An interview with Kseniya Bublikova: Creatress of Heart-Centered Healing & Meditation Center, Abundant Space.
Kseniya, your healing and meditation center, Abundant Space, was such a source of light for me when I lived in Phoenix. You provided such an incredible space for heart-centered connection by bringing that to the community + have been wildly instrumental in healing journeys for so many. Why do you believe this connection is so important and how are you keeping the spirit of Abundant Space alive amid COVID-19?
Thank you for your kind words! I feel that now, more than ever, it is so important to stay connected + rooted in community. Times such as these can feel very uncertain + isolating, so our amazing Abundant Space network has come together to offer a free Virtual Community Support Series. This series is running via Zoom all month & features guest facilitators on a variety of subjects such as yoga, meditation, breathwork, sound healing, sacred sexuality & psychic development. For anyone interested in joining us, send me a note + I would love to send you the schedule.
In August, I had a one-on-one ceremony with you to celebrate my next trip around the sun and it was… life changing. Can you explain what ceremony means to you?
That was such a beautiful session! For me, Ceremony is the act of connection & celebration with the Universe in a ritualistic way. And, it is ever shifting. Ceremony can be very elaborate & specific (as in the case of my healing sessions, precise indigenous practices, wedding vows, etc), while other times Ceremony can be enjoying a kiwi in the sunshine or taking a bath by candlelight.
How can someone create a ceremony for themselves? I’ve found that ceremony can be as simple as lighting a candle + burning pieces of paper of notions you’d like to set free and send back blessed + transformed. I’m interested to hear your take on this as someone who creates such exquisite experiences.
I love this! Yes, more + more, I am leaning into the concept of Life as Ceremony. I urge our readers to ask themselves: what simple everyday acts can be turned into a beautiful ritual? Upon awakening, we can state an affirmation (such as: I am nourished & supported by the Universe) to make our morning a Ceremony. Prior to a meal, we can give thanks to our Ancestors & make a small food offering to make the experience ceremonial. Next time we are in the sunshine, we can set the intention that the sun is recharging & revitalizing our entire energetic being. While in the shower, we can envision the water washing away any worries or concerns. Truly, any experience can be a Healing Ceremony.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you’re giving yourself the support you need right now?
I’ve been enjoying making elaborate rainbow food creations + eating them in the sunshine, daily movement including strength training, yoga, walks, dancing, deep stretches + bike rides, picking myself wildflowers, candlelit baths + showers, dry brushing & body oiling, long conversations with family + friends plus time to integrate, process + journal. I have found that having an at-home schedule has also been a huge help in making things feel more certain + secure.
Your favorite way to elevate your life right now?
Gratitude! I have found that deep gratitude has been the fastest way to raise my vibration. I start each morning with The Five Minute Journal, which puts me in a space of gratitude immediately & I call upon that feeling many times throughout the day. For those wanting to try this daily practice, simply call to mind or write down 3 things that you are currently grateful for in your life. Such a simple, yet potent, practice!