Creating Sacred Space

I used to travel to India while in the fashion business where I designed prints, embroideries, dresses and sportswear that had to be dyed, printed, stitched and fitted. I had only10 days to 2 weeks to complete the 200 or more finished samples and bring them back to the US–a daunting task.

Upon arriving at my hotel in India, the first thing that I always did, even before unpacking, was to clean the room, burn sage and re-arrange the furniture. I would sneak potted plants from the hallways into my room and then routinely bribe the gardener to bring me fresh flowers.

At the time I did all of this unthinkingly; I had no idea what I was doing. But I was the sole designer to bring back a successful line so quickly. What I didn’t consciously know then was that I was actually creating the space to make this happen. Our environment is not static; we affect and alter it by how we structure it—whether we do it consciously or not. The ancient Hindu practice of Vaastu suggests that if you want to create a certain reality, create the environment to support it first.

What is Sacred Space? I can only tell you how it is for me…it is a felt sense that creates a profound feeling of peace, I feel completely nurtured, supported, even inspired, as if everything were possible. There is a feeling of expansion and clarity; almost like the space just got larger and I feel very connected to what many people call, “your higher self”. Esther Hicks would call this, “Getting into the Vortex”.

I have successfully applied this knowledge to people’s environments all throughout the country. While the process is unique for each individual, the outcome invariably produces the desired transformation, and often in a most surprising fashion.