Today’s blog I share the MOST important room in your home when it comes to energy, vitality and overall good health… the room that I like to refer to as the BAT CAVE!
Where is the bat cave? Watch to find out:
What is the Bat Cave? How can you create your own Bat Cave to improve your energy,
vitality, and overall health and well-being? It really all stems back to your bedroom.
Your bedroom is your Bat Cave. It’s your place, where you go to rest, to recuperate, and to really get yourself back. It’s where you get your energy back after being out and about all day: expending all your energy; putting it out there; doing your job; going about your day.
Really, when you come back into your Bat Cave, you want rest, romance, and relaxation. These are the “Three Rs” for your Bat Cave.
Why am I referring to this as a Bat Cave? Because believe it or not, it’s a really great idea to have it very dark. Not dark during the day, but when you are going into your sleep mode, you’ll want to make sure that there is no light peeping in.
It’s also about making sure that there is no electrical equipment with lights on, because this is affecting your sleep too.
Turn off the WiFi, turn off your phone, get yourself a normal alarm clock that’s battery operated that doesn’t emit light. This way you can just go to sleep and you’ll still have an alarm. None of the electric stuff should be on because it affects the energy in your room.
Your bedroom also needs to be a space of harmony. If you have tons of books in your bedroom, they create so much energy – there’s all of that information in those books. They’re sitting in your room and they’re distracting you.
If you have nowhere else to put them, I invite you to put them into storage containers where they’re not visible to the eye, so you can’t actually see them.
When you’re going to sleep, your room should feel calm, relaxing, and cool – if your body temperature cools, it’s much easier to sleep.
That’s what the Bat Cave is usually a little bit cooler. You don’t necessarily want a damp room, you just want a room that is a little bit lower in temperature, a little bit cooler – where you can totally, totally chill out.
There are other things that we do not recommend you have in your bedroom, because this place, the Bat Cave, is for recouping, for re-energizing, for really allowing your energy to be brought back to life.
If this is what you want, you definitely don’t want things that are going to remind you of work or exercise.
Exercise equipment isn’t a good thing to have in your bedroom. Having your office in your bedroom is also not a great idea, because how can you ever switch off from work?
There are instances that may prove an exception… Say you don’t have an office, and you have to work from that room. That’s when I would recommend literally putting a sheet, or a shawl or something, over that stuff – because essentially you’re sleeping with your work.
Particularly when you want to welcome love into your life, you certainly don’t want to be sleeping with your work. I’m sure you’d prefer to have someone really nice beside you than your work.
As for other things in your bedroom, ensure that there’s nothing under the bed. Under the bed should be nice and clean, and clear.
Different energies affect you through having things under your bed – it’s all about emotion. It can really disturb your sleep having stuff under your bed, because its energy is coming up through your bed and really distorting your sleep.
Now for the imagery in your bedroom. I know you may have heard me talk about this before, but I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have imagery of things that you love in your bedroom.
It’s not just things that you love, we need to be very specific. For example, if you’re in a loving relationship, I would certainly recommend having a photo of you and your partner in your bedroom.
That’s the only image I’d really recommend, that or a nice picture of a couple dancing, or walking by the beach holding hands. Perhaps an image of a beautiful couple in a loving embrace.
It should be something that really resonates with you in a very positive way. That is something I would certainly recommend.
The other thing I would say is that if you are not in a loving relationship, I would certainly take any pictures of people out of your bedroom. You only want an image of a couple if that’s what you’re trying to call in.
Really – as you go to sleep, the subconscious mind is taking in information. When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you see is a beautiful picture of a couple. You go to sleep, that’s the last thing you see.
It’s so important to make sure that the imagery you have in your bedroom reflects what you want to draw into your life. These images should be where you can see them, not behind your head.
If you think about a Bat Cave, it’s quite empty – and that is exactly what I would recommend. You don’t want too much stuff in it.
If you do have lots of things – as I said before, make sure it’s covered over so you can’t actually see it, then when you’re going to sleep it’s a calm, harmonious space.
Make sure that if you do have presses and drawers under your bed, you use them for linen, or stuff that doesn’t have a huge emotional connection. Stuff that is essentially neutral: like your towels and your sheets.
As for beside your bed, your locker or bedside table, it’d be a really good idea to keep this clear. You could have, like, one or two books, whatever you’re currently reading, and a nice lamp that you can light up and read by perfectly.
You need to feel harmonious, so a nice, good strong headboard helps make this place a really, really positive environment for you to snuggle up and have a full, restful night’s sleep.
By doing this, by creating this space, you are creating an energy, and an intention to have a really good night’s sleep.
I don’t know if you have read the book “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington? She’s actually just started a book called “The Sleep Revolution”, which is all about the power and importance of a good night’s sleep.
By really creating the environment for that good night’s sleep, you will most certainly be in that space, too. If you want, there’s also the Power of Direction.
There are also lots of other Feng Shui elements to creating a room that is harmonious for sleep – including mirrors. We’ll post a little picture to show you a good place for the beds and mirrors to be positioned.
It’s good to have a mirror in your room. It’s about having your “power position”: so you make sure you can see the door when you’re sleeping, you have a strong headboard, there’s no light coming in, and that it is a very calm, relaxing space.
Think about these three words as you walk into your bedroom today – does it represent rest, romance, and relaxation?
Is it clear of clutter? Does your heart rise when you walk into your room? Do you feel that it’s easy for you to sleep?
If it isn’t easy for you to sleep, I would highly recommend spending some time on your bedroom and making it a space of absolute harmony and peace.
If you have any other questions around creating a bedroom that you really love, I’m happy to answer them. You can respond here, in the questions below the blog.
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That’s it from me. I hope you have an amazing week, thank you so much for being here.
Fill me in on what you are going to do to create your very own bat cave in the comments below.