I’ve often read about creating sacred spaces in homes with some sort of shrine like area or just a special nook you can claim and arrange that brings you peace. I started thinking about what if I did the same thing with my mind? I could be physically anywhere and could reach the power of freedom within.
Many may be saying I do this everyday when I meditate, but I guess what I’m thinking about is going beyond that and truly dedicating a permanent location within my mind as a sacred place. I don’t need to sit or breathe a specific way. I’m even going to the level of being able to point to the physical location. Envisioning for me is key.
So let me backup and explain where this is all coming from. We all know we have thousands of thoughts per day. Most of these thoughts originate from our domestication process growing up from family, teachers, friends, religions, politics, society, country, … They are so ingrained within us we don’t even question them until one day if we’re lucky sparks begin to cross within our mind and glimmers of awakenings start to show up raising their hand saying hold up I don’t think that thought is true and I’d like to explore this more.
Before that glimmer can completely speak its mind though the collective smothers it in fear it will spread like a virus. There’s rules we have grownup with and we’ve been hammered on that without rules there will be chaos! The glimmer is pushed down immediately and the spark is doused. This goes on in the background within our mind unconsciously because at this point we haven’t built a new neural network to fight back. Sure we might catch a few of the conditioned thoughts that no longer work for us, but we can’t catch them all.
This is where creating a sacred space within my mind comes into place. Like growing a new muscle I’m starting slow. Especially with the collective mind where it will definitely see this space as a threat and want to remove it immediately. Best to start under the radar if you will.
So what’s my sacred space within my mind starting to look like?
- It has thick walls like a fortress or a cave
- It has an entry point to my mind within the back part of my brain
- The temperature is comfortable on the cool size
- There is complete silence. The collective isn’t heard or allowed entry
- The space is calm and safe
- I have immediate access
The key for me is to travel there as soon as I see the first spark. Sitting in this space allows me to look at the particular thought and determine if it’s actually “true”. Let’s say I determine it’s not true. I may come to this space with the same thought a minute, hour, day, …later and come to the same conclusion. Each time this muscle reconnects with my soul and gets stronger. The glimmers shine here. The pathway extends further into the network.
Not sure if any of that made sense or if anyone could relate, but I put it out here to take as you will. We don’t have to believe everything our mind spreads. We can rewire our mind. We can change and grow.
* I’ve just started this …work in progress