on Dec 24, 2014
Below is from an article I recently discovered. I will post the link at the bottom as it is not my own. If you enjoyed the article, I would suggest visiting the homepage of the site. They have a plethora of articles and personal experiences.
I long for the day when I will be guardian of a bit of land again. Guardian because, of course, one does not own land. I feel that land, especially forested or wild lands, are entrusted to our care by the Elder Kin.
I think about this piece of land often. I see it shaded by mature trees, holding a little meadow, chased around by a burbling stream, hiding a secret sacred glade. I will know it when I find it. It will call to me.
Alas, I am not there yet. It may be a number of years before I am there at last. I dont mind living in the town where I live but I do mind not having the access to a sacred glade, a place to walk and talk to the elders or just sit and meditate. A place that will remain undisturbed by outsiders.
A long time ago I began to create my inner sacred space. Its now a kind of new-agey catch-phrase to go to your happy place but few seem to realize the power inherent in having such an inner space. It is a place not only to rest and heal but a place where you can perform deep magic that is unavailable to you here in the plane of Ordinary Reality.
Think about it. Say you would really like to communicate with Odin. You would love to have a sacred space dedicated solely to him, a place where you could leave offerings and perform a Blot without worrying about interruption. But you live in a tiny apartment, or are sharing your living space with nosy relatives or roommates.
You can have that sacred space, and perform any rituals you like. You need only yourself and the depths of your mind. You can create this sacred space and you can visit freely, whenever you choose. Stay as long as you like or just pop in and leave a quick offering.
Oh, and heres the true power of creating your sacred space. Once created and filled with your own personal energy and magicsacred spaces tend to take on a life of their own. They grow and adapt independent of you.
My first attempt at inner sacred space was a circle of stone monoliths. For obvious reasons, not something I could create here in our version of Ordinary Reality. At least, not yet. But I visualized the stone circle with its worn stones, reminiscent of henges and such I had seen in photos. Every time I visited the circle it felt more real and I noticed more details about it.
And thenone day, as I was walking the path (in my mind) to visit the circle, I noticed a path branching off of it. A path I had not created, but yet there it was. Intrigued, I followed it and found myself in the wood.
Over time I have found more unexplored areas of this space. An open meadow, a little cottageall created without conscious thought on my part. Yet they are now part of my own inner sacred space.
In another article I will try to explain a bit about Ordinary and Non-ordinary Reality and about the Mystery of deep dreaming and the shamanic state. But such a knowledge is not necessary to begin building your inner sacred space. You need only to be able to picture it.