Creating Sacred Space
by Teresa Maron
Creating Sacred Space
Today on Gems of Wisdom, our theme of Creating Sacred Space, has ancient roots in the very human desire for a nurturing space with symbolic meaning, to receive guidance and healing.
We will look at this concept from 3 different ideologies.
These practices all place a high importance on the space that we seek or create for connecting to our intuition, receiving guidance and soul level healing.
In the shamanic world, nature plays a big role in creating sacred space. The space can be outside, or you can bring the outside in. Ritual and timing is also key, with shamanic belief in structure, repetition and the power of the moon phases and the cardinal points of the year.
How important is nature in your sacred space?
Traditional religion places a great importance on coming in to a space created for you, with many beautiful and expensive furnishings, icon art and sacred symbols. There is always a component of authority figures trained to help you find guidance, and a sense of letting go into a higher power. It reminds us of a time when these themes were a respite from a harsher life, and truly a gift to the community.
Is a religious or faith community a place where you find peace and security?
The metaphysical community has mixed and blended these ideas, bringing in the best of all worlds and cultures The focus is holistic, for healing of the body, mind and soul. Personal choice is the key, and developing an ability to take your sacred space with you as an internal vibration is the goal.
Do you make time to nurture this internal vibration a priority in your life?
This segment gives us a chance to hear from powerful women in our community with a snapshot of their expertise given in 3 short tips.
Today Patty Adamik, the Everyday Shaman presents 3 signs you might be an everyday shaman yourself.
- Are you Ready to Access, and Trust your Inner authority and Intuition?
- Do you Live to Cultivate and delight in synchronicity as you go about your day?
- Are you actively living a Full Creative Expression of your gifts and talents?
Our featured guest is Dardan Oxley, the Shadow Hostess, who says, “Most people are avoiding their Shadow.
What they don’t understand is that they are cutting themselves off from not only healing and integrating the dark and hurt places within themselves but also from golden glorious connections to their true gifts.”
Dardan answers these questions:
- How do you befriend your Shadow self?
- Why take time to have a dialogue with difficult feelings?
- How do you connect through your shadow to your golden and glorious true gifts?
Teresa Maron, Creator of Spiritual Adventures for Women, is a consultant on the subject of the deadly effects of stress. Her mission is to empower you to understand where your stress is coming from, and how it affects your health, happiness and ability to succeed. Her destination retreats provide inspirational experiences with world class teachers in mind-body awareness and alternative healing systems in a stunning natural setting.