Laundry and Dishes and Dirt, OH MY!

How often do we drive past a home or neighborhood and think, “WOW, my life would be so much better if I lived in that house!” ? Well, I can assure you that whatever life challenges you have going on in your current home, the same challenges will creep into your new, fabulous home.  Our homes, the spaces and the people who we choose to live in and around, are there to reflect, guide and teach us about ourselves.  How we observe the lessons and learn from them is our chosen task.

Feng Shui is a tool that can be used to explain the how and why we choose to live the way that we do in our homes.  Setting forth intention is a very powerful decision, but it is often under-utilized in the way we design our living spaces.  What we choose and don’t choose says quite a bit about our perception of what we think our life is and what it can be.  The important factor in choosing has to do with the understanding of why.  Once you begin to understand the space in which you live then you begin to understand your life.

We can look at our daily routines to begin to understand the remarkable principles of Feng Shui.  At times my home is a visual mess.  At any given time there can be a Thomas the Train track taking up 1/4 of our living room, dishes in the sink and of course, laundry.  For me, “the mess” offers the opportunity to consciously examine what is going on in my life.  What is reflected back at me?  Is it good? Am I satisfied with every aspect of my life?  When things are a mess in my home, there are areas of my life that are a bit chaotic.  What parts of this are okay for me?  What could I manage better? Am I experiencing obstacles in my daily life, and if so how are they showing up in my home?  Have I been sweeping things under the rug?  If so, then I remove the rug, sweep up the dirt and clean the floor.  The rug represents a foundation and defines boundaries within my home, therefore, it holds the same energetic principle represented in my life. This simple act offers the opportunity to look at the intention or intentions I have put in place for myself.

In truth, I could ignore the dirt under the rug.  No one would be the wiser.  I could take everything and shove it into the closet (in Feng Shui closets represent the subconscious) so that everything appears to be in order. We all know that a closet can only hold so much.  One day, you begin looking for something missing, you open the door and things begin falling out.  We begin to wonder why we have kept all of this “stuff.”  Is it necessary?  Does it serve a purpose or do we hold onto things for fear of letting go?   Now, those of you with seemingly organized homes and closets are no less off the hook for examining areas of life.  On occasion I have observed that people living “perfectly” sometimes fear making mistakes.  Therefore, they place quite a bit of judgment on themselves and those around giving the impression of things never being good enough.  My point is that we exist more peacefully and naturally when we create and live balanced lives.  Everything has ebb and flow.

So I choose not to pass negative judgment because there are dishes in the sink.  Yes, I will wash them and put them away.  When I do, I will remember the joyful expression reflected in my son’s face when he sat down and was delighted in eating his favorite breakfast…chocolate chip pancakes. We create our homes for ourselves and the people with whom we choose to share our lives.  The intention behind all of the choices we make is so that we may express and experience a home filled with joy and love.

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