Remember when you were little? You had a special place, a secret place. Maybe it was a corner of your closet, a shed in the back yard or a house in the trees.
You made your sanctuary, it was for you and your closest, most “best-est” friends only. In it, you kept your special things, your special secrets and spent hours dreaming your special dreams.
Chances are you still long for that sacred, secret space. The good news is that with a bit of imagination and determination, you can recreate that feeling today.
Here are 5 Steps to Create your Sweet Sanctuary.
1. Decide what you need:
Do you need a place to sit quietly with a cup of tea, a book, and your journal? A place to pray and meditate and do yoga? Your needs will dictate the amount of space you need. Do you need sunlight and a view? You deserve a beautiful space. Remember that your needs are important.
2. Find your special spot
Walk around your home and look for your special piece of real estate. Consider privacy and location. Once you have found it, clear away everything that doesn’t fit with your sanctuary theme. You will not want to share your sacred space with your children’s toys or your partners sports magazines and remote controls.
3. Cleanse and Bless your Sanctuary
Once you have found the perfect spot and cleaned it out, you need to rededicate it to its new purpose. You may want to burn some incense or sage and smudge the space to clear out the old energy and make room for the new. Set your intention for this to be a place of safety, of your special purpose.
4. Build your alter or shrine
Every sacred space needs a focal point. This is the heart of your sanctuary. This is a place to concentrate on your intentions, whether in prayer, meditation or activity of your choosing. Cover a table or dresser with a beautiful cloth. Add candles, elemental representatives, pictures of ancestors, anything of personal significance. There are many resources for creating your alter/shrine available.
5. Create the rest of your space
Design the rest of your sanctuary to allow you to spend your time as you like. Concentrated body movements, journaling, reading, meditating, daydreaming etc… You may want floor pillows, yoga mat, music and a basket for your journals and books… make it all about you.
Creating sacred space does not need to be difficult. Your sanctuary can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. There is no right way, no wrong way, only your way with this. Have fun with it…
Decide to spend regular time in your space, getting quiet, going within, centering and dreaming your dreams. The beauty of creating sacred space is that it will answer a yearning in a way that nothing else can. Namaste.
Wishing you Peace & Abundance… Joyce Lee “Your Life Empowerment Coach”
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