THE SANCTUARY EXPERIENCE

The Sanctuary Experience is a Brahma Kumaris project designed to support an atmosphere of peace and stillness for people affected by natural and manmade emergencies. This atmosphere helps people to centre and ground themselves and return to a state of calm through gentle music, guided meditations and silence.

“When we become peaceful, we spread peace in the atmosphere.”

When people are affected by natural and/or man made emergencies, the body may go into a fight, flight or freeze mode. The ability to process thought may be lost and making even the simplest decisions can be difficult. Consequently, people may lose connection with their own inner wisdom at a time when they need it most.

“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds a space for you while you awaken your inner healer so that you may heal yourself.”

Maryam Hasna

Following trauma-informed guidelines, we have created a series of guided meditations. These meditations are designed to support people in restoring their sense of balance. This may assist them in moving from a state of emotional stress to a state of relative inner stillness, from where healing can begin.

These meditations provide a space to feel calm, secure and safe. They provide a little time for some self-care, a gentle place of rest and comfort, a healing space.

The guided meditations are voiced by Carmen Warrington, who also created the soothing music.  Carmen is well-known around the world for her BK commentaries and also for the ABC series ‘Meditations for Life’, in partnership with master percussionist, David Jones. Carmen supports people to connect with their own inner peaceful sanctuary.

You may listen to these commentaries individually or together.  Taken together, they have more power to soothe.

4 Steps to Calm

 
  1. Breathe in calm … breathe out any tension … and again … relax the body … feet … shoulders … neck … mind …
  2. Awaken a memory of your deepest peace and calm … gently remember … allowing calm feelings to flow into you and through you …
  3. Connect to the feeling of deep calm … absorbing … filling … gently returning to your inner-most calm place …
  4. Feeling empowered … at your calm centre … let calm flow out and into your life.