How many of you have walked into a space and could sense a negative vibe? Or, a positive one? During my corporate career, there were many meetings I attended where a definite mood presided over the conference room. And, it wasn’t just associated with the colleagues sitting around the table. That’s because all things, not just humans, are comprised of energy. Lamps. Chairs. Laptops…
At your home, it’s the table in your dining room, the soap dispenser in your bath and the framed picture of Aunt Martha nesting on your bookcase. Anything you can touch – and even not touch – is energy. Just like with humans, whose respective energies can conflict, our surroundings can clash as well. As people, we have the option to adjust elements within our environment so energy is more harmonious with our co-existence. Interior designers/decorators and the Chinese with their Feng shui (originally a practice to orient spiritually significant structures) are keen to this ability. Whether it’s utilizing complementing materials, strategic use of color or burning lavender scented candles, we can all seek to improve our environments. And, we don’t have to spend a fortune or uproot our lives in order to do so.
For example, I have a guest room, which is closed off at night. However, during the day, I not only re-open the door, but pull back the drapes to allow sun to brighten the room. While a small gesture, it’s an acknowledgement that all spaces need light to shine…even if they’re not used regularly (a friend actually suggested that I sleep in the guest room from time-to-time, which I do). Occasionally, I will check on currently unused furniture and other belongings at my rental storage facility…because I want to maintain a connection to those items.
And, there are things to which we don’t want to stay connected. I’ve had intuitive consultation clients who have clung to relics associated with former romantic interests, even though the thoughts of those flames stir unhealthy feelings. In that case, why hold onto energies that have such negative forces? And, the reason doesn’t have to be that blatant, it can simply be that something just doesn’t serve your life anymore. I’ve unloaded lots of clothes not only because they no longer fit, but because they (business suits) aren’t aligned with my current lifestyle (independent consultant).
Not only do all common everyday items have their own energy, spiritual energy can attach itself to those things as well. Ever go into an antique shop? Many of the furnishings for sell, whether an heirloom desk or a glorious oil portrait hanging on the wall, come with history and spiritual energy too, perhaps linked to the former owners. Don’t think you have go to a retailer to come in contact with this scenario. Check out your own attic or basement, where family mementos are often housed. In my mother’s guest room, she has treasured collectibles (reading glasses, pearls) that belonged to her grandmother. Needless to say, whenever I sleep in that room, I sense a warm, loving spiritual presence. Never a need to count sheep; slumber always comes easily.
While walls – and chairs, books, etc. – can’t speak, their energies do give us something to talk about.
Love and light,