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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774 thoughts on “Harmony In-House

  1. Preparing our body for being harmonious and thus passing-over in that amazing energy, and thus being at one with the what that we all are is making our understanding of how we can live our lives as you have shared Jacqueline, and thus deepening our relationship with heaven, which will also be a total blessing for our ensuing incarnations, as you have eluded too.

  2. Just yesterday we cleaned the house, it turned into clearing the house, which was amazing. The store cupboards, dressers, all those places where you put things because you don’t know where else to put them. What was meant to be some assistance with house work turned into a big house clearing, so much so that my car was full and I couldn’t get everything in it. I will have to make another trip to the rubbish tip. It feels amazing to give the house the attention it deserves, which is the attention we deserve because as you have said Jacqueline McFadden , our house is a reflection of ourselves.

  3. The energy and purpose💡 we do anything in is super important and thank God for Serge Benhayon for sharing how the integrity we do things in will flow on, and be felt.

    1. gregbarnes888 absolutely agree with you thank heavens for Serge Benhayon who is constantly showing humanity a different way to live and exposing what is actually going on behind the scenes we call life to expose how we are all completely dominated by a wayward part of ourselves until we learn self mastery and bring ourselves back to God whom we separated from eons ago to the detriment of who we are in truth.

      1. Thank you Mary and adding to what you have shared with an absoulute agreement, with the Soul being incorporated in the absoulute-ness we all innately are and thus, “exposing what is actually going on behind the scenes we call life to expose how we are all completely dominated by a wayward part of ourselves until we learn”, the lies of that spirit our “wayward part”, and thus we can return to being What we truly are or Soul-full-ness as you have eluded too.

  4. Leaving our house feeling complete opens the door to being the magnificence we innately are, then what ever we bring to our movements there after takes away the distractions in life that closes us to feeling what life is Truly about.

  5. “It’s time I brought some love and harmony into my living space.” – a much healthier approach than feeling the drudgery of house work as work, which makes the body feel heavy and sluggish.

  6. “If your home had a voice, what message would it relay?” When we walk in the door the message is communicating loud and clear the imprint we have made for the foundation of our living.

    1. Thank you Mary, as I can feel the space it gives when we appreciate on our return to our home that which we have previously set in a way that is energetically-ready for our glorious return!

  7. I’m preparing to do a major declutter and approaching it with a sense of lightness, and understanding I can do small areas at a time. I have a friend coming to assist me and after reading a great article on preparing for death (http://www.unimedliving.com/livingness/end-life/how-to-have-fun-while-preparing-to-pass-over.html) it’s made me realise how little I need to hang onto. There is something liberating for me about death which frees me from emotional attachments and material things, it’s brought me a greater sense of purpose and perspective into decluttering.

    1. Melinda I have just gone through a major declutter of my house. It was just meant to be some house work but it naturally turned into a declutter of the house, I can feel there is still more to go. Interesting to read your comment about hanging onto things because I can feel how I’m still hanging on to things because of their monetary value, so when the local auction house opens up again, that is where they will go. It does feel as though I’m getting the house space ready for the next phase of life, which means of course I’m ready for my next phase of life.

  8. What you share about what we leave behind being what we come back to is perfectly illustrated in how we leave our house, our bed, our bathroom and even our life. It shows the oneness and the responsibility of it all that my body just loves.

  9. I really appreciate the aspect of changing the way we talk about what we have to do – bringing more order and space to a mess rather than feeling you have to do it because it looks like a bomb has gone off.

  10. We have established that house work is repetitive but then so are many things that we do in life. So surely it’s how we do something that makes all the difference. After all it’s the small things in life that can affect the bigger things that happen, that snowball effect that everyone talks about.

    1. The funny thing is that most of us have pretty much repeated whole lifetimes, let alone small activities within those lifetimes. The details may not necessarily be identical but energetically they’re very similar.

    2. There is a great opportunity with repetitive duties to deepen into our soulful quality when we do them, and clock where we are each time and appreciate the changes.

  11. Anything can feel like a chore when we set ourselves up to make it that way. Even the things we so called love to do….So would not the opposite be true too – do we not have the capacity/power to be able to choose a way of being that allows what we do to feel amazing and re-energising?

  12. Any job can be a chore depending on how we approach it and what we bring to that job. Recently I have gone back to doing some accounts work and have a renewed way of working in that job and it is enjoyable when I bring appreciation to the office environment instead of judgement.

  13. ‘Quick clean up before the guests arrive’ – this would be pretty familiar to most people! And I have been very much drawn to do that too. And so it is that when the tidy up is done in that urgency of needing a place to look a certain way before someone comes over, then there will be a depletion of energy from doing just that. But if you clean and tidy things for the sake of having a beautiful space, the approach is different and more likely to feed you back with energy and vitality and appreciation.

  14. The thing about cleaning house is that it needs to be done again and again and again, no matter how spotless and sparkly clean the house has become – and that, I don’t like. It’s very satisfying to clean and tidy up my living environment and I actually love doing that, but when things will start getting a bit untidy and dust starts to settle, and sure, it’s part of living a physical human life, but I do not like that things will not remain as the perceived perfection I want to keep it to be.

  15. I recently stayed with a friend and spent a good deal of my time there cleaning – while she was organising her workload. It was great because we met after our tasks were done and went for long walks every day and usually to the spa nearby too.

  16. “If your home had a voice, what message would it relay?”
    What I know is that energy does and can communicate. So it makes me wonder what the energy of my home communicates….

    1. Giving a voice to our way of Living opens us to healing those things that distracts us from responding to what ever we are room-inat-ing on and in nominating those distractions we open the door to our Soul-full essences.

  17. There was nothing arduous about hoovering my carpets today. As I cleared up multicoloured fluff from fabrics, I enjoyed the quality of my movements and the sense of space unfolding. There was no rush to get it done and I focused on the detail as I got it done.

  18. I find the word ‘housework’ can either feel heavy, dense and tedious or it can feel supportive, joyful and purposeful, depending on our relationship with our space. I find connecting to the joy of housework is so much more fun, light and hugely supportive.

    1. The longer or more neglected a space is the less likely I am to want to clean it to avoid seeing what’s been created. But once I get into it it’s not all that the avoidance would have me believe.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

    1. There is definitely more Joshua and I reckon we can all feel this. How we care for our house affects how we feel in our body, and vice versa, this highlights to me that everything is connected.

    2. Yes, so true and I would add how we treat our car to that analogy! If one area is a mess then chances are there are signs all over the place but I will often wait till it is very visual and the mess very physical in the home or the car before I admit it.

  22. 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.

    1. I agree, Carola, before lockdown I was always traveling and I would leave my house in the manner I would want to come back home to. If the family had not been respectful of the space while I was away it was something I could feel within myself. I just adored coming back to the stillness of my home, it definitely is a place of inner tranquility.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. “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.

  26. ‘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.

    1. What a playful way to care for our home, and it does communicate to us, for example, the angles of our furniture, the colours in our room, the quality of the bedding and things we have in the space, they all communicate back to us. When we stop to connect and feel, we would be able to sense if there is anything in the space that is not supportive or doesn’t belong. What a great way to declutter, organise and care for our space and that is to build a relationship with it?

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. “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.

    1. Karin I agree with you there is always a room that needs attention, and that reflects back to our own lives, that there is always more attention we can bring to ourselves to deepen our awareness with our bodies which bring us closer to God. Anything that brings us closer that deepens our relationship with God is how we will all come out of the swamp we call life.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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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