When you think of home what pops into your head? Do you think of the place of sanctuary, do you think about the laundry pile you have to get to, or maybe you think of family and love? Does your home make you feel safe or bring you anxiety? Now, take a moment to sit with how the thought of home made you feel and then we are going to take a look at how we want to feel about our homes. Our homes are our shelter, the place we create magic, and our retreat from the outside elements.
How do you create a magical sanctuary in a busy household? For many we live with a significant other, family or even flatmates. Start with a small space to call your own. one that in an area you can establish to be undisturbed when using. Begin by creating an altar and work your way up to meditation pillows and tapestries. Communicate to your house hold what your goals and desires are for this space. Maybe you'll be able to create a shared calm space. Everyday when you leave and come home spend a few minutes in your space. Calm down from being in the outside world, de-work from the day, and clear your senses. Play some peaceful music, light a candle and thank your deities for their blessings. Whichever you choose to do in this space is completely personal to each individual.
Here are 10 tips on creating your magical sanctuary:
- Tapestries and room dividers work wonders on separating areas in small spaces
- Floor pillows
- Plastic flowers hung from the ceiling mixed with twinkly lights
- String lights
- Water fountains
- Wind chimes
- Removable wallpaper
- Pictures of your favorite landscapes
- 7 day candles, pillar candles, wall sconces with candles