Las Vegas Spiritual Life Coach Jaclyn Costello

The Importance of a Sacred Space & Daily Meditation

by Jaclyn on June 12, 2015

If there’s one thing I must do every day, it’s clear my Mind and meditate.

I say “must”…however, unfortunately, I don’t always stick to this prescription.

Why not? If I know a daily meditation is going to elevate my life—if I know I will move through my day with more ease and clarity—if I know I will be able to better handle challenges tossed my way—why don’t I always stick to the master plan!?

At first I thought it was because I’m lazy, but that is definitely not the case. In fact, I am the exact opposite of lazy; I am so ultra productive and focused on “getting things done” that I feel any time spent laying around on the floor meditating is somehow distracting me from the ever-elusive future I’m rushing to create.

I’m an Aquarius, so this is typical of my breed, but you don’t need to be an Aquarius to suffer a similar go-getter, future-thinking, full-minded state of being. Does this sound like you? Do you need to remind yourself that the time you take to relax, empty, and be still is actually going to help with all your other more “productive” endeavors and passions?

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Why is it so hard for me to feed my inner Buddha every day? Note: the cereal was brought over by my friend’s son, who is convinced Fruity Pebbles are Buddha’s favorite food. Who knows…maybe they are.

 

I find myself often reminding my busiest of clients that they are not detracting from their companies, families, or other responsibilities by taking the time to retreat to a sacred space and re-align with the Universe/God/their Intuition. They are actually doing themselves, their company, and their family a great service by taking the time to re-fill with more Divine energy.

One thing that helps many people stick to a daily meditation practice (meditation = listening to calming music, reading “I AM” affirmations, vision board activities, journaling, gratitude prayers, being in nature, etc.) is having a special meditation space. Some people even choose to denote their entire home as scared–a space where they refuse to allow negative thoughts, disputes, disturbances, or anything else that may unsettle their peace.

I realize having an entire home that serves as a meditation space is not realistic for everyone, but it is realistic to create a room, a corner, or even just a nook solely devoted to relaxation, inspiration, and ease. Take a look at the corner in my home office below!

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In it I have a special Buddha statue, the vision board I’m working on, plants & flowers as offerings, sage, palo santo incense, rose water, holy water, rose quartz, Zincite, several other gems, the Desiderita poem, a special necklace from someone I love, a Moldavite necklace I gave to myself, an ancient prayer, the Metta prayer, two wooden yoga blocks (to open my heart and my hips), sacred images from various places I’ve visited & from sacred journeys I’ve taken, my journal, inspirational books, images of specific Goddesses I’m working with, several gifts from clients, and other special items that resonate with me on a soul level.

Remember, you don’t need to sit for hours to attain inner peace. A simple 20 minute practice each day can work wonders. Heck, a simple 10 minute practice is more than most people dedicate themselves to! Just get started, and I promise, you will feel the effects over time–often, immediately.

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one day, the universe gifted me this special leaf, outside of my car

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…so I brought it home and framed it next to a statue of St. Francis of Assisi

 

That’s all for now! Have fun, and I send blessings your way!

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Anish Dave June 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Thanks for sharing this insight and experience! I enjoyed seeing the pictures too.

Best,

Anish

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Jaclyn June 14, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Anish! I always love hearing from you 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my little slice of the world again! All the best, Jaclyn

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FT June 21, 2015 at 2:28 am

Agreed. We all need a sacred place in our life because when life gets crazy, it is particularly important to find some time to reconnect with yourself and re-energize. A sacred place allows us to do so and remember how we want to be in the world.

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Jaclyn November 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Absolutely! I couldn’t agree more…

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