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Do You Have Breathing Space? June 1, 2010

Posted by franciecooper in life coaching, life lessons, Uncategorized.
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Have you ever wanted to create a special space in your home – indoor or out – that helps you feel more connected to what’s meaningful in your life? I have, and I want to focus on that this month and invite you to join me in this delightful project. This week, let’s specifically concentrate on creating a sacred space that lets us express our need for ongoing spiritual nourishment.

Where should you locate your sacred space? It can be a table, a small part of a room you surround with a screen, or it can be an entire room if you have the space. I have a client who has created an altar inside a special armoire with doors that she opens when she meditates and closes when guests arrive.

Make your sacred space personal. Choose what tastes, sounds, smells, looks, and feels good to you. Choose objects that give you energy, inspire you, or help you get into the ritual of your prayer, meditation, yoga or other sacred practice. You can use personal items that are meaningful to you; visual art – your own or your friends’; photos of loved ones and special places you’ve visited; statues of traditional symbols of the divine; stones and shells that hold memories from special places; candles or incense; fabrics; chimes; plants or flowers; calming music; and sacred texts or words of wisdom from any and all faiths.

Carve out time and solitude. Remember this space is yours. Ask family members to honor your time and not interrupt you.

Above all, trust your intuition to show you where to put it, what to include, how to use it – and see where it takes you.

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