June 19, 2014

The Gift of Sacred Space: Hunting for Power Items.

flame fire candle light

I have a lot of objects in my space—little things, reminders, memories.
~ Marc Newson

One of the most important gifts we can give ourselves is sacred space.

Whether we devote an entire room or a single shelf, creating a space where we can get centered and honor our highest self is essential for our psychospiritual well-being.

Once you’ve established your sacred space, you’ll need to add items, objects or totems that make it sacred. What might those items be and where can you find them?

You and you alone get to decide what belongs in your sacred space. That’s the whole idea.

When you hunt for power items, use only your own desires as a guide.

Anything—anything—can be placed in your space so long as it speaks to you directly and resonates with the power of your highest self.

There’s only one rule: Forget what you think belongs in a sacred space.

Let your gut choose your items.

As Walt Whitman wrote, “dismiss whatever insults your own soul.”

If you’re not a fan of candles or incense, leave them out. Conversely, if some object speaks to you even though it might seem like an odd thing to have in a “sacred” space, add it anyway.

No one is watching or judging you; put that lucky pink bunny rabbit keychain in your space.

The more you adhere to your purest instincts, the more powerful your space will be.

Still stuck? Take a suggestion from the ancients. For thousands of years sacred spaces have included items that represent the Four Directions/Elements: East/Air; South/Fire; West/Water; North/Earth.

Or you might create a theme for your Sacred Space that will support areas of your life you’d like to enhance such as Positivity, Abundance, Health, or Loving Kindness.

All that matters is that you select individual items that resonate with you.

Here are a few ideas:

A small sculpture of your favorite animal
Meaningful jewelry
Photographs of loved ones or teachers
Your journal
Sea glass
Offering bowl (to fill with whatever pleases you and changed as desired)
Fresh or dried flowers

Power Item Hunt:

If you’re not sure where to begin finding power items, try this exercise:

Go outside. Take a deep breath and set your intention to find a Power Item. Begin walking around the area where you live. Keep an eye out for one object that seems to leap out at you, “glow,” or even just give you a sense of knowing in your belly. Pick it up and hold it to you to make sure the powerful feelings remain. If so, bring it back to your Sacred Space. Do this as often as needed.


Once you’ve collected a fair amount of items, you can “charge” them by saying a few words of welcome and asking that they assist you in creating and maintaining your highest self.

Burning white sage and wafting the smoke over the items is a powerful way to cleanse them and change their energy for your purpose.

Whatever you do to welcome your items will be a powerful ritual that transforms your own attitude toward your sacred space by creating a bridge between the mundane and the Divine.


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Editor: Emily Bartran

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