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Create Your Own Sacred Space

Create Your Own Sacred Space

Sacred space is a place you create that is yours alone and in which you seek sanctuary from the daily hubbub of life. It is a place where you come to seek guidance, to be nurtured, and to honor those who assist you.

Find out how the Native American Quero Apache create sacred space. You will be surprised how simple it is to make this spirit-honoring, nourishing place for yourself.

One way to create sacred space is to create an altar that holds items that you feel especially drawn to, feeling empowered in their presence. Or your sacred space may be as simple as a candle. If you choose to create a visual manifestation of the Medicine Wheel the author suggests gathering eight items that each represent an attribute of the directions of the compass: South, Southwest, West, Northwest, North, Northeast, East, and Southeast. Place these items in a circle in a sunwise direction. In the center place a candle, which will provide a focal point during your prayers and meditation.

This altar can be a permanent fixture or one that is placed out only when you desire to seek as state of prayer. This sacred space represents your spiritual essence, and even if you are unaware of it at the time of construction, the items signify the guides that assist you in these uniquely powerful directional energies.

Be sure to protect your sacred space by turning off your telephone and guarding your privacy whenever you go there.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance, Self-Help

Adapted from Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache, by Maria Yraceburu (Inner Traditions, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Maria Yraceburu. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache, by Maria Yraceburu (Inner Traditions, 2004).

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11:05PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you.

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Thank you.

11:04PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thank you.

12:41AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

thanks for sharing

6:03AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

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4:48AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

8:28PM PST on Nov 26, 2012

Thank you :)

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3:17PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

Lovely. Thanks.

8:37AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012


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