Creating a sacred space in your bedroom is very important to recharge from your day. It is linked to our basic needs for shelter, nourishment, and relaxation.
First off, what is the meaning of a sacred space? Some people often feel uncomfortable with the word “sacred,” as it is often associated with something religious. However, it simply means that a private space is "highly valued and important."
Now that you know the meaning of a sacred space, maybe you’ll realize that you are not giving your own bedroom enough importance. Incredibly, we spend a third of our day in this sacred living space. When you don't value it or make it a sacred area to unwind, you are missing an opportunity to improve your well-being.
In this article, I will share tips with you to create a highly valued and essential space in your bedroom––a sacred living area. Follow these 5 steps, and you're sure to create a sacred space.
#1: Clean air
Creating a sacred space starts by making sure that your bedroom’s air is clean and free-flowing. Breathing clean air is vital, so you want to keep your sacred room tidy and free of dust. As air can impact your health it is important to pay attention to the air you’re breathing.
#2: Into the darkness
When you go to a spa, the lighting is an important part of relaxation. So, when you are creating your sacred space, you want to pay attention to the lighting too. Install blackout shades or curtains. These fixtures will keep the street lights and vehicle headlights from intruding on your safe space.
It is not a good idea to keep a TV in your sacred room, as you want it to be a place for relaxation and not stimulation. TVs give off a blue light that can disturb your circadian rhythm, and even the little on-button light on the unit can disturb light sleepers.
#3: A little bit of feng shui
Feng shui is the ancient Asian practice of arranging the pieces in a living space in order to create balance with the natural flow of energy.
Turn your own bedroom into a sacred place by making sure that you position your bed in the center of the room and out of the line of the bedroom door.
You want your bedhead to point southward in order to avoid a north-to-south sleeping position. It is also important to keep all drawers and doors closed when not in use.
Avoid mirrors near the bed and move any bookshelves into another room.
#4: Pay attention to your linen
Many people don't pay attention to their linen.
The first step to create a sacred space in your bedroom is to make the bed. Be sure to opt for natural cotton bed linens since they won't cause any irritation to your skin. Other materials contain petrochemicals that can be toxic to the skin.
Choose pastel colors, such as lavender or yellow, to create a relaxing effect. Make sure you avoid cold colors such as blue, white, and black since their cooler tones don’t support relaxation. Last but not least, wash your bed sheets at least once a week because when you sleep you also sweat and leave skin cells behind.
#5: The other little details
I love to add a rug and some comfy pillows in the corner of the sacred room. I usually add in some ritualistic objects or personal items, such as crystals, pictures, incense, candles, uplifting-quotes, etc. The best way to make a space sacred is to bring in these types of ritual-based objects and personal items.
Whatever you choose should be inspiring and uplifting to your mood. Include items that are meaningful to you.
Your bedroom should be a place of healing, rejuvenation, and wellness, which is why you want to create a sacred space in your bedroom. Try these tips and let the magic happen!