CREATING SACRED SPACE:
HOW TO CULTIVATE AND OPERATE A PERSONAL ALTAR
Across all time and all traditions it is universally acknowledged that creating a special, designated space for spiritual practice, meditation, prayer and contemplation is among the most essential powerful of spiritual practices.
In this fun, creative workshop you will learn how to create an externalization of your inner spiritual life in the form of an altar or sacred space. Some of the components we will learn to work with include:
elemental components: earth, water, fire, air, aether, consciousness
the four directions: north, south, east, west
the three channels: left, center and right
time: past, present and future
pairings: male and female, inner and outer, existence and consciousness
the power of spoken Word and instrumental vibration
how to assign the quality of "Divinity" to any image or design that meets your personal criteria
representative personal objects
the power of offerings
physical postures and gestures to interact with your Divine space
You will have the opportunity to put these principles into practice as you design your own sacred space at the workshop. You will be invited to bring a collection of personal items to the workshop and there will be a variety of materials supplied for you to work with as well.
You will learn to arrange all the components of your sacred space to evoke the spiritual condition that you are consciously working to cultivate at any point in your life. The altar then becomes a functional machine generating the energy conducive to your spiritual development.
Through your sacred space, you learn to cultivate your inner garden by tending to and nurturing its outward expression. In doing so, you draw nearer to the Divine each time you practice. It becomes an integral and central part of the flow and vibration of your life.
This session can be a personal, private workshop, a group semi-private workshop or a group workshop