The shamanic tradition of creating a sacred space is not only about putting yourself into a meditative mindset. It's about connecting with all of those energies in the Universe that support you. The two elements most important to creating your own sacred space are gratitude and humility.
What is a Sacred Space?
It is an energetic space you create in which to get answers or direction from the various entities with which you communicate. These entities could be your personal power animals, Mother Nature, Gaia, God, or any other forces from which you gain spiritual guidance. You put out the invitation to these forces to join you in a space where your attention can be focused on each other.
Your intention to create a sacred space uses gratitude and humility to fuel its formation. You express gratitude for these energies and how they have helped you in your life. You express humility by understanding that you don't have all of the answers and need help navigating this physical dimension. These intentions draw the energies into your space because they know you are sincere.
Creating Your Own Sacred Space
You can create a sacred space anywhere and you need no particular tools. In the beginning, you may find it easier to do this in a quiet place with candles, incense and soft music playing. When you become adept at it, you can create this space in a busy room while waiting for your turn in the dentist chair.
Quiet your mind and send out your intention full of gratitude and humility:
"I call on the spirits of the Wolf, Bear and Coyote. I call on Mother Nature and Father Sky. I call on the Angels and Ascended Masters. I am so grateful for having your energy in my life, knowing that you are there whenever I need your help. I do not have all of the answers and remain open to your support and guidance."
Imagine all of these energies building up around you. Feel joy and gratitude that they have come to be with you. When you're ready, you can direct questions to these helpers or simply be open to whatever direction they give you.
When you feel complete with this space, send the energies off with gratitude for their participation.
"Thank you so much for coming to my aid in this sacred space. I am so grateful for your presence and release you now with the knowledge that you are always around me. I only need to call upon you to feel your support."
Strengthening Your Perception and Connection
The more often you create and spend time in a sacred space, the more you'll learn from and recognize your spiritual helpers. It can become a natural part of your day to stop and commune with these energies. When you take the time to focus on your supporting energies this way, you'll develop a life that is more connected with all of the energies in this Universe.