What’s Really Hiding Beneath Your Clutter + Do You *Really* Need To Add Sanctuary To Your Life + other Sanctuary Tips and Tricks

November 15, 2018

Sanctuary Tips and Tricks with Helen Joy Butler

Each week on FACEBOOK I share #TipTuesday. In these posts I share practical advice on everything Sanctuary – including practical, emotional and spiritual advice, to help you move forward with Sanctuary in your home, body and life.

These posts are often quite long and I thought they’d be great to share here with you in case you missed them. And let’s face it, things move rather quickly on social media and you may not have seen them fly by!

Also, I got a little sidetracked with my Aware Child / Soul article series so these tips are actually from September! Eek!

So let’s jump in!

Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary

TIP 1 – Do you *really* need to ADD Sanctuary to your life – OR is it already there?

Beautiful tree in the forest - Helen Joy Butler

If you stop for just one moment and take some time to think about it, I know you will find Sanctuary all around you.

Yes the chaos and the stress and the busy and the rollercoaster of life is there too. I know it is. BUT I GUARANTEE Sanctuary is there too.

  • In the pillow you slept on last night.
  • In the glass of hydrating water you will drink today with lunch.
  • In the car that gets you from A to B.
  • In the money in your wallet that paid for your groceries.
  • In the hairdresser or the beautician or the therapist you see from time to time.
  • In the toothbrush you used this morning to clean your teeth.
  • In the light you turned on in your home last night so you could cook dinner.
  • In the breath you take in and out every second of the day.
  • In the hand that held yours when you most needed comforting.
  • In the smile the lady walking past you just gave.

There is Sanctuary ALL around you! Are you taking the time to notice it?
Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary

TIP 2- Take some time today to notice how you breathe.

This is Life | The Photo Forest

Are you breathing in the small space between your collarbones – and that’s it?

Are you taking the odd deep breath and then going back to that shallow / collarbone breathing again?

Are you mindfully breathing slowly and deeply, expanding your entire rib cage?

IF THERE WAS ONE SANCTUARY TASK I could ask you to do each day it would be this one.


Because it’s free.

And it’s easy.

And it will make a massive difference to your focus, your awareness of what’s going on around you, and your nervous system.

Sometimes the simple things really are the best.
Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary

TIP 3 – What’s really hiding beneath your clutter?

Retreat view - Helen Joy Butler

Lack of self-worth?
Ignoring the health issue that won’t go away?
An abusive or difficult relationship?
A past experience that broke your heart, or your will?

Facing the stuff underneath the clutter isn’t easy. I know that.

But the physical clutter in your home is a sign of emotional, spiritual, energetic clutter in your body and life. And it’s up to you to shift it where you can.

Be brave.
Be strong.
Ask for help if you need it.

We are all on this journey together and I know for sure there are people in your life who want to help you. All you have to do is reach out and ask.
Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary

Tip 4 – Did you know that the first step toward energetically clearing any space is to physically clear it?

Bookshelf with books - Helen Joy Butler

Yep – declutter!

Get rid of clothes that don’t fit you, that you don’t feel comfortable in and you no longer love.

Get rid of the plastics that don’t have a lid and spare socks that lost their mate years ago (trust me, they rarely turn up!).

Get rid of paperwork that is clogging up your filing system, and all of the out-of-date items in your pantry.

Get rid of the old newspapers, the junk at the front door, the kids clothes long grown out of, and the “I’ll just put it here because it has no home” stuff (or find it a home!).

Get rid of it ALL!

And then your space will be able to breathe. And so will you.
Helen Joy Butler - Your, Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary
I hope you enjoyed these tips! I’d love to know which one you’re going to start with today – go ahead and share it in the comments!

With much love,

Helen xx

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Helen Joy Butler - Sanctuary Creator and Elemental Space Clearing® practitioner


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