A meditation space is very personal, and you should create a space that resonates with you. So please take these tips as suggestions that are meant to prompt consideration as opposed to be rigidly followed.
1. Find a Space – When you designate a specific space for meditation you will cultivate an energy there that will allow you to slip into meditation more easily and quickly. At the very least, you will signal to your body that when you enter the space you welcome relaxation and reflection. The space is your personal sacred space, just like a yoga mat.
Carve out a niche in your home or personal space. It my be a corner, a room, or simply a chair or a cushion. I recommend a spot where you have access to a table, a shelf, or open floor. You will want some extra space for several of the other tips.
Although this may not be feasible for everyone, I also recommend keeping the space as private as possible. The space and the energy are very personal, and I prefer to not have other people casually lounging there. My chair and table are tucked into a corner of my bedroom.
2. Bless the Space -Bless the space and the energy the first few times that you use it or whenever you feel maybe the space has become a little stale. A prayer that I have used follows, please refine it to suit your needs.
Bless this space.
Clear any negativity.
Only allow good to come to me here,
Fill this space with White Light, Divine Knowing, and Grace.
Thank you God, Goddess.
So it is done. So it is done. So it is done.
3. Nurture the Space -Invite a few things into your meditation space that are nurturing. You may have these in your seat, up on a table or shelf, or simply set in front of you, whatever serves you and your space. I keep a photograph, my favorite throw, and my favorite throw pillow near. I don’t use or refer to them each time, but I immediately feel nurtured when I see them.
4. Add Elements -Invite some or all of the four elements into your space. Fire can be represented by a candle, a light, or incense. Assuming you are indoors, water can be represented by a mini water feature, an essential oil diffuser, or a simple glass of water. Earth can be represented by rocks, crystals, or plants. Wind or air can be represented by a fan, a feather, or a picture of a bird.
Keep in mind, all of these elements can be represented in one image, photograph, or painting. They could also be represented in abstract ways. I represent air in my meditation space with my chair which is a swing. Not all elements have to be represented either, personal choice.
6. Add a Journal -Have a journal and a pen on hand in your meditation space to record whatever messages, inspiration, or solutions you receive.
7. Add Mysticism or Spirituality -Keep an oracle deck, an affirmation deck, or an inspirational book in your meditation space. I refer to these when I can’t settle my mind, find a focus, or need a nudge of reassurance or guidance.
8. Add Music – Find music that soothes your soul. If traditional meditation music serves you, great. If it does not, no worries. This is your sacred space, and the music should be sacred to you.
I hope you enjoy creating or enhancing your meditation space!