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6/13/2022

Creating Sacred Space at Home

In times of crisis, we need a sacred space in our home to nurture our spirit.

It was a special spot in my home dedicated to my hope and grief. It was where I could leave my grief and also access hope for the future.

My husband and I moved into our current home in 2016. It was that same year that I began fertility treatments after a string of unfortunate pregnancy losses. The new house brought hope of new beginnings, a new future and a growing family.

With boxes stacked like Jenga blocks in the corner, in the room "that might be a babies  someday" I created a little altar. The altar held aspirational photos of pregnant women, chubby babies, sacred and meaningful objects that had been gifted to me or that I had found along our winding fertility journey. In the center of the altar was a candle that I would light before we would head into a doctor's appointment or to ward off my period around cycle day 28.

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Call it prayer, my Catholic upbringing or a fusion of different spiritualities, it provided me with great comfort. It was a special spot in my home dedicated to my hope and grief. It was where I could leave my grief and also access hope for the future.

After hearing about the Uvalde, Texas shooting, my heart felt numb. I just couldn't allow myself to "go there". I shut down. I held the tears at bay for a good 5 days until the emotional volcano erupted in sobs at the dining room table.

All I could think to do was light a candle and be still. I was reminded of my little altar from 2016 and I decided it was time to create another one. I want to invite you to do the same. When the outside world is so chaotic, it is important that we have a place in our homes to nurture our spirit.

I've collected a few ideas for you, to inspire you to create a sacred space of calm in your home.

source: Her Infinite Space
The "5-Minute Altar" that I recently created

source: Dharma Crafts
source: Waiting on Martha Blog

source: The New Bohemians Handbook Outtakes Lucas' Home

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