So what does it mean? Holding sacred space.
It means creating a sacred space energetically so that magic and transformation can take place.
The act of doing this is something I learned during my Priestess training and afterwards as I worked as a Priestess at the Goddess conference in Glastonbury and at other places.
It takes practice. It comes from within.
If I try to explain the sensation it is like being totally present in the moment and in my body, and then expanding that outwards, connecting to the energy of the Universe, or Goddess. I can physically feel it. It is the feeling of expansion. It is like my cells expand. It is total presence.
I find it easier to achieve this when we are gathered in circle with other experienced Priestesses or witches, because then we do this together. It is the same as how meditation is so much more powerful when done in a group.
I started thinking about how I learned this skill. During my Priestess training we learned how to get to know the land, the elements, the energies of the seasons, the energies of the Goddesses on the Wheel of the year, and ourselves.
Then, with practice comes confidence. And it was when I developed confidence that I could in face do this that I intuitively and instinctively knew how to do it.
Being present. Being open. Expanding.
It is a skill that I use not only in ceremony, but in situations when I want to feel truly present, or when I feel nervous, or when I feel small.
I also use it when I give healing, since what we do in any type of healing (I believe) is channel the Universal Source, the energy that flows through everything, call it Goddess, God, Source, the Universe, whatever.
In one of my online courses A return to your essence I teach ways to connect to your essence, your soul, your Source and then to expand and connect to the Source of All.
It is a beautiful feeling. A beautiful skill to have.
I just feel moved, right now, to honour all the women and men through the years who I have trained with. My teachers and my Sisters and Brothers.
I love you.
With love, Elin