by Dorena Kohrs,  Interior Alignment® Practitioner, Clutter Clearing Practitioner

“When things get hard emotionally, you disconnect from your body.”
 
That’s what one of my energy healers told me last year.
 
I wish I could tell you that her words were an instant game changer. That I stopped turning my pantry into a revolving door or wearing my badge of busy-ness when things felt hard. 
 
Instead, my old habits of disconnecting from myself and not listening to my body stayed cemented into the patterns of my life. So much so that in a haste to put something away a few weeks ago, I fell from the top of my kitchen counter.
 
And then a week later, this happened…

A very ouchy encounter with the street outside my house.
 
Like so many times, I was racing out the door late, because I needed to do just “one more thing.”
 
Instead of gracefully hopping on my bicycle to go meet my husband, I ran out of the house helter-skelter style.
 
And 30 seconds later found myself sitting on the pavement looking at my bleeding hands and ripped yoga pants wondering what had just happened.
 
A few hours after my bike crash, I texted a picture of my hands to a good friend who pointed out what I hadn’t noticed. The scrape on each of my palms was in the shape of a heart.
 

My heart boo boos were a message from the Universe…

Numbing out through distraction was no longer okay.

 If I wasn’t going to stop disconnecting from my body when things felt hard, then the Universe was going to help me reconnect, quite literally, to the present moment.
 
Because here’s the deal….
 
When we close our heart to fear, we also close our heart to joy. We miss the delightful moments that are all around us.
 
But…
 
There’s something that can help us open our hearts to love, so we can become present to the everyday joys around us.
 
OUR HOMES.
 
Our homes are a mirror of our lives. When we shift the energy of one, we shift the energy of the other. It’s quite magical!
 
So…

IF YOU TOO CATCH YOURSELF DISCONNECTING AND CLOSING YOUR HEART, HERE ARE 5 QUICK THINGS THAT WILL CONNECT YOU TO YOUR HOME AND BRING MORE JOY TO YOUR LIFE. 
 

  1. Light a candle.
    Candles are an instant way to infuse your space with peace and love. For the healthiest mood changer, look for candles made of soy or beeswax with a 100% cotton or wood wick.
     
  2. Play music.
    Music is probably the biggest go-to tool to generate good vibes, but did you know it can shift your home’s energy even if you’re not there? Create a playlist of your favorite tunes and put them on repeat!
     
  3. Add some flowers.
    Who doesn’t love flowers? They instantly brighten any space.
     
  4. Use your grandmother’s china.
    You loved her. You love the intricacy of the pattern. And yet, it sits in boxes in the attic. Go get it. Use it at your next dinner. You might surprise yourself at how much delight it brings you. The same goes for those old, framed family photos or the painting you once bought at auction. If something could bring you joy, put it to use instead of letting it collect dust.
     
  5. Clean your windows.
    Your windows are the eyes of your home. Dirty windows are like wearing dirty glasses. If you can’t see through them, you’re blind to your surroundings. Clean them up and get your clarity back.

Here’s to finding joy in the present moment,
xoxo
Dorena

Dorena Kohrs, Interior Alignment® Practitioner, Clutter Coaching Practitioner

Dorena is a practitioner of Interior Alignment and a Certified Clutter Clearing Coach using the Linn Method. She is also a Reiki master and an Archangelic Light master practitioner.

She offers her services in person as well as by video conferencing.

Her super power is identifying what you’re holding onto that is holding you back. It is this intuitive gift that allows her clients to make changes in their environment which is the catalyst for making changes in their life.

 

READ MORE

A Child’s Joy Doesn’t Have To End

A Child’s Joy Doesn’t Have To End

by Bill Schwingel,  Interior Alignment® Master TeacherWhen I was young, I found joy through my imagination. I would pretend to live in other worlds where I walked as a wild animal trying to feel what it would be like to have their strength or cunning or...

read more
That was quite the plot twist!

That was quite the plot twist!

by Dorena Kohrs,  Interior Alignment® Practitioner, Soul Coaching Practitioner, Clutter Clearing PractitionerThat was quite the plot twist! A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my computer tweaking a presentation I was about to give. Doing all the Virgo-esque...

read more
Are you stuck in the Familiar?

Are you stuck in the Familiar?

by Dorena Kohrs,  Interior Alignment® Practitioner, Soul Coaching Practitioner, Clutter Clearing PractitionerDoes it feel good? Or does it feel familiar? It’s like that impossible question at the end of your Philosophy midterm. You think what’s the...

read more
Open Yourself to Nature’s Spirit

Open Yourself to Nature’s Spirit

by Bill Schwingel,  Interior Alignment® Master TeacherFireflies or lightning bugs, depending on where you live in the U.S., have always brought a sense of awe and wonder to my mind. I can remember as a young boy waiting at dusk for them to begin to sparkle...

read more
Compassion

Compassion

by Diantha Harris,  Interior Alignment® PractitionerIn this world of increasing duality, compassion seems to be in short supply these days. It seems that people are taking a “my way or the highway” type of stance in everything from apples to zebras. Some...

read more
Flipping the Mirror of Compassion

Flipping the Mirror of Compassion

by Dorena Kohrs,  Interior Alignment® Practitioner, Soul Coaching Practitioner, Clutter Clearing PractitionerI looked in the mirror, pointed a finger at my reflection and declared….We’re done doing that.I don’t know who I was referring to when I said “we”?...

read more
Answering Your Call

Answering Your Call

by Felicia D'Haiti,  Interior Alignment® Master Teacher, Soul Coaching® TrainerEarly on, I vowed that I would never be a teacher like so many of my relatives, including my parents, had been. Anytime anyone would bring up the possibility, I immediately and...

read more
My call to Instinctive Feng Shui™

My call to Instinctive Feng Shui™

by  Christina Barthelemy, Interior Alignment Feng Shui and Space Clearing PractitionerSometimes your biggest calling can come when you least expect it. This happened to me a few years ago on a very regular day. I had just gotten home from work and, as I...

read more