Since the pandemic began, people became increasingly aware that the energy you create in your home is of the utmost importance. And I’d like to add that having a designated Zen Den is just as important.
As you can see above, that’s my Zen Den. It’s one of my favorite spots of my place, and where I go to meditate, do Oracle readings, talk to God, read, or just zen out. Everyone’s Zen Den is going to look different depending on what it is you need, but I’ve found that there are a few essentials that help complete any Zen Den—and it’s all about stimulating the senses.
I make sure that I have something that will trigger my sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing, and sometimes taste. For many, that can look like scented candles and incense, beautiful fresh flowers, meditation music or sound bowls, soft pillows and blankets, and, if you’re like me, sipping on your favorite tea or Mayan Hot Cacao.
For those who are more spiritually inclined, you can add statues and figurines of different deities or ascended masters, a salt lamp, crystals, sage, palo santo, essential oils, Florida water, photos of your ancestors, and whatever else calls to you.
I’ve included all of the above, as well as my card decks, spiritual books that have taught me great insights, and resin.
What’s most important is that you choose everything with intention, because you want this area to really bring a sense of peace, calm and joy to your space. You love being here. It feels safe, comfortable, serene, and most importantly, magical.
The best part about a Zen Den is it acts like a spiritual oasis to escape to when things get chaotic, and that’s been happening quite often this year. It’s truly a blessing to know that no matter what is happening outside of these four walls, there’s an area that brings me back to center.