Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Creating Sacred Space

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WIDDERSHINS, WIDDERSHINS, DEOSIL
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When creating a personal sanctuary, a space that feels sacred for your spiritual or magical work, you should always start with the  self. All magic begins with YOU. You are divine. Your body is your temple, your first tool, the home of your sacred soul.

Sacred Self:
Cleanse the self with a sacred bath or simply a shower.
Purify yourself with a smudging incense of your choice.
Bless yourself with holy water, anointing oil, or the five-fold kiss.

Five-fold Kiss:
Blessed be my feet (touch your feet)
     that walk the sacred path
Blessed be my knees (touch your knees)
     that kneel at the sacred altar
Blessed be my loins (place hands over phallus or womb)
     from which springs forth pleasure and life
Blessed be my breast (place hands over your heart)
     formed in beauty and in strength
Blessed be my lips (kiss your fingertips)
     that utter the sacred words
Blessed be all of me (brush your hands over yourself from crown to toes)

Now you are ready to create sacred space...

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Creating Sacred Space:
Start by choosing the place you want to use as sacred space.
Cleansing is to physically clean it and set it up for how you wish it to look or be used.
Cleaning the space should be done in the direction of banishing.
LEFT / WIDDERSHINS / COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
Purify the space by removing any negative energy. There are lots of ways to do this.
You can smudge the space, energetically sweep it with a besom, use rattles or chimes.
Purifying the space should be done in the direction of banishing.
LEFT / WIDDERSHINS / COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
Blessing is the third step in creating sacred space.
Blessing the space is to bring positive energy into it, or to fill the space with the energy for its purpose or use.
You can bless the space with holy water, a sacred incense, the 4 elements, a lit candle.
There are many ways to bless a space. Even bringing in something fresh and new works (flowers).
Blessing a space should be done in the direction of creative energy.
RIGHT / DEOSIL / CLOCKWISE

Now the space is fit for use for any spiritual activity.