When the larger world seems filled with turmoil and the collective emotions (fear, anger, sadness) become too much to bear, I find a small sanctuary is just the place of peace I need to set things right again internally.
Sometimes we feel more than our own emotions. In our caring, we send out feelers into the world to help, or hold, or simply to learn what’s happening. It can be difficult to bring those feelers back; or when we do, they may be soaked in fear or sadness. Just too much other stuff.
A small sanctuary space is a vital part of my re-balancing.
Mine is a small deck wreathed, at the moment, by blue morning glories. A lounge hold the center spot with two wind chimes and pots filled with blooming plants and plants that offer food all around. A pecan tree shades me and cools the breeze here on most days. I have some quartz crystals and a collection of beautiful cow bones to energize and ground the space.
No matter what is going on out there I can come here and find rest and solace. Exhale. Just feel the presence of nature, my cat, and me. It draws me in; brings me home; allows me to leave the world and come back to my soul.
A small sanctuary can be any place or moment that quiets and comforts. You can create one for yourself. You’re probably already drawn to natural sanctuaries in your own space. Add items of comfort – a blanket, a plant, candles, whatever gives you the feeling of softness and ease – and create that as your place of peace.
I hope you find comfort.