Harmony In-House

‘Housework’ – that dreaded word and task – is something we do and share if we live with others, but sometimes it can be difficult to fit it in, or your week has been so full-on that the thought of having to do the housework becomes a real chore, instead of the real joy that it is or can be.

It can feel a tireless and endless chore, because no matter how much you cleaned the house last week, every week it awaits requiring the same attention; it can feel a thankless task because nobody notices your housework, unless it’s not done!

The very word ‘housework’ holds an association of something that requires several hours of hard labour… perhaps a changing of the word is needed. For example, instead of saying, “I have to do my housework because it’s looking like a bomb just went off,” we can say:

“It’s time I brought some love and harmony into my living space.”

There is a different quality to our house cleaning and clearing when we do it for ourselves as opposed to doing it when we have guests arriving, so the outer looks good, but inside those cupboards and drawers are perhaps bulging messes as we have shoved things away quickly. Out of sight, yes, but nevertheless affecting us energetically.

What if we saw the bigger picture that having a clean orderly, spacious house actually supports us in all areas of our life, for example: clarity in decision making, expressing our feelings, a deeper quality of sleep, and on a practical level, completing tasks, getting things done without any push or drive, and keeping life simple and uncomplicated…?

Every home has a different feel and is a reflection of the person or people living there, and if one is willing to accept this, then what is your home reflecting back to you?

If your home had a voice, what message would it relay?

And would you listen or would you ignore and continue in old routines and patterns?

Our houses provide a solid foundation for our physical bodies to come back to and rest after the activities, demands and the busyness of the day, where we may have allowed our energy to be scattered and even absorbed things from others, leaving us feeling tired and drained.

In coming home after a long day, do you walk into a mini-heaven, embracing the stillness and the holding quality of love that you have built that supports your body to release and let go… or do you enter a mini-disaster and feel the tension escalating in your body?

However we leave our house in the morning, is how we will find it on our return.

It feels to me our house or homes are so much more than bricks and mortar. How we treat them, either with neglect or with care and love, is a reflection of how we are treating our physical vehicle of expression – our highly tuned and sensitive light bodies.

I now get a sense of a deeper message and symbolism between the two.

However we leave this life, is exactly what we’re coming back to…                            

Housework and maintaining a clean orderly, spacious house has a whole new perspective and dimension.

If there is any possibility that we do come back, then it is my responsibility to come back to a physical, bodily vibration that has harmony in-house.

I have already started preparing!

By Jacqueline McFadden, BA, Complementary Health Practitioner, Own Business, Scotland

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735 thoughts on “Harmony In-House

  1. I notice how in the evenings I find it hard to be in my office because there are papers which are not dealt with that I carry around with me, what I don’t like to see is that those papers are still undealt with when I’m in the space of my bedroom effecting the quality of my sleep.

  2. I Love the analogy of establishing a mini-heaven; one place in this world where I can truly feel who I am, where I can feel lovingly held.

    My home is a place I can bring harmony to and when I do I receive this care and support back.

    My body is an even more intimate ‘home’ which I also have the right to set up and care for in whatever way I choose for myself…

    …but I didn’t for a long time…
    In order to care for my body I needed to re-learn how to listen to and honor its needs, sensitivities and wisdom… and the more I do this the more I can feel the mini-heaven that lives inside of me.

    This is huge.

  3. How we treat our homes is much like how we treat our bodies. Do we view them as just bricks and mortar with things inside just like we can view our bodies as purely bones and flesh. Or is there more here than meets the eye?

  4. This is a beautiful presentation of how we can support ourselves and our family through the quality in which we care for, organise and clean our homes. Knowing and feeling that we are held by love and harmony when we arrive home at the end of a busy day at work definitely feels very supportive.

  5. Our homes reflect the quality of our movements and their imprints. This is something we rather not see. That is why we are so reluctant to work to re-imprint them. It asks you to be aware.

  6. I had been neglecting my housework and did quite a few hours of cleaning recently. I paid a lot of attention to the details and also made sure my body felt at ease while I did it. The change in the way I and the house felt afterwards was remarkable and its inspired me to have a more regular cleaning routine.

  7. “It’s time I brought some love and harmony into my living space.“ – what a wonderful way of approaching housework. You can feel how the underlying intent and foundation makes a huge difference in the quality you experience.

  8. ‘If your home had a voice, what message would it relay?’ I like this idea of our homes talking to us. I feel to ask in every room what’s up and to allow a deeper relationship with my home, listening to what needs to change, if anything does.

  9. How we view house work is how we view life. Do you wake feeling how much you dread the normalcy of the day or do you wake ready and pouncing to be you and bring your all? It’s all a choice at the end of the day….

    1. I love this Joshua, we are at the helm of our choices, do we live bringing our natural joy to our day or so we start the day feeling sluggish and resentful of all that we have to do.

  10. What price a space full of Love that supports you to feel great? It’s a foundation for life not a nice to have, yet it’s something most of us don’t realise is so closely related to housework. I’ve seen at first hand recently that it’s this simple routine cleaning with care that helps us feel grand.

  11. “If your home had a voice what message would it relay” Great question and it’s so true that our homes are very reflective of how we as a person live, look after a space and so forth.

  12. Thing with house cleaning is, for me, that I can’t make myself do it all at once. It has to be incremental, a little bit each day. That way, I move through the space addressing whatever is needed at the time with no fixed rules that I have to abide by.

    1. Love this Rachael – it totally dissociates it from being a chore or rules as you say and transforms it to be an extension of our living day impulsed by feeling where more love needs to ‘move in’ to a certain area.

  13. I have started to love cleaning and really feel the difference and want that for myself and my family, it’s pretty much a miracle!

  14. It is interesting to witness how whilst so many of us are tired and exhausted we still have houses that are in such a way that they not supporting the deep rest and surrender we need

  15. In changing how we look at housework as a way to maintain a level of quality and harmony within the house to support ourselves and others, we start to appreciate how building a beautiful nurturing space allows us all to deepen the level of love, care and consideration for ourselves and others and to value our true worth.

  16. There is nothing better than coming home to a place that feels spacious and has been cleaned lovingly as opposed to coming home to a mess left when we hurriedly leave for doing at a latter time. I don’t mind the doing of housework but far prefer bringing some love and harmony into my living space.

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