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The magic of home
it is a perfect mix of beauty & comfort,
rich, decadent & chocolaty,
velvet softness and brick & stone.
Our enchantment is always the goal
seek and find the
The best setting is the one that allows the extraordinary to emerge,
the meaningful moments to converge
into a stunning tapestry of your reality & truth.
Design your surroundings to inspire confidence and relax into
and set your intention
to enjoy the finer, simple things.
serving up yourself
over and over.
Where do you dwell with the Divine?
Sweetheart, home is you.
Layer on more of you.
The bold, bright color.
Add a touch of life to each room.
Create your sacred space(s).
So how can we cultivate more small pleasures through our sense of touch? Our skin is hungry for sensation. Run your fingers down your arms, across the fabric of your couch. Take off your shoes and feel the ground beneath your feet. Feel your way through your house.
Photograph the surfaces you touch. Macro setting. Get closer.
What’s touching your skin?
What do you love to touch? Touch brings you deeply into your body.
Touch and embrace your life.
I hope you have enjoyed the past 11 days together.
More importantly, I sincerely wish for you to enjoy & adore your space.
The one around you and the places inside.
Your hear & your home are yours to love, hold and derive pleasure from.
The smell of home.
The smell of you.
What do your important people/animals smell like? Think about each person/pet and write down the smells you associate with them. Next time you see them, be sure to close your eyes and breathe them in when you hug them.
What is the smell of home to you?
How many smells of you identify have you chosen to have there?
What sort of smells would you like to introduce?
When was the last time you truly smelled something?
Today let’s listen.
What are the sounds of home?
The shout of a voice, the dishwasher humming, the dog snoring. The cars on the road outside, the rush of water running inside.
What sounds like home?
A fun project: create a playlist for everything you do in your home including relaxing, celebrating, dining & even cleaning. I have many mixes: Magic Making, Dance, Garden Rain, No Voices, Bedtime and more. Create some fun lists for your activities.
Imbue your home with love & joy. With music and laughter. With glasses clinking and feet dancing.
Listen to the love.
picture below from Dashboard Diary
What’s your favorite color?
What colors make you feel happy?
A rainbow peacock. A serene monochrome.
What draws you to the colors you love?
What colors make you feel happy?
Notice the color swirling in your head. The hues you are drawn to. The ones you adorn with.
Where are they around you?
Are you ingesting color?
Maybe it is time to find a coloring page and add your colors in swirls and scribbles. Allow your magic to play on the page as it comes to life, think Oz.
I love the feel of gray, the sensual softness of it. The bolt of black, the starkness of white. The contrast. The shadow. The light. Wrap my body and my soul in it. Yes.
The quiet hush of gazing at the moon. The rush of wind blowing through your hair. The ground underneath feet and the walls surrounding.
What do your spaces feel like to you? What do they say about you? How does it make you feel? What essence do you most want each room to hold? What small pieces currently in your home bring you great pleasure?
Sit for a moment today and notice how your heart feels when you are in your home.
Notice that which your heart desires. Sit with the need and wants. Bring those feelings into your spaces.
Spring cleaning is in the air. Today we will do a bit of our own. Your home and heart are sure to feel lighter from the experience.
Quiet the room.
Calm the soul.
Release what is no longer a part of your current story. Say goodbye to the items which make you feel anything less than joy or supported.
Because when you say no to the things which no longer serve your life, you are free to say (and have space for) your “oh yes.” The things you truly desire and need.
Make space & allow yourself to receive.
Reveal your tender soul by surrounding yourself with the truth.
The things which bring you deep joy, radiant beauty & peace in the functioning.
If you feel led, take a picture of something in your home that speaks to the person inside of you that needs to be set free.
I need to set free my need to control it all with schedules and to-do lists and reading material to fix me. I am not in control of anything. I am not in need of fixing. I am chaos and dirt. Magic and heartbeats.
As are we all.
Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home
Book by Lauren Rosenfeld and Melva Green
It is like your sweet friend holding your hand, whispering words of tender encouragement and allowing you to feel all the things you need to feel as you create more “breathing room.”