There were piles of magazines and newspapers, and boxes of stuff that wouldn’t fit on shelves; it was actually hard to walk through her home without feeling like you were exploring an old dusty attic.
One day a friend gave her a most beautiful vase.
This vase was exquisite – it was very thin porcelain, colored with rich hues of blue and green, swirling together, and just the barest hint of deep, pearlescent ivory. She fell in love with it immediately.
She carried it around the house, and couldn’t find anywhere appropriate to put it. So, deciding it should be a focal point in the entryway, she cleared off the little sidetable, and got a beautiful cloth to put under it. She polished the table, laid the cloth and set the vase in its place of honor.
As she stood back to admire it, she noticed how shabby the wall behind the vase looked, and after trying to wash it, finally decided to paint the whole room. In the process she found the perfect picture to hang on the wall, behind and slightly to the side of the vase.
Now anyone coming in the door knew they were entering a special place indeed!
However – can you guess it from here? Yes, when she walked from the entryway into the living room, she was aghast at how it felt. She began gathering newspaper to take to recycle, magazines for the library, and called her nephew to carry out some heavy boxes that had been sitting waiting to be put elsewhere.
As you can imagine, eventually her whole home came to feel peaceful, beautiful, and welcoming.
As you read this story, does it bring you to wonder:
Where, in my own physical world, what does my own beautiful vase look like? Where would be the best place to set it?
What is your vase, inside? What image will you hold at your core which will create the vortex of peaceful, loving energy that will reconnect you to who you really are, and what you truly want in life?