Making Home a Sanctuary

Three ways to cultivate a sense of well-being in your living space.



A thoughtfully curated space can invite positive energy into your life, says Christy Whitman. Photo: James Deak

By Christy Whitman

As human beings, we are energy receivers and transmitters. This means that at every moment, we are both registering and broadcasting a signal that’s received and answered by everything and everyone around us. Our moment-by-moment thoughts, emotions, beliefs, attitudes and moods combine to create our energy field, or personal frequency signature. Through the process of attraction, our personal energy field draws into our lives people and experiences that are vibrating at a similar frequency.

This is why creating your home as your personal sanctuary is one of the most beneficial things you can do—for your peace of mind and well-being, yes, but also to enhance your ability to manifest love, prosperity, success and all the other experiences you’re seeking.

With this in mind, here are three energy mastery practices to support you in transforming your home into your own personal sanctuary:

1) Begin by clarifying the types of experiences you most want to create at this time in your life. Do you desire greater love, intimacy, joy, adventure, laughter or abundance? Keep these qualities in mind as you continue this process.

2) Next, reflect on the contents and design of your home through the lens of these qualities. Which aspects resonate in harmony with these qualities and therefore bring you joy? And which are no longer up to speed with what you desire to create? Books you haven’t read in years, gifts from old lovers, photos that evoke heaviness or nostalgia rather than genuine happiness… all of these can block the flow of the fresh energy you want to invite into your home and life. Creating more space is one of the fastest ways to make room for new opportunities, so give yourself permission to release anything that brings your energy down or no longer sparks joy.

3) Fill your space with things that harmonize with and amplify the experiences you most want to attract. Think in terms of adding plants, maximizing natural light, and adding colorful art and fresh flowers that enhance your mood. According to feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of harmony and balance, water fountains aid in the attraction of greater abundance, while decorating a room with matching pairs of pillows, photos, candles and the like is helpful for those who want to manifest a partnership.

Note that there really is no right or wrong way to go about this; the only objective is to arrange your home in the configuration that brings you the most ease and joy. When you walk into a room and feel your heart open and your breath deepen, you’ll know you’re on the right track.

New York Times bestselling author Christy Whitman is a transformational life coach and the founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy.