Hawthorn, a plant often associated with the Sidhe, also happens to be sacred to the goddess Nemetona (whom I encountered during the Wolf Moon).
Hawthorn, herb of the heart, is one of my first & oldest allies.
Nemetona’s strong presence was a reminder that the notion of sacred space is first & foremost within: the Inner Sanctum.
This space is in the heart, and its boundaries need to be clearly defined and protected.
Few should be allowed access to your inner sanctum (which is a great privilege). And it shall remain forever closed to those who don’t respect you or your boundaries.