Sacred space is very important in spirituality. Some people are lucky enough to live surrounded by nature. Others aren't so lucky and have to make do with the space they have. There are many things you can do to make a space for yourself in which you can practice your spirituality.
Some people set up permanent altars somewhere in their house. This is often just a small table or shelf on the edge of a room that is set up with magical items. But it's enough to provide an area where people can do rituals and pray. It can also lend magical energy to the house and it can be changed throughout the year. One of the downsides is that pets will sometimes want to play with the items on the altar, so you may need to consider ways to discourage that from happening.
If you don't have room for a permanent altar, or you can't keep your pets away from it, you can set up a cabinet or shelf in your closet to use as storage for your magical items. When you are ready to use them, just take them out and set up a temporary altar or magical space. This can work well if you have pets because you can temporarily shut them out of whatever room you are in. It also works well if not everyone in your life knows that you are pagan and you need to keep your supplies in an place that's not too obvious.
If you happen to have an extra room you can set this up as a permanent magical and spiritual area. This is great because you can more easily host rituals and other events. It also gives people the ability to practice spirituality in a private space that has all their magical items within reach.
If you are traveling or don't have a permanent home, you can bring a few magical items with you wherever you go. You will need to pay special attention to keeping a balance in which items you choose, because you may only be able to carry a small bag of these things. This can also be a good idea for anyone, even if you have your own magical space at home. Having familiar things with you that have been chosen with care can reduce stress while traveling.
A Summary of Some Sacred Places
1 - Externsteine – Germany: This site, consisting of five huge rock pillars in northern Germany, has likely been regarded as sacred since prehistoric times. It was once an important shrine for Germanic paganism. There is a window that has a view of the midsummer sunrise and the most northerly rising of the moon. The first rays of the summer solstice make an arc of light on the wall behind the altar. Shortly after Charlemagne prohibited the practice of paganism in his lands, monks settled into caves in the base of the rocks. The monks carved staircases and reliefs in the walls. Their chapel was roofless and on the top of a high pillar.
2 – Pura Tirta Empul – Indonesia: This site is home to a sacred spring created by the god Indra. In inscription on the temple shows that it founded over a thousand years ago. Worshippers looking for healing and spiritual cleansing first make an offereing at the temple. Then they climb into a long rectangular pool carved of stone. The pool is fed by the sacred spring and filled with koi. Many people also collect the water in bottles to take home.
3 – The Krakus and Wanda Mounds – Krakow, Poland: These prehistoric man-made mounds are 50 feet high and about six miles apart. They are also astronomically aligned. On May 1 the sun rises exactly over the Wanda Mound when looking from the Krakus Mound. On November 1 the sun rises above the Krakus Mound when looking from the Sikornik Mountain.
4 – Bandiagara – Mali: This site is sacred to the Dogon people. There are numerous histories and myths surrounded these people and this site. Many of their stories involve advanced cosmological thinking. Many of their ideas about astronomy that they have passed down for centuries have, in recent years, been confirmed by the scientific community. There is an area sacred to the rite of passage ceremony for Dogon boys. There are also cliffs, mountains, and the Binu shrine, all of which are important to the spirituality of the people.