For me, a sacred space must be alive. What I’ve observed from other people who share their altars online -don’t you love peeking at people’s lives?! I do!!!- is that their little constructions seem to be an inert space. They don’t sit at it to do anything. People just select a bunch of objects with the “right” colors and symbols, arrange it all to look pretty and then never interact with it. I can’t do such a thing. Why? Because I’m too pragmatic and hate collecting stuff. Everything I own, I must have an active relationship with it; everything must be alive and have a purpose. When I don’t have a relationship with that thing, its presence weighs on my mind; it’s clutter.