"To us, our house was not unsentient matter-it had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see us with, and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence, and lived in its grace and in the peace of its benediction. We never came home from an absence that its face did not lighten up and speak out its eloquent welcome-and we could not enter it unmoved." - Mark Twain
I quite agree with Mark, and research has shown that our health, joy, success and well-being on all levels is intricately connected to our home. Hence the success and proliferation of feng-shui practioners in recent years as more people are growing in awareness about the way a home is situated on the land, the water or lack of water nearby and in what direction, the placement of the furniture, the colors, the doors, the lighting just to name a few elements taken into consideration within the various feng-shui artform. Theselements makes a huge difference in the life of the occupants. However, how many have come as far as Mark to sense the soul of a home and to cherish and honor it?
When one takes the time to develop an intimate relationship with one's home & land and recognize that it IS a sentient being, this loving relationship will provoke a healing within one. Such a relationship facilitates ARTFUL LIVING.
Another thought from the master architect, Frank Lloyd Wright from his autobiography:
"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other."
A home is our refuge where we nourish our souls. The spirits of the land and well-loved homes help us maintain our sanity under stress. Sometimes homes are toxic and need clearing, and sometimes homes and people are simply unwelcome for many reasons. Maybe it's because of toxic earth lines or sometimes it's the case where the land is incompatible with human life. Some sites have wonderful, subtle healing energy, and some are not. It's best to move in this case as nothing but misfortune will come to those that reside there for the residents can become mentally disturbed, depressed, suicidal and ill. It is wise for us to discern the places and homes that welcome us. It's not by fighting these energies but by harmonizing with positive energies that we grow healthy, wealthy and wise.
May You Live Long and Thrive!
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