creating a sacred space
For most of my meditation history I did not have a set place to practice. Which meant that I was very sporadic in my meditation, practicing whenever I could find the time or clear a space.
This often meant that I was only surface meditating because I was never really able to train my brain and body to fully sink into my practice.
Maybe the floor was too hard, or there was too much extra noise, or too much chaos in the house, or the place I had decided on for that particular day actually caused my anxiety to ramp up rather than calming and soothing my nervous system.
But I did not really realize any of this until the beginning of the pandemic.
At the beginning when my clinic was shut down, I had the heartbreaking reality of having an empty clinic and not knowing when I would be able to begin practice again. I could not look at the clinic, set up as a clinic, and not have sadness wash over me. So I packed it up ... and took the opportunity to bring calm to myself amid the chaos and turned my treatment room into a meditation/yoga/dance studio.
All of a sudden I had space for just me!
I could close the door, turn on music that made me feel (as loud as I wanted), and sit in quiet meditation. Often just sitting and focusing on breathing.
But after 3 months of glorious meditation practice, I was displaced again when the clinic reopened. A bit of a double edged sword as I was back to doing the work that I love, but my meditation practice floundered with the loss of a sacred place to practice.
Fast forward a year and a bit, and I was once again feeling the draw back to regular meditation practice ... I needed to get back to regular practice!
So I went on the hunt, not for a full room (because I don't have the luxury of that just yet), but for a sweet little corner to call my own.
See ... just a little space in the middle of our living room.
Then I had to start to set my meditation stage, so to speak, and create my very own sacred space.
What goes into a sacred space you ask?
the anatomy of a sacred space
whant to see my sacred space for 2023?
I hope you are inspired to create your own sacred space for meditation ... even if all you start with is something lovely to gaze at.
If you need inspiration please let me know, I am happy to help guide you.
PS ... don't forget to check out all of my guided meditation recordings
as well as my Malas, Meditation bracelets & Essential Art collection.
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering & inspiring others to do the same!