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4 Ways to Make Your Home Part of Your Conscious Life
Posted: 9/15/2011 | Radio Show Comments
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In the meantime, enjoy this guest article from Tisha Morris.

Although I don’t have any linguistic rules to back me up, I feel like it’s not coincidental that the word “HOME” includes the same prefix as the word “HOLISTIC”.  

Holistic living is being more and more embraced with conscious eating, preventive and alternative medicine, and simplicity. Holistic implies being ‘whole’ or taking into account the ‘whole’ picture - our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.  Historically, in the West, we have put a priority on physical health, while in the East there has been a focus on spiritual health. Both are now being embraced and united with a holistic and conscious lifestyle. 
Now more people are realizing that their home can be a source of healing – a place of essential change. 
Our home is second to our body as our physical dwelling on Earth. It is so closely related to our mind and body that the two have oftentimes throughout history been used interchangeably in religions, architecture, and in dream analysis. 
And this I know is not coincidental. For the last four years, I have gone to people’s homes to help them with energy flow, clutter clearing, and even color selecting. And what I’ve discovered is that our home is a mirror of ourselves. And as we make changes to our home, we are making changes to ourselves. 
The energy patterns within our self – physically, mentally, and emotionally – are also present within our home. Have you ever had a great massage or bodywork where you left feeling great?  And upon returning home, you fell right back into your old patterns – maybe your shoulders started to slump forward again or your breathing returned to being labored. 
If the energy flow in your home is ‘off’ then the energy flow in your body will be as well. Energy flow in your home can be affected by furniture, accessories, clutter, and the quality of energy. 
Here are a few things to consider in making your home part of your conscious living. 
  1. Furniture blocks: For the best feng shui, you want the energy to ‘meander’ through a space. So imagine yourself as energy (because you are) coming through your space. Do you bump into any furniture? Do you hit corners sticking out? Are there tight places that feel constraining? Too much furniture can be major blocks of energy. And if they’re in your house, then those blocks are also in your life.

  2. Emotional Clutter: Clutter is stagnant energy. So if you feel stagnant in any area of your life, then there’s probably clutter lurking somewhere in your life that has taken form. If it’s your love life that’s stagnant, then clear out stuff from past relationships. If it’s your career that’s stagnant, clear out your office. If it’s your body that’s cluttered, then clean out your cupboards, fridge, and clothing closet.

  3. Inventory Your Accessories: Like a great outfit, accessories are essential. They can make an outfit. But if overdone, they can ruin an outfit. So is the case with accessories in your home. Take inventory of the accessories in your home. You should love every one of them. Don’t use accessories to distract. I find that people who use too many accessories in an outfit are subconsciously trying to distract the attention away from them personally and to their clothing instead. Don’t let your accessories distract you. Love everything in your home, including yourself.

  4. Clear the Energy: No one likes to sit at a table in the restaurant before it’s been cleared by the people who sat there before. And no one certainly wants to live among the energy of the previous owners of their home. You don’t want to be subjected to the energy patterns of those before you. If you have never cleared the energy in your home, now is the time! It’s quite simple and effective. Sage smudging is the most common method by which you light the end of a sage bundle and waft around your house. Add your intention to the mix as well. You can also try my hand-blended Smudge Spray which is quite effective as well and smells fabulous. 
So as you become more conscious of your diet, exercise, and spirituality, become conscious of your home as well. As you love your home, you will love yourself.



Cathy Treatment Talk       Posted: 7/18/2011 3:32:12 PM

My home is so important to me, as I spend quite a bit of time at home when I''m writing, etc. I have tried to go through and organize it to help me be the best that I can be. It feels so important to come home to a place of warmth and joy. Sage smudging or your spray sounds interesting. Thank you.

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