• Jaclyn Costello

The Importance Daily Meditation & Creating a Sacred Space in Your Home

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

If there’s one thing I must do every day, it’s clear my mind and meditate.

I stick to this prescription because I know that daily meditation elevates my life. I move through my day with more ease and clarity, better handle challenges tossed my way. I feel energized from the spirit out! It doesn't matter if the meditation is a silent one, a moving meditation, a journaling activity, communing with nature, or a tea blessing & intention - incorporating meditation into my routine helps infuse a perpetual state of mindfulness into my entire day (and that IS one of the aims of meditation, after all.)

I find myself often reminding my busiest of clients that they are not detracting from their companies, families, or other responsibilities by taking the time to retreat to a sacred space and re-align with the Universe/God/their Intuition. They are actually doing themselves, their company, and their family a great service by taking the time to re-fill their spirits with more Divine energy.

Some people choose to denote their entire home as sacred - a space where they refuse to allow negative thoughts, disputes, disturbances, or anything else that may unsettle their peace. Of course, I realize that having an entire home serving as a meditation space is not realistic for everyone, but it is realistic to create a room, a corner, or even just a nook solely devoted to soul-alignment. Below is a picture of the meditation room in my new house, which is where I meet with clients for one-on-one, guided meditations!

Some of the special things in my meditation room are: my Buddha statue, vision board, plants & flowers as offerings, sage, palo santo, a necklace made of sacred Amazonian vine, rose water, a variety of gems and crystals from powerful places on the planet, the Desiderita poem, a necklace from someone I love, a Moldavite necklace I gifted to myself, an ancient prayer, the Metta prayer, two wooden yoga blocks (to open my heart and my hips), sacred images from various places I’ve visited & from pilgrimages I’ve taken, my journal, images of specific Goddesses I’m working with, several gifts from clients, pictures of my soul family & spiritual teachers, one of my favorite pieces of original art "Through the Veil" by Daniel Mirante, musical instruments, essential oils & other magical scents, herb concoctions (that I like to keep charged,) soy candles, a statue of Kuan Yin, and other special items that resonate with me on a soul level.

One day, the universe gifted me this special leaf, outside of my car…so I brought it home and framed it next to a statue of St. Francis of Assisi.

Remember: you don’t need to sit in meditation for hours to feel its effectiveness. A simple 20 minute practice daily can work wonders. Even a 10 minute practice is more than most people dedicate themselves to! Just get started and I promise, you will see changes in your life!

That’s all for now! Have fun, and I send blessings your way!

© copyrighted 2020 by Jaclyn Costello - Grow With Soul - 3249 Grayson Lake Court  - Las Vegas, Nevada - 702.619.6219

Art at top of Home Page by Daniel Mirante