Five Tips to Rejuvenate Your Bedroom
Five Tips to Rejuvenate Your Bedroom
Helpful tips for transforming your bedroom into a sacred lovemaking space.
The bedroom is a place where we can feel safe and be vulnerable. In essence, a place that we can be ourselves in the presence of our lover. When creating a sacred bedroom we want to follow a few simple steps that will allow us to stimulate and rejuvenate the five physical senses; sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
Clean First and Then Assess
Before we transform our bedroom into a sacred space, we need to give it a good old-fashion cleaning. A sacred space requires cleanliness and organization to be successful and remain invigorated. Declutter your bedroom – Clutter can scatter the mind and emotions. An unorganized space can also deplete the human energy field. Put items in their proper place. If there isn't one, create a place for random “things”. Once the physical space is clean. Clear the space energetically. We want to set our intention for the space and bring in our highest and best feelings of light and love. You can bless your space with sage or some other incense. “Saging” or “smudging” helps to rejuvenate and clear the stagnation of old energies. Chanting a mantra, repeating affirmations, or simply singing your favorite tune while cleaning can help clear the space.
Once the bedroom is clean and clear, begin discussing with your partner how you would like to feel in the bedroom. Be specific! Some suggestions include: sensual, safe, warm, seductive, cozy, and sexual. Discuss ways to draw your attention to the five physical senses.
Now, that the bedroom is clean. Look around and assess whether or not it is visually pleasing. Perhaps adding a fresh coat of paint, buying new furniture, removing excess furniture or rearranging things can help transform the bedroom. Or perhaps incorporating potted plants, crystals, candles, and mood lighting.
Proper lighting is everything. It sets the mood from seductiveness to relaxation. It can make or break a sexy setting. The use of candles is always a great idea. However, LEDs have become inexpensive and come in a wide range of styles and changing colors. LEDs are safe and they can set the mood with a press of a button on a remote. Personal Tip: Wearing bedroom clothes can heighten the sense of sight; lingerie, silk robes, etc.
Stimulate your sense of hearing with a plug-in mini fountain or speaker system for music. Make sure you have an easily accessible speaker system in the bedroom. There are a wide range of compact systems including cordless, battery powered “bluetooth” speakers on the market.
Create several playlists that are accessible with the click of a button. Playlists can include; singing bowls, chakra tones, sacred chants, oceans waves, rain storms, water falls, downtempo mixes, ambient music, sexy tracks (the list of music choices are endless.) Music preference are different for everyone. Discuss genres of music that make you feel sexual and intimate and ones that relax and create peace. Remember to create playlists long enough to allow for continuous uninterrupted play. Personal Tip: Become conscious of the conversations that take place in the bedroom. Speak to one another in a kind and loving voice.
The sense of touch can be everything from the room temperature to the introduction of sex toys. Raise the room temperature - Creating a temperate environment is essential for being comfortably naked. Embellish the bed preferably with satin, linen, or silk, change the sheets and add lots of fluffy pillows for sexual position support.
If you are so inclined; introduce some sexy toys. These can include feather ticklers, massage oils, motorized massages, vibrators, handcuff, blindfolds, etc. (the list is endless and only limited by your comfortability and imagination).Thesimpleintroductionofabodymassagercan transformyourplaytimetogether.Personal Tip: Reach for your partner and touch their skin often.
Moments before you intend on spending time in your newly transformed bedroom; grab some tasty niblets of fresh fruits, nuts, and chocolates. Incorporate these tasty bits into your play time together. Open a bottle of wine andsetoutalargevesselofdrinkingwater.
Personal Tip:Bodycleanlinessgoesalongwaytoimprovingthe taste of our skin.
This sense is often left to the imagination. However, the sense of smell is closely connected to our sexual arousal. Natural senses can be more gentle on the nose, without distracting or irritating the sense of smell. Some suggesting include incense, essential oils, and naturally scented lotions. Personal Tip: Bathing together is a great way to freshen up and reboot our natural endorphins.
When incorporating potted plants and/or a mini fountain, it is important to consider the effects they have on our finer or subtle energy fields, that which is beyond our five physical senses. Plants are sentient and they radiate a vibration and help to clean the air. Potted plants and running water can help invigorate and cleanse the vibration of a room. Plus, they can improve our moods simply by being there.
The creation of an altar space is a great way to transform the bedroom. Altars are resting places for our intentions and spiritual aspirations. An altar can be as elaborate or a simple as you desire. Embellish your altar with objects that you find to be sacred. Incorporate objects that help you to connect with your partner and the divine universe. Examples can include; incense, crystals, statues, pictures, candles, objects from nature, flowers, seashells, pinecones, rocks, leaves, seeds, etc. Suggestions for an altar space can include; a small cabinet, side table, corner shelve, or a windowsill.
It is important to remember these are just suggestions. A sacred space must feel right to the both of you. It is important to discuss and agree on how you would like to create a pleasing, inviting, and safe space together. Envision your bedroom as a sacred temple. Remember a successful sacred space is contingent on the stimulation of all five of your physical senses; sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
Written by Shane Brandolini