I am currently making a home for my blog. Years ago, I made a home for my book. And before that, I made a home for my construction company, my family, my consulting business, my feng shui business and all along my history, I have rearranged my environment to make a home for my current aspirations. As I look through picture albums, I can see how my living environment has consistently changed with my interior changes.
Now it is time for the blog to have a physical space.
Years ago, I remodeled, redesigned, painted and rearranged my office to accommodate my intention to expand my feng shui practice and build enrollment for my local seminars. This served me very well for about three years.
Then, I started to morph into a writer. I simplified my environment and supported the excavation that occurs when I live underneath my skin and pull up my ideas. All roads lead to creating manuscripts, inviting publishers to engage with me and hiring an editor. My office became a cocoon that spoke into my productive private mode vs. public mode. It worked beautifully.
Now, the blog invites me to make a space for it to live and grow. The blog publishes immediately and waits for no one. As I direct the blog, it directs me as well. We are one, this blog and I, and we are walking hand in hand alongside the manuscript.
This is how I will create the Blog Space:
Modifications will include storing many files in my filing system in the garage, putting whimsical and encouraging symbols in my line of sight, cleansing all the doorways to invite in new opportunities and making sure that my art reflects me now. The rug will be cleaned and my chair will be reassessed for comfort. Pitchers of fresh, filtered water with lemon and a beautiful tea-pot and china cup will adorn my side table along with Larabars and apples for nourishing snacks. I want this to be a self-sufficient space, a complete space, where concentration occurs easily and joyfully. I can bring the outside in by looking out my window or opening my doors to the glass windows that line my living room. I have suspended a mobile of egrets in front of a window so that my eye catches it as I write. Egrets represent self-determination and self-reliance. I like having that mirrored back to me.
I am going to begin here and see where this takes me. Over the next week, I will see what works and what could be better.
Clarity and arrangement on a budget of focused thought. There is just nothing like it.
As my Nona used to say, “Try it, you like it!”
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