Fall is synonymous with cleaning and re-organizing both inside and out. Fall is a time for preparation and change. In October’s editor page, of Canadian House & Home Magazine, Suzanne Dimma’s article Refresher Course is all about making your home cozy for fall. She discusses different ways to incorporate fall into your home with fabrics, textures and colours. Similarly, Denise Linn writes in her book Feng Shui for the Soul, “Our homes will either separate us from nature or connect us to it.”
When you get rid of the old, you make room for the new, and your environment is no exception. Dimma associates home with cozy, and Linn refers to your home as your sanctuary. Their references to home encompass both the physical and spiritual realm. Creating a “cozy sanctuary” requires both physical and spiritual consideration and renewal. Clearing clutter from your closets, shelves and drawers can be a transformational experience. Everything in your home either uplifts your energy, or drains your energy. Often times clutter collects in piles and corners for so long you don’t even realize how consuming and energetically depleting your environment has become. Likewise, you are constantly evolving and you need your environment to support and grow with you.
We are all becoming more aware of our relationship to the energy around us. As you connect to the physical and spiritual realms, you begin to understand the natural progression from cleaning your clutter to energetic clearing. You are then more able to formulate a clear vision of how you want to live and create a personal environment that supports you.
Your home is made up of pools of energy, which are reflections of you. Your environment is a river of endlessly transforming energy that is alive and has a consciousness. When energy gets stuck, it’s like leaves and debris lying in pools of stagnant water.
The thoughts and feelings of you and your family influence the energy of your living space. Emotions have their own energy structure which can linger in your space. All the feelings and thoughts of current people as well as previous owners can affect the quality of the space in your home.
As we move into 2012, our homes are going to become more important to us as a sanctuary to retreat and recharge, an oasis of peace in this time of great change. There is no greater time in history to be alive, but we need our homes to be a place of rest and healing, our connection between our inner world and the outer world around us.
Denise Linn in her book “Sacred Space” teaches us several methods of clearing and enhancing your home using one of the 4 elements: earth, air, water or fire. Whichever technique used will enhance the energy in your home. Clearing the energy increases your consciousness, raises your energy, and increases your connectedness to the world around you.
Racher Interiors and Windhaven Consulting have teamed up to create a series of inspirational blogs. They aim to help their readers better understand and recognize, the physical and spiritual impact, of the environment in which they live. “Where intention goes, energy flows”, both Deanna Strandquist and Stacy Racher look forward to making this year’s fall cleaning a transformational experience.
Deanna Strandquist of Wind Haven Consulting of Calgary, Alberta, is a Shamanic Energy Practitioner, who assists people who are ready to take charge of their life and experience ease, joy and freedom by releasing energetic blocks. If you need guidance with home clearing, Wind Haven Consulting offers professional home clearing services. Contact Deanna to assist you with clearing your home of any stagnant energy, and set a new fresh intent for your personal space.
Stacy Racher of Racher Interior Design, in Calgary, Alberta, is an interior designer who understands the influence your environment has on your life. She focuses on working with clients, to develop their awareness, and conceive their vision, of what HOME should be. If you want to move beyond clearing your clutter and begin to investigate the possibilities of transforming your space to reflect your intention of creating a personal sanctuary, contact Racher Interior Design for a consultation.