Every time I travel I make some sort of a transformation or shift. On this last trip I was away for four months and went through some significant changes in that time. So when I came back home to Peru, I felt that I needed to redecorate my house to make it a better fit for who I had become.
I painted all of the walls white, hung up some beautiful tapestries that I picked up in Bali, got rid of a bunch of clutter and everything that no longer felt like me. My house really is my temple. I often play soothing music that vibrates with the heart chakra to create a beautiful space and presence in my home. A lot of that music is classical and I love it. It has been raining a lot here lately but I don’t mind. I’m in my house with incense burning, beautiful music drifting out of my speakers and something delicious in the kitchen dehydrating or cooking away. From my work desk I can see the mountains and the rain, and I often have my little kitten Matilda sleeping in my lap (that is if she’s not launching herself and her claws at me in an attempt to get me to play). I have wild flowers in vases around the place and a fireplace that’s ready to go.
As you can probably tell, I love my home. In fact sometimes I feel like my house is giving me a great big hug.
And trust me when I tell you this – my house is certainly not a fancy home. I’d actually call it rustic 😉 It’s made out of Adobe (dirt essentially), I have to go outside to my bathroom and “suicide shower”, there are no cupboards doors in the kitchen and I’ve made all of my kitchen shelves with pieces of wood and bricks, there is a bedroom without any widows (so weird!!), and a huge water patch in the ceiling that I’m wondering if perhaps it will cave in one day.
Yet, I still love this space because of what I’ve consciously created with it and how it makes me feel.
Having a space where we feel nurtured, light, safe and happy is so important for keeping our stress levels low and our sanity in check while we’re journeying through life. This is especially important for those of us who experience stress, anxiety and worry very easily. And important for those of us who have an introverted personality – not a bad thing!!! Introverted just means that you get your energy recharge from being alone. That’s me!
As an adult woman with chronic acne, if you’re wanting to delve into the emotional component a little more, then I recommend one of the first things you do is to start creating a more beautiful and nurturing space in your home.
If you have a partner and/or children and not a lot of space, then see if you can find at least a corner of a room or a chair that you can call your own. It is important to have some sort of a sanctuary, no matter how large or small, that you can keep at a really sweet and positive vibration. Knowing that whenever you’re feeling any kind of stress or negative emotion that you can go physically to that spot will be a nurturing thought in itself.
For us single girls (pros and cons!) then we can make our entire house our sanctuary.
Here are some great ideas for creating that nurturing space:
- Regularly cleanse the energy! I have a great “white fire technique” that I use regularly in my home. The technique is in my latest book – How To Heal From Acne Naturally: For Adult Women.
- Do not have clutter laying around, keep things tidy (trust me on this one, it is about clean energy).
- Any object in your home, no matter how big or small, that reminds you of something or someone bad, or a bad experience, get rid of it!
- Regularly play beautiful music with the intention to create a beautiful energy in your home.
- Make use of burning incense or essential oils.
- If a dirty house bothers you and causes inner stress and criticism, either get over it or keep it clean!!
- Keep an alter and put beautiful things on it that you love.
- Burn a candle every now and again, just because it’s beautiful.
- Plant some flowers in your garden and keep some flowers in pots near your front door.
- Have enough space for a dance floor if you love dancing, if that means less furniture then that’s okay! I actually have no dining table or coffee table for this reason.
- Don’t feel bad about wanting to make your space beautiful. I bought a tapestry in Bali for $10 and it’s so beautiful. I love it on the wall and get positive comments about it all the time. You also don’t have to start with a beautiful house to create one. I have very ugly floor tiles and I have covered much of them up with hand woven rugs that I pick up at a flea market for about $20 each.
- If you meditate or sing, then try to meditate or sing in the same spot every time. This will create a dense pocket of healing and transformative energy in that area.
Hopefully these are enough ideas to get you into feeling like your house is giving you a big hug too. If you have any more suggestions, write them in the comments box below, I’d love to get some more tips too!