Creating Sacred Space

Thought for today
Nothing stays the same everything changes

No matter how hard we try, we cannot stop things from changing.  The mountain that we used to climb on as kids long ago is not the same.  There are different plants and different animals on the mountain.  Also, wind and rain have washed away dirt on the mountain along with eroding the stones.  Some of the stones have changed a little, some a lot, and some have broken loose and tumbled down the mountain.

Our lives have not stood still either.  Like the mountain, we have eroded a little, some of the things in our life have been washed away, and some have broken and left us.

So, it is a given that we will change, but the good news is that we can control the change within ourselves.  A long time ago I read a quote that really spoke to me.  It was by a man in a concentration camp who said that they could take away everything he had, but they could not control his attitude.  He said that was the one thing that was his that no one could control without his permission.

Change in you is coming, but who is going to decide if it is for the good or for the bad.

Creating Sacred Space
We continue on. When you are ready to sit  somewhere to be in Sacred Space the first thing you want to do is to make sure you have everything you need.  Something comfortable to sit on, something to burn sage in matches to light the sage, sacred stones, herbs such as cedar Sweetgrass or even incense to burn, and anything else you are going to use.

Once you have gathered everything you set you Circle.  Several ways to do this is if you are outside and do not feel very protected carry a bag of cornmeal, cedar leaf and salt mixed together and make a complete circle around you on the ground.  It is not necessary to do that, and I don’t do it each time, but if it helps you do so.  3 parts cornmeal, 2 parts cedar leaf and one part salt.

After you have decided where you Circle is going to be you light sage by either lighting a cluster while holding the stalk.,     You can also put loose leaves in a fireproof dish or shell and light it or place it on a lite charcoal disk.

The First thing you need to do is sage the four directions, and we will take that up tomorrow.

I am going to wait a few days before I start adding anything in about the book we are reading this month, “The Wind Is My Mother” to give people time to start reading the book.  If you have read the book before, please read it again as we talk about it.  If you don’t have a copy, Amazon has a used one for $4.00 including shipping.  There is a link to the book down below.
Book for January
Wind is my Mother by Bear Heart
Remember finish your what do I believe spiritually list and start reading the book.

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Firebear

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About Fire Bear

I am a professional storyteller, Native American Flute Player, herbalist and a seeker of knowledge and sharer of what I have learned. My wife and I run Acorn Haven Spiritual Center in Kentucky. I have been a Rodeo Clown, Deputy Sheriff, Newspaper Editor, Business Owner, Truck Driver, Part-time College Professor, spiritual counselor, teacher, alternative healer and much more. My wife and I have been helping people with addictions for over 20 years. We help by helping them find the spiritual tools they need to make changes in their lives. I believe this gives me the ability to write about diverse subjects. My writing is always sprinkled with a unique point of view and humor.
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