Kids Growing Up Psychic Series — Creating Sacred Space: Exploring Your Secret World, by Shaheen Miro
Creating sacred space springs from a deep-rooted need in each person to retreat, for a safe haven to relax, unwind, and re-connect. Finding sanctuary is something we all search for at different moments in our lives, it is an instinctual desire to recharge our spiritual battery by connecting with our higher self, and Divine energy.
As your psychic child progresses, becoming more aware of their abilities, and of their identity in the “real” world, the need for sacred space becomes essential. Moments of solitude, and retreat will give them opportunity to slough off accumulated energy, grounding and centering them, and keeping them protected. Having a sacred space to call their own gives your psychic child a sense of ownership, which empowers them.
Children have very vibrant, glowing auras, like a lantern on a dark night. The aura of a psychic child is a little more vivid, as they are open to many levels of the subtle worlds. This light catches the attention of many types of energy, some intentional, and others unintentional.
Being inundated by energies, impressions, and psychic experiences can exhaust your child on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. Creating sacred space, and spending time in stillness will disentangle them from these overwhelming energies. At its core, sacred space is a form of psychic protection.
Sacred space can come in many forms. It can be a physical place that your child goes to whenever they like. It can be a space that they learn to create wherever they need to… outside, in their bedroom, in a play area. Or it can be a mental place that they can daydream in. I prefer to do all 3!
Creating Sacred Space
Creating a permanent form of sacred space can be a rewarding experience for you and your child. This is an exercise in self-expression. Your psychic child will gather the things that he or she sees fit for this sanctuary, and in doing so they will go deeper into their spiritual world.
Find a space where your child can establish a permanent sanctuary. This can be a corner in their bedroom, a small office, or a playhouse. It doesn’t have to be big, just enough space for them to gather their things, and spend some quality time.
Part of the sacred space experience is for your child to have freedom to choose what goes in, and what doesn’t. Make sure you are comfortable with this process. Obviously within reason! But this process allows them to establish a strong energetic connection with the space. Creating a unique energetic blueprint that fits their natural vibration.
Once you have identified the space you will want to physically clean the area, and then spiritually cleanse the area. Try sage smudging or spraying rose water in the space. One form of spiritual cleansing children love is making sounds… bang a drum, play the tambourine, ring bells, and sing in the space!! This will break up the old energetic pattern and begin to reestablish the space.
Now is the fun part! Allow your child to pick their favorite things to go in the space. Blankets, toys, artwork. Whatever speaks to them! I find adding any kind of artwork that your child has created establishes a wonderful aura of peace, and feeds their imagination.
Explain to your psychic child that this is their area to explore, play and even relax. You may want to spend some time in there with him or her.
Try talking to them in the space. Color, and paint there. Create mandalas. Do guided meditations. Read stories in the sacred space. Take naps here. Say your evening prayers. You want this to be there go to space when they need to go inward!
Even when your child is sad, or angry, suggest that he or she go into their sacred space and think, or color, or play
Sacred Space On the Go
Consider a way for your child to make sacred space even when they are traveling, or at a relative’s house. This will instantly ground their energy, and give them a way of slowing down, and working through any energetic information they are receiving.
Your child may already do this in the form of carrying around a special blanket, stuffed animal, or wearing a favorite outfit. This is a way for your child to establish their energy in places that feel foreign to them. Keep this in mind when approaching the subject.
Get on board with your child’s favorite blanket or stuffed animal. Talk to him or her about the object. Help them make a conscious connection between the object, and their form of sacred space. Ask them what the object means to them? Ask how the object makes him or her feel?
Objects take on an energetic pattern that feels safe, and familiar to your child. This object becomes a type of amulet of protection, and security. Their connection to this object becomes both psychological, and psychic. I find this especially with stuffed animals.
Introduce your child to stones and crystals. Children are very sensitive to the natural world, and working with stones becomes very rewarding to them. They have an instant way of linking into their energy. And they can benefit from their properties very well because they are much more open, and receptive.
Take your psychic child to any local crystal shop, and allow them to interact with the small, tumbled stones that you find there. Ask them to pick out two or three that really speak to them. Make note of the names, and energetic meanings for your personal records. Though that may not really concern your child… they know what they need on a very deep, honest level.
You can even gather the stones in a small bag, traditionally called a medicine bag. This can be worn by your child around their neck, or tucked into their backpack or travel bag. They can play with the stones and even tuck them under their pillow before bed.
These stones elicit, and establish a certain energetic field around your child. The more he, or she works with them, the stronger the link becomes. Whenever your child is traveling, they can pull these crystals out and instantly connect and create sacred space.
As a child I was introduced to medicine bags. I use to gather little objects, some given to me, others found in nature. I would place them in my medicine bag and carry them with me. It gave me a sense of belonging, connecting me to my inner world. I always felt safe with my trinkets.
Be sure to ask your child about their crystals. Ask them who they crystals are, and what they do? See what answers you get. This is an insightful way to understand energy. Psychic children a very wise because they have no reason to sensor their impressions.
Trees, and large boulders are great for children to establish temporary sacred space. Trees especially love children, and often call them energetically… which is why many children climb in them, sleep in them and hug them. As a child I had a tree friend, whom I spent many afternoons with!
Be sure to allow your child to use their imagination here. Ask questions… what is the tree’s name? What is the rock’s name?
Exploring Inner Sacred Space
Imagining a special place in your minds eye is a pretty common meditation technique. This form of internal sacred space creates an area for your child to go whenever they want. If they cannot sleep, or if they are feeling particularly out of sorts they can close their eyes and go to their inner world.
Rainbow Tree Meditation
Stand tall. Stretch out your arms, and legs. Your fingers and toes. Stand in the form of an “x” as if you are going to do some jumping jacks. Tighten all your muscles, and limbs. Then release them. Now you feel little prickles tingling around your body.
Now sit cross-legged, or lie down on the floor. Close your eyes and let yourself slip into a gentle breathing.
Let your belly rise, and fall. Count your breath. Breathe in, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Breathe out, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Do this for a bit to create a rhythm.
Let your whole body feel at ease. You can twitch and move if you need. Just relax.
In your mind you begin to see a long, winding path. It goes deep into the woods. On either side of the path you see large trees, plants, and all sorts of beautiful flowers blooming.
Make your way down the path before you. Wander curiously into the woods. Take in the all the colors and sounds. Smell the flowers. Touch the trees. Taste all the sweet fruit that lines the path.
Eventually you will come to a large tree. Much taller and older than all the others. It’s leaves glow with a golden light, and it has flowers, fruits and leaves of every color. This is the Rainbow Tree. Give her a big hug!
Now make your way around the Rainbow Tree’s trunk. Wander around her trunk doing two or tree circles around. Finally come back to the front of the tree. Knock tree times and wait.
In a few second a secret door will open in the trees trunk. Step inside. This is your special, sacred space. This is your place to play, imagine and create. Begin to explore this place. What does it look like? What does it smell like? What sounds do you hear in your secret world?
Imagine all the things you want here. Anything your heart desires can be here. Your favorite foods. Your favorite music. Your favorite books, and art. You can have your favorite toys here. However you want it to look in this secret world is up to you!
Whenever you want something to happen here… just imagine it. Poof… there it will be. Or use your magic wand, or your special crystal. Or just say, “I want…” Let your sacred space be whatever you want it to be!
Come here as often as you like.
When you are ready to leave. Go back through the door, out the tree trunk, and gently close it. Hug the rainbow tree, and walk around it 3 times. Say thank you, and goodbye.
Now begin to make your way back down the path to where you began. And when you are ready, wiggle your toes, and move your fingers. You can open your eyes gently, and come back from your adventure.
Remember your psychic child has a beautiful gift, and the most important thing for them to learn is to be confident, and secure in their own identity. This will allow him or her to use this gift confidently. Playing and imagining are essential for exercising these psychic muscles.
Try creating your own sacred space as well! Explore the psychic world together.
Until next time…
About Shaheen Miro
Shaheen Miro is an intuitive reader, energy worker, fashion designer, artist, writer and spiritual nomad. Shaheen coaches people to live more consciously through spiritual practices such as spiritual cleaning, protection, and intuitive development. He is also the creator of, Shaheen’s Tattered Nomad Oracle. To read Shaheen’s writing or to learn more about Intuitive Consultations visit his Website.
© Shaheen Miro 2015