When I was training to be a Reiki Master I worked with my teacher and mentor for 12 months. Each month we set aside time to spend at least one day together. We created a sacred healing space for teaching, sharing and healing. Have you taken the day off from work and created a space to do your healing work? Ever since I started in the field of social work, taking at least one day a month for myself has been a vital part of my self care plan. I do not just take a day off to have my nails or hair done, I take a day to welcome inner reflection and transformation.
There were many days I would seek out my spiritual teachers, mentors, healers, righteous elders and sacred friends for a day of soul connecting and celebrating life. There are few things more invigorating than immersing myself in ritual to bring about transformation. I have learned the prayers, sacred stories and healing ways of the elders can bring me back from the darkest of times. The space they created and continue to create for me to heal my being, has been invaluable on my journey. One of the greatest pearls of wisdom I have gained from my time with my healers has been the importance of creating a sacred healing space of my own and using it to do my inner work.
Some of you may think that creating a sacred healing space has to be elaborate or contain fancy items. Not true. For me a sacred healing space is any space I designate as sacred. I have created sacred healing spaces at the beach or the local park. I have also been in my bedroom or on my back porch. All that is required is, myself and the intention that this time is meaningful, impactful and transformative. If I am outside then nature provides the backdrop. If I am inside then sometimes I light a candle or an incense to symbolized something sacred is about to occur. Other times, it’s me and my journal and a heart full of prayers.
If you have not figured out by now, creating a sacred healing space is as personal as you are. If you are like Black Moses, a prophet I used to see in rual FL, he created a prayer garden. Each alter had a bible turned to different page and it was always what I needed to hear. Or maybe you and your spiritual mother go to the beach and create a ritual of reclaiming your power by opening your heart to your power song. This I did many moons ago with Grandmother Dawn Sky Weaver as I was moving through great transition. Yet and still perhaps your sacred healing space is created in your car under a tree as you take a lunch break. There I sat sobbing and sending thousands of prayers to God that he would heal my broken heart. All of a sudden he sends me an angel of understanding and in a moment there is peace.
One of my mottos in life is Stop, Listen and proceed with Wisdom. To create a sacred healing space we have to stop and listen to the voice within. That voice will guide us from wisdom. Your sacred healing space is waiting for you, it is time to open your heart and hear the call.
To learn more about what Chonteau is doing and to connect with her join, her facebook group. You can also connect with her on pintrest. If you would like to schedule coaching session, please connect with her through her website’s contact page.