Welcome to BSA - The Conscious Alignment of Energy
is the sweetest word in any language, and one can understand why. The
word itself suggests a nest where intimacy and belonging occurs so one
can find their identity and individuality.
When it is a place of shelter and love, there is no place like home.
Embrace homecomings this Thanksgiving and get back to your roots!
To Bless the Space Between Us by
John O'Donohue, is one of my favorite "go to" books for my yoga
classes. In his chapter "Homecomings," he compares the home to the
notion of the human body. In a sense, our body is the continuation of
home, but a home that houses the mind, heart and spirit.
states "to be," we need to be home. When we feel as though we belong,
the adventure of growth can begin with great promise. The very
ordinariness of homes conceals the force and mystery of the events that
unfold there. Aside from places of worship, there are very few other
buildings that house such transformation.
home is subtle, implicit laboratory of spirit. It is here that our
minds open and discover others and come to know who we might be
Most of what happens within a home unfolds inside the ordinary daily
routine. If we reflect back, it is incredible how so many of the roots
of one's identity, experience, and presence lead back to childhood.
The origin of the word dwell is to "dig
deep." If we cross parallel the actual physical home to the physical
body where our spirit resides, we can tap into experiences that
determine how we navigate the earthly journey. Those imprinted
impressions either come from a place of peace and calm (buddhi mind), or
a place of "I am doing" (ego - ahamkara). Either way, this is what
determines the rhythm of the mind and sensitivities of the heart.
Obviously, the buddhi mind creates a more peaceful rhythm, while the ego
mind is more turbulent.
home is where things flourish and originate. Therefore, in a subtle and
unseen way the home is the seedbed of individual presence. It quietly
shapes belief, expectation and life direction. Home is where the heart
is. It stands for the center where individual life is shaped and from
where it journeys.
Ultimately, the home intends for each of us to be at home with oneself.
When a person is at home in his life he always has a clear instinct
about the shape of outer situations and can discern the traces of a path
forward, even in the midst of confusion.
Enjoy your family and your home this Thanksgiving!
pride in your home. The way you treat it is the way you treat your
body. Learn ways to nurture your home environment through any of my feng
shui publications by clicking here.
If you are looking to study feng shui on a deeper level click here.