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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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - The fifth (and final?) Sanctuary tenet

Episode 60 – The Fifth (and final?) Sanctuary Tenet

Many years ago four Sanctuary tenets landed. These tenets ‘sit’ at the top of The Sanctuary Pyramid and are there to guide us on our journey.

Earlier this year however a fifth – and perhaps final! – tenet landed, and as soon as it did I felt such a deep truth and connection to it I felt that the puzzle was complete (for now!).

In this episode of I share

  • The four original Sanctuary tenets
  • The fifth (and final?) Sanctuary tenet and what it actually means
  • The concept of a Passion Board, a practical and fun way to connect with this fifth tenet so that it makes sense for you
  • That I’m taking a Sanctuary Siesta and an extended pause from all things in my business, and what that looks like for you

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Maria Davis

Episode 59 – Sanctuary Chat with Maria Davis

Maria Davis is a Medical Intuitive and Spiritual Mentor to Entrepreneurs, who wants you to go big, to tap into natural law and create a business that supports your world and the world at large.  

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Maria and I talk about

  • The journey that brought her to where she is today
  • What ‘natural law’ actually means
  • How to tap into the body to support peace, balance, relationships and have a thriving business – and why this is important
  • Simple strategies to create more alignment in our body, life and decisions
  • The concepts of secret versus sacred, and initiation, and what both of these actually mean
  • The blocks / challenges preventing women from healing themselves and what to do about it
  • Reducing external noise to focus on the self and its importance in aligning to your truth
  • And so much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Round Table with Helen Joy Butler, Sherry Trentini and Dorena Kohrs

Episode 58 – Sanctuary Round Table – Being at peace with your Sanctuary journey

Today we dive even more deeply with the concept of being at peace with your Sanctuary journey in our final Sanctuary Round Table for this season, as we sit in Circle with two of my favourite people – Dorena Kohrs and Sherry Trentini.

In this Round Table episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality, Dorena, Sherry and I talk about three main concepts, and ask the following questions:

1. The pain / tipping point

  • When does the pain of staying stuck become greater than the fear or resistance of taking action? 
  • When is / what’s the tipping point? How do we recognise it?

2. Taking the leap

  • How do we heed the nudge or call to create Sanctuary? 
  • How do we make the leap / connection to what we’re doing in our home / body / life, to create Sanctuary fully in our lives? 

3. I’m there – now what?

  • Once we create Sanctuary are we done? 
  • How do we evolve with the cyclical nature of the Sanctuary process? 

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Eyenie Technicolor Priestess

Episode 57 – Sanctuary Chat with Eyenie Technicolor Priestess

Eyenie Technicolor Priestess helps avant-garde visionaries use their uncopyable ICONIC style + presence to become irresistible to more money, magic, and manifesting! 

She is the creator of the ICONIC.Essence process which has helped people all over the world learn how to effortlessly conjure Activated & Coded Outfits that spark their Inner ICONs into BEing!   

She lives in France with her Tiny Dancer + Dude where she enjoys being a thrift store whore, spontaneous dancer, and unicorn adorer!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Eyenie and I talk about

  • The journey that brought her to where she is today
  • Style and self adornment as spiritual practice
  • The Elements – Air, Water, Fire, Earth, Space – and how they relate to your iconic style
  • “I have nothing to wear” and what that really means
  • Dressing up to stay in
  • The energy of the clothes you wear, and how to energetically clear them 
  • How her approach relates to your work and business 
  • How to step into your iconic essence without spending a cent!
  • And much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Round Table with Helen Joy Butler, Sherry Trentini and Dorena Kohrs

Episode 56 – Sanctuary Round Table – Sanctuary In Your Life

What’s the real reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your life?

Today we dive even more deeply with this question as we sit in Circle with two of my favourite people – Dorena Kohrs and Sherry Trentini.

In this Round Table episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality, Dorena, Sherry and I talk about

  • Interesting developments in our own lives since our last Round Table
  • How “what will other people think?” impacts our ability to step into the life we want
  • The hardest decision we’ve all had to make in our own lives
  • How peoples’ responses to us in the past affect the decisions we make in the present
  • Being vulnerable, and the fallout from that
  • The importance of building community
  • Explaining your thoughts to other people when they’re on a different wave length
  • Honouring your healing process
  • Allowing the places/people you surround yourself with to support you
  • Why you sometimes need to walk away from an opportunity because it’s the energetically old you
  • Well intentioned advice from others and its impact on our life decisions
  • What we can do to stand in our power when it comes to making life decisions
  • And SO much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Kendall Williams

Episode 55 – Sanctuary Chat with Kendall Williams

Kendall Williams is a dynamic Shamanic Practitioner and Trainer dedicated to creating education of the benefits of connection back to our shamanic roots and heart power. 

In her work Kendall invites us to wake up from modern day stress, illness and disempowerment, with the goal to empower us to tap in to the unique medicine healing within us.

Kendall gives you permission to unfold the shadow emotions you may be denying letting free, to find clarity in your life right now, with the intention to help you find your way back to happiness and realign to a power path of purpose.

In this Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality episode Kendall and I talk about

  • The journey that brought her to where she is today
  • Medicine Women and Shamans in the Western World
  • The Everyday Shaman
  • Owning your Medicine, and how to bring it forth into the world
  • Soul sickness, and what that really means
  • The Lower, Middle and Upper Worlds, and what’s in each to support us on our Earth walk
  • Tools to create heart medicine
  • And much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Round Table with Helen Joy Butler, Sherry Trentini and Dorena Kohrs

Episode 54 – Sanctuary Round Table – Sanctuary In Your Body

What’s the real reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your body?

Today we dive even more deeply with this question as we sit in Circle with two of my favourite people – Dorena Kohrs and Sherry Trentini.

In this Round Table episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality, Dorena, Sherry and I talk about

  • Interesting developments in our own lives since we last sat together in Circle 
  • How “it’s not that bad” decisions relate to all areas of our body – clothes, food, aches, pains, etc
  • Why we put off traumatic / challenging decisions and changes in our life that would help support our bodies
  • How the body stores emotions, and how working with it brings up trauma
  • How dealing with the body / physical helps create relief and openness in our emotions
  • How everything’s connected, and how the body often tells us first through pain and injury
  • If we know on a practical level things aren’t right, but we ignore it, and on an emotional level our body’s starting to tell us about it, where do we start? How do we make the first step to really shift that energy?
  • Sanctuary = feeling good / peaceful – and how the body needs to feel the same
  • Body positivity, and how it often differs when we look at ourselves and others
  • The impact our clothes, their cut and colour have on our emotions
  • And SO much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Katie Sweetman

Episode 53 – Sanctuary Chat with Katie Sweetman

Katie Sweetman is a consulting astrologer and psychic medium in New York City. 

She is the creator of Empowering Astrology, a popular online source for daily astrology writings and video horoscopes. 

Katie’s work stresses a holistic view of the client and the chart, utilising not only astrology but energy work and psychic mediumship to create transformation. 

She’s really into Saturn!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Katie and I talk about

  • Saturn, and why she’s really into it!
  • How astrology helps us connect with our divine blueprint for this life
  • How she helps people see the bigger picture of their lives through astrology
  • The blending of astrology with her skills as a psychic medium
  • What we’ve already learnt throughout 2021 and what to expect moving forward
  • And much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Round Table with Helen Joy Butler, Sherry Trentini and Dorena Kohrs

Episode 52 – Sanctuary Round Table – Sanctuary In Your Home

In this special Round Table edition of the podcast I sit down with Sherry Trentini and Dorena Kohrs and talk about the real reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your home.

There’s SO much richness to this episode and to share it all with you here is too much, so this is just a taster!

In this Round Table episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality, Dorena, Sherry and I talk about

  • How “it’s all too hard” impacts our ability to create Sanctuary in our home and spaces
  • The stories we attach to things, whether they’re true or not, and how they support (or not) the future we see for ourselves
  • Why we sacrifice ourselves and hold onto everybody’s stuff
  • Releasing and honouring the items we want to move on
  • Why putting things in the garage or cupboard and bringing it out when guests arrive is a lot more work than actually dealing with it
  • The physical, emotional and spiritual affect of items we hold onto that aren’t energetically aligned with us
  • The energetic connection to gifts we give others, and what that means if you like, or don’t like, a gift you give / receive
  • And SO much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Anne Aleckson

Episode 51 – Sanctuary Chat with Anne Aleckson

Anne Aleckson is the SuperSelf Mentor activating your inner superhero and your spiritual superpowers and aligning you with your personal power, prosperity, purpose and inner peace, so that you can be, do and have it all, on your own terms whilst being and leading the change you want to see in the World.

Anne’s SuperSelf mission is ‘World peace through inner peace, one person at a time (and it starts with me)’ and she is committed to helping other change-makers to become their own superhero so they can save themselves and the World.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Anne and I talk about

  • The SuperSelf – what it is, and what we need to do to step closer to the SuperSelf version of ourselves
  • The concept of one-ness and how to embody it
  • Inner peace – what is is and how to find it
  • Practical and simple strategies to move forward
  • And so much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Three things Sanctuary isnt + Discovering your essence and that of your home

Episode 50 – Three things Sanctuary isn’t + Discovering your personal essence and that of your home

With all the transformation and renovation programs on TV, in magazines and books you may feel that the end result equals Sanctuary. 

But what if I told you there’s was so much more to it than that? 

And that it’s your job to discover your personal essence and that of your home so that you can create a Sanctuary to support, nourish, nurture and transform your life and that of the people you live with?

Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think – and it can be super fun!

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality I share three things Sanctuary isn’t as well what you need to do to discover your personal essence and that of your home.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Curating Your Energy

Episode 49 – Curating Your Energy – Why bother and how to do it for maximum Sanctuary!

Transforming your life into one of Sanctuary isn’t just about making the external look pretty – that’s a pretty small (yet important!) part of the whole process!

A BIG part of the process involves your energy body – the one you drag around with you each and every day, that carries you through your day. If it’s not sorted from a Sanctuary perspective, nothing else will be.

So 

  • What do I mean by ‘curating your energy’?
  • Why should you bother curating your own energy? and 
  • How can you go about it so you can reach your ‘nirvana of Sanctuary’? (always an ongoing process BTW!)

I answer these three questions in this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality plus share three ways to curate your energy in a way that’s aligned to your truth – not mine or anyone else’s.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Lisa Murray

Episode 48 – Sanctuary Chat with Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray is a transformational coach for conscious, creative visionaries. Her vision is for you to know the truth of who you are, and for you to create whatever makes you thrilled to be alive.

Lisa’s work intuitively invites you to activate your *UNDIMMABLE* presence, trust your knowing and create the magical love-fuelled futures your soul knows is possible.

An unconventional mix of the magical mystical and the entrepreneurial, Lisa has been creating businesses since she was 8. In the last ten years she’s written two books ‘Stop Waiting, Start Creating’ and ‘Living Beyond Burnout’ and created over 150 courses, retreats and live events globally.  

In this Sanctuary Chat Lisa and I talk about

  • What being ‘undimmable’ actually means
  • Living a soul led life, and what that means compared to living a spiritual life
  • The truth and magic of you
  • Being sensitive / aware in an insensitive world
  • Resilience
  • And so much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - The real reason you're not bringing Sanctuary into your life

Episode 47 – The *real* reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your life

What’s the *real* reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your Life?

I’m not talking surface level stuff here – I’m talking the deeply hidden, hard to admit to yourself reason you haven’t worked toward creating a Sanctuary-filled life.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality I share the real reason with you + how this reason impacts three different areas of your life – the practical, emotional, and spiritual.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Dr Angele Close

Episode 46 – Sanctuary Chat with Dr Angele Close

Dr. Angele Close is a clinical psychologist and certified mindfulness meditation teacher.

She studied from two well-known mindfulness teachers in the United States, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, graduating from their first – and only in-person cohort – of their Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. Angele also works as an emotion-focused therapist, having trained closely with its chief developer, Dr. Leslie Greenberg.   

In her work with clients and students, Angele integrates the teachings of mindfulness and compassion, with a particular passion for helping people learn the language of emotions.

In this Sanctuary Chat Angele and I talk about 

  • Her story, and how it led Angele to doing her work in the world 
  • Unprocessed and suppressed emotions as a barrier to balance and wellbeing 
  • Why we neglect the wisdom of our emotions 
  • Simple strategies to help us move through our emotions 
  • And so much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - The real reason you're not bringing Sanctuary into your body

Episode 45 – The *real* reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your body

I’m not talking surface level stuff here – I’m talking the deeply hidden, hard to admit to yourself reason you haven’t worked toward creating Sanctuary in your body.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality I share the real reason with you + how this reason impacts three different areas of your body – the practical, emotional, and spiritual.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Cornelia Helga Schulze

Episode 44 – Sanctuary Chat with Cornelia Helga Schultz

As a spiritual medium, Cornelia Helga Schulze is an expert at contacting sources of wisdom other than humans or the internet.

She has a gift for detecting negative entanglements, especially when it comes to past life connections. In doing so, she is truly fascinated with getting to the core of what keeps her clients from achieving their aspirations.

For over a decade, Cornelia has owned a business as a medium and coach in Berlin, Germany.

In this Sanctuary Chat Cornelia and I talk about

  • Her journey to owning her spiritual gifts
  • How imposter syndrome may show up in your life and how to move through it
  • Past life experiences and how they can help us make sense of what’s going on in this lifetime
  • Cornelia’s idea of Sanctuary
  • And so much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - The real reason you're not bringing Sanctuary into your home

Episode 43 – The *real* reason you’re not bringing Sanctuary into your home

I’m not talking the surface level stuff here – I’m talking the deeply hidden, hard to admit to yourself reason you haven’t fully created your home Sanctuary.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality I share the real reason with you + how this reason impacts three different areas of your Home – the practical, emotional, and spiritual.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Sydney Weiss

Episode 42 – Sanctuary Chat with Sydney Weiss

Sydney Weiss is a lawyer and the creator and producer of Seek The Joy Podcast, your go-to podcast for heartfelt storytelling and conversations on all things self-love, joy, connection, wellness and spirituality.

Sydney’s greatest mission is to uplift and empower others to find their authentic voice, encourage them to step into their vulnerability and courage, all to seek their joy and bring about greater healing. Through Seek The Joy, she’s been able to do just that. Inspired by our ongoing journey toward growth, empowerment, and self-love, every episode offers a fresh perspective, “aha!” moments, laughs, and stories and wisdom that will stick with you throughout the week.

In this Sanctuary Chat Sydney and I talk about 

  • Embracing the journey even when it looks different from what we expected
  • How to trust the path we’re on
  • Vulnerability and the role it plays on the journey
  • How to authentically cultivate deep connections with yourself and others
  • The difference and similarities between Joy and Sanctuary, and what the infinity symbol has to do with it
  • And much more!

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Guiding you toward your best 2021

Episode 41 – Guiding you toward your best 2021

Now we’re officially on our way with 2021, have you taken a few moments to think about what you want from this year?

Yes that can mean a new house, or a new love, or a new life! 

But what I’m talking about here is energetic.

What do you want to look back on once the year comes to an end and feel / sense / understand at your core and within your soul?

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality – which is Part 2 of this concept – we talk about

  • Why it’s a great idea for you to move from a Word For The Year to this
  • The steps I took – and that you can take too! – to create transformation, to come into closer alignment with what you want and deserve this year (or any really!)
  • Why you need to take the reigns and not leave things to chance (aka you’re in charge of your energy and how you show up)
  • And much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Tracey-Anne Greenhow

Episode 40 – Sanctuary Chat with Tracey-Anne Greenhow

Tracey-Anne Greenhow is a fully qualified Life Coach trained in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and has been coaching people to manifest the life of their dreams for over 15 years.

Having thought she would always be the single one and become a ‘cat lady’ (she doesn’t even like cats), she wanted to change her destiny! Using her now 5 step formula she managed to manifest her now husband Daniel in just 8 weeks!

She now has a husband (Daniel), 2 sons and multiple successful businesses! She has now made it her life purpose to teach others how they can also totally transform their own lives. Some have even beat her 8 week record!

In this Sanctuary Chat Tracey-Anne and I talk about manifesting, self love, tools to help you on your journey, practices and rituals to actually get there, and much more.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Want Real Transformation In 2021? Do this!

Episode 39 – Want real transformation in 2021? Do this!

For the past six years (and probably more!) I’ve been implementing an approach in my life and business to help me move gracefully through the year.

In 2018 I threw out what I’d been doing prior to then that simply didn’t work for me, and brought in a new way of approaching my life.

An approach that brought me closer to my truth AND helped me move gracefully through my year in a much more soulful way than I had been doing (aka following the “latest and greatest idea that everyone else was doing”).

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality – which is Part 1 of this concept (Part 2 published early February 2021) – we talk about

  • Why a ‘Word For The Year’ will bring you unstuck
  • My ‘Words For The Year’ for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the pain they caused me
  • Why the Word For The Year concept didn’t work for me and what I decided to do about it
  • The process I used in 2018 and 2019 and the incredible impact / change / transformation it made in my life
  • And much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality with Helen Joy Butler - Creating a connected society through Sanctuary

Episode 38 – Creating a connected society through Sanctuary

What is home really? And how can we create a connected society through Sanctuary?

Just two *little* things we chat about today in this episode!

If nothing else, 2020’s taught us about Home – where it is, how it feels, what we want / need from it.

On top of that we’ve all had to rethink what connection means to us on a very deep level.

In this episode Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about

  • What Home really means
  • How our perspective of Home changes the more we step onto our Sanctuary and Spiritual path
  • The Sanctuary Pyramid, and how simple yet complex it is (and how I’ll share more with you about it in 2021!)
  • Three shamanic questions to ask yourself to help create more connection in your home, body and life
  • How those three questions relate to your energy body
  • And much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Ask Helen - How do you create new energy in your home / rooms to create a fresh start?

Episode 37 – Ask Helen

How do you create new energy in your home / rooms to create a fresh start?

“Hi Helen. I know we did talk about it a bit in our 8 week sessions, but having just had my flooring done (we still have two rooms to go), we have basically taken everything out of the rooms and are now putting things back. My question is what are some ways of creating new energy in the rooms as I really want to create a fresh start.”

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

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Helen Claire Harmon

Episode 36 – Sanctuary Chat with Helen Claire Harmon

Helen Claire Harmon is the host of the Humans and Earth Podcast and the founder of The School for Humans and Earth. 

Helen and The School support people who care about Earth and environmental issues to find a deeper level of contribution or leadership that goes beyond sustainability and is grounded in an interdependent, collaborative relationship with Earth. 

In this Sanctuary Chat Helen and I talk about 

  • How to heal the Earth (and ourselves along the way)
  • The need to use the technology we already have to bring about change
  • Realising that the race isn’t lost, and that there are people all over the world doing their part to heal the Earth 
  • Helen’s spiritual practices that keep her grounded
  • Ways to bring Sanctuary into our lives that also support Mother Earth
  • And much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Sherri Simpson

Episode 35 – Sanctuary Chat with Sherri Simpson

As a Projector in Human Design and a 5x Scorpio in Astrology, it’s in Sherri Simpson’s nature to work with people who are ready to be seen at a very deep level.

Sherri uses the Akashic Records and her own energy healing techniques to guide people to find and release the root causes of their challenges and struggles, from this life, past lives and their ancestry.

Through her work Sherri empowers her clients to access their intuition daily so they can release resistance on their own and manifest the lives they desire. 

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about the general themes Sherri sees in her clients and how she supports them, the Akashic Records and how they can help you live your best live, intuition and ways to tap into it, our common connection of being 5x Scorpios, and much more.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Novalee Wilder

Episode 34 – Sanctuary Chat with Novalee Wilder

Novalee Wilder is a Danish actress and artist turned professional numerologist and writer living in Los Angeles. 

From twelve-step programs to internationally acclaimed professional training and Balinese mask workshops, she has explored personal growth techniques and the keys to understanding and illuminating the human condition through all her work. 

Yet, the years of training pale in comparison to the life-altering experience of changing her name with the help of numerology. Blown away by the potency and accuracy of this ancient esoteric tool, she decided to master it and is now an expert within her field.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Novalee and I talk about what led her to changing her name, the impact that had on her life, how the process works and much more.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality podcast - Sanctuary this Solar Return

Episode 33 – Sanctuary this Solar Return

October was my solar return month – aka I turned 50!

Like many people I saw 50 as a significant birthday, but at the same time I was excited! There’s been so much change, growth, life lessons throughout my 40s (and to be honest, well before then as well!) that part of me was relieved, excited, joyous to move into this brand new decade. I mean turning 50 in 2020 – in what I feel will be forever known as a pivotal year for all of us – can only be an eye opening experience right??!

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

  • The two astrology readings I had the week of my birthday, and some of the learnings from them
  • What Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz had to do with it
  • What happened when I was 38/39 that really pushed me onto this Sanctuary path
  • What Sanctuary and ‘home’ inside me looks and feels like
  • How creating Sanctuary in my Self and my Soul has created Sanctuary on a much broader level than I ever planned or expected
  • How you don’t need to be a celebrity or have a huge audience to affect change through your Sanctuary practices
  • My big learning as I move through this significant Solar Return

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Rebecca Gibson

Episode 32 – Sanctuary Chat with Rebecca Gibson

** This episode includes adult themes and conversations about child sexual abuse **

Rebecca was born in Sydney, Australia to left brain baby boomers, who did not like to acknowledge her gifts as a psychic medium. A number of traumas led Rebecca to become a mental health professional working in some of Australia’s most violent prisons with serial killers, murderers and sex offenders in an effort to help heal people who society have locked away to contain their dangerous behaviours. Rebecca now focuses on healing those wanting to step into their greatness through living a life serving love and their Souls purpose.

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about working in the prison system as an empath, the importance of good spiritual hygiene, ways to tap into your intuition and much more.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Connecting with your Sanctuary Language in Spring

Episode 31 – Connecting with your Sanctuary Language in Spring

With the move into Spring – my favourite season! – I’ve been reflecting on the Sanctuary Languages and how to make the most of them during this time of year.

So I sat down with the Sanctuary Languages, a crystal or two and my spirit team, and dove in with the question:

What should each Sanctuary Language focus on as they move into Spring?

If you don’t know your Sanctuary Language I invite you to listen to EPISODE 8 OF THE PODCAST before diving in, or head over HERE to read all about them.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Dorena Kohrs

Episode 30 – Sanctuary Chat with Dorena Kohrs

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

Dorena Kohrs is a certified practitioner of feng shui and space clearing, and is a modern day Sherlock Holmes. The mysteries she solves, however, are of the energetic kind, involving the homes and workspaces of her (mostly) female entrepreneurial clients. 

Best known as the Space Doula, Dorena geeks out on sleuthing the root causes of whatever’s keeping her clients from living their dreams. 

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality Dorena and I talk about how working with her has changed my office’s energy completely, the changes she’s made in her own home and why, and the importance of connecting with yourself to live your best life.

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Can Sanctuary and daily (routine) stress coexist?

Episode 29 – Can Sanctuary and daily (routine) stress coexist?

Absolutely! 

It’s how we go about the routine, and the Sanctuary we decide we need in and amongst it, that makes all the difference.

So how can we juggle all those balls, get to those appointments, manage our household / work / clients / life and get to the end of the day feeling whole?

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

  • Creating Sanctuary in your life, and how it’s much harder to do than creating Sanctuary in your home and / or body
  • What a morning of stress looked like for me recently
  • What I could have done in and amongst the stress – and what I actually did
  • How I handed the whole morning over to the Universe – and what happened in turn
  • How I felt letting go of the reigns (aka trusting and surrendering instead of controlling the outcome)
  • What it felt like to focus on one thing and the difference it made to the flow of my day
  • Plus much more

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Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality - Sanctuary Chat with Kim Eibrink Jansen

Episode 28 – Sanctuary Chat with Kim Eibrink Jansen

I’m so excited to bring you the amazing Kim Eibrink Jansen in today’s Sanctuary Chat!

Kim Eibrink Jansen is an International Spiritual Teacher & Advisor, Universal Messenger & Founder of the Love 4 Humanity Movement. 

Receiving messages daily for the New Earth with the next steps for Humanity, Kim shares the wisdom helping us all to navigate and facilitate our lives from our deeper soul perspective whilst assisting in raising the consciousness of the Planet, all while following our own path, mission and soul journey. 

In this episode of Musings on Sanctuary and Spirituality we talk about Kim’s journey from international wedding planner to Life Mindset and Universal Strategist, quantum physics, energy matching, surrendering, awareness, how to grow and evolve in our changing world, how feeling into ourselves and knowing ourselves creates a shift in everyone, and so much more!

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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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