4 Ways to Put the Om
Back Into Your Home
by Tisha Morris
Holistic living is becoming more mainstream as nutrition, preventive
and alternative medicine, and conscious living are simply a way of
life. Holistic implies being whole or taking into account the whole
picture—our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. As
eastern practices meet western medicine, the "wholistic" pie is
starting to take shape with the mind, body, and spirit being equally
taken into account.
One healing modality that has been overlooked—and that is literally
right under our nose—is our home. Our home is a reflection of
ourselves, physically, mentally, and emotionally. And as we make
changes to our home, we make changes to our selves and our lives. There
is an energetic relationship with the mind, body, and home. It is no
wonder that the ancient art of feng shui has been practiced for
thousands of years.
Our home is second only to our body as our physical dwelling on Earth.
It is so closely related to our mind and body that the two have
oftentimes throughout history been used interchangeably in religions,
architecture, and in dream analysis.
The energy patterns within our self, from belief systems to preferences
to disease, are also present within our home. Have you ever had a great
massage or bodywork where you left feeling great? And upon returning
home, you fell right back into your old patterns; maybe your shoulders
started to slump forward again or your breathing returned to being
If the energy flow in your home is "off," then the energy flow in your
body will be as well. Energy flow in your home can be affected by a
number of things, including the land on which you live, the floor plan,
arrangement of furniture, disrepair, accessories, clutter, and even
It's hard to believe that simply by moving a couch, adding a
nightstand, clearing out out-of-style clothes, or repositioning your
desk chair can change your life. I have seen major shifts take place
time and time again with my clients when they make simple changes in
their home. And the best thing about it is that you can make these
changes today with little, if any, cost. Consider it acupuncture for
Here are a few things to consider in making your home part of your
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1. How did you go from
practicing law to becoming a feng shui practitioner?
It only took a couple days of practicing law
to know that it wasn't for me. However, it took me many years to figure
out what was. While practicing law, I obtained a Fine Arts degree in
Interior Design because I have always loved the home and have an innate
sense of decorating. Soon afterwards, I delved into yoga and became a
yoga instructor. Yoga was my bridge into a new world of energy and the
healing arts. From there, I became an energy healer. It occurred to me
that spaces need healing just like our body. That's when I started
combining my interior design background with energy healing. I soon
realized that people have been doing this for thousands of years—it's
called Feng Shui!
2. What inspired you to
write your book, Mind, Body, Home?
The idea for this book came from a house
that I purchased in 2006; it was a Spanish bungalow that needed a
complete renovation. It was not coincidental that I had just ended a
relationship and was needing my own personal renovation. As I made
changes to this house, correlating aspects were taking place within
myself—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I realized
just how interrelated our energy is with our home. I knew this needed
to be a book one day. It was clear that our home is an underutilized
healing modality. And so I journaled the process and discoveries along
3. What do you mean when you
refer to the "Mind-Body-Home connection?"
Second only to our skin, our home is our
protective layer in the physical world. It houses our emotions, our
vulnerabilities, our memories, our dreams, and our secrets. It is an
energetic extension of ourselves—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
And as we make changes to our home, correlating aspects will take place
in our selves and our lives.
4. You talk a lot about the
energy, or the soul, of a home. Can you explain what you mean by this?
Each house is a living body within
itself. Starting with the blueprint, it has its own energy separate
from its occupants. It has its own personality, its own history, and
its own patterns. And therefore our lives are affected and shaped in
some way by the spaces in which we live. Just like people, there are
aspects of a home we can influence and try to change, but only to a
certain degree. When we move into a space, we are entering into a
relationship with that space.
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Tarot: 5 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
by Barbara Moore
When in our tarot "comfort zone," we likely use the same
decks for the same clients using the same approach; doing so gives us a
feeling of confidence that allows us to do stable and dependable
readings. But, anything that stays too long in the realm of the
reliable can easily turn stagnant. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore
provides 5 ways we can shake up our ideas and processes to bring new
ideas to our reading.
What is your Medium Type?
by Sherrie Dillard
Everyone has the innate intuitive ability to communicate
with those on the other side. Although it may seem like the special
gift of a select few, we all interact and connect with the spirit
realm. How do we tap into our skills? The first step is likely
discovering what type of medium we naturally are. Sherrie Dillard,
author of You Are a Medium, discusses the four types of
mediums and provides ways to exercise your skills.
Change Your Life By Changing Your Words
by Michelle Arbeau
Like Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ, who ended up
safely back in Kansas by saying the magic words, "There's no place like
home," you are shaping your destiny every single day through the energy
of the words you speak. The words you use on a regular basis, whether
thought, spoken, or written, are constantly creating your reality.
Michelle Arbeau, author of The Energy of Words, discusses how you can
change the course of your life simply by using the right words.
3 Simple Steps to Awaken the Divine
by Keith Park, Ph.D.
At certain rare moments—sometimes when in quiet
reflection or relaxing in nature—we may discover an often surprising
yet pleasant experience of temporarily losing our individual
perspective and seeing the world from a larger, more encompassing
perspective. Keith Park, Ph.D., author of The Serenity Solution, describes three ways we
can embrace this divinity amidst our busy, everyday lives and enjoy
peace and clarity.