Love Your House ~ Love Your Life

A happy and fulfilled life starts at home.

There is something to be said for the connection between living in a home that is beautiful, orderly and balanced, and living a successful, happy and fulfilled life. A well-loved home buoys us up, giving us hope and strength.

For many of us 'home' conjures up feelings of safety, joy and belonging. It is our little 'piece of paradise'. At home we reconnect with our core self, that which is our true, intimate identity. It is a place where the treasures we hold deep within are expressed and displayed in a way that is akin to dancing naked in the moonlight - for our eyes only. Home is where we feel safe enough to bring what we cherish out of hiding. It is where we are free to express our uniqueness and claim our place in the world. Whether this is seen in how we decorate our home: our choice of furniture and knickknacks, colors or the architectural styling, or in how our personalities shine forth and our beliefs and lifestyle choices are expressed. All of our choices are in some ways extensions of our deepest loves, beliefs, conditionings, and unique desires. They are our soul made visible.

If we're lucky our homes are our private spaces, places where we can let down our guard, put away the masks we wear out in the world, and simply be unequivocally ourselves, warts and all. This atmosphere fosters greatness. It is where our dreams can come out of hiding and begin to take hold on the thresholds of our life, grow wings and fly, carrying our greatness out into the world.

But not all of us feel safe at home, we don't feel we can be ourselves in this private place away from the public eye. We're still on guard, afraid to expose our true selves and unable to rest and recuperate.

What is home like for you? Do your dreams come out of hiding? Do you feel free enough to bare your soul knowing you are safe? Can you let go and rest deeply? Or do you feel ragged and dragged down, afraid on some seemingly imperceptable level?

It is so important that we have a home that nurtures us, that we can return to and where we can 're-member' ourselves. For when we head out into the world centered, empowered and strong we will know success and the world will benefit from what we bring.