Making Homes Out Of Human Beings

I am a sanctuary unto myself.

“I am a sanctuary unto myself.”

Warsan Shire wrote, “you can’t make homes out of human beings, someone should have already told you that.” It’s amazing how many of us will still try though. It’s how we look to house our aspirations, fears, dreams, love, or even future in other people. Although we all should value the importance of community, we should also equally value the need to have time alone for reflection, recovery, discovery, and healing. This is a part of what coming home to yourself looks like. It takes the shape of the safest area that we can create for ourselves to keep all that is sacred to us. Consecrate yourself and your space. Why shouldn’t we do so for our greater good. It is great to seek to be a blessing to others but, are we dedicated to being a blessing for ourselves as well? Perhaps it’s time to invest mindfully in all of the aspects of our rising.

Here are a few ideas to help create your sanctuary

  1. Dedicate a specific area within your home as your special space.
  2. Determine what you like to do in that space. (journal, meditate, yoga, etc.)
  3. Make sure it’s understood that, that area is for your use only.
  4. Bring items into that space that represent things that matter to you. (pictures, figurines, etc.)
  5. Spend at least 15 minutes twice a week in that area doing whatever things you’ve dedicated that area for.

Lotus Medicine: It’s vital that we create a place where we can go and let go, call on, celebrate, hone in, or whatever else our hearts desire. We cannot depend on people to always be the vessel as we have to be that for ourselves as well. In an overall sense, this helps to understand what we’re carrying for ourselves or the lack thereof and how that impacts others in their interactions with us.

Love and Light,
Nakeasha J

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