It doesn’t matter if you live in a sprawling mansion surrounded by an old growth forest, or a tiny hovel apartment overlooking the town dump; if your spirit feels nourished and held, lifted and light, consider yourself blessed.
You can argue that it helps to have good raw materials to work with: a good location, good bones, and good juju from previous occupants. But creating a nourishing nest or landing pad isn’t solely dependent on what you luck into, inherit, or can buy. A clear and spacious home is something that you fundamentally attract, and cultivate, by being clear and spacious yourself.
In the end, it is the conscious infusions of love, light, and laughter that transform a house that “you live in” into a nourishing home that “lives in you.”
If you’re wondering what a happy home might look and feel like, I invite you to steep in the beautiful documentary below. Though it features a home and a location that is unique to its occupants, what it conveys in spades are the energetic qualities of love, light, and laughter that are universal and available to all us everywhere. It is also a perfect example of what happens when we turn the five keys (or “Five S’s”) into a way of life: slow down, simplify, sense, surrender, self-care.
The fifteen-minute movie is called “Minka: A Farmhouse in Japan.” If it has the same effect on you as it did me, it will lift, touch, and calm you. It will take you on a journey to that sweet, timeless place called Spacious.