The other day someone told me he was reading my book and really enjoying it. He then paused and asked me “It’s about more than your house, right?”
I smiled and said “Yes, it is.”
When it comes to your home, it can sometimes feel safer to stay in conversations about tidying, organizing and decorating. But the whole essence of my HouseHeal teaching, and the truth, is that your home reflects how you are (not who you are!). If your home is not at least clean and tidy, somewhat beautiful, functional, and filled with a loving feeling, I guarantee you that you are not, at this moment, loving yourself the way you were meant to. It is simply not possible to love yourself and live in emotional and physical chaos at the same time. Period.
I look sometimes at strangers and wonder what they are experiencing at home. I have seen people who look like they have it all together, who are dealing with frustration and overwhelm at home, whether it’s mess, clutter, dust and dirt, repairs not done, stalled renovations, tension, or significant emotional stress. I have learned that you cannot tell by looking at someone what is going on in their world. I have also learned that issues at home are pretty much always a reflection of someone’s self-doubt, self-criticism and not recognizing their own incredible natural beauty and power.
My teaching is about home, yes, but, as people who are reading my book are discovering, it is really about helping you to be nicer to yourself, and to recognize your natural power to create a life that you love, beginning with the details of home.
To get your copy of HouseHeal: Transform Your Life through the Power of Home, come to my book signing this Saturday, May 5th from 10 to 4 at 592 Danforth Ave, 2nd Floor,Toronto! firstname.lastname@example.org