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 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, garden, a space for your [inner] child –to awaken different qualities in your heart, space, and life.
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.