Illuminating the Sacred: Embracing the Power of Space

Journeying back to the year 1984, an era of icy tensions between two superpowers, I found myself traversing the now-vanished Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) as part of a transformative mission of "citizens diplomacy."

Among the Soviet republics we explored was Georgia, now a sovereign nation, where our tour bus halted at the site of a weathered church, its roots dating back nearly two millennia. Ravaged by the tides of invading armies, the sacred sanctuary stood empty, devoid of treasures and the presence of generations of devout priests and nuns who once sought solace within its walls.

Illuminating the SacredMoved by an inexplicable calling, I pressed my palms against the cool, aged stone. In an instant, a vivid tapestry unfolded before my eyes, transporting me across time. I glimpsed ethereal figures draped in humble brown and gray robes, their hearts aflame with unwavering devotion to their spiritual path. Though the church’s purpose had long faded, the immeasurable energy they infused into the stones endured. Waves of profound peace and boundless joy washed through my being, as if the very stones radiated with the luminance of the divine.

Sacred space, it became undeniable, is a palpable reality. In the revelatory studies conducted by Stanford University physicist William Tiller, an electronic box was imbued with healing intentions, reverberating with a resonance that rippled beyond its physical confines (Tiller, 1997). Placed alongside a water experiment in a distant laboratory, its mere presence influenced the pH of the adjacent beaker, while the others remained unchanged. 

Similarly, pioneering biologist Bernard Grad of McGill University witnessed parallel phenomena in his collaboration with the renowned Hungarian healer, Oscar Estebany. With a single touch, Estebany’s hands bestowed the same profound healing effects upon substances like cotton balls (Grad, 1963).

Further exploration led Roger Nelson, former director of the Princeton PEAR lab, to uncover the profound energies embedded within sacred sites such as the majestic Great Pyramid of Giza. Employing random number generators, Nelson observed that in these hallowed spaces, the measurements defied randomness, echoing with a coherent energy distinct from its surrounding environment (Nelson, 2015).

Reflect upon the essence of your own personal space. What emanations greet those who cross your threshold? Does it resonate with a palpable energy of tranquility and love, or does tension and chaos reign supreme? 

A decade-long sojourn in our modest abode unfolded a remarkable revelation. Visitors, upon entering for the first time, marveled at its innate beauty and the profound sense of peace that enveloped them. I would smile, aware that the dwelling itself held no exceptional grandeur. Yet, through years of mindful kindness and devoted meditation within those walls, it had absorbed the emotional energy of its inhabitants.

This phenomenon, my friends, can be harnessed to our advantage. Infuse your vibrational space with positive emotions, and watch as the physical realm aligns with this elevated energy. Over time, the very structure of your surroundings undergoes a metamorphosis. Such transformative effects may endure for centuries, even millennia, mirroring the ancient church I encountered in Georgia.

Emotional EnergyThe investment of pure energy within your sacred space manifests as a reservoir of solace, guiding you back to the center of your being. The radiance of this “energy atmosphere” stands poised to support you in moments of turmoil, negativity, or emotional disarray. 

Undeniably real, sacred space beckons to us in the places we inhabit: our cars, homes, workplaces, gardens, and even our bodies can each be transformed into personal sanctuaries. Embracing this sacred perspective, you can dwell within the temple of your existence, basking in its divine embrace each and every day. 

As you honor the sanctity of your surroundings, you invite a harmonious symphony of transformative energies, sculpting not only your external environment but also nurturing the depths of your own soul. Inside this alchemy, embracing the power of sacred space will enhance and enrich your own spiritual evolution, and the boundless potential for a life steeped in purpose and transcendence.



Grad, B. (1963). A telekinetic effect on plant growth. International Journal of Parapsychology, 5(2), 117-133.

Nelson, R. (2015). Meaningful correlations in random data. Global Consciousness Project. Retrieved from 

Tiller, W. A. (1997). Science and human transformation: Subtle energies, intentionality and consciousness. Pavior.

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