Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler is a weekly podcast where we talk about Sanctuary, Spirituality, and everything in between!

On her own Sanctuary journey Helen discovered that by bringing calm, connection and kindness into all aspects of her life she was able to open the channel to her spiritual gifts and abilities as a psychic, intuitive and energy healer.

With her gentle approach, Helen shares practical and spiritual ways you can make real change in your life and return to your true Spiritual nature, all through the concept of Sanctuary.

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Helen Joy Butler - Sanctuary Creator and Elemental Space Clearer
Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Ask Helen - How do you set Sanctuary boundaries with challenging people in your life

Episode 27 – Ask Helen

“A big one for me at the moment is around boundaries – how to create sanctuary for our family when others (eg in-laws) hold and try to impose such different views. It’s easy when away from them but hard when together.”

This is the question I answer in today’s Ask Helen.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Raquel Moscarelli and Grandma Perci

Episode 26 – Sanctuary Chat with Raquel Moscarelli and Grandma Perci

I’m so excited to bring you two incredible women in today’s Sanctuary Chat – Raquel Moscarelli and Grandma Perci.

Raquel Moscarelli is a seeker, best-selling author, inspiring speaker, super ninja mom and wife. To top it off, she has enjoyed an invigorating 15-year career in business leadership, training, and development. She’s at an amazing place in her life, but it took guts and years of hard work to get there …

Her soul journey has spanned decades and taken her to more than 47 countries. She has walked the Stations of the Cross, welcomed into the home of a Greek monk, received the ancient lineage of the Incas at Machu Picchu, and gathered fresh water for war-weary families in Sarajevo.

Pershlie “Perci” Ami a member of the Hopi/Tewa Tribe, from the Village of Walpi, Arizona.

Pershlie is an ambassador for Grandmothers who are educators, wisdom gathers/sharers, guides, messengers, and earth protectors. She has traveled internationally and nationally to visit with and learn from people of different nations, and religion.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Space Clearing is just waving a smudge stick around right

Episode 25 – Space Clearing is just waving a smudge stick around right?

Have you ever wondered what Elemental Space Clearing® is?

Or how it’s different to what you’re currently doing to energetically clear your own home?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • The difference between Clutter Clearing and Space Clearing
  • The importance of intentions in the Space Clearing process
  • How to set an intention for your Space Clearing
  • When you might like to do an Elemental Space Clearing in your own home or business
  • The importance of ceremony and ritual in the Space Clearing process
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Rowena Mabbott

Episode 24 – Sanctuary Chat with Rowena Mabbott

I’m so excited to bring you the beautiful Rowena Mabbott in today’s Sanctuary Chat!

Rowena Mabbott is a certified career and life confidence coach, writer, consultant and mother to three boys; two living and one angel. The loss of her second son inspired her to follow her heart, and leave her corporate HR role and become a certified coach. 

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about Rowena’s journey supporting herself and her family after the loss of her second child, the importance of mindset when it comes to living an aligned life, Rowena’s Sanctuary journey (including living in a small apartment with her family while building), and her daily Sanctuary and Spiritual practices that keep her in flow. 

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Ask Helen - Finding time and energy for your spiritual growth

Episode 23 – Ask Helen

How do you find time and energy for your spiritual growth?

“Developing your awareness to spirituality is a slow process that often stirs up confronting facts about yourself. How do you find the energy and time to remove distractions to keep you on your path to work through these challenges?”

This is the question I answer in today’s Ask Helen.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Sherry Trentini

Episode 22 – Sanctuary Chat with Sherry Trentini

I’m so excited to bring you today’s Sanctuary Chat!

Sherry Trentini a Life & Grief Coach, loves helping women let go the hard stuff in their lives, to make room to create their good stuff.

Not a stranger to the hard stuff herself, a widow at forty and mom of two girls (then 8 & 10) who had lost their Dad, then her own Father dies a few months later, yup 2009 was exceptional.

Sherry is all about helping you navigate through and towards your future.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Sherry and I talk about everything from Covid to feng shui, energy work including reiki, relationships, grief, her spiritual practices and much more.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Ritual in the Routine

Episode 21 – Ritual in the Routine

What if you were able to bring ritual into every single day, into your daily routines and the items on your to-do list, in a gentle, kind, loving and easy way?

Would that be an incredible experience that could change your life forever?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • What a ritual actually is
  • Whether a ritual is the same as a ceremony
  • How to create rituals in your routine when your to-do list feel mundane and overwhelming
  • How focusing on ritual in everything you do brings about the shifts and changes you want in your life
  • Where I use ritual in my work, and what ritual looks like in my routine
  • Bringing ritual to your day in really simple ways
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Sara Capacci and Natajsa Wagner

Episode 20 – Sanctuary Chat with Sara Capacci and Natajsa Wagner

I’m so excited to bring you today’s Sanctuary Chat!

Alkimista is the creation of two friends, soul sisters and modern-day Alkimistas: Sara Capacci, Wellbeing Mentor and Natajsa Wagner, Psychotherapist.  

With a shared love of essential oils, science and spirituality we wanted to create a range of products to support you in your practices of connection, self-care and personal ritual.  

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about intentions, ritual, what Sanctuary means to both ladies + Spiritual practices they love.

There’s also gorgeous words of channelled wisdom from both ladies when I asked what advice they’d like to leave you with on your own Sanctuary journey.  

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Retreat at part of your Sanctuary journey

Episode 19 – Retreat as part of your Sanctuary journey

Have you ever wanted to take yourself away on retreat but haven’t been able to work out how to do that? Do you feel retreating takes a lot of time, or is expensive and indulgent?

In this episode I share why retreating doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or indulgent – and in fact why you should do it stat! (aka each and every day!)

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • The clear link between retreating and bringing more Sanctuary and Spirituality into your life
  • A conversation I had with a friend during my siesta, which led to this podcast episode
  • The difference between routine and ritual, and what it meant for my friend
  • The difference between secret and sacred, and what it meant for me
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Michael Spencer

Episode 18 – Sanctuary Chat with Michael Spencer

I’m so excited to bring you the gorgeous Michael Spencer in a podcast first – our very first Sanctuary Chat!

Michael Spencer is a virtual Home Energy Coach and Reiki practitioner who helps soulful, sensitive people declutter their homes to create space for what truly matters most. 

She is the creator of a high vibration method of decluttering called Purification, which incorporates intuition, mindfulness, and energy work into the process. 

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about how Michael moved into the work she does, including how the purification approach came about, as well her own unique journey with Sanctuary and Spirituality.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Sanctuary Mindset Shift

Episode 17 – Sanctuary Mindset Shift

Welcome back!

I’m really excited to be here with you after taking a Sanctuary Siesta from the podcast.

I have a lot to share with you – so let’s dive straight in!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • A conversation I had with a friend during my siesta, which led to this podcast episode
  • The difference between routine and ritual, and what it meant for my friend
  • The difference between secret and sacred, and what it meant for me
  • The profound impact a change in mindset around your own Sanctuary and Spirituality journey can have on you and those around you
  • How a 1 degree shift can create massive changes over time
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 16 - What is Sanctuary really

Episode 16 – What is Sanctuary really?

In all of the Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality episodes up until this one we’ve talked about Sanctuary practices, processes and learnings to help you get started on your Sanctuary journey. 

But perhaps you’ve been wondering – What is Sanctuary really? 

Is it just self care, or just getting a massage, or just putting yourself first once in a while, or just having a decluttered home?

Let’s go find out!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • Welcome Home – An 8 Week Sanctuary Immersion which kicks off on 1 June
  • The Moon Circle and Sanctuary Rituals during June and July
  • The Sanctuary Siesta and what that means for the Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality podcast
  • What Sanctuary isn’t (you may be surprised!)
  • What Sanctuary is (it’s deeper than you may think!)
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Episode 15 - Inside my Life Sanctuary Toolkit

Episode 15 – Inside by Life Sanctuary Toolkit

Would you like to look inside my Sanctuary Toolkit, to see what I connect with on a daily basis to bring Sanctuary into my life?

Let’s dive in, to find what’s currently hiding there, to help you create your own!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • Why you shouldn’t start your Sanctuary journey here
  • How you’ll get the greatest gifts, changes and gold by creating Sanctuary in your life  
  • Why creating Sanctuary in your life is the most difficult, challenging and rewarding part of the journey
  • Why you should bother, if the whole thing’s so hard!
  • Episode 6 – The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Life – and how it supports this episode
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Episode 14 - Inside my Body Sanctuary Toolkit

Episode 14 – Inside my Body Sanctuary Toolkit

Would you like to look inside my Sanctuary Toolkit, to see what I connect with on a daily basis to bring Sanctuary into my body?

Let’s dive in, to find what’s currently hiding there, to help you create your own!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • Why your body is your true home
  • The importance of connecting with your body, to connect with your truth, your soul, and reach greater alignment
  • Episode 5 – The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Body – and how it supports this episode
  • The three elements that sit underneath creating Sanctuary in your Body
  • What migraines have to do with it
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Episode 13 - Inside my Home Sanctuary Toolkit

Episode 13 – Inside my Home Sanctuary Toolkit

Would you like to look inside my Sanctuary Toolkit, to see what I connect with on a daily basis to bring Sanctuary into my home?

Let’s dive in, to find what’s currently hiding there, to help you create your own!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • What a Sanctuary Toolkit is and why you need one
  • Episode 4 – The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Home – and how it supports this episode
  • The three elements that sit underneath creating Sanctuary in your Home
  • The importance of being in sync with the soul of your home
  • How being in sync with the soul of your home supports you on your Sanctuary journey
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 12 - Radically trust your intuition

Episode 12 – Radically Trust your Intuition

What if you believed your intuition and intuitive messages to be true instead of second guessing them?

Would that make a difference in your life?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • Intuition from a Sanctuary perspective
  • Why you need to start to listen to your intuition today
  • Ways your intuition can send you messages and how to notice them
  • What happens when you start trusting and implementing your intuitive guidance
  • What happened when I started trusting and implementing the intuitive guidance coming through me
  • Why the more you trust your intuition the more you get
  • Plus much more

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Episode 11 – Grounding Intentions and Intentional Grounding

With coronavirus / COVID-19 upon us, many are feeling overwhelmed, worried, stressed about the future and what it holds for us individually and collectively.

I believe that makes this an incredibly important and potent time to look at our intentions, both for this period of time as well as in other areas of our lives, so that we come out the other side a truer, more connected version of ourselves.

But intentions can’t come into reality unless we ground them into reality. So how do we do that?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • What an intention actually is
  • Why we need to focus on our intentions in the current global climate
  • Where your intentions may come from (you may be surprised!)
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 10 - Creating your own Sanctuary recipe

Episode 10 – Creating your own Sanctuary recipe

Why would you want to create your own Sanctuary recipe? Can’t you just use someone else’s and follow it precisely?

Just one reason why this episode could be a little controversial!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • Why I think you need to create your own recipe
  • Why it’s important to be your own guide
  • Why I’m sharing this concept now
  • The importance of tapping into the wisdom and knowledge available to you
  • Why you shouldn’t get caught up in someone else’s recipe / wisdom / knowledge
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 9 - Signs from the Universe

Episode 9 – Signs from the Universe and what they have to do with Sanctuary

What are signs from the Universe? And what have they got to do with Sanctuary?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • How following signs from the Universe impact our Sanctuary level
  • How tuning into signs can help reduce stress and overwhelm
  • What a sign from the Universe actually is
  • How to recognise some of the signs being shown to you
  • What signs from the Universe actually look like
  • How I pick up on signs in and around me
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 8 - The Sanctuary Languages

Episode 8 – The Sanctuary Languages

What are the Sanctuary Languages? And how can they help you on your journey toward your true Spiritual self?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • How the Sanctuary Languages came about
  • What ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Gary Chapman have to do with it
  • The four different Sanctuary Languages
  • How you show up in your life, depending on which Sanctuary Language you are
  • Pareto’s Law (the 80/20 law) and how it relates to discovering which Sanctuary Language you are
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Bonus episode - Sanctuary in the time of Coronavirus with Dorena Kohrs

Bonus episode – Sanctuary in the time of Coronavirus, with Dorena Kohrs

What does Sanctuary look like now, given the coronavirus, self isolation, fear and worry many people are feeling and experiencing?

Dorena Kohrs, Feng Shui and Space Clearing expert, reached out to me as she felt now more than ever we needed to talk about Sanctuary and how we can experience it during these uncertain times.

Dorena and I go deep in this conversation so it’s a little longer than previous episodes!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 7 - The Secret Sanctuary Ingredient

Episode 7 – The Secret Sanctuary Ingredient

Today we’re slowing down a little on our Sanctuary journey – but there’s still a lot of goodness in this episode!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • Why we’re taking the foot off the peddle in today’s episode
  • The secret ingredient you need for success on your journey toward Sanctuary
  • Why you’ll need bucketloads of this secret ingredient no matter where you are on your journey
  • The relationship between putting yourself and your needs first and the yes/no dichotomy
  • How you show up in the world (externally), and how this may not be who you know yourself to be (internally)
  • Speaking your truth
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Bonus episode 1 - Fear from a Sanctuary perspective

Bonus episode – Fear, from a Sanctuary Perspective

With coronavirus I’ve noticed a lot more fear in our community. I’m sure you have too. So how can we navigate these uncertain times, with fear around us, from a Sanctuary perspective?

This bonus episode is the audio from a live I did to my business Facebook page recently to answer this question. 

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • How I’ve stayed on top of the facts about the virus
  • How fear exists, and where you may feel it in your body
  • How to stay educated but not obsessed
  • The importance of respecting others choices at this time
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – what it is and how it relates to this situation
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 6 - The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Life

Episode 6 – The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Life

Last week we spoke about creating sanctuary in your body, and the week before creating sanctuary in your home. Today we dive even deeper, with the most difficult area to create sanctuary – in your life. In this episode we talk about

  • The Sanctuary Matrix and all its elements
  • The three areas you need to create sanctuary in your life
  • Practical examples for each of these areas
  • How to create Sanctuary in your life from a practical perspective, the importance of where you spend your time, creativity, and daily inspiring actions
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 5 - The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Body

Episode 5 – The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Body

Last week we spoke about creating sanctuary in your home. Today we dive a little deeper, with creating sanctuary in your body. In this episode we talk about

  • The Sanctuary Matrix and all its elements
  • The three areas you need to create sanctuary in your body
  • Practical examples for each of these areas
  • How to create Sanctuary in your body from a practical perspective, including the importance of food, sleep and a range of other areas on your body’s Sanctuary levels
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 4 - The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Home

Episode 4 – The Sanctuary Matrix + Creating Sanctuary in your Home

Let’s break down this concept of Sanctuary a little further, so that it starts to make even more sense! In this episode we talk about

  • The best place to start your Sanctuary journey
  • How creating a shift externally helps you create a shift internally
  • The Sanctuary Matrix, and all its elements
  • How to create Sanctuary in your home from a practical perspective, including the five places you can start when decluttering your home + examples to get you started
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 3 - What does Sanctuary mean to you?

Episode 3 – What does Sanctuary mean to you?

Now you’re on this Sanctuary journey, how do you know what Sanctuary looks and feels like to you? And how do you start to make it happen in your home and life? In this episode we talk about

  • Where I began my Sanctuary journey
  • What being a Professional Organiser had to do with it 
  • Where the momentum came from in my own life to make a change and step onto the Sanctuary path
  • How I shifted my focus from the external and turned it around, bringing myself ‘home’, to listen to my own inner wisdom
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 2 - Sanctuary as a conduit to Spirituality

Episode 2Sanctuary as a conduit to Spirituality

How is it that creating Sanctuary can be a conduit for your own Spiritual growth? In this episode we talk about

  • Why most people want to start their Sanctuary journey by shifting the external environment
  • How shifting your external space creates an internal shift
  • What the infinity symbol has to do with it!
  • How a shift in internal energy affects the external energy both in you and the spaces you spend time in, and vice versa
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Episode 1 - Welcome to the Sanctuary and Spirituality Podcast

Episode 1Welcome!

I’m so excited to bring you this, the very first episode of the Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality podcast! I’m your host, Helen Joy Butler, and in this episode you’ll learn a little about me and why I’ve created this podcast, including

  • How long I’ve been working with the concept of Sanctuary
  • How being a Professional Organiser developed my deep connection with Sanctuary
  • What I’ve discovered on my own journey toward Sanctuary
  • Plus much more

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