Posts Tagged as: feng shui

Beyond Decor | The Soul of your Space

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Love the ocean view and sacred geometry pattern on the beautiful golden screen. Sea legs + Istanbul’s Müzedechanga restaurant. Via sfgirlbybay

“As with all my work, whether it’s a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I’m trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.”
 ~Andy Goldsworthy

We need to illuminate the way we engage with our home, environment, landscape, planet. It is essential to connect our soul with the soul of the spaces and places we inhabit and recover a way of dwelling in harmony with nature. This ancient way of relating to our home (also known as feng shui) is not about controlling our environment, but engaging with it in a kinder, more receptive and intelligent way, one that aligns with the flow of the universe and harnesses its energy for good.

How can your home space decor reflect, nourish, and inspire your soul?

Our environment affects the way we feel and think. The elements and symbols that form part of the landscape of our spaces and places are not mere superficial, decorative items of an interior facade; but part of a map or mirror creating a window into our soul. We might call it decor, ornament, adornment, style, aesthetics and pretend it is shallow and superficial. It isn’t. Space Decor forms a narrative with storytelling power, one that helps you grow, expand, evolve.

Here is how to craft an experience your soul craves: When it comes to decor —and most things in life— don’t follow trends, follow your heart. In order to fulfill your longing for meaning, expression, connection and purpose, don’t follow trends that make your space look like a magazine spread. Instead, listen to your gut, listen to your heart, listen to your soul. We are not going for trendy, we are going for honest, authentic and soulful self-expression.

Decor engages the imagination, softens, soothes, inspires, empowers, brings us back to our senses. If you align with the soul of your space, your space will let your body relax, your mind clear and your soul fully inhabit your being. Your space will not only look good, it will feel good as well.

Decor, when practiced with mindfulness, becomes an expression of energy that can reach well underneath the conscious mind to embrace the core of your soul. Endowed with the power to create an experience that goes beyond surface level, it can touch the heart of the sacred.

Create a space for your whole being. Here are some of my services and recent articles on architecture, home decor, and energy:

May your space become a beautiful mirror that brings you more fully alive. With love,

Ode to Feminine Space. An architecture of flow. An architecture of the feminine

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We are sucking the soul out of our lives and not replenishing it. And yet we feel that something is missing, yearning for a different kind of experience of wholeness that deeply feeds, awakens, and revitalizes our souls. Are you longing for intimacy, deep communication, connection? This is an invitation to notice, liberate, express, and experience the feminine: the feminine dimension of our being, the feminine dimension of space, the feminine dimension of the sacred…

Jun 18, 2013 | continue reading →

Ten ideas to create a space your [inner] child loves

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Helping your child create a space they love can be a road to self discovery, a way of finding out what is that makes your child tick in relationship to all of life. From children’s rooms to children’s schools, to children’s playgrounds; rather than creating spaces that are stifling, rigid, boring or diminishing, let’s create spaces that are imaginative, engaging, warm, soothing, vital and evocative.

Dec 11, 2012 | continue reading →

Crystals of kaleidoscopic light

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Fall is the season of turning inwards, of savoring the lessons, the messages, the harvesting of the soul digesting life. In Taoism and Feng Shui, the element of fall is metal, so you may feel naturally drawn to the beauty of these crystals around this time of the year. They inspire us to find the depth, clarity, focus and discipline to diligently pursue our dreams.

Nov 26, 2012 | continue reading →

Full Moon blessings. A feminine approach to self & space renewal

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There is a full moon rising and blessing us with her moonlight. The full moon invites us to release all that dims our light, all that holds us back in our spaces and heart. I am excited to share this clutter clearing ritual as spiritual practice. A feminine approach to self & space renewal. Why now? We are at a pivotal moment in history. Unconscious ways of inhabiting the earth feel like heavy weight on our hearts and shoulders.

Mar 8, 2012 | continue reading →

The Power of Pull and the rising feminine realm

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The Power of Pull by John HagelSome things come into our lives by magic. Such is the magic that drew me to The Power of Pull, an innovative book written or shall we say channeled by my friend and client John Hagel III along with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. This is not just a book on business, it is a book on living! This revolutionary book is a call for subversive visionaries who are ready to birth a new order, mindset, and paradigm.

Jan 3, 2012 | continue reading →