I don’t watch, read or listen to the news . I choose not to be part of the fear and lack that most news stories focus on. That doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s going on and what I’m choosing to do isn’t making a difference in the world. It’s unproductive for me to tap into collective fear that is real on this planet. It’s amazing how much I know without even trying. And that process best serves me. I dip my toe into the flow of what’s happening without jumping in and getting swept away by the current. I am able to keep my focus on what makes a positive difference in my life and move forward without being caught up in the chaos swirling all around me. As I’ve gotten older, I find chaos extremely fatiguing and very ungrounding.
A factor that makes a huge difference in my life is our home feels uplifting and nourishing. It is filled with chi enhancers. For example, in my office I have painted the walls a color that is very uplifting to me, hung art that I made myself, arranged the furniture to keep “chi” flowing easily, address clutter, play music while I work (when possible), light incense and candles regularly, added live plants, and placed meaningful objects on my office altar that includes a small fountain. Over time, my husband and I did the same thing in our entire home. It’s taken about eight years, and the payoff has been immeasurable.
The result of our diligent and purposeful creation of all our rooms, is we are refreshed and rejuvenated by our home. Then, we are better able to be our best “out” in the world doing our work. Our home supports us in every way, physically, emotional, mentally and spiritually. It’s like eating specific food in preparation for a running marathon. The proper food provides the fuel in a vital, efficient way to best run in the race. The same is true in our physical environments. Our homes provide fuel for our bodies so we can operate efficiently and effectively “out” there. I call that creating sacred space. Creating space that honors our body temple on all levels. Our sacred space can also provide rejuvenation, inspiration, etc. to all who spend time there. It is a worthwhile gift to give to ourselves and others.
I deserve it and so do you.