Having a safe haven that supports us day-to-day and during life’s transitions, offers us enormous benefit.
Consider how you feel when you open your front door, back door, and bedroom door. These are key doorways through which we greet the rest of our day and the world…and where we recuperate, marinate, plan, and dream. These are therefore key areas to bring harmony to. See InnerVitality’s blog post on what each room in your house symbolizes >>
Surround yourself with what (and whom) makes you happy. What does home mean to you? Reflect on what makes you smile. As best as you can, eliminate everything else. When we’re not surrounded by clutter we feel open, safe and tranquil. Spend time in each room, and if there’s a room you never use or is too fancy to sit in, it’s time to change things up. Fill each room with at least one comfort item…this may be a plush chair, cozy blanket or throw pillow, soft lighting, candles, or a living plant. Surround yourself with beautiful art, scent, a variety of textures, shapes and colours, with heart-warming memories, and anything that connects you to your passions and what you adore about the world outside.
Sometimes creating a safe haven has little to do with our physical space and is more about cultivating a healthy mind-set. We need to love our home into a safe haven and recognize and cherish ourselves as empowered creators of our environment. Our home and all it contains have cooperative energy available to create a loving and nurturing environment for all of our needs. Our beliefs about our home (and the people in it) speak to how we will interact and experience it. It may sound absurd, but if you were in a relationship with your home, what might it want from you to be happier or more balanced and cared for? Ask it. Speak kindly to your kitchen, the bathroom mirror, your storage closet, bed, the roof above you. Feel yourself surrounded in the protective energy of your home at all times. Send your gratitude. When relaxing, imagine yourself lovingly wrapped in blankets of pink and white light. While you sleep, invite your angels to help you discover answers to life’s questions.
Here are some wonderful affirmations from self empowerment expert Louise Hay and life coach Cheryl Richardson: When you arrive at your car, say “Good morning, I love you!” Put love in before you start it. Affirm, “This is a safe and easy drive. I am surrounded by safe, pleasant drivers. We will get there in plenty of time.” Imagine if all drivers sent love to their vehicles, the road, and other drivers, how it would change our driving experience and the world!
See my post on Creating a Safe Haven in Meditation >>
AMONG FAMILY & FRIENDS
Don’t be afraid to ask for the little idiosyncrasies that you specifically need from your family and friends…be it what you need to feel included, how they can help you see different points of view, or requesting that they only call after a certain time on the weekends. Your preferences are exactly right for you, and with practice you will become extremely comfortable in tuning into and expressing your needs as they arise, and enforcing your boundaries with love.
OVER THE LONG HAUL
It’s important we manage our risks. Check in with whether you can’t afford to do something or can’t afford not to. Is it that you truly can’t or won’t? Recovering a sense of safety can sometimes mean a leap (a.k.a. risk) is necessary. Create a plan…what do you need to feel secure and nurtured while moving forward? Gently allow yourself to try it, and let life unfold. Perfection is not required. The treasure is always in the journey!
Quite simply, we flourish in an environment of safety, kindness and love. It takes self-nurturing to feel at home. Creating a safe haven is ultimately about being at home with ourselves.
Our relationship is considered sacred, as are all transactions. Emphasis is placed on creating an environment that is safe, loving, personalized, and respectful of the journey we’re all on towards self-empowerment and wholeness. We learn from each other. InnerVitality welcomes sharing and feedback within the Class and Training environment; points you to effective resources and tools, while also inspiring you to access vitality and truth within. Rejuvenating Treatment experiences are created by providing you with the necessary comforts, fresh linens, lovely products, a knowledgeable holistic approach, and most importantly ~ belief in your healing.
Have a beautiful day…I look forward to connecting with you! Comments are always welcome.
Kerri McCutcheon, Founder
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