Cheer up a grumpy home with help from Sacred Flow, feng shui and spiritual flow consultant #Sponsors#art#decorating February 3 | Cat Rocketship This business paid a fee to be listed on @offbeathome because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. When your home doesn't work right, your life doesn't work right. Offbeat Home's newest sponsor, Marjory Mejia of Sacred Flow, studies the flow of buildings and our interactions with them, and helps people all over the world create living spaces that enhance their lives. Marjory's an architect, artist, and spiritualist who uses shamanic knowledge and feng shui to create homes that work for people feeling stuck, unorganized, or unfocused. Part of this practice includes making sacred mandala art, which is an idea I love. (If you dig them, too, she's running a giveaway right now that I'll talk about in a bit!) I signed up for the Sacred Flow newsletter so I could download the The Bathroom as a Sacred Space ebook — which is a damn good read! Marjory opines on bathrooms' slurred name, juxtaposed with their necessary and enjoyable purposes in our lives, then she offers thoughtful response questions to guide you through finding your home, and finishes up with concrete, good-idea improvements. The first three things I see in my bathroom: red first aid hit, pink sink, bright tiny window. Marjory has an interesting way of approaching practical problems. Her deliberate, spirit-lifting ideas lead to design schemes more intentional than the trail-and-error we so often practice on troubled rooms. ("Maybe if I put my couch at one end of the long living room, and the TV at the other? …Okay, what if we halve that?" "…And slide the couch stage left four inches.") Between her weekly posts and ebook, Marjory provides a LOT of information — in applying what I learned from the Bathrooms PDF, I've defined a LOT of changes I want to bring to my much-battled studio room that'll make me and it get along better. Marjory also runs WAY more in-depth video conferences, like guided explorations of the Mandala Magic sessions. These sessions provide one-on-one conversations, spiritual focusing, and personalized energy flow charts. Putting intention into the systems of your home is important and will help you escape the disrupted home that will not help you reach your goals, be more productive, or be awesome. Think about what you'd like to improve in your home, then click over and download the Bathroons as Sacred Space ebook for helpful instruction on making bathrooms more rejuvenating. Be sure to read Marjory's thoughts on the power of spaces that fill you with awe on her blog. If you need to, Meet with Marjory over video for comprehensive, collaborative meditation sessions on your home and how you work with it. Marjory's offering a 10% discount on services for Offbeat Home readers. Everyone who signs up for her newsletter this month is entered to win The Womb of Life Mandala, a piece of art mounted on a 7×7 plaque. This information will take a little time to process, so set aside a tea break for yourself and think of Marjory's Sacred Flow desisn as a spa appointment for your living space. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Write your grocery lists with this ghostly pen and a signature stamp NEXT How to hang paper collections, a miniature castle, and turquoise walls in this week's reader photos Toggle comments [ 7 ] Those Mandala art prints are just superbly amazing. I would love to read more about Marjory and her work! Reply Hi Hilljo, Thanks for your kind words. Glad the mandalas speak to you.. there are many more. Come visit my space anytime! Wishing you beautiful flow.. Reply i just read the bathroom thing…. she seems very focused on the American meaning of "bathroom", which is what all of us from everywhere else call a toilet. While i can't really get around the "taking a shit as a creative process" concept, personally i've never thought of my bathroom as "that place where i poop" cuz i spend alot more time in there playing with my hair, putting on makeup, showering, applying lotions… i've always found the bathroom to be a creative and relaxing space… having said that, my curent bathroom is aweful i have similar problems to you Cat, small bright window, weird little sink, gross cracked and mouldy shower screen are the first three things i notice in my bathroom… but here's what a plan to do about it: https://pinterest.com/foxindocs/bathroom-ideas/ which i think works in well with her 6 ideas to soften the space etc…. Reply If you get the Ikea bench thing you've got pinned, make sure you seal it if it will be in a wet area. They said it would be fine but ours grew mould and I couldn't kill it. Saying that, it's doing well as a plant stand outside, I think our ensuite is just too humid for it to live happily mould free. Reply Hi Foxie, Thanks for your comment. Happy to know you find the bathroom a creative space. Just to clarify, I don't think of the bathroom just in terms of the toilet as you suggest. The bathroom is both a space of depletion and regeneration. It is truly a poetic space that can become playful, energizing and enlivening. Let me know if I can be of service in turning your bathroom into a space you truly love. I visited your pinterest board for the bathroom. Love the mosaic photo. What do you find most inspiring in life? Bring some of that inside your space. Things you might consider: -a fun window treatment -there has got to be a solution for that moldy shower door! -more self expression! Colors that bring you alive. Symbols that speak to your psyche.. You can see my sacred bathroom board on pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/sacredflow/the-sacred-bathroom/ Would love to help turn your bathroom into a sanctuary. All the best, Marjory Reply Potentially stupid question here, but how does one go about getting an education in feng shui as a practical tool in interior design? I'm intrigued. (Looking into becoming an interior architect and furniture designer, after university.) Reply Hi Courtney, There are schools of feng shui that offer year long certifications. Yes, I recommend first getting a degree in architecture the way I did. It will give you a rich background to work with. Best wishes on your path, drop me a line if you need suggestions. Best, Marjory Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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