Elle Decor, Dwell, House Beautiful. What do these magazine names bring to mind? Home, right? While cleaning my home today and thinking of ways to freshen it up, I started to consider the time and energy people put into the place they call home. Whether it be small or grand, it’s the safe haven, the castle, the sanctuary where we can retreat and get away from it all. At least I hope so. If you live alone, it may be a place of peace, quiet and even creativity. If you live with a family, it may be warm, comforting and supporting. For some, it may be neither of these and may actually be a dangerous, harmful place, unfortunately.
That thought led me to consider the place called home that resides within us all … our heart, spirit, inner self or whatever name you put to it. It would be interesting to know if people spend as much time, money, thought and effort on cultivating their “inner home” as much as they do the place in which they dwell. In one extreme, a person might live in a grand palace and experience inner poverty and suffocating loneliness or dis-ease. Another may exist in a modest shanty but find happiness in the very smallest of things and cultivate a spacious heart. I’ve often read that one’s exterior mirrors one’s interior. I don’t disagree but circumstances aren’t always a defining factor in a human life.
However, you can choose what your interior “home” looks and feels like. Is it dilapidated, with drab colors, overgrown grass and non-working fixtures? Or do you work on nurturing your inner world by aligning yourself with an appreciative and positive attitude? Along with the colors you choose to use in your living room, why not think about the colors in your heart. Are they happy, vibrant and alive? Maybe they are, but are covered under a few layers of neglect and bitterness.
There’s always room to make space for a loving home, inside and out. Throw out that old clutter no longer serving you and along with it that grudge, judgement or attitude. You just might find you have plenty of room for a person, place or attitude to invite in. And If you find yourself pondering new colors in a store next time you’re out shopping, ask yourself “does that sunny yellow flower vase match my sunny disposition?” If not, here are a few tools you might consider on your journey: meditation, journaling, reading, energy healing through EFT. Happy creating!
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