Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Take a moment and list the places, activities and things that create a sense of sacred space for you.
You can create a cozy, sacred space in your home for meditation, prayer or relaxation when you need to escape from the pressures of stress around you. Sometimes soaking in the bathtub with scented oils and candles can create that sense of sacred space. Sitting outdoors or watching the flames in the fireplace on a cold winter night can also be sacred space. The important thing is to take time to block out the ordinary activities of the day and savor quiet time in your own sacred space. You may occasionally invite special friends or a loved one to share that space with you.
You can create a portable altar space by placing special items in a basket to use in various rooms or outdoors if you are unable to have a dedicated space. Consider a colorful piece of fabric as an altar cloth, to transform an ordinary space into sacred space. Add a candle, sacred icon, journal/pen, photograph or other items that you consider special. If you wish to create a less formal space, tuck in a cozy blanket, slippers and your favorite mug for an on-the-go self care basket. Experiment with various spaces and activities to find several options that work for your lifestyle.
You might want to consider creating a sacred space at work. Try using an empty Altoids tin with a few special items inside for a mini-altar. A candle, sacred icon, photograph from a favorite vacation spot, pebble from the beach or other special items can be placed on a small cloth in front of you for a few moments, then discretely hidden when your break time is over.
How will you create a personal sacred space?