How do you feel about your home space? Coming home and leaving the world at the door is a special moment, at least it is for me. Stepping over the threshold, I'm stepping in to my sanctuary, my special place where I can unravel and feel safe. We drop all of our masks at the door and come home to ourselves. Are you able to feel relaxed, unwind and recharge? Not to be taken for granted, I am grateful everyday for my home and my safety.
How do you feel about your home? Is it your sanctuary? Or do you mainly see the things that need repair or the walls that need a lick of paint, or is it the piles of clutter that seems to be growing all around the place? Do have a list of to do's that could do with having a few of the jobs checked off the list? Maybe you just haven't considered your home as a sacred sanctuary before? Perhaps you do see it this way, you just haven't named it.
In the last few years, I've started to give more time to the beautifying of my space. Spending time cleaning is no longer a burdensome act that consumes my precious time, but rather a joy that is carried out with intention and love. As the love is sprinkled around, I feel grateful that I will continue to feel the benefits for weeks to come, layer upon layer added each time.
Since first meeting the spirit of my home many years ago, I communicate with them regularly. I cherish the space we are co-creating with intention, checking in often to make sure all is well and in harmony, or if there are any requirements that need to be taken care of energetically. It has over time become an intuitive collaboration between us.
I play music and dance with the space to add in more joy energy. I add my gratitude in to the walls and floors as I move around, by thanking the space and the furnishings for holding and supporting me every day. I love my home and everything I choose to bring in to it and furnish it with.
These are just some of the ways I make it sacred for me, my safe haven, so that I can fully relax and feel held, ready to face the world again when it's time.
Here are some practical ways you can bring some more of the sacred in to your daily living space:
➤ Open the windows and let in the fresh air, let the space breathe.
➤ Regularly smudge your space with intention and cleansing herbs, essential oils, or special room sprays like lavender water. Creating your own room spray with a specific intention, is a loving act for you and your home. I regularly use essential oils to set a mood in my space.
➤ Clear any clutter you may have lying around, clean out some drawers, get rid of what is outdated and holding a stagnant stuck energy. All this clearing makes space for clarity, for new and vibrant possibilities of what's next to enter in.
➤ A house clearing session is a special treat, to clear out energetically old and stagnant energies from the building and land itself. Click here for more details if you're curious to know more or if you feel called to deep clean the house energetically in this way.
➤ Play inspiring, uplifting or music with healing frequencies in your home, dance around the space, bringing in joy as you do so.
➤ Bring in some house plants to help clean and purify the air.
These are just a few ideas to help you think of your own ways to bring more sacredness in to your personal sanctuary. Doing it with purpose and intention adds energy to it.
May you be awed by beauty...always.
With love and blessings,