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Make Your Home A Spiritual Haven

Chaos is a part of life. Traffic, unruly people on streets, a busy office, tough relationships — it can be difficult to find a peaceful moment among all the distractions. You can plan on flying off to Himalayas or Hawaii, but let’s face it: after a brief retreat, you have to come back to chaos again.

What if you could make your home a serene place? It takes a little effort and passion to make it a peaceful and spiritually uplifting sanctuary, but it’s totally worth it. Here are five ideas to help you clear the energy and make your home a spiritual haven:

1. Get cozy with plants.

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Plants in your home not only are good for health, but are linked to happiness, too. According to the study, the air quality improves, concentration is better, and compassion and positivity increases.

There are many plants that elevate you spiritually. Basil brings luck, protection and purity to your home. Lavender gives you mental peace, relieves you of negative emotions. Jasmine attracts love and money. Honeysuckle increases your intuition.

2. Find the right crystal.

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A blue turquoise crystal placed in a northeast section of the home draws the right gurus and support from the universe. Place citrine in the southeast corner of your home to attract wealth. Amethyst amplifies spiritual energies. Rose quartz helps attract love; place it near your bed. Jade gives you health and wisdom. Black obsidian in the hall absorbs any negative energy that gathers due to stress, tension and other negative emotions of visitors. Just make sure you’re educated and purchasing from a crystal purveyor you trust!

3. Light a lamp or candles.

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One great example of an energy-healing light is an Indian lamp; locally called a “diya,” it has a cotton wick and ghee for fuel. The combination of ghee and fire produces extremely high spiritual energy, called satvik (the highest form of purity). The diya promotes peace and wisdom in the house. If it’s unavailable, you can light an odd number of candles.

4. Burn incense or essential oils

Incense sticks and essential oils make the atmosphere congenial for spiritual contemplation. Burning “dhoop” (cone-shaped incense) is considered a sacred ritual. Burn frankincense, nag champa or sandalwood incense to reduce depression and anxiety.

5. Clean with salt water.

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Take a teaspoon of sea salt in a spray bottle filled with water. You can clean walls and windows with it. Apart from taking out dirt, it takes out all the bad energy accumulated due to stress, fights and negative thought process.

Apart from this, choose a calming color palette for your home. Make a weekly appointment with your home to remove clutter, cleansing, taking care of plants and organizing it well. You’ll feel the soothing effect it will have on your mind and body.

Swati Singh

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How To Find Your Spiritual Home On Earth and Grow

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Typewriter Typography Illustration Art Print Pink  " Home" Poster 8" x 10" Vintage Style on Etsy, $20.69About five years ago, I was reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat, Pray, Love” and I began to wonder… Where is my Bali? A lot of my friends who had read the book were longing to got to Bali, and I will admit that Elizabeth’s book sure made it sound enticing. Still, her book was not about going to Bali, but about going where your heart calls you. So I started listening to my heart and asking it where my Bali was.

As I read the book, I kept getting insights and flashes guiding me toward Sedona, even though I’d never been here. I felt an inner nudge to go, and I also got external clues — a friend mentioning visiting Sedona, a magazine article about places where there were red rocks, a comment by a spiritual mentor. When we are living life fully, our inner and outer lives begin to unify and dance. The symbols outside of me and inside of me were all pointing to one place, Sedona.

About a month after I finished the book, I couldn’t wait any longer. I got in my car and drove to Sedona. When I arrived, I couldn’t believe how beautiful and powerful it was. I was in awe of the gorgeous red-orange-yellowish (lower chakra) rock formations and the gentle warm glow my body felt in their presence.

My personal shifts began almost immediately. I became much clearer on who I was and what I wanted. When I returned home, my marriage that had already been ailing began unraveling, a process that was long overdue. Not long after that, I returned to Sedona to get a root tattoo, and the you-know-what really hit the fan. It was time to let the healing crisis begin. I chose to end my marriage and to begin my healing career. I created my Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos. I learned how to do Sitha healing, a healing modality similar to reiki. I studied hypnotherapy and became a Certified Hypnotherapist. I created the Chakra Life Cycle System. All of it began in Sedona.

So where is your Sedona? Your Bali? What place gives you that undeniable spiritual kick-in-the-butt that gets stuff moving? If you don’t know what it is yet, then simply ask to be shown. Pray about it. Meditate on it. And listen very closely for any answers the universe may provide. They can be easy to miss, as they often come in an unexpected package.

If there is a place you’ve been longing to go your whole life, chances are, it’s your spiritual home. So… what are you waiting for? It’s waiting for you.