Why a Sacred Space pray….. for a healing space that is pure, holy and safe. When we create sacred space we summon the healing power of nature anywhere on Earth. Many of our fear and pain derives from the feeling that the world is not a safe place for us. Within sacred space everyone is protected.
When we open sacred space, we leave behind the affairs of ordinary life. A Sacred space allows us to enter our quiet inner-world where healing takes place. Within sacred space our burdens become lighter, and we can be touched by the hand of Spirit. Sacred space also gives us access to the luminous healers, the medicine men and women who assist us from the Spirit world.
To open sacred space hold your palms up and face the directions indicated as you speak the invocation.
To the winds of the South
Great Serpent, wrap your coils of light around me/us
Teach me/us to shed the past the way you shed your skin
To work softly on the Earth
Teach me/us the Beauty Way.
To the winds of the West
Protect our medicine space
Teach me/us the way of peace, to live impeccably
Show me/us the way beyond death
To the winds of the North
Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers
Come and warm your hand by our fires
Whisper to me/us in the wind
We honor you who have come before me/us
And, those who will come after me/us, our children’s children
To the winds of the East
Great Eagle, Condor
Come to me/us from the place of the rising Sun
Keep me/us under your wing
Show me/us the mountains we only dare to dream of
Teach me/us to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit
I/We pray for the healing of all 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 and the Star Nations
Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names
And you who are the Unnameable One
Thank you for bringing me/us together
And for allowing me/us to sing the Song of Life another day.
Closing Sacred Space
To close sacred space, Repeat the prayer to the four directions and heaven and earth that you used above, only this time, thank and release each of the spirits, animals, and then close sacred space.
(by Four Wind Society)