We all go through rough times, bad spells, dead spots where the magic doesn’t seem to reach us. That’s normal. The thing is, it’s not good to stay in the lonely desert too long. We need to find a way back to our sacred space, our center, our secret garden, but how?
First You Need to Find Your Garden
You can create a sanctuary in your mind and heart. Listen and feel for what makes you calm and happy. Is it music? Dancing? Coffee? Coffee ice cream? Is it someone special? Someone who doesn’t even really exist? Would you feel safer imagining a protective angel or a hyper-protective gargoyle?
Use your intuition to call for an answer to your needs. Turn off the radio in your car and just drive. Shut off the TV and simply eat your dinner and your intuition will have a chance to help sort out your feelings and tell you what you need. When you begin to know, begin to imagine the place that pleases you and warms your heart.
Welcome to My Garden
My secret garden is a hidden valley, high in the mountains. There are acres of grass and deep, mysterious woods. I picture a bubbling spring, a giant swing and some very mean looking but protective gargoyles. They play rough because they are so rugged that nothing can hurt them, and they would never hurt me. In my garden, the trees are like the world's most complete MP3 player; they can magically play every song ever written and most of the songs that will be written in the next thousand years. I’m never hungry, or weak, or cold and it is completely safe for me to sleep there. That's what I see in my sacred space.
Make Your Garden Real
See it. Feel it. Smell it. Make your visualization real to you. Then practice going there when you are alone. Slowly, you will learn to call up the feeling of your secret garden even when you are in a crowded room, or feeling sad, or when you are afraid. Buy a piece of jewelry, like a pendant or ring, that reminds you of your sacred space and wear it when you go there in your imagination. Soon you will feel calmer just from seeing or touching that piece of jewelry.
Keep Your Garden Secret
I suggest that you don’t talk much about your sacred space. Just go there often. Spend a little time there every day. You may be surprised at the calm this practice brings to your life. Nice side benefits to this daily visualization practice include more vivid dreams, clearer thinking, better sense of direction and much improved visualization skills. Don’t let those powerful benefits slip through your fingers. Start creating your sacred space today.
About the Author
Rodney Robbins is a novelist and quality expert who knows well the need for rest and renewal. His first book is a young adult novel called “My Romantic Spell. " It's about a teen Witch growing up in modern Salem who does a spell to improve her mother's love life. Robbins also has Celiac Disease (an auto-immune reaction to eating wheat and other grains) and Periodic Paralysis (a rare myopathy that leaves him weak or paralyzed at times). Go to http://www.lulu.com/rodneyrobbins to check out his magical blog, or surf over to http://tinyurl.com/ggq9t and read “My Romantic Spell" on-line. The full length book preview may not be available much longer so check it out today!