Homecaring

05/19/2014

“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”

~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

This spring has found me on hands and knees busily clearing clutter and polishing the precious pieces I want to keep. Having read and marvelled at the wisdom of Thomas Moore for decades, I know I am caring for my soul as I lovingly care for my home.

A section from a Louise Hay prayer that I repeat often is, ‘I love myself therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.’

Let’s take time to appreciate our homes and the loved ones we are blessed to share it with, even if they are company and we live alone. When we beautify our homes and surroundings, we nourish our souls. Namaste. Gina

“Rediscover the sacred soulcraft of homecaring.

Creating a comfortable, beautiful, well-run home can be among our most satisfying accomplishments as well as an illuminating spiritual experience. Like sweat equity, channeling your time and creative energy closer to home will produce a big emotional return for yourself and those you love.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

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20 responses to Homecaring

  1. 

    (Big smile!)
    Russ

  2. 

    Love this , especially the Louise Hay quote. Thank you!

  3. 

    Funny, I was just thinking along these lines today as I unloaded (finally) two baskets of laundry that had been sitting on the dryer for days. There is such grace and joy in a welcoming home. Now, to tackle my bedroom which seems to have burst forth like spring –even the dandelions are out, sort of like the dust bunnies in my room…. 🙂

    Hugs.

    Lovely reminder to take care of the spaces in which we live Gina. Thank you.

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      Louise your wonderful writing touches my heart in your comments as well as your posts! (which I will catch up on asap) Yes… laundry. That’s a task that can quickly accumulate yet feels so good once it’s done. You made me laugh with your comparison of dandelions and dust bunnies… I love it! Thank you so much for this delightful comment. xo Hugs!

  4. 

    I so agree, Gina. I always find it amusing that when we invite dinner guests to our home, it’s almost guaranteed to be a late night because they don’t want to leave! I have a very strong suspicion that your home has a wonderful feel and vibration like your site does! Warm, inviting, and very high energy!
    Cathy

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      Your kindness has made me smile ear-to-ear! Gotta love those late nights with guests who are loving us and our homes filled with happy energy. I know I wouldn’t want to leave yours and Peter’s wonderful company. Thank you so much for this, Cathy. xo Big Hugs, Gina

  5. 

    I know that when my home is in order I feel great! Gina, I was thinking about you today and wondering about not having seen a post from you lately and voila, here you are!
    Diana xo

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      Hello Diana! I too have been thinking about you, and will be over to catch up asap. I’m looking forward to it! Happy to sign on before bed and discover this kind comment from you. Yes, when our home is in order we feel so much better, don’t we? Love that. xo Hugs, Gina

  6. 

    There was a boy a very strange enchanted boy he spoke of fools and kings and said the greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
    So pleased you were busily spring cleaning.
    Good one Gina _/\_ from your friend Jack.

    • 

      Bless your heart my friend! I love this comment, and your focus on my favourite of these quotes. That one is so special I’ve had it on my computer desktop to brighten my days for a while. Such a wise and warming ditty of a poem. Hugs to you from your friend Gina

  7. 
    LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words 05/20/2014 at 7:09 am

    Oh I like this…!
    Thank you for sharing as I have been un-cluttering and now polishing what I wanted to keep
    yes…I like this very much
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  8. 

    Hi Gina! I have always felt that the “clutter” in our “homes” is representative of the “clutter” in our “souls.” When we go off purpose and get confused in our hearts there’s nothing like clearing out a closet, drawer, desk, or tile grout. (Did I just say tile grout?) Haha
    Great post…great reminder to take care of our living space, as we as ourselves! Much love to you…Lorrie

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      😀 Haha! Here we are… finding peace amidst the cleaning of grout! Bless your heart Lorrie, for this delightful comment and all the sweet joy you share in the world. Please know how appreciated you are, and how thankful I am for your visits and comments (despite my absence and delay in responding). Much love to you as well my friend! xo Gina

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        Hi Gina…thank you…you mean so much to me. I am humbled by your very beautiful words. I pray and surround you with all good light…hope you are well. I have thought about you…Blessitude 🙂

  9. 

    Ahh. Finally caught some quiet moments to read blog posts and this one is perfectly timed.

    We are about to move into an apartment. We have already downsized seriously once and had hoped never to move from our lovely small house surrounded by woods and with walls of windows looking out at a lake.

    When we went unhappily to look at the apartment, which does have some windows looking out at woods, there was a bird feeder with cardinals and chickadee’s flying to it outside what will be our study windows. I felt God was saying, “It will be all right. I am with you and there is beauty even here.”

    And this morning sitting in my almost empty house contemplating the changes in my life, your words inspired me to start planning on decorating and having friends and family over. To make a home.

    Thanks, Gina.

    • 

      Thank YOU Eileen, for this wonderful comment.
      Sadly I’ve been away from blogging and apologize for my tardy reply. Your comment touches my heart.
      I agree that indeed those birds were like a gift, God’s way of saying that there is beauty everywhere. Good for you for seeing it. I shall know in my heart that you are enjoying your new place more all the time, and are cherishing good times with family and friends there.

      Hugs to you my friend! xo Gina