Back in 2016 I was driving on the New Jersey turnpike and my driver was listening to media mogul, Gary V. If you haven’t heard of him he’s this obnoxious New Yorker who boasts about not sleeping, and is instead working all the time and outhustling any and all entrepreneurs. He’s an internet and social media genius and has built an empire helping others build their businesses too. I have a love-hate relationship with his mantra, “Hustle all the time, never stop working.” Meh. To me, balance is key to avoid burnout and it’s risky to push so hard and not expect health issues to eventually pop up.
On one hand, I admire that he’s from an immigrant family and he took their family business from a small local presence to a fifty-million-dollar global empire in just a few short years. On the hand, I think it’s dangerous what he teaches because his platform has grown exponentially and new entrepreneurs are salivating at the idea of being a “mogul.” But this is coming from a content Buddhist who requires very few external things, haha.
So back to the turnpike….. as I listened to Gary go on and on about all the things that most people won’t do and how they are lazy, predicated on human behavior, (FYI – the word “predicated” is by far his favorite word) he went on to share the trends that he’s starting to see in the market. At this point, my ears perked up because I was shocked to hear the “on” all the time entrepreneur state that wellness would be the biggest trend over the next twenty years. And not just any wellness, but spiritual wellness and home wellness.
At this point in my career, I was well on my way to transitioning out of being a traditional full-service interior design firm and becoming a holistic home healer. In fact, I started making major leaps and bounds in this department when I came out of the Feng Shui closet in 2011. Here I thought I was being revolutionary and in truth, I was likely following the wave of where consciousness was going!
What I loved about this particular talk from Gary is he discussed the value of the home and caring for your personal energy. This was something I had never heard this mogul talk about, so I knew if HE was talking about it, it was going to be big. Meditation, yoga, Feng Shui, and overall home health were top of his list.
Now fast forward to today. We hit a tumultuous year in 2020, which many astrologers predicted, and we had an election that was nothing short of chaotic. My bread and butter is no longer interior design but Feng Shui, a vast shift from when I jumped in the ring back in 2011. Now more than ever people are trying to regain their footing, drop the stress and anxiety, and feel better, but many have still favored personal wellness over environmental wellness rather than combine the two. But the shift is starting to occur!
In 2019 I did regression therapy from the famous, Alba Weinman whose office is in Miami. I learned in my session that my purpose in this life is to help people create energetically valuable spaces to support their wellbeing. For years I’ve been making videos, podcasts, and blog posts claiming that people always look to external things to improve their lives but never look at their home as a possible solution. But the shift is occurring. More people are realizing that no matter how many external sessions they have if you don’t get the energy right at home, nothing else you do matters. Think about it, if you have a reiki session and get beautifully calibrated personally, and then come home to an energetically misaligned home, guess what happens to your energy? You quickly become misaligned too.
But the shift is occurring. I’m starting to see it everywhere. After my session with Alba, I received an email from the filter company I use called Filter Easy. I have had custom-made HVAC filters made for my home for years, and they announced in the fall of 2019 that they were changing their name to Second Nature. And I had to laugh out loud as I read their new copy for their ad:
It seems that home wellness is catching on! Whoo-hoo. So what can you do to start shifting the energy in your own home?
- Buy better air filters ( I recommend Second Nature, they are awesome!)
- Wipe down the front door
- Make sure all the interior doors work properly
- Keep your refrigerator clean
- Wipe down all the windows regularly and open them up
- Bless and care for the water that enters your home
And of course, if you want to take it a step further, implement a floor plan reading! Understanding the energy in your home and how it’s showing up will help you change and shift the circumstances for the better! Another great option if you want to learn Feng Shui yourself, join my Patreon page!