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|In Shelter for the Spirit, Victoria Moran brings readers back to what home is really supposed to be - a place that receives and nurtures us, welcomes us back each day, and invites visitors to return. Combining the concepts of mindfulness and simplicity with a sensitivity to the demands of modern life, Victoria Moran walks readers step-by-step through the elements that make a home - from how to make the most of your home's imperfections and turn household chores into labors of love to the best ways to experience the comforts unique to home. She also provides advice and information about choosing to work, educating your children, and giving birth at home.
Even more important, Victoria Moran shows readers in clean and accessible terms how they can transform their homes into places of sacredness and comfort. Shelter for the Spirit encourages readers to find reasons to celebrate and to make even dinners alone special. Also included are instructions for how to hold a house blessing and how to create your own personalized space for quiet reflection.
Both practical and inspirational, Shelter for the Spirit is a desperately needed book that will remind you of all the reasons you look forward to being at home. Filled with easily accomplished advice and suggestions, it is a book that can help you change your life in the most basic and, ultimately, important ways.
Interesting suggestion re: soft music and wind chimes. I know that would probably appeal to many folk as a way of creating an environment of serenity. I'm curious whether I'm alone on this, though, in that background music and wind chimes function as auditory clutter to me. For me its silence that creates an environment of serenity. The hum of the fridge, the sound of a bathroom fan left on, a radio nattering away in a bedroom, even the ultra-high-pitched buzz of flourescent tubes ... they don't drive me crazy in the course of a busy day, but I notice them when I'm actively trying to create some calm in my life.
I'm a musician, if that's relevant. Maybe it makes it harder for me to not actively attend to sound?
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