You may have recently moved in to your neighbourhood and it may seem just a conglomeration of concrete. Possibly the houses are new and there is little soil and few trees. You may even live in a high rise, disconnected from the ground. But the pulse of Mother Earth beats through each paving stone and steel girder. However modern, however shapeless and even ugly the building you dwell in may be it has its own soul, its own essence. Tribal shamans, brought to a bustling modern city have commented on the soul of large buildings. If they sense such things, why shouldn’t you?
For five minutes each morning relax, still your mind and open yourself to the essence of your dwelling. Be aware of its foundations, its supporting structure all the way up to its roof. Tune in to the winds playing around the roof and the birds alighting on it. Be aware of the weight the stones support, the floors and ceilings. If your building were a person, what would it say? How would it feel? How does it relate to its surroundings?
If your house is old, you may hear it creaking around you and it may be easy to imagine its personality. But new buildings still channel the essence of the area and link with prehistory in each stone and clod of earth. Give your imagination free rein. ‘Talk’ to your home and let it talk back.
Now imagine your building interacting with those nearby. Electrical wires and wi fi signals go from one to the other but there is a deeper, more ancient connection in the energies of the earth herself. What does your home say to its neighbours? In what way is it part of the nighbourhood.
Finally, make a connection with your home. Feel energy flowing from your body into it, and back again. Be aware that you are part of an energy network, you, your home, your neighbourhood, the world. Nothing and no-one exist on their own and you are plugged in and tuned in.