Posts Tagged as: awakening

The call of the wild – jungle in my home

La Barroca, a Lebanese restaurant in Cadaques with its Dali-inspired lush garden entrance. I can only imagine what is inside. Photo by @coasttocosta via @sfgirlbybay

Hello dear ones,

In this fast pace world, many of us craving slower, more mindful living. Often called the Art of Slow Living, I like to see it as the call of the Wild, the call of the Sacred, the call of the Feminine.  It is entering a deeper field of energy. Nothing changes, yet your experience of life gets altered. There are signals that prompt us on this path if we pay attention and listen. The heart whispers. The soul knows. The wisdom of the body reminds us to slow down and take a deep breath and enjoy being. If we get still enough, we can sense the yearning for a life that honors a sacred way of moving through the world, one that is in tune with the natural world that we are part of and yet seem to often forget. If we embrace the silence, we can connect to the longing in our hearts for a fullness and aliveness that exists in the plant and animal world of the wilderness.

Plants can bring us to a place of stillness within movement, to a rhythm that our body recognizes as natural. Plants know how to be present, aware, and in communion with their surroundings. We too can recover this connection and begin to remember what we may have forgotten. There are journeys we must take firmly planted in the ground of our being. The journey from the mind to the heart is one, possibly the most important we shall ever embark upon for it colors our life and allows us to find ourselves first, and then connect and commune with the rest of creation.

Some places help with this unfolding. The jungle is one of them for me. What if you yearn for the wild but can’t go? You can awaken its spirit in your soul. You can bring the jungle home and invite it into your heart. You may have your own unique landscape that calls to you. Listen to that calling and nurture it. It is not enough to go to wild places and go back home to a depleted environment. To nourish our souls on a regular basis, we need to recreate an environment that enlivens the wild in us, a place where our senses can come alive, where we may enter depleted and emerge restored and inspired.

This post is invitation to inhabit ourselves fully, to make the decor of our home speak to our souls in a way to turns our home into sanctuary–a space where we can play, be open, replenish, connect and thus become more fully ourselves. Our homes then become allies in the evolution of our souls. Never static, they reveal themselves as dynamic containers that expand our being. Here are some spaces  for inspiration; they are creative and vary in flavor and from minimalist and serene to expressive and inspiring. I appreciate the range of expression and energy in their connection to art, color, plants, light and inspiration in the wild. They feel fluid, alive, vibrant. There is a unique exchange between the person that dwells in this kind of space and the space itself. Infused with chi, prana, energy, these are spaces where one is able to breathe better and relax one’s body and mind, like in a forest. Click to read about the bedroombathroomkitchen,  garden,  a space for your [inner] child –to awaken different qualities in your heart, space, and life.

Are you on instagram? You can follow me at @sacredflow for more inspiration as I find colorful bursts of nature, architecture and art in the streets of San Francisco. Enjoy!

So much to love in this space. The chaise, the plants, the crack in the wall (or is just the wallpaper?)–quite wabi sabi. Photographed by @haarkon_ styled by @billiemohair from kojoandlee_hair salon

The gorgeous bathroom of @emily_katz

Truly an indoor jungle. Is this too much to ask for? Well, it’s the conservatory of flowers in San Francisco. Photo by @jenkai

Love everything about this space–the yellow color on the wall, the plants, the art that are part of the space of @wildernisamsterdam — an urban plant and gardenshop in Amsterdam.  Photo by @i_stolethemoon

Love! Photo by @haarkon This is the spacious, light-filled, creative loft space of @theendeavorist

I have a thing for plants and cats. I’m a lover of both together. Maximum relaxation. Photo by @thefutureperfect

Ah, what more could one ask for? light, spaciousness, plants, books, art. Lovely studio of @herz.und.blut

Love the delicate and elegant simplicity of this space. Painted truss + art + plant = love. Studio of @studiohearhear

When a bathtub turns into a forest. Gorgeous flowers. Photo by @gorgwousandgreen with @misskaylamariah

Indoor, vibrant oasis of @design.junkie

Planties grown with “just a little water and love.” by @thefuturekept

Incredible plant collection via @prickleandvine

Want a green wall? No problem, hiltoncarter delivers. I have one of these lovely reclaimed wood propagation holders.

Right on the edge. Indoor/outdoors bathtub. Isn’t it dreamy? Image via taramilktea

“Home is where you grow your tribe.” Lovey, lush bedroom of tribeandus.

Love this plant corner: the light, the wooden floors, the plants–everything. By houseofplants

May our home become a catalyst for our renewed awakening, growth, and expansion. May it be filled with rituals of love that spark a sense of spaciousness in our lives. May they inspire us to become the most authentic agents of healing and change the world needs now.

With love,

The heart of feminine space–the spell of the sensuous bedroom

Hello beautiful ones, We earthlings are naturally wired to be drawn to spaces that nurture our life force. This winter, I can’t help but feel its call to dive in within the crevices of my heart in spaces and places that nourish my soul. Are you feeling the same pull? I am feeling drawn to…

Dec 30, 2014 | continue reading →

Flow. Lotus born.

lotus spirituality

“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.”    Buddhist proverb Ever since the French philosopher René Descartes delcared “I think therefore I am,” the dualistic split between body and mind was affirmed, and the superiority of mind declared supreme. No wonder we have also come to despise darkness and glorify…

Aug 26, 2013 | continue reading →

Feel this seed burst open into galaxies of love. You are here to risk your heart

Goddess Kali. Fierce Feminine archetype

Death is part of life, and yet, it is the ultimate OTHER. DEATH: Unfortunately, an ugly, unspoken word in our culture, still taboo in our glorification of only one aspect of manifestation, which really thrives in the embrace of both life and death kissing each other. There is no creation without dissolution; they are the yin and yang & the ebb and flow of life forming the natural rhythm of the world.

Feb 10, 2013 | continue reading →

Winter Solstice and this blessed unrest

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost…There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others. ~ Martha Graham

Dec 21, 2012 | continue reading →

Healing the Soul of Money. Liberating your true wealth

It is time to go beyond paying lip service to feminine principles and really put them into action. What stands between our sleep and our awakening is just a song away. Listen up, listen deep with your heart dear ones: “In the distance a hum, the soft sound of people waking up: waking up to…

Apr 27, 2012 | continue reading →

Open to receive this healing vision

It is Women’s History Month and I’m excited to share words from strong women who lived poetic lives. Some quotes reverberate like waves crushing against the shore of my consciousness, bringing new life to the surface, from the depths of being. I love mermaids and I love the depths from where they come from.

“I must be a mermaid…have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living” ~Anais Nin

Mar 7, 2012 | continue reading →

Infused with Spirit, this kind Earth

So happy to have Infused with Spirit, this kind Earth be my first post in my Unleashing Flow Series! ..I once had a vision, the kind that melts your mind and opens the gates of your heart, wide..And it occurred to me that up until that moment I hadn’t realized something so primal, so imprinted in the memory of my cells. My feet long to walk on the body of the sacred earth and bless her as she breathes in and out, rapt in the beauty of our awakening.

Mar 3, 2012 | continue reading →

Art Basel and the Soul of a Woman

What inspires you and where do you find beauty? I am fascinated by the encounters with the natural and art filled world. I present to you my journey through Art Basel Miami, Dec. 2011. Art Basel is an art show originally from Basel in Switzerland, with art from around the world.

Jan 31, 2012 | continue reading →

A magical secret garden: Coral Castle

I love secret gardens, all gardens, parks, wild pockets of nature in the city. These healing spaces make me feel at home. I grew up with my very own garden as a child, my love affair with nature started really young. Today, I want to take you on a journey through an enchanting place I fell in love with recently, a magical secret garden: Coral Castle in Miami.

Jan 23, 2012 | continue reading →
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