As individuals we often think that our actions are small and ineffectual when measured against others who have power, against things that seem larger than us, stronger than us, or extremely incomprehensible.  Who are we, such insignificant people, to make any impact on anything?  Doesn’t it make sense that our lives are brief, our impact negligible, just as the tides wash away our footprints and weeds take over what land we attempt to own?  Aren’t we shown through every vagary of the weather, tornado, tsunami, draught, flood, hurricane, that we are nothing and easily swept aside? But each of us is part of the numinous, both unique from and yet interconnected and central to All that Is. Each action we take, each thought we harbor, each emotion we feel, each feeling we express, radiates from us like the tones of a chime.  They can be harmonious or discordant, but they ring out and everything they touch is affected!  And like grains of sand in a container each one added to the others, over time, fills the jar.  The deserts of Egypt used to be ocean!  Who you are is powerful and what you do is valuable and aids us all.  The wonder of it all is that we have the ability to choose what actions we take, the ability to control our thoughts, to some extent, and the ability to change our emotions,  which are powers very few other beings possess. Each of us has not only the ability but the opportunity to influence our surroundings everyday through who we are and what we do.  And the most readily available place to do so is your home.  It is the place you have consecrated to living your life.  And as all things are part of the Universe and interact with it, so your home has accepted you and lives with you in partnership.

Your home is a reflection of who you are in a great many ways.  Either formally or informally it has been consecrated to act in your best interest or your stated needs. It reflects the you of the moment by reacting to what you do in it and without.  It may glow with love even though it is shabby from the need for a bit of attention. It may be a showplace for all you have accomplished.  It may be the cramped space that keeps you safe and motivated to make it to the next step of your journey.  It may be comfortable and durable to survive the family of children and grandchildren whose laughter can be heard in every room.  It can be the fortress of solitude where you can retreat from a chaotic world.  It can be any and many of these things within a matter of days depending on your choices and the rhythm of your life. Whatever you bring to it, it reflects back to you.  Everything in your outer life reflects your inner becoming and if it doesn’t, you are uncomfortable and seek to change it or move to somewhere that does.  So who are you today?  And who do you want to be?