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Nature’s Sacred Space is our greatest teacher of SELF.

Sacred Spaces are necessary for the wellbeing of the body, the mind, the emotions, and to be healed by our spiritual nature. As a plant is moved in a garden to find the spot where it can best realize itself, a sacred space offers the best place to learn how to become who you were meant to be. Your inner sacred space teaches who you are—your purpose, strengths, gifts, and special talents.

Mother Earth is our greatest teacher. A walk in the woods, along the beach, or walking through a meadow filled with butterflies opens a path to the wisdom of the earth and that of your soul. Sacred spaces allow a quiet, stillness; where silent questions can be asked; answers can be heard; and emotions can be calmed.

These are spaces where the mind can focus on the spiritual aspects of the natural world and your spiritual self. Personalized sacred spaces can be created in individual homes and gardens. They offer a safe haven for rest, to attune to the natural elements, hear the birds singing or the soft music of a water fountain. They are designed to be comfortable spaces where we can experience beauty while writing or meditating, and to journey Within.

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Luxury in Space

How to be inspired for that one-of-a-kind invention, find an incredible solution to a difficult problem, have a new idea that could jumpstart your business? It would be pretty amazing to have this meditation space to enter whenever we want to just hang out with our Inner Wisdom and take time to attune to the Earth.

Perhaps said best in the book, SHAMANIC GARDENING: TIMELESS TECHNIQUES FOR THE MODERN SUSTAINABLE GARDEN… 

“The earth moves at a slow rhythm, closer to that of a flower blooming. Calling the mind to the deepest part of the heart’s sensory system, or the inner senses, develops your ability to attune to that rhythm.” 

Receive more tips for inspired living space at  KimColwellDesign.com or sign up for one of the Medicine Wheel Garden classes being offered by the Shambhalla Institute.

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IMG_0264 The Classical Seven-Circuit Labyrinth is known to be a form of harmony and an easy walk through it gives a calming, relaxing feel. Not known as well are the results of a 2008 research program that analyzed the effects of a daily labyrinth experience on children that exhibited ADHD symptoms. Each day the children moved their finger through a hand-sized labyrinth.

For the research, children were chosen because they were hyperactive, easily distracted, had poor concentration skills, and had difficulty engaging in quiet activities both alone and with other children. There was a persistent problem interfering in the child’s life at home and at school.

After 4 weeks of ‘finger walking’ a labyrinth every day there was significant reduction in ADHD-type behavior. The results suggested that, over time, the labyrinth experience could cause a positive improvement in the children’s ADHD behavior.

The Shambhalla Institute offers an interesting Labyrinth Class to learn how to install a personal Classical Seven-Circuit Labyrinth. Here are some comments from participants. Please share your labyrinth experience with others with a comment below or on the Shambhalla Institute and Shamanic Gardening Facebook pages.

Annie Retamel, a Shamanic Gardener in Pasadena, California:   “Thank  you again for doing the Labyrinth class at my house, it was such a spiritual gift and it keeps on giving and giving.  For a woman who recently lost her husband, our labyrinth has become a huge healing space for her.”

Millie Fink, Medical Trainer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:    “Walking a labyrinth revealed to me a long-forgotten spiritual aspect of my true being.”

Lynn Thiel, Travel Agent, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:    “The labyrinth centers me, taking me into a oneness with nature. My personal labyrinth brought sacredness to my land.”

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At the time the sun is rising, the deep silence of the SunHeart moves into the day. The voice of your HeartMind can speak to the Heart of the sun and the Heart Within the Vibralcore of the earth. As each Heart breathes slowly, deeply, a powerful oneness is present for the day.

Breathing into that unified, connected breath, although naturally happening every day, becomes powerful when you acknowledge it together with your HeartMind and your BrainMind. As your HeartMind awakens together with the fire breath of the sun and with the grounding breath of the earth, gratitude acknowledges the process while mindful awareness is learned, along with an heightened ability to see miracles happening. Ask your HeartMind to send a silent notification whenever a miracle is happening in your life.

On the Autumn Equinox, Sunday, September 22, 2013, (New York, 4:44pm EST), (Los Angeles & Sedona, 1:44PST), is an excellent time to talk about those miracles and how your life has been blessed. This blog is also a great place to share your miracles. Consider telling your stories here; we are grateful for what you have to say. 

We invite you to join us at the Shambhalla Sedona Retreat; set in place to connect Hearts and share our miracles.

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