A Room for Yourself
At the end of a long, stressful day, all you want to do is go home to a peaceful and rejuvenating space. Ideally, every home should provide comfort and support. It’s where we eat home cooked meals, get our best sleep, and take care of ourselves. It’s why, if we can help it, we fill our homes with luxuries. Your home should be a retreat, a place where you can lay your head, rest your soul, and grow spiritually. But this is not always the case. We often neglect an important feature that should be integrated into every home. An area to address our spiritual needs.
If you feel as if your home does not support you mentally and spiritually, then it may be time to create a space with the soul purpose of offering that spiritual retreat. This area of your home is designed to help you connect with your spiritual life and most authentic self. It provides you with the intention of prudent reflection, clarity, and rejuvenated drive. And science tells us that spiritual clarity promotes serotonin, which allows you to feel content and relaxed, and dopamine, which makes you happy. When we purposefully set aside an area of our home for spiritual growth, we are investing in our overall well-being.
Consider opening a corner in your home to transform into your spiritual space.
You don’t have to redesign your whole house to do this. But you should start by being subtractive. De-clutter that area of distractions. You will never be able to thrive spiritually if your physical space clutters your mental space.
Once you have cleared an area to relax, meditate, and reflect, you should fill that nook with items and elements that support your mind and soul. This includes adding pleasant smells, soothing sounds, and heartwarming visuals. This is a sacred space. You can add meditative tools such as candles, cushions, incense, sage, statues, crystals, or singing bowls, which can hold sacred energy. Now you can really delve into unburdening yourself and connecting with your inner voice. Additionally, pictures of loved ones and inspiring images and words, plants, memento and other meaningful items will also serve to fully realize your spiritual retreat.
The Importance of Creating Spiritual Place
Your body is a sacred space. It houses your soul. But in order to connect with your sacred self, you need a peaceful abode. A home that nourishes your spirit. By creating a sacred space, you can address your need for ongoing spiritual nourishment. You can create such a sacred space anywhere, be it at home or work or in nature.
Here is a list of the benefits of creating a spiritual place for yourself:
~ Knowing there is a place just for you, a place that can help “catch” you when you’re falling
~ Having a space to meditate and pray, thus allowing you to speak and listen to the divine
~ A space that can support you in doing the inner work needed to help you heal your past and manifest your dreams
~ Cultivate a deeper connection with your self
Options for Your Space
Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation. In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and World music. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the bells produce have a direct affect on their chakras.
Crystals hold energetic vibrations that can raise the energy in any space. Keeping crystals in your sacred space, whether for peace, protection, joy, etc., is a great addition to every room.
Intention Candles are used to create a harmonious and peaceful environment. There are candles for many different purposes. Your sacred space can have as many or as little candles as you want.
Statues provide a constant visual reminder of the magic we seek to tap into, the goals we wish to achieve, and the journey we’re on.
Incense, whether sticks, cones, or resin, help to set the energy in your space. Burning incense as part of your regular habits helps to remind and connect you to things bigger than your day-to-day grind.
Incense holders are decorative holders for your incense. They provide both beauty and function. The material and shape of the incense holder determines which type(s) of incense you may use; cones, sticks, resin
The Open Mind Center Advantage
By heading to a relaxing ambiance where you are far from everyday worries, you can easily connect with your divine self, forget negativity, attract positivity, de-stress, and feel more at peace with yourself.
When you allow yourself to de-stress and get far away from external stressors, you can feel a new you, who is less tense and the least affected by negativity.
At the Open Mind Center, you can find spiritual and meditation rooms where you can get away from the stress of routine life. Our spiritual rooms are designed with meditation products that create the perfect ambiance for someone looking to retreat in solitude.