Sacred Spaces

We need sacred spaces to restore our souls. These spaces can be anything – a quiet place to read, a walk through the park, a walk on an ocean beach … anywhere that we can unwind, go within ourselves, and find peace.

This spring I have been creating a sacred space in my small patio area. It started out very uneven, no grass,and a lot of rocks. It had a watering system that needed repair, and the trees were overgrown, with branches that were leaning over the roof. This is a rental home, so I thought that I did not have a lot of say in things. I was constantly finding things that needed to be done, like pulling weeds, and cutting a rotting bird feeder from one of the trees.

Last fall I got smart, and hired a landscape company to just (I thought) clean the yard up a bit. They trimmed one of the trees way back, got rid of the weeds, and in general made the patio area a welcome refuge. This spring I asked them to pick up the large stones that covered the yard. There were a lot of stones to pick up – I have five big containers along the back of my house. (I cannot have them hauled away, becasue I don’t own the house.) The last stones were picked up yesterday.

I now have three bird feeders – one with wild bird seed, one with black sunflower seed, and one for the hummingbirds. Even though it is not finished, my patio area is a delight, and filled with all kinds of birds. I can sit on the patio and watch them, or watch them from my living room. My patio is now a sacred space for me.

Please allow me to share this lovely area with you:

The Beginning

Welcome to my journey. In my worldview, the journey that is our life begins before we are born, and continues on throughout our life. Here is where I am at in my journey: I am seventy years old, and in relatively good health (with the exception of dealing with IBS, and needing a hip replacement). I work from home and have worked for the same company for over twenty-two years. Before that, I worked for twenty-seven years as a medical technologist (ten of those years with the U.S. Army). I am a published author and am working to bring in a consistent profit from my writing.

I have seen many changes in my lifetime, and expect to see many more. I have tried several times over the years to follow a vegetarian lifestyle – not an easy task, as I was raised in the mid-west, with the meat and potatoes philosophy. This time it is working – and I fully intend to see that it continues to work.

My focus at this time is to follow a vegetarian lifestyle, to live a life of peace and harmony, and to use products that are nature-friendly. I will be sharing resources that I find that help me accomplish my goals. Hopefully, they will help you accomplish your goals too!