Written by Sherrie Locke on 10 Qanil, March 2014
The idea and concept of “holding space” has been around since life arose on this planet. From a lion’s pride, to a wolf pack to a mushroom patch, it’s a natural tendency in construct of creation.
We are here today to discuss the space you intentionally hold for yourself, for your loved ones and for any operation or manifestation with which you are currently working. So be mindful, don’t juggle too much and maintain what you are intending.
The point of a ritual is to zero in on what you want to do.
Do you want:
A clean high vibe space?
Protection from harm?
Connection to your ancestors?
A creative or healing space?
Are you opening and holding space for a new creative project or business endeavor?
For learning or saturation environment?
A channel to receive something?
Subcategories, such as knowledge, prosperity, healing?
It goes on and on and on.
How to Hold Space
As I have stated over and over, know your base of knowledge and understanding and work with that to its fullest everyday. If you do not apply it, how can you refine it?
Periodically check your works to see if they still apply. Have they ramped up or down? Do they need more attention or action, or are they toodling along? Are you happy with the results so far? Are there any results?
Adjust, adjust, adjust. Let go of the way you think it should manifest; that’s not your issue! Your job is to hold space, be intentional, be motivated to succeed and ready to act at any moment 24/7/365.
To do so you must be clear about your intentions. If your brain is in a jumble, you are not going to get anything done. The point of a ritual is to maintain focus and clear out blockage to the achievement of your goals. It’s a routine of diligence, of knowing yourself and your motivations.
If you are not clear on these personal factors, in understanding yourself and what makes you tick, what motivates you or awakens your passion, then you might want to hold off and do some personal work before you start attempting to effect change on a broader scale. As they say, clear out your own shit first before entering a lodge or proceeding with a magical working.
It is vital to understand that life is not happening to you, that you are creating it from the inside out.
So start at the starting point, which is “Know Thyself!” In Egyptian culture, the symbol of the scarab says it all, “Man Know Thyself!”
If you do not know yourself and why you are motivated to make certain choices, then you will repeat them over and over again, ad nauseum, until you are finally done with it. Keep it up. Your choice, pain is optional, and I would never deny someone as much pain as they would like to indulge in. I practice tomasic energy work in my bag of modalities, so I am not afraid of bringing the pain body to the surface for eradication.
OK, back to holding space. So you have figured out something you wish to effect change. You have cleaned the space. You have opened a space through intent and ceremony.
You have determined the general duration of the working. You have set certain components to work for you, things such as candles and Power Items.
The space is set, the work is in progress.
For longer term projects, just check in on them at least on an annual basis.
These things run like a software program, either constantly working or all at once with a big push to build energy and momentum.
If you wish to hold space for a loved one, such as in a prayer or healing energy, set a field (space) and picture you and the person together in that space. Call in the energies of the green healing ray, any helpful assistants such as helpful ancestors or other healing or plant energies, and invite them into the space you have created for that purpose. If healing someone who is far away, visualize the space surrounding the person wherever he or she may be.
So go forth, light a candle, do a magickal working to help yourself or someone else, Keep it Light, do it with LOVE, be clear on your intentions and don’t overlap too many things at once. Watch your works increase as you practice. And above all, get to know yourself better and get in touch with what motivates you.
Ho! Mitakuye Oyasin