Your home as a sacred space is a very powerful tool that you can use to support your resting, recharging, and having the capacity to harness enough energy to show up as the leader that you were born to be in the world – your home can be a place of power.
Pay attention to the way that you feel when you walk into a space of devotion. You might be able to feel how the precision, cleanliness, and sacred items can instantly bring you into a state of peace and belonging, and it’s possible to create this same feeling in your own personal home.
Here are a few things that you can do right now to increase the energy in your home:
1. Set up mantra music box(es)
According to Yogi Bhajan, mantras contain some of the most powerful technology for transformation on the planet. Now think about what happens when you have those sounds pumping through your home!
Here’s how to make a mantra box:
- Purchase a Music Angel Box.
- Load your favorite mantra(s) onto a USB (make sure the audio files are .mp3s)
- Plug your Music Angel Box into the wall, plug in your USB, and voilá!
You can choose any mantra that you’d like. You can use Har Har Har Har Gobinday for prosperity, Chattr Chakkr Vartee for protection, or anything else that you feel intuitively will benefit you and your home.
*TIP: Your mantra music can be at the lowest possible volume – so low that you have to press it against your ear in order to hear. It’s simply the subtle vibration of the sounds that make an impact.
2. Set up altars around your home
You can never have too many altars, and you can turn anything into an altar. You don’t need to have a finely cut piece of fresh walnut delicately set against your wall.
Clear off a shelf, get creative, and set up devotional spaces all throughout your home.
What to put on your altar? Anything that is sacred; anything that inspires you – it’s what you honor when you practice, and also anything that will enhance your practice.
If your spiritual practice comes from a lineage like Kundalini Yoga, you might want to have photos of your teachers like Yogi Bhajan or Guru Ram Das. I also like to set up crystal grids, prayer flags, candles, plants, prayer beads, and incense on my altars.
*TIP: If you’re working with a particular prayer intention or manifestation desire, write it on a piece of paper and lay it on your altar so that it can charge in the energy.
3. Have people over
When you build a temple, open your doors.
Even if you have a small space, get creative with what kinds of gatherings to host. Open your doors for Full Moon and New Moon Sadhanas or intention-setting, community potluck dinners, group meditations, energy healing, etc.
Truly, there is no better way to make your home feel sacred and devotional than to open the doors to those you love.