Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sacred Space...connecting guests to nature

The making of sacred space

I welcome guests to my bed and breakfast and cabins with a passion I don’t understand…until I go away for a few days and feel malnourished for beautiful spaces.
I find as I return home and gather flowers, light candles, and whack down cobwebs that I’m not so much cleaning and decorating as I am preparing for the divine. I am entering a comfort zone for the spirit.
This is not show space. I see lots of that and am amazed by its apparent splendor, yet left empty. The beauty of sacred space is that it can be created anywhere. It is not about investment or things. It is a breath of fresh air, or an angle of light, or the fragrance of a flower. It is the space that lets me see into the invisible. It is the magic wardrobe in C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” where somehow the door is open and the next world, happening right alongside this world, is felt and experienced.
I realize my passion for creating “home” for myself and my guests is a visit to a world of spirit that we both share. Sometimes it takes traveling to come home—home to a space that gently welcomes all of you-- body, mind and spirit.
Best wishes to the Widener family, who will be apart for a few months but share the sacred space of love for each other, and the memories of a beautiful wedding at Whisperwood Farm!

Janice HaynesCreekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, Cosby, TN, 865-696-2222

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