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What does your home say about you?

Hello Sweet Friends, “Your Home Is A Reflection Of Your Consciousness.” This is a message that I believe to the core of my being. I practically have it stitched on a pillow. However it’s an easy thing to say, and a completely different thing to apply regularly.

As I write these words, a handyman is here taking care of some odds and ends around the house. It is funny to me that as I get older, things like replacing a bathroom fan and installing new shutters generate the same enthusiasm as coming downstairs to a brand new ten-speed bicycle for Christmas. I woke up this morning and leaped out of bed as though Santa Claus was coming. David and I keep talking about how simple it was to get all of these things done. Why did we wait so long? These are minor repairs, and yet the joy it brings to me is immense.

It made me start to look at my home and ask myself; if the place that we live is a reflection of our consciousness, what exactly is our house saying about us? I have noticed how easy it is to let things slide with the house. I would certainly notice things that needed attention, but work or other commitments would keep me from taking them on. We’ll get to that.

After the handyman left, I felt so connected to our home. The new light switch in the bathroom felt positively glamorous. Keep in mind, we’re talking about a 20 dollar switch replacement. Sipping a glass of wine outside, with music playing underneath the soft glow of our new patio lighting feels like a mini-vacation. And as I pull into the driveway, our new shutters make me feel like our home is filled with love.

I decided to examine how often I put off “repairs” when it comes to taking care of myself. Skipping a few days of the gym can easily turn into a month. Putting off a dental cleaning is convenient, especially when going to the dentist is not the most pleasant experience! As healers and evolved beings, we often forget to nurture our foundation. We can get distracted by the needs of others, or perhaps it is just easier to put someone else first. The important part is to set reminders for yourself, and often our home is a reflection of where we are in that space.

How can you take care of your surroundings and reinvest in yourself? We leave for a trip in about a week. I decided to take a couple of days off to prepare my energy. I will be giving two large talks, leading two powerful workshops and seeing private clients every day. My home was reminding me to connect with my foundation first. The current of my energy was upgraded along with the new lighting we had replaced. Hanging new shutters was about investing in my physical self, and of course hiring someone was a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help and carve out a little “me” time.

What is your home telling you?

Previously published on dougallfraser.com; reposted with permission.

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