Sacred living comes in many forms. It is art in motion. For the spiritual type, it can be difficult to navigate in the material world. How do we stay conscious while maintaining a life in this modern, often chaotic world? We create space. Safe spaces to connect and commune.
To create a sacred living space is imperative to your healing. Whether it's a small corner tucked beside your bed or it's an entire home, curate a space that is filled with your visions, your dreams, reminders and mentors.
Your home should be a reflection of your healing, self-care and your vision for the future. Sacred living IS your vision board.
Build altars to define love. Build altars to dedicate your life to service, practice and honour it daily. Build altars of love, intention, vision and heart. Sacred space is vital for our minds to decompress and heal. This means different things for different people. But I feel very strongly that your environment should reflect what you are building and where your heart lies.
BUILDING AN ALTAR:
Try adding books of poetry or images that resonate with you to a table top or small stool. Add sacred texts, photographs of loved ones and teachers, prayer beads, crystals and candles.
Add elements of Natures cycles. Sweetgrass for burning or a stick of sage or palo santo.
Make these pieces symbols of love. Activate them with meditation. Charge your heart. Each day sit in silence in front of your altar – pray for love on the highest level. With intention. Clarity. Light.
A stick of sage or palo santo is always a must on my work desk and my altar. I clear energy and I call for energy. Take what you need and leave what you can. Tap into your own rhthym and the cycles of Nature.
Crystals on the body and in the home is something of a requirement for me these days. Even as I travel, I always have crystals with me – in my pockets, suitcases or around my hotel room. Different stones and crystals offer unique metaphysical properties. Some I use for peace and protection, some I carry for specific blockages or energies I'm working through.
Many of my projects have this element woven through them. Crystals crushed in paint, in set design, in studios I create in, on shoots, in my drinking water – everywhere. I've always been drawn to the power they contain. I encourage you to invite them into your world. Hold them close like a trusted talisman. And be the conduit for a radical life to move through you.
CURRENT CRYSTAL MIX:
SHUNGITE – Always. For electro-magnetic protection & major high vibes.
AMETHYST – Creativity + Astral Connection
CLEAR QUARTZ – Healing + Protection + Chakra Alignment
ROSE QUARTZ – Love + Self-Love + Trust
*Cleansing/ Charging Crystals: placing your crystals in water (especially salt water) for long periods of time may deplete all the energy of the crystal. Charging a crystal in the sun could compromise the exterior lattice of the crystal. This can limit the amount of light the crystal can move. A rinse in clean water with the intention of cleansing and placing them in the moonlight to charge is optimum. Full moon = even better.