Thursday, June 27, 2013
Your Sacred Space
We all know our favorite places to go to feel calm. It could be walking on the beach, jogging through a beautiful park, a treasured vacation spot, or just stepping outside to feel the cool rain on a warm summer night wash against your face. What if you could feel that sense of peace every day? We all know that peace is created in the mind, but to have a place to go that creates an environment of tranquility, is invaluable!
Do you have a sacred space in your home? A place for sanctuary, retreat, peace? Think of the things that fill your senses to make you feel relaxed: a beautiful row of lit candles, a statue of Buddha or Jesus, soft pillows to meditate on, a cd player with relaxing music. If seeing the faces of your beautiful children bring you peace and joy, add photos to your space. If there are public figures you admire or want to pray for, put their images there as well! The sound of water is a great soother, so add a small tabletop water fountain if you choose. This space needs to be meaningful to you. This is your quiet time, your place to reconnect with yourself and your source.
You don't need a large area to create this space. It could be a corner of your bedroom or a closet. Even a warm bath surrounded by candles and music could be your retreat! If you live in a warm climate, you could have an outdoor sanctuary with a water feature, bench, wind chime, anything that makes you feel tranquil.
If you decide to have a sacred space for the whole family, then incorporate everyone's favorite calming items into the space. Have a discussion about what is special to each of you. I do believe that giving your children the ability to quiet their minds will help in school, in relationships, in everything they do. Sharing this with your family is a wonderful bonding opportunity and something that your kids will carry into their lives well into the future. You can have family quiet time, and everyone can also use the retreat by themselves.
It is wonderful to start and end the day in your sacred space. Begin your day on a positive note, and end your day relaxed to enjoy sweet dreams! If you have a busy, hectic life as most of us do, spending some quiet time will help to relax and inspire you!
I would love to hear about your sacred space. Let me know if you have a special retreat and what it means to you. Share how you are planning to create your sacred space. How will you use it? When you will use it? I'm sure your ideas will be inspiring!
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