Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer: Panda
Panda: “Create a sacred space for yourself in your home and/or place of work.”
“A sacred space is an area in your home or workplace where you can have some privacy for contemplation, meditation, or simply a bit of quiet time to think. If this is not possible to do at work, it becomes even more imperative that you provide this for yourself in your home. This is a space that is your territory, whether it is an entire room or a corner of your living room or bedroom. Place a cozy chair or pillow there, and then set up a simply altar, one that contains a few pieces that are both personal and precious. Include a candle in your space that you can light when you are abiding there. Make your sacred space a comfortable place to hang out, with no agenda to do anything. As Buddha said, “Do not just do something; sit there!”
You may find all sorts of reasons or excuses not to do this, but do not cave in to these internal objections. Make it important enough for your emotional and mental health and balance to create this kind of private spiritual sanctuary. Be sure to do nothing in particular for a good period of the time while you are there. The increasingly rapid pace of life and the growing intensities in the world are even greater cause for doing so. It is a place for solace, one where you can more closely listen to your inner voice and feelings, and tap into the Life Force inside that is expressing itself as you.
Rarity; Vegetarianism; Polarity; Willpower; Solitude; Privacy; Sacred Space; Intuition; Perspective; Gentleness; Strength; Flexibility; Modesty; Economy.”*
– Stephen D Farmer
Creating sacred space at work might be difficult if you are not working from home or have your own office, so I will concentrate on what you can do to create your sacred space in your home, and you can take the ideas and work them in to your workspace if possible. Your sacred space does not need to be a whole room, and in fact, depending on where you live, your climate or the season of the year, you may even be able to set one up outside, which is actually ideal.
All you need is a comfortable place to sit, such as a meditation pillow, yoga mat, (or chair if sitting on the floor is uncomfortable for you), a candle or two, a crystal, a plant and if it resonates with you, a photo of your chosen saint or diety, favourite animal, or natural scene such as a mountain, beach or sunset. You can also have a glass for water and any trinkets which have sentimental meaning to you. It is your own little altar. Make it warm and comforting and personalized just for you. This is also a great place to keep a manifestation box or mini vision board to gaze upon when you are working on your manifesting.
Now to eke out some time every day to spend in your little space. First thing in the morning is really a perfect time if possible to spend time in your sacred space. This will clear your mind and balance you before facing the day ahead. It will also give you some time to set your intention for the day, which is a really powerful manifestation tool. Most importantly, revel in the time to yourself, no matter if it is even a few minutes. Quiet your mind, breathe deeply, and allow it to be sacred time to focus inward and upward. This is your time to receive and emabrace your Divine Guidance.