The most powerful way to nourish our soul is to experience the world around us through our senses. You know when you slow down to smell the blossom on a tree, everything else in that moment dissolves and only inhaling that scent is important. Your entire being notices it and for a moment you ‘come to your senses’.
This sanctuary can be anywhere in your home, office or garden and can be as elaborate or simple as you wish. It is peaceful, soothing, and quiet and is a place where you cultivate compassion, patience and forgiveness of yourself.
Here there is no blame, shame, guilt or judgement but is a place where you can come to your senses, be entirely, uniquely yourself and explore the potential for beauty, joy, peace and fulfilment in your life.
Claim your space. Have cushions, wraps and a cosy chair in your space. This is where you can read, write, listen to music or inspiring TED talks, YouTubes or Podcasts. You can create, craft, explore, meditate and journal here. Have candles, writing paper, notebooks, pens and colour markers. Keep your favourite inspirational books nearby and a block of sticky notes to mark pages and text.
Your sacred space is like a mirror reflecting back your inner beauty.
Anything that is precious to you is sacred. Often a sacred object is anything that instantly brings you back to yourself , reminding you in the midst of chaos who you truly are. What is sacred is inspiring, comforting, peaceful and healing to the whole of your being – body, mind and soul.
Here you want to feel warm, safe and the seduction of the senses. Have scented candles, flowers or a plant, a photograph or picture to gaze your eyes upon, a wrap or sanctuary shawl (my craft project for November Bliss 2019) to draw around your shoulders and even, if you so wish, a special sanctuary cup from which you sip herbal teas as you immerse yourself in this space.
For the next thirty days this is your magical resting place, just for you and once you set this up in a way that feels right you will feel magnetically drawn to it every day and maybe more than once a day.
Because this is where that small inner voice be heard - where you will discover your personal divine magic. From there, there’s no knowing what dreams may come, what miracles may happen.
What gift of rest will you give yourself today?
PS. Let me know if you’d like to have my companion workbook ‘Magical Rest’ and I’ll pop one in the post to you. €16 inclusive of post.
Magical Rest companion workbook available.
Rest is the potent elixir that fuels the efficiency of everything we do, are and wish to be. We rest for healing, for wisdom, for radiance and for love. I have created the Magical Rest 30 day program as a stand alone personal month long journey through the resting of all of your being, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, creatively, sensory and socially. Each day gifts you a restful exercise, practice or ritual and sets some reflective work to help you connect more fully to your own inner wisdom and personal magic.