
Thank you for bringing us together
And allowing us to sing the Song of Life