When we utilize and create Sacred Space we establish a safe, conducive environment and energy for our meditations and development. Opening and Using Shamanic Sacred Space also enables us to receive guidance from ancestors, from luminous beings, from nature and archetypes.
We creating Sacred Space by utilizing the light and energies of the Soul Star, the eighth Chakra, which is found directly above Sahasrara the Crown, around 12 inches above the top of the head.
The Insights and guidance received are gained through using the energies of this chakra, and our personal Scared Space is amplified many times by expanding this radiant orb and resting within its protection.
Using Shamanic Sacred Space By Expanding Our Luminous Energy Field.
We form sacred space by expanding it like a crystal dome, so that we can sit within it and shield ourselves from the static of the world. Invoking sacred space must always be done with the greatest respect. Holding sacred space is like holding the tone of a single note. It must be true and clear for its quality to be pure.
When you are in the presence of a master shaman or a great spiritual teacher, you feel a difference inthe quality of the space. The energy is clean; there is magnetism in the room. It requires all of our love and intent, as well as practice, to hold sacred space for more than a few moments.
With practice, though, it becomes effortless. The space sustains itself. It is important to always close sacred space after you have completed your work.
Initial Steps To Open Shamanic Sacred Space.
Imagine the Soul Star, your eighth chakra, like a small radiant sun above your head.
Use your imagination to picture an orb the color of the rising sun.
Imagine its brilliance shimmering on the surface, rippling across it like waves, bathing you in orange and yellows.
Bring your hands to the center of your chest into prayer pose.
Slowly raise your hands, still in prayer pose, until they are above your head.
Sense your fingertips entering the globe of the eighth chakra.
Sense how this spinning sun yields and opens to you.
Very slowly, like a peacock opening its fan, expand the circumference of this brilliant orb to envelop you by turning your palms outwards and extending your arms.
Bring your arms down until your hands touch the chair, and bask in the light of your eighth chakra.
Experience yourself within this luminous sphere. Sense the quiet and stillness that pervades this space.
Pay attention to your breathing. Be at one with your inhalation and exhalation. Take 2 – 3 more deep breaths in and begin the invocation.
Opening Shamanic Sacred Space Invocation.
Winds of the South
To the winds of the South
Wrap your coils of light around us
Teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin
To walk softly on the Earth
Teach us the Beauty Way
Winds of The West
To the winds of the West
Protect our medicine space
Teach us the way of peace, to live impeccably
Show us the way beyond death
Winds of The North
To the winds of the North
Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers
Come and warm your hands by our fires
Whisper to us in the wind
We honor you who have come before us
And you who will come after us, our children’s children
Winds of The East
To the winds of the East
Great Eagle, Condor
Come to us from the place of the rising Sun
Keep us under your wing
Show us the mountains we only dare to dream of
Teach us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit
We’ve gathered for the honoring of all of your children
The Stone People, the Plant People
The four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers
The finned, the furred, and the winged ones
All our relations
Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations
Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names
And you who are the unnamable One
Thank you for bringing us together
And allowing us to sing the Song of Life
Explore the inside of this radiant orb with your awareness. What does the inner membrane feel like? This is the vessel that houses your soul in between incarnations.
closing Sacred Space
When you have explored this space to your satisfaction, with arms outstretched bring your hands up slowly, like a peacock closing its fan, until you have gathered this luminous chakra again above your head.
Feel it glowing.
Bring your hands again over your chest to prayer pose to conclude the exercise.