There are a couple of ways to open sacred space. The video post on 2/15 shows one of them. The video demonstrates shamans in various scenarios up opening up sacred space.
Here will be details for doing so:
Use this prayer (or something similar).
To the winds of the South
Wrap your coils of light around us,
Teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin,
To walk softly on the Earth. Teach us the Beauty Way.
The winds of the West
Protect our medicine space.
Teach us the way of peace, to live impeccably
To the winds of the North
Hummingbird, Grandmothers and Grandfathers,
Come and warm your hands by our fires
Whisper to us in the win
We honor you who have come before us,
And you who will come after us, our children’s children.
To the winds of the East
Great eagle, condor
come to us from the place of th rising Sun
Keep us under your wing
Show us th mountains we only date to dream of
Teach us to fly wing to wing with th Great Spirit
We’ve gathered for the healing of all of your children
The Stone People, the Plant People
The four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers
The finned, the furred, and the winged ones
All our relations
Father Sun, Grandmother Moon, to the Star Nations
Great Spirit, you who are known by a thousand names
And you who are the unnamable One
Thank you for bringing us together
And allowing us to sing the Song of Life
As you start the prayer, address the south, face that direction. When addressing each of the directions, either take the smudge stick and fan it with hand or feather in that direction, sprinkle scented water, or raise your hand to salute each direction, shake rattle.
Then touch the earth and look upwards in to the Heavens to signify connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky.
[Healing session occurs here]
Close the Sacred Space by thanking each animal spirit.
Now the text, states if you wish to connect with a particular archetype, to leave a specific one open instead of closing that direction. The request will be to have the animal enter you and assist you (or whoever you are working on) with the session. But it only mentions to “blow” the energy into the crown of the person you are working on. Not how to do it for yourself.