A Fresh Coat of Paint!

Fresh. New. Clean. Today I was looking around my Centre with different eyes. I’m so used to seeing it the way it is. But that’s the old way. What about all the new energy of this year? Time to make a few little changes.

I guess you could say I’m taking a fresh view of all sorts of things in my life. My home. The types of work I’m doing. What I’m interested in. Where I go. All the energy changes I’ve been through have brought me to being quite a different person than I was last week or last year. So today I wandered around giving everything a dose of looking at. Because my physical environment reflects my inner world. And I know I work better when both are in harmony.

I made little notes to myself. Where looked a bit tired and worn. Which covers needed freshening up. What could I do to encourage the plants to feel fresh and health. Look at the dust. I know I need to remove the recycling. And is the furniture in the right places. Although I have a disorganised desk and a creative space in chaos I also want to welcome people to a calm space. The Centre is my place for people to be able to step off the world. I want them to feel comfortable. So it can’t be so tidy that they are scared to sit down. Or too messy so there is no place to sit down.

A fresh pair of eyes is a great gift. I got a chance to consider the ambiance that I create. Looking around I knew what I wanted to do. And where energy needed to be freshened up.

It’s more than cleaning and tidying. The energy we live and work in can affect all of us for better or worse. I understand this because for a long time I used to work in a sea of toxic energy. Because I didn’t know it and had no idea how to clear my aura of it I even took it home. So my house also suffered from less than positive energy. When I discovered that I could have fresh, positive energy around me I was amazed. I worked very hard to protect my energy away from my home. And very hard to keep my home energy clear and uplifting. Not easy when the rest of the family struggled to understand all the energy stuff.

Now I try to look around my environment every so often to see if it needs frshening up. I’m going to invest in some paint as well as some retouching of paintwork. Furniture is being reorganised. Some new things are on order. And I have plans for a revamp of my group room. I hope that these changes, which might take a little time, will keep the energy of the Centre light, fresh and welcoming. Of course, looking at my workplace has also prompted me to look at my home space. That’s another list of little things to do to boost new energy too. So if you feel your work or home space is flat, drained of positive energy or draining you look again at your physical space. A fresh pair of eye might show you some interesting ways to change the energy you are in.

Day 435 of my blogging challenge. 

Realiging Energy at Home

imageOne of the things I really enjoyed exploring is Feng Shui. This Chinese system of considering the energy of your home or workplace is said to help put us into to a positive flow. Today I have been realigning one of my rooms to enhance the best flow of energy.

My home is very precious. I’m sure that we all want to live in a nice place. A place that feels secure and comfortable. Not necessarily a place full of material things or that has cost too much. I am very fortunate to have a home that is just right for me. Yet over time the energy of my home can become a little bit worn out. Weary. Or stale. So I have been clearing the old or stuck energy from my bedroom. The rest if the house will be done next!

I’m doing it because my energy has changed over time. The energy my possessions have gathered may no longer fit with the vibration I have today. I’ve also been around other people. I’m sure that I will have picked up some of their energy and brought it home. That happens to all of us more often than we realise. Of course, if the energy has been positive I’m delighted to bring it into the house. However, not all people are giving off positive energy. More often than not they aren’t aware of their aura energy at all. I’m not blaming anyone or saying that they are in the wrong. I know that I have had days when it’s been hard to beam out the loving vibes. And I also know that there are days when I have picked up energy because I haven’t been paying attention to my own aura.

Its important to think about the impact of energy, especially in the room in your home that you sleep in. Different rooms, because they have different purposes, need different energy states.

My bedroom needs to be a calm, balanced and restful room. If I am to meet all of my commitments to doing the services Energy Beings ask for then I need to be well rested. I have noticed this year that my bed and furniture ‘feel’ out of alignment. My room is not as restful as it could be. For the last couple of months I have had the urge to move everything around. Today as I set to and shifted furniture I also had to empty things out. What a great way to see all of the stuff I’d been hanging onto. Because I could see things I no longer use. Clothes that could be recycled to charity. Items that could be gifted away to others. And those items that were broken and could be disposed of.

Interestingly, as I began moving and clearing I was reminded to get my Bagua, a ‘map’ that helps me to consider the energy flows, to have a look at what I had planned. Of course, when I got mine it was reassuring that my intuition had been directing me in the right steps all along. Continuing to listen to my intuition it was easy for me to release all those things I no longer need. A walk to one of the local charity shops with my first two donation bags felt really refreshing. Back home I rapidly filled another two bags. Already the energy was feeling like it was moving again. I still have more energy to release from my piles of books and CDs. Some are calling out to go to new places too.

Then when I am finished with my bedroom I can start to look at the other rooms in my home. After all, a change in energy is a wonderful way to acknowledge that I have changed too. Clearing the old energy will also make room for, and invite in, new energy, possibilities and choices. Just what I need!

Day 294 of my blogging challenge.

Time to Flee the Fleas!

images-68I love my cats to bits. I’ve had cats and dogs all through my life, either personally or as family pets, as they are amazing companions. However, they do come with one little problem. They can be prone to fleas. Sometimes it turns into a big problem.

Whilst we have been away a whole village of fleas has taken up residence in our house. It only takes one to move in and before you know it you have lots. Of course, before I went away there might have been a flea already in residence. I do use flea collars and keep an eye on when the cats start scratching. But fleas are so much a part of having an animal that it’s always possible for one to hop aboard whilst my pet out and about. It only becomes a bigger issue when they have had a lot of time to build a community unchecked by my best efforts to evict them. 

So how did I discover I had a village in my home? Arriving home rather late we went straight off to bed. The next morning the evidence was there in all the bites on my feet and legs. You see, the cats like to sleep at the bottom of my bed. So the fleas had a bit of a midnight feast. I bet it was a rocking party! Oh well, I thought. Where is the soothing cream? Which cupboard is the flea spray in? Time to get the vaccum out. I also asked the fleas, fairly politely, to emigrate as quickly as possible. You see, I wasn’t going to give them much time to pack either. I generally hate to kill anything. Even the slugs get rehoused from my garden. But something had to be done. Out came the bug spray.

Why am I sharing this story? I know in my Mother’s day fleas were considered to inhabit only dirty homes so talking about them was a bit of a taboo topic. Yet, as I wandered around looking for the stuff so I could take action, I was also asking my Guides what message I was receiving.

Funnily enough I’m not a housework kind of person. But the fleas weren’t there for that reason. Sometimes our outer reality reflects back to us our inner, energy reality. The fleas were a perfect representation of something that has been going on for me. I’ve been on the receiving end of several little niggles that other people have with me. Or at least with something I might possibly be connected with. Instead of being straightforward and going ‘look Annie …’ there have been tiny little digs or ‘bites’ instead. And occasionally some rathe unpleasant bigger bites. I’ve been applying the soothing cream. I’ve been mindful of my energy. Yet I’ve still been on the receiving end.

That’s what my Guides wanted to point out to me. Sometimes, with the best will in the world, you just have to move those issues or people out of your life. I know I have to speak my truth. I’ve said often that my truth is only true for me. Someone else might not see things my way. That’s ok. I’m happy to stand my ground in the face of attempts to get me off balance or even off my feet. However, I won’t be niggled without clearing out whatever is niggling at me. I feel much better when I know I can take action. And even better when I know it’s the best action I can take. The not so little pest problem at home reminded me not to allow pest problems to grow in my energy home either. Action has been taken.

Here’s to a bug free home. At least for now!

Day 264 of my blogging challenge.