Portals as sacred space can be distinct areas in a garden designed as a powerful vortex to draw in energy, creating a sacred space or as a portal through which one may connect with the Divine. I call these Personal Vortex Gardens as they should be designed to reflect one’s own belief systems and degree of spiritual cultivation.

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Here is a sacred space that balances the 5 elements of Feng Shui (fire, water, earth, wood and metal), but has as its theme, the element of water and the sacred circle. Here is the symbolism used in the design:

* The concentric circle patio reflects the sacred circle as the inclusiveness of the Universe and the center of creation in numerous cultures. It also symbolizes the cycle of life in terms of birth, growth and death. In Wicca, a magic circle is created to form a shield of protection and generate an energy field usually 9 feet in diameter as this one shows.

* The Balinese water maiden statue is pouring a ritual libation from a vase symbolizing an offering to the gods or the earth.

* The circle forms represent the element of metal in Feng Shui.

* The wooden beams and plants represent the element of wood in Feng Shui.

* The upright cactus and reddish rust colors represent the element of fire in Feng Shui.

* The adobe clay columns and slate stone planter represent the earth element in Feng Shui.

* The blue and white mosaic represents flowing water not only by the colors, but by the pattern in Feng Shui.


Portals are a spiritual doorway that trigger a remembrance of who we really are beyond our egoic mind. But its more than a memory, its an awakening and these triggers can be found in nature in the form of a flower, the ripples on a pond or any other “thing” we are perceiving. The portal is the physical environment in which you are in and within the sensitive consciousness of awareness, triggers become evident. What lies behind the trigger points to the realm of Spirit. For more visit ET:  Eckhart Tolle

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