Sacred Space: A Place to Call Home. We are all spending more time at home these days, let’s dedicate some energy and create a little cherished space. Whether you live in a chic apartment amidst the business of a city, an expansive country house or a dreamy bungalow on the beach—home is where the heart is. And, if this is true, where does the soul live?
What is Sacred Soul Space to you?
Is there currently a space within your home that you refer to as ‘sacred’? If not, do you long for a space in your home (and your soul) that is quiet, peaceful, and holy? I am a firm believer in magic, the kind of alchemy that involves the art of bringing gifts from another world into this one. When we are in a place that feels good, we find it easier to think, dream and get in touch with the best part of ourselves in a scared space that we call home.
To keep it simple, here are TWO easy methods you can use to tap into and transform ordinary environments into a sacred, nourishing space.
#1 QUIET STILL SPACE
You can do the following exercises in a few minutes, so do it now while you read this. Let’s begin with a short-guided relaxation to get you started.
In this quiet still space you can find your center, a ‘coming home’ feeling in your own body.
In this grounded place, take a few nice long DEEP BREATHS IN AND OUT.
Breathe in, feel your breath enter your body, watch it fill you up from the very base of your lungs all the way up to the top of your shoulders. Breathe out, release—all unwanted air, thoughts, emotions that are your past. Let go of anything that doesn’t serve you. It is now released through your breath.
Do this two more times.
POWER OF SUBCONSCIOUS
Next, imagine you are filled with light.
Take a moment and visualize the light filling you up.
Now visualize the center of your physical home.
Allow the light from the center of you to radiate out— working its way through your home.
On an energetic level you are visualizing light moving through your home ‘clearing the space’ with the power of your intention and thought. Imagine it’s like morning sunshine streaming in through you and then spreading throughout your home.
Next, let’s tap into the power of our subconscious mind through free-flow writing. In this quiet still space take a couple of minutes (or more) to reflect and journal about a favorite spot in our home. Once you have this space in mind, write about it and how to create a feeling of sacredness in this special place at home.
#2 CREATE AN ALTAR
Do you have a special place in your home to display items that represent where you place value, importance, and gratitude?
This place can be as simple as your dining table set with a candle, the kitchen countertop to hold a bouquet of tulips, or the edge of your bathtub to place a photo and a stick of incense. Start small, dream big, and most importantly have fun building on the idea.
I use our fireplace mantle as an altar to represent sacred space. We display our life’s milestones, celebrations and mementos, symbolizing what we are grateful for and what holds value in our life.
Even a small investment of dedicated energy will payback your soul (and everyone else’s too)—soon noticing the ethereal soothing feeling, sacred space: a place to call home.
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