Monday, December 6, 2010

Sacred Space

Prompt: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? Author Gretchen Rubin

Today the last ‘thing’ I made was Sacred Space, a place of sheltering and open-ness for a client and friend. I am blessed in so many ways ~ most of what I do for ‘money’; invites the opportunity to create and hold Sacred Space. To use materials from within myself. Depending on how I am creating Sacred Space on any given day some of the materials will change. Yet they all hold an invitation to use an Open Heart, to listen deeper hearing what is said in the stillness of the moment as we begin. Inviting the Divine nature that is in each of us to guide the work of the day. Today it was on a massage table. Holding someone in a time of vulnerability, while they were also physically vulnerable. The courage that is required some days for us as human creatures to show up in our own lives, to share with me the fears, joys, sorrows, pain; body re-memberd or inwardly focused. The stories that are shared. I am honoured by this trust, this surrender into my safe keeping.

I create containers for healing, growth, and wonder whether it's with massage, gardening, food or Art; I find most of what I am about is creating a Safe place for others and myself to reside. Places that invite us to our Highest Becoming. My client, my self, the ripples that our healing sends out into the world.

What is it I desire to make, create? A children’s book ~ I have one floating around in my head. Being more honest here I would say I wish to create books! I have a couple rolling about, calling, I see them lurking behind my dreams. Perhaps 2011 will be the year I put them to paper, let me rephrase "I will make the time to create the books I feel lurking. Inviting myself to make and take the time I need to feed my soul." Knowing that I too deserve to be held in Sacred Space. Saying this I know also that books are Sacred, to be able to take the time needed to read or write for the sheer pleasure requires us to create Sacred Space.

. "Come, dip your pen in the language and write, tonight.
The Muse is standing by with bottles of ink."
-Marni Norwich, 2004

photo taken in October at Cornerbrook

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful! I too hope to create a children's book in 2011!! Maybe we can keep each other to task...