Your home is an outer expression of your inner world. I've found that if I am surrounded by chaos it's difficult to maintain any sort of emotional or spiritual equilibrium. Sometimes all it takes to live a more grounded, more orderly life is bringing some order to your surrounding environment.
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In the process of redecorating I've been cutting back on the sheer amount of crap I've collected over the years--if it's not beautiful or doesn't have personal meaning to me, out it goes! I'm learning not to hold onto objects for the sake of having objects, but to let them pass on to people who might give them better homes. And as I clean out closets and the Goodwill donation pile gets bigger and bigger, I feel more and more free, chipping off bits of the past and carrying them out to the curb where they belong while keeping those treasured memories that matter.
My home is Stickley Mission, rather than Indian Decorative, but I agree with Diane: your home is an outer expression of your inner world. Moon in Cancer, I work v hard to make my home warm, safe, secure, inviting, serene.
I often debate, for fun, whether, if I could afford a cabin in the woods, it would be glass-and-stone-modern, Mackenzie & Childs madcap, or Gumps oriental (probably best reserved for my imaginary pied a terre in San Francisco). How is your dream castle decorated?
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."