I am featured in the second issue of The Empath magazine in an article about designing homes for the highly sensitive. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of people with an active interest in spiritual matters, and sometimes their focus on crystals, sacred geometry, and other realms can create a space that is unintentionally more challenging to feel restful in because it is over-stimulating. While there is no issue having any of these items present, the volume and location is important – one client recently had so many crystals in her bedroom that the area felt over-charged. Once she minimized the displays and catered more to her physical comfort in the space, she was able to rest much more profoundly.
I still think that having an image of nature or two in the space – as well as real plants and flowers – can be wonderfully grounding, helping us feel connected to our deeper nature while sustaining physical presence. It is equally important not to vary the ‘flavour’ of our space. All of the Chinese healing arts refer to the Five Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Having all of their colours, materials, and shapes appropriately and stylishly present throughout the space can help create a unified space – if it has all the essential ingredients found in nature, you have all of the building blocks in your space that supports your full nature.