In today’s insane world, most people are feeling super stressed, full of anxiety and depressed. They are on meds just to wake up, go to sleep and try to stay sane which usually ends up making more issues than helping in the long run. It doesn’t matter if you are an everyday Joe or Jane, if you are rich and famous or if you are a psychic/paranormal researcher – everyone needs their serenity.
This is an exercise I usually do with my clients and students in order to help them get into a very deep meditation and do more advanced spiritual work but anyone can learn this and they should – if for nothing else than to have a little peace and a mind escape.
Your sacred sanctuary is a sacred place in the abyss of your psyche that you will create from scratch and then bring it to life. You will be creating this place just for you and no one else can get into it unless you specifically invite them to join you. You have complete and total control over this sacred place and it can be altered at any time for any purpose and in any way you choose. When you are in your sacred place, you are free from worry, free from pain and suffering, free from disturbances and you can do and act as you please. You are creating this place out of pure energy so it will inherit the characteristics and atmosphere that you consistently feed it.
When my students want to make things happen in their life or help their clients, they can go to their sacred place and do any kind of psychic or energy work there which will manifest itself in physical reality in the correct divine timing. The first step is to build your sacred space and the second step is to get very comfortable being there and to continue to give this space a reality. Visualization helps with this exercise but if visualization isn’t your thing – no worries – there are other ways to get the job done and it all works just as well. I am going to give you the basics of creating your sacred space and then take it a step further for people who are involved in the paranormal worlds.
You can use your sacred space to just have a place to escape to, to meet your spirit guide, to hang out with angels, to learn the secrets of life, to meet alien guides, to learn more about your higher self, to meet your previous incarnations, to travel to other realms and time, to heal yourself, to artificially reincarnate, to change bad habits, to reinvent yourself, to instill new good habits, to boost your confidence, to relax, to just simply be at peace and a whole bunch more things you can do. If you can think it, you can do it here.
There are two prerequisites for this exercise and one is is that you must be able to meditate. The other is that you protect yourself from negative energy.
For these exercises, begin by imagining a bubble that completely surrounds you. See white light from the universe pouring down like a gentle waterfall into your bubble. Then ask Archangel Michael to come and provide protection against any and all negative energies and entities. These are two very basic forms of psychic protection but they should be fine to get you through the second prerequisite of quick meditation practices.
I know that the word meditation scares people at times but meditation is really nothing more than focused relaxation for most people. I say that because advanced meditation can be used for some pretty intense psychic and paranormal activities, but you only need to spend small amounts of time doing this exercise if that is all you can muster or have time for. If you follow through and create your sacred space, you will want to spend more and more time in that space. There are mental, emotional and physical benefits to creating and utilizing your sacred sanctuary. It is a place where you can ‘get away’, relieve stress, interact with deceased loved ones, work with your spirit guide and angels, get solutions to issues and problems, work on making your health better, work on making life changes and increase your psychic abilities – just to name a few things.
For those of you that do not meditate, here are some prerequisite exercises to help you so that you have an easier time building your sacred sanctuary. Even if you are a seasoned meditator, you can still benefit from the exercises as they will help you build focus and develop your psychic abilities. Try to meditate for at least 10 minutes a day, but 15 to 20 minutes would be something you will want to work up to. Don’t see meditation as a chore, but rather special serenity time for just you. You need and deserve that time for yourself. It will help you to be more productive and happier as well. Also, do not become discouraged if you do not seem to make what I am describing in each prerequisite happen as this kind of thing takes time to build as any skill would. However, just practicing them will benefit you immensely and will aid in making your sacred space much easier. If you repeat the 11 day exercises, each time you will more than likely find yourself making improvements. These simple meditation exercises will help you to develop your psychic abilities as well.
Begin each meditation the same way - your protection bubble and asking for Archangel Michael and then sit in a comfortable chair and take a few slow, deep breaths. After your deep breaths, close your eyes and count backwards from 20 to 1, but do that to the count of your breaths - slow and relaxed until you get down to 1. Then proceed with each days meditation focus. Remember to always thank Archangel Michael for his protection.
Day 1 – Think about the room you are in and then try to draw it in your mind. Start with one wall, the one in front of you and picture how high and long it is. What color is it? What is the texture? Are there any significant markings? Are there windows? Where are they placed and how large are they? Is there a door on that wall? Now how about pictures or other decor? Really try to see the wall in front of you as if your eyes were open. Try to fill in all the nooks and crannies of that wall in your mind. If your mind wonders off to something else, then just simply return to the exercise. You do not have to start back at the beginning again.
You do not have to follow these directions to the tee but just get the idea that you are trying to recreate the wall in front of you the best you can and if you can continue on to other walls in the room, that is great. If you can only do one wall, that is fine. The most important part of this exercise is that you work on detail. If you can only do one wall, make it as detailed as possible. You will get more from that then you would trying to do the entire room if the detail is not there. It is a good idea to study the wall you are going to recreate by observing it very carefully. Touching the wall to feel for cracks, the texture and using as many of your senses as possible to embed all of the characteristics of that wall into your mind's eye before you set out on your meditation to recreate it.
Day 2 – Try to concentrate on all of the sounds you hear. Try to separate each sound and pinpoint the location each sound is coming from. These sounds can be house noises, the refrigerator running, a person’s voice, vehicles outside, a high pitched noise in your ears, the clock, a television, etc. If the house is pretty quiet, keep listening to see if you can hear anything very faint or new. The important part of this meditation is to focus everything on listening for sound, trying to hear and separate them and then trying to pinpoint the direction it is coming from. Switch up the times of day you are listening so that sometimes you have more noises to sift through and at quieter times, you have to listen very carefully to all the subtleties.
Day 3 – Think of an item that has a scent like food, perfume, hair spray, etc. and then imagine seeing the item in your mind. Now try to smell that fragrance as if you have it right in front of your nose. Take the time to notice if it has a strong or light odor, if It is pleasant or not so much. Notice how it makes you feel – what kind of sensations come over you? After you take careful notice of the fragrance and how it makes you feel, the use your imagination to move the item further away from you, but not so far that you cannot smell it. Then take your observations again. Does the item smell lighter, etc? Move it in very close again and repeat the observations. Do this with several items mixing up the types of fragrances such as pleasant, sweet, sour, strong, not so pleasant – you get it. The most important part of this exercise is to be able to smell the aroma of the item. Focus on the scent, but try to incorporate your visualization.
Day 4 – Picture a favorite fruit or food item and then try to taste that item. Begin with visualization by imagining that it is right there in front of you. Next, smell the item and take notice of how it smells. Then use your imagination to take a bite. Try to get the taste of the item as if you were really eating it. Notice the texture and how it breaks apart as you chew it. Take notice of every step of the eating process. Do this with several food items but mix the tastes up. It would be great to eat something sour and see if it gives you that pucker feeling or something bitter like cocoa. Try something sweet and try different textures as well. The most important thing for this meditation is to try to taste your food item.
Day 5 – This day is going to be on repetitive focus. Start off by counting your breaths. Count from 1 to 10. Try not to increase the speed of your breath but just breathe naturally. Once you get to 10, then count backwards from 10 to 1. After that, count up again from 1 to 20 and then backwards from 20 to 1. Do this again from 1 to 30 and 30 to 1. See how long you can keep this pattern going for your set time in meditation. If you lose track of where you were, start from 1 to 10 again.
Day 6 – This meditation will focus on how a trigger effects your emotions and feelings. Begin by imagining the color blue – any shade of that color is fine. You can imagine it as a circle at first, then mold it into a square, flatten the top of the square and elongate it into a rectangle, then a triangle, etc. Keep your biggest focus on the color. Once you move it into a few different shapes, just focus on the color. Keep your focus for several minutes and take notice of how that color makes you feel. Is it a pleasant feeling? Is it calming, soothing, does it make you feel uptight? You can even change the shade of that color to see how it affects you differently. Notice if this color gives you happy or sad vibes. Which shape seemed to suit that color best? Before moving on to a different color, see that color fade until it dissipates completely. Now do this with a few other colors. It is best if you can use colors that oppose each other such as blue/orange, purple/yellow, green/red – you can do these colors one at a time. if you start with blue first, then the next color could be orange. The reason for this is because these colors have a big difference in the way that they vibrate so you should feel the differences easier, but feel free to experiment with any colors you like. If you are advanced in meditation, you may want to try colors with subtle differences to see if you can feel the slight differences in vibration from the colors. Try blue and then indigo or red and then orange.
Day 7 – Let’s spruce things up a little. There is electricity all over the place – it’s in the air. Your body has its own electrical system. Pretend that you are an electrical conductor and draw the electricity in the air to your body. You might imagine it coming to you as little dots or lines – or however you see/feel it. You might hear the crackle or buzzing in the air as you concentrate on it. Draw this energy in and see if you can feel your hairs on your arms standing up. Bring this electrical energy into your body like a giant absorber and when you feel that you have built up quite a bit of energy, concentrate the energy and sent it down both of your arms and into your hands. Put your hands about an inch and a half to two inches apart and cup them as if you were going to put a ball in between them. Have the electrical energy that is moving down your arms and into your hands stay in between your hands and concentrate the energy right there. Remember, there is a constant flow of this energy coming in and moving down your arms, it only stops when you make it stop so keep the flow going and try to fill that space between your hands with very dense electrical energy. Can you feel it growing warmer between your hands? Do your arms and hands tingle? What other sensations do you feel? Do you see any colors or smell any scents? Try to use all of your senses to take notice of all that you feel, hear, see, smell, taste. The important thing with this meditation is to learn to feel and move energy.
Day 8 – Picture a giant bubble in front of you – one big enough for you to step inside of. Now using your imagination, step into that bubble. It will not break so don’t worry about that. Once inside of that bubble, touch it to see what it feels like. Smell it to see if it carries a scent. Listen to the sound inside of that bubble. This is a magic bubble and it will do what your mind asks it to do. Using your mind, command the bubble to expand away from your body in all directions for about a foot. How does it feel inside the bubble now. Notice as many differences as you can. Now push the bubble out even further from you – say about 3 feet. Take notice of the differences again. Practice drawing the bubble in closer to you and away from you. Turn the bubble into different shapes and colors. See how each difference feels to you using as many senses as you can. The important thing with this meditation is to be able to manipulate your bubble and feel the differences each time you make a change - even if it is a subtle one.
Day 9 – Pick a corner of the room you are going to be meditating in and go stand in the corner before doing this meditation exercise. When you are in that corner of the room, note where you will be meditating from and take notice of the view you have from where you are standing. Once in meditation, take a few minutes to breathe and relax. Once relaxed, picture yourself standing up and walking over to that corner you were just in. Turn to face yourself meditating. See yourself out of the eyes of the you that is in the corner. This is quite a difficult exercise but practice makes perfect. Once you can focus on yourself from your ‘other’ self and not keep going back to your consciousness that is doing the meditating, then try to see the rest of the room from the corner you are in. It will be as if you stepped out of your body and you are viewing your real self from this other you. That is the main point of this meditation.
Day 10 - get a stone from outside and be sure it is big enough to really get a good feel for it in your hand. Do not wash it off; you can always wash your hands later. Observe this stone using your senses. How does it feel? Really feel the texture and take notice of all its characteristics. How big is it? Is it more round, oval or oddly shaped? What color or colors is it? Does it have any sharp edges or smooth spots? Does it have a particular smell? Sit with the stone in front of you in meditation. Relax yourself and count your breathing to 50 normal breaths. Now hold the stone in your hand and clasp your fingers around it. Just allow it to warm up in your hands. As it is warming, try too imagine the energy from the stone meshing with your own energy in your hand. You may feel a tingling in your hand and arm. Mentally ask the stone to share its story with you. Stones holds a lot of energy so allow the energy you feel in your hand to give you pictures, sounds and impressions of what this stone had experienced. Try to connect using as many of your senses as possible. The most important part of this exercise is to connect to this stone's energy and re-experience its life. Don't forget to thank the stone for it's help as it has a nature spirit that is with it.
Day 11 - you will need a bowl of water for this meditation and a place you can sit with the water in front of you. If possible, light a candle or two and then take a few minutes to relax. Let your eyes gaze gently onto the surface of the water. Adjust the way you look into the water so you do not see your own reflection in it. You want the water surface to be as blank as possible so no candle reflection or other objects reflecting on the surface of the water. Gently stare at the water. Try to stare gently but don't force yourself not to blink if you have to as this will distract you greatly. The water will eventually get a fuzzy or cloudy look to it. Keep your attention on the water. The fuzzy or cloudy look will dissipate you and you may see shapes, colors or get mental impressions. Try to keep at this for about twenty minutes to a half half hour. If it is too difficult to keep at it that long - start with ten minutes and work your way up. Just take note that most people need about 20 minutes to start getting results. It is good if you begin this exercise with a goal in mind such as getting a 'feeling' of what your day will be like tomorrow or getting a message from a deceased loved one or maybe even a spiritual guide. The most important part of this exercise is learning to keep you focus and attention on one thing for an extended period of time as well as extending your relaxed state. Even if you do not get impressions or information right away from this exercise, and most people will not, it really helps you to learn to fine tune into energy which could mean the difference between a solid or a rocky foundation for spiritual skills. Be on the lookout for both mental/psychic or physical signs and manifestations.
Practice these meditations and my next post will give you all the detailed instructions on how to create your sacred sanctuary. Love and blessings.
I'm Cher, a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal Network. I have over 37 years of total professional experience.