A home which offers more than simply shelter to its occupants provides...
Appreciation, honoring of Ancestors, space for an Altar (*see info at end)
Comfort, Coziness, Convenience
Enough (and not too much)
Forgiveness and Friendliness
God (or recognition of something greater than ourselves)
Hugs and Honesty
Kids (or at least recognition of the child within us all)
Music and Meditation
Nurturance and Nature
Openess of heart and mind
Pets and Plants
Quiet and Quilts
Reverence for the sacred in everyday life
Solitude and Serenity
Touch and Texture
View and Vision
Xtra helpings of love when you and others need them
You, present to the moment, and those you love
Zest for living.
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*From above - An altar in this sense is refering to a personal altar. You may already have one and not even know it. A mantel with treasured photos, a windowsill displaying a few loved items, a table with some objects paying homage to nature - rocks, shells, a lovely twig and leaves. An altar is a place to represent the things you are working on bringing into your life, the things you wish to pay respect and gratitude to.
Ask yourself: 'Does my home manifest many of the ABC's of a nurturing home?'
Which leads to: 'How can I create a more nurturing atmosphere within my home? What's missing?'
Because: Your home is what you make it..... you can choose to consciously create an atmosphere that cradles, nurtures, and supports you throughout your life.