Do you have a personal "Sacred Space" you visit (actually or in
In 1998 the MEESC began compiling impressions of what people see
as a sacred space.
Sacred Spaces evoke a feeling of a sacredness of space and time,
where Heaven seems to touch Earth and we find ourselves aware of
the Holy, and filled with the Spirit. A higher energy is resides
in a sacred space, a power beyond human control which is part of
the feeling of "awe". To find ourselves in the midst of great natural
beauty is an awakening into moments of heightened spiritual consciousness
This feeling of "sacred" invokes a connectedness, a presence
of the blessing of existence. It is "sacred" when it becomes for
us a "window to the Kingdom of God" and a reminder of the sacredness
of all space as space created by God.
Sacred spaces present creation to us as a window to this kingdom
of God, a glimpse of heaven here in this lifetime. It's an experience
of the divine in life itself, in the very landscape of all things.
We see all things as interdependent within an "inclusive community"
and we experience a feeling of harmony as the process of having
This experience comes to us so clear, so inviting, and so
welcoming, like good hospitality. At the same time shadows of
unknown drift off in all directions. They remind us of the Unknown
who is far more than we ever dreamed. We leave the sacred space
with the new knowledge that life is far more than we dreamed.
Our souls go deep into the rivers of the Spirit.
The glory of sacred spaces is not just in enjoyment of that
which is created, but in seeing and feeling God's very presence