I use my creative voice work and sounding practices to deepen my inner listening skills. Sounding has transformed my life and allowed me to access deepened intuition, and spiritual, physical and environmental awareness. My sanctuary is the place where I connect with my Higher Guidance through sound, silence, meditation, and ritual.
Creating a meaningful and intentional space can help you strengthen your connection with your Inner Being. Your Inner Being or Higher Self has a bird's eye view of your life and wisdom and perspective to share with you if you are willing to listen.
You can create a sacred space for yourself to be able to tune into your Inner Being. Having a dedicated physical space is not necessary at all. However, it helps teach us to detach from external distractions and come into a deeper presence. The goal as you improve your inner listening skills is to be able to find this place within yourself anytime, anywhere. Creating sanctuary incorporates the following components: Intention, Place and Time, Ambiance and Meaning, and Ritual.
An Intention is a statement of being and desire. It can guide, motivate, and inspire us to action and bridge the creation of healthy habits and manifestations. In everyday life, most of us don’t give much thought or attention behind what we do and why. We are habitually living, acting from social conditioning or social expectations, not thinking about whether or not these things feel good, make sense, or lead us somewhere we want to be. Intentional living is the conscious direction of energy and action. As we intend, we become. It is with our intention that we create and manifest. Are you living with intention? If not, where is life taking you?
Time and Space. To manifest something new in our lives, we need to create space for it to come in. Sometimes it means clearing something away, saying no to one thing and yes to another.
Everyday life has constant demands on our attention and multiple distractions, and it is important to cultivate balance. Your sanctuary is your container of self-care and inner reflection that will generate enormous clarity and more space in your life for tangible transformations to take place.
Your sanctuary should be a meaningful and quiet area you can access easily and consistently on a regular basis, where you can comfortably and freely do your sacred activities without disturbing others or feeling self-conscious. It could be indoors or outdoors, at home or elsewhere. Schedule “sanctuary time” and commit to it regularly.
Meaning & Ambiance. Ambiance describes the appealing qualities of the atmosphere of your sanctuary, and how it accommodates your intention and activity and sets the mood. To enhance positive energy flow in your space, incorporate the elements: earth, water, fire, air, or symbols of the elements in art or decoration. You may also want to incorporate symbols of benevolence, support and inspiration: angels, ancestors, deceased loved ones, inspiring people, spiritual or religious figures, and animals. Everything you include should have a significant, personal resonance with you. This ambiance you are creating IS you.
Ritual is intentional, meaningful, and symbolic action. Thoughtful and deliberate actions foster deeper consciousness in everyday life - whether we are doing dishes, driving in traffic, or cooking for the family. Practicing ritual in your sanctuary increases your awareness of the ritual aspects of everyday life, the regular activities, and the schedule you maintain. Create and follow a specific practice that gets you “in the zone,” and aligns with your intentions.
Your sacred sanctuary is a special space for deep inner connection, divine communication, and contemplation. It is a refuge from the demands of the modern world. In your sanctuary, you can be inspired; you feel good; you are reminded of the potential for peace, harmony, and contentment in your life and in your world. Have fun creating yours, allowing it to change and evolve along with you, as you listen to and follow your Inner Guidance.