Sacred Space

The places where people gather  with their  positive intentions to pray  and meditate  may be permanently conditioned and become sacred places.   Our human intentions have a very  real measurable effect on physical reality,  and can heighten the spiritual quality of a  particular place.


The Medicine Wheel

The American Indian medicine wheel was an ancient way of creating sacred space and calling forth the healing energies of nature.

In Native American spirituality, the Medicine Wheel represents harmony and connections and is considered a major symbol of peaceful interaction among all living beings on Earth.  The wheel symbolizes the circle of life through which we all pass, changing with each season.

The medicine wheel has particular appeal for us today, because it is a powerful spiritual structure that we can create for ourselves and fill with plants that give it additional potency. Certainly medicine plants merit a central place in a modern medicine wheel ceremony, adding their power to the other features of the design and the occasion. 

Circles in nature draw our attention. Patterning in nature seems to be a mosaic of circles. Wherever we look, circles embrace us and teach us about the interconnections of all life. 

Practical, beautiful, and inspiring, The Medicine Wheel Garden can lead us on a powerful journey to rediscovering the sacred in everyday life as we cultivate our gardens . . . and our souls.     Medicine wheel gardens are intensely personal, and one’s choice of plants, materials and symbolic ornaments reflects the inner garden of the spirit. As people walk within and outside the medicine wheel circle, they contemplate their own life path and sense of destiny and commitments to their own goals, asking for clarity and vision.

It is a wheel of protection that enables us, and allows us, to gather surrounding energies into a focal point and to commune with Spirit, Self and Nature........Creation.

Construction and Symbology

Constructing a Wheel

 

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Monday, November 02, 2009