When you walk through your front door do you feel as though you’re being greeted with a giant hug from one of your closest friends?
Do you feel a sense of peace and nourishment wash over you after your hectic day outside?
Do you feel energized and happy to be home?
Do you feel inspired?
If not, you can.
Your space matters!
Let’s get that environment supporting you in way that says YES! to the life you’re meant to live, person you’re meant to be! Let’s get that energy moving and working FOR you.
It’s not only possible BUT ESSENTIAL if we are to fully recharge from the exhaustive demands of the outside world. Our current climate of busy-ness pulls us in every direction and in our attempt to connect outwardly many are feeling deeply disconnected on the inside.
It’s time to reboot.
It’s time to get out of overwhelm, and into our hearts. And our environment can assist us in experiencing a more heart-centered way of being.
Our environment has the power to elicit a positive, lasting impact on our well-being, but is often the last area we look to (if at all) as a means of Self Care.
We may not fully recognize that our reality, or our ‘stuff’ and the way in which it surrounds us, affects us.
And that how we relate to our environment can transform our experience.
We have so much more power that we ever imagined in ‘designing’ nourishing spaces that can move us into our authenticity, creative expression and wholeness.
It’s time to wake up to this overlooked layer of care we can gift to ourselves.
You see, I believe we all have an INNER DESIGNER waiting to be unleashed! She know who she is and what she wants her life to feel like, but may need a little help in getting there.
I know because I’ve been there.
My name is Michelle Cloney and about a decade ago I went out searching for more. There I was, building a successful Professional Organizing business, immersed in personal development and surrounded by what would appear to be a very nice life. A degree in Economics from University of Virginia, a handful of years under my belt living in London, DC, New York and then Los Angeles; good friends, good family, good health. The list was being checked off. Everything looked very good.
But in my heart, I knew something was missing.
The truth is, I was feeling very disconnected.
I knew in my bones I was on the right path and yet something was unsettled. I wanted more.
There was a deep yearning for a more authentic experience, a way of Showing Up and experiencing my life in a way that wasn’t happening.
And then one day I came up with an idea!
Through my work, it had become crystal clear how transformational it was for people to become organized. I was also well along my spiritual path immersed in a Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology. In fact, the initial reason I joined this program was to better serve my clients in dealing with their inner and outer clutter.
I became fascinated with mixing the two together, specifically wondering how intention, decluttering and design could work together for more impactful and personally fulfilling results.
With this in mind, I designed a very personal experiment to see how my life would change by living in a very tiny space with some BIG intentions (read it here).
AND BOY DO I HAVE A LOT TO SHARE WITH YOU, MY FRIENDS!
What I have created as a result of my experiment is a practice that I hope will change the way you look at your environment and your life.
All it requires is an open mind, an open heart, and a willingness to do the work that lasting change requires.
intenZenden is about designing our life from the inside out.
It is in deciding what we want to experience in our environment first, and then transforming our environment to support that vision, second. Think vision board on steroids: surrounding us in every nook, every cranny, every day.
It’s similar to having goals. If we don’t write them down and consistently put them in front of us, we will forget where we are going or how to get there. intenZenden is the practice of evaluating and reevaluating how we want to experience our life in our space, and then taking inspired action in that direction.
This is NOT about end results, having the perfectly decorated space, or an overly organized and tidy home, nor one that sparkles from corner to corner. It IS in creating the perfectly YOU-nique environment in which you feel fully ALIVE in mind, body and soul.
It’s time to get out of overwhelm, and into our hearts if we are to Show Up Fully for ourselves and those around us. It’s time to listen to what our hearts have to say…once we can find them.
This practice could be for you if:
· Your home causes you to feel anxious and overwhelmed
· You know you have too much stuff and don’t know where to begin
· You may be questioning whether there is another way of living that could be more personally fulfilling
· You’ve already tried every home organizing method in the book, studied the gurus, DO feel frequent periods of purpose, joy and peace, yet still feel a sense of OVERWHELM, especially when it comes to your home
· You simply want to get more from your space by integrating proven design principles into its design
Whether or not we have considered this, our homes and how we live in them is intimately connected with our “outer” life experience. This is the number one lesson I learned as a Professional Organizer. intenZenden offers a new way of approaching our personal environment so that we can get the most from our space and our lives.
In what can often feel like a scary and unpredictable world, it’s more important than ever to have a home base where we can go to feel safe, loved, whole and 100% free to be ourselves. I recently heard a quote that deeply resonated with this idea, and to me, is what intenZenden all boils down to:
Our lives consist of thousands of moments every day. This is where the living is.