Take Control Of Your Space
The aim of this section is to give you the practical tools you can explore in your own life that will help you uncover any potential emotional/spiritual causes of health challenges you may be facing. To heal at the deepest level is to heal from any spiritual or emotional trauma. Below are some tips and habits for you to make the transformation in your life.
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Your home should be a place of healing, peace and restoration. The place where you live ideally would be a place the supports you on your health journey. Unfortunately that’s not the case for most people. Your home might be causing you to remain ill. We’re here to change all that. In this section we’ll give you quick and easy steps to make your home a place of healing and restoration.
The air inside your home is most likely more toxic than the outside air. We need to fix this so that you’re breathing high quality air that’s helping to heal you instead of making you sick. We recommend getting some plants to put in the rooms where you spend the most time in your home. These might be…Bamboo Palm: It removes formaldehyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.Snake Plant: It absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldehyde from the air.Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.
Exercise: This week, your task is to buy one of the plants listed above and put it somewhere in your house. If you’re feeling particularly motivated buy all six.
The amount of toxic chemicals that are under the sinks of just about all homes is probably more than most labs. These chemicals when breathed damage your lungs, impair cellular function, alter DNA expression and most importantly reduce mitochondria function. Your health and life depend on it. You are worth it. These chemicals are causing disease, and shortening your life span.
Exercise: Throw away all cleaning supplies (this includes anything in your bathrooms as well that you put on your skin) and seek out green, organic and clean products that will work just as well.
Cleaning Up The Air
Now that you have plants in your house, it’s time to invest in a good air purifier. Having plants inside is not enough. The average adult, when resting, inhales and exhales about 7 or 8 liters of air per minute. That totals about 11,000 liters of air per day. This is all being processed by your lungs. In the same way you purify the water you drink and eat organic foods, make sure you do the same for the air you breath.
Exercise: Begin researching a good in home air purifier and make the purchase or begin the process of saving up to purchase one. The great thing about these devices is that once you buy it, they should last for many many years and your lungs will thank you.
Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Taoism. The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water”. It often applies to the layout of a home and that relationship to the person living in it. If your home isn’t laid out properly, it can effect your nervous system and cause unnecessary stress in your life.
Exercise: Go to Youtube and search for Feng Shui and take 20 minutes educating yourself how to do it. Then apply those principles to how your home is laid out. This weekend make it your goal to change how the furniture of your home is laid out so it supports a place of healing.
Is your home fun? Is it a place of peace, joy and laughter? If not why not? These are characteristics of identity that you must cultivate within yourself in order to project them into your home. You create the atmosphere you want inside yourself first, then it will be infused into the home environment.
Be the change you want to see.
Exercise: Just like a powerplant, you must generate energy. It’s up to you to generate the type of home environment that you want. Begin this by taking 5 minutes each day (eventually getting up to 15 minutes on your own schedule) to meditate, release and let go.
As the famous quote goes…”What you own, ends up owning you.” Many times the amount of clutter, junk and filth inside a home can represent our current internal state of health. Having piles of bills, stacks of dirty clothes and unwashed dishes in the sink can be very stressful on your nervous system. The less you have inside your home, the more free your mind will be. Believe it or not, the space around us (or lack thereof) impacts our consciousness in very real ways.
Remember, a thing is just a thing. Don’t attach a memory or an emotional sentiment to it. Realizing it’s “just a thing” is the first step to regaining your power to let go.
Exercise: Plan your next garage sale. What you don’t sell, donate to a local thrift shop. Also throw away anything you have that’s excessive. When you pair down and minimize the items that are now owning you, the impact on your health will be tremendous.