Most of the time cleaning your home can change the energy, however if you’ve had a stressful time or even if life has been hectic, that heavy feeling can linger.
Have you ever walked into a person’s home and felt edgy? They may have had a disagreement with someone recently and the energy hasn’t been able to leave the home as yet. It can feel uncomfortable being the visitor and the person living there might not ever realise it’s making them edgy also.
Feelings of sadness, loss and grief can also leave an impression for all entering the home. This is what I’m referring to as cleansing the energy in your home. I liken it to letting your clothes dry in the sunshine, they feel warm and smell fresh. When you put these clothes on, the energy of them transfer across and mingles with your own energy.
To cleanse the energy in your home, is like grounding your home. Aligning the energy so that calmness can enter and increase clarity and harmony in the home.
There are many ways to clear the energy of your home and I will share with you two methods that I use to completely shift your home’s feeling.
So instead of letting all that dense energy stay in your home, you can cleanse the ambiance at a moment’s notice . From heaviness to calmness with a simple ritual of a Meditation or Smudging, inviting new revitalised energy into your home.
Why knowing our values is a #GameChanger
Have you ever thought about what guides you through life? What helps you to make decisions and take action? Now imagine going through life with a compass to guide you through uncertain terrain!
Many of us will cruise through life, figuring out what we want to have, what we want to achieve and who we want in our lives. Some of us will do this consciously whilst others, it’s more a gut feeling or perhaps life just moved in that way (more of an unconscious manner).
So what have VALUES got to do with this?
Values are the foundation of who and what we represent as person. Knowing what your values are, gives you an insight to who YOU are. Understanding our values will show us what our needs are and how we can meet them for our self.
However, if you’re not aware of your own set of values, then it’s like you’re flying solo in the middle of the amazon – without a map. Our values are like our own internal compass. When we get lost or go through a challenging time, it’s our values that keep us aligned. It’s our values that allow each part of ourselves to work together emotionally, physically and mentally. Even though, your motivation may be flat or you can’t figure out which direction to move into next – all parts of yourself are on the same page.
Now that’s how our values work as a compass.
A simple method to work out your top 6 values:
By reading your values daily, you become more and more familiar with what’s important to you in life. All parts of your life, with your family, friends, colleagues and career. Making decisions becomes easier when you have alignment between your physical, mental and emotional aspects of yourself.
Our personal values set the benchmark of who we are. Instead of compromising on who and want you want out of life, you step into knowing and understanding what drives and fulfils you. Understanding that our values represent our own internal compass, well now that’s a game changer!
To go more indepth on your values, you can read the next steps here
15 things every mum needs to know about Meditation
Mums of today are like Wonder Woman, with their superhero ability to multi-task, juggle multiple roles as driver, teacher, personal chef, mediator, executive assistant, fixer and knower of all things (just to name a few). So in amongst the chaos of daily life, experiencing each moment, and taking time out to smell the roses isn’t always top of the to-do list, which is when we can miss out on some of the joys of motherhood.
What if you could add a new super power to your toolbox and all you needed was 5 minutes a day to start?
Below are just some of the best benefits of regular meditation for the busy mum.
Hustle and bustle means we’re always thinking and planning ahead. Simply put, we’re not enjoying being in the present. Finding your own rhythm where your body, your emotions and your mind are all in support of each other is something we take for granted.
You begin to become aware of each moment, what your thinking, what you’re feeling and with this, you’re able to pause and experience what is occurring within and around you. This is how we slow down our perception of time. What mum wouldn’t want to have extra time in their day?
Regular meditation can help you begin to empathise with your child, understanding their world with a lighter heart. Connecting to your child in the moment is one of the most beautiful experiences, especially when you feel and connect from the heart.
Children regardless of age respond to their parent’s energy states. Whether you’re in your head or riding your emotions, the more centred you become, the more you influence your child into this grounding state. A little bit of calmness on the home front can go along way.
If you have a toddler, you need eyes in the front and the back of your head. When you meditate regularly, your peripheral vision and sixth sense increases and you’re able to sense your little one in whole different way.
By lowering your cortisol and adrenalin levels, you make it more difficult to ride that emotional rollercoaster. The ups and downs lessen and you find your own even keel. Calm and steady days ahead.
Having more energy for you, your family and friends means you’re a joy to be around. Fun seems to follow you!
Meditation is one of the most nurturing ways to take care of you. It has a ripple effect into every aspect of your life and all those you interact with in a positive manner.
Meditation helps boost your immune system and strengthen your heart. A strong immune system is just as infectious energetically as a belly laugh and we all know how good a laugh is for our immune system!
Being more grounded in your body stops that pattern of highs and lows. Having a high is great, however impossible to maintain and there is only one-way down. Finding your centre, your own rhythm gives you, your own internal barometer of how to measure yourself emotionally and mentally daily.
You’re even quicker thinking on your feet. So watch out kids, pulling one over mum’s eyes is almost as easy as walking on water.
Instead of collapsing after the kids go to bed, you’re energy levels are now more consistent. You have time to connect with your partner/friends; Time for being a grown up and not just a mum.
Being a mum and getting your message across is no mean feat. So just imagine, you’ve found your own rhythm, you’ve slowed down time and your grounded. Everyone will be calmer around you and hear what you’re saying (be prepared, they still may not agree but that’s what being a mum is about)
You actually get to recharge deeply during your sleep time instead of collapsing into bed exhausted, playing catch up.
You set the foundation of values in your family by being the example that they all can experience. Learning by example is the greatest gift to share with your children, as we all know ‘do as I say and not as I do’ never really works.
So to start off with, all you need is up to 5 minutes a day of connecting with your breath. You can do this anywhere, in the shower, lying in bed or even sitting in car (make sure you’ve pulled over first). Mindfulness is just a focused state of awareness that you can do anywhere, anytime. So instead of being Wonder Woman, you’re now Super Woman (you can fly without that invisible plane) and meditation is your secret weapon.