At SpaceClear we believe that clearing your home and life is not just something you “do” to lighten your load. It is way bigger and juicier than that. Clearing is a journey that delivers sparkling clarity and spacious ease when you slow down, quiet the mind, let go of attachment, and cultivate gentle self-care.
Clearing from the inside out is our specialty. Take your time to look around this website. With Stephanie's books, …
Stephanie brings over 35 years of teaching experience to her programs and workshops at centers like Kripalu, the New England School of Feng Shui, Insight Events, and DailyOM. Her passion is transforming a program that "you take" into one that "takes you" on a nourishing and revealing journey of your most clear and spacious self. From half-day, week-long, and online, there something to support everyone in feeling lighter and in the flow.
Experience clearing online with Stephanie's popular 28-Day course from DailyOM. With four nourishing audio meditations, "Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life" offers a one-minute oasis and toolkit designed to help you simplify and quiet the mind.
No matter how miniscule the task or effort, the fact is clearing anything consciously like this course teaches, creates an energetic opening – a spaciousness – that will work on you slowly and surely …
Your Spacious Self integrates the depth and teachings of the original award-winning book with all-new nourishing lessons and daily practices in slowing down, simplifying, and self-care. If Anne Lamott and the Artist’s Way went on a clearing journey together, it would be this jewel of a book!
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Homes are not just these empty boxes that we fill with collections of stuff, life experiences, and unique personalities. They are alive and dynamic places that respond directly to our attentiveness (and lack of it). Our homes and workplaces are extensions of us: they affect us, reflect us, support us. There is no separation...
It doesn’t take much for me to feel at home. Give me a comfy chair, surround me with beautiful objects, simmer …
"If you had told me a couple weeks ago that the mere act of sweeping could change my life, I would have laughed in your face. My life is so cluttered and complicated how could sweeping help? Well I proved myself wrong and the simple act of sweeping has changed my life for the better. I feel so much more in tune with myself. Just to keep on keeping on! One step, 1 lesson at a time."–Participant comment on the "Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life" course comment thread on DailyOM
Whenever I feel stuck in my head or can't find a way to a …
I'm always happy to see lively conversations on my SpaceClear page on Facebook. One in particular on the topic of regifting got me going:
Original post: Some of us hold on because we believe our stuff needs us; we "think of things as members of the family...
"Giving away the old laptop is akin to giving up a child for adoption to some unknown, less capable foster parent who cannot possibly care for it as well as we have! 'I can’t possibly throw this away until I find the right home for it' is an excellent delay tactic, and for those of us …
Lead with love.
If you are wondering how that goes, here's a suggestion: Anytime you find yourself at a choice point, (which is just about all of the time), simply ask yourself:
"Which way, Love?"
And follow your "knows."
The heart knows.
"Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things - this is the best season of your life." –Wu Men (Hui-k'ai) 12th century.
Why is it that every spring, when we crawl out of our winter caves, we go into a wild frenzy of clearing the chaos that has snuck its way back into our homes and lives? It's like somewhere around October we lost our way, forgot all our good intentions from the previous spring, and find ourselves scrambling again at square …
How's the clearing going?
If you could use a baby nudge or a gentle push (or a big shove back on the wagon), you might enjoy my series of inspirational messages designed to cultivate a clear home and spacious life that came out in a Huff Post section called GPS for the Soul.
It's called "Spring Cleaning for Your Heart and Home" – though it matters not what time of year it is. Clearing is clearing.
You can see it here.
(And if it moves you to comment, tweet, and share the wealth, I'd be grateful).
ENJOY and happy …
The comment thread – that space where participants can connect with one another if it moves them to share their personal triumphs and challenges with clearing – is one of my favorite aspects of having an online course. I check it every day.
While most everyone seems to find my baby-step approach to clearing refreshing and energizing, not everyone is convinced. Occasionally there will be a post from someone who is mystified by my counter-intuitive invitations to dial it down. Like this comment, for example:
"I'm still not understanding …
Do objects have bad juju?
You know, like the beautiful heirloom ring that doesn't feel quite right? That antique mask you got really cheap at the consignment shop that smells funny? The 16th century Chinese chest you saw at the museum that made you feel dizzy?
If so, what is the best way to clear these things?
Perhaps this reply to a question I received recently will help.
This is probably an odd question for you, but I need some sound advice in removing a suspected bad luck item.
I was given an African …
I was on the radio the other day with two of my author colleagues (and two of the sweetest hearts around) Don Miguel A Ruiz Jr. and HeatherAsh Amara.
In this lively one-hour conversation we talked about how to cultivate clear home and a spacious life – one baby step at a time.
One listener later shared: "I loved when you said: 'Things are just things - until we attach judgment to them.'"
If you're curious about...
What clutter really is
Why many clearing practices, though well intentioned, don't last
How you can adopt a …
"There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." –Rumi
[This post follows the previous "Altars Alter."]
Anytime the spirit moves you, you can create your own altar of remembering, enlightening, and letting go by following any of these simple steps below:
How to Make an Altar
PLACE a colorful cloth, flowers, a candle, and any object that makes your heart sing.
GATHER and add items that symbolize things, people, habits, beliefs, memories, or outcomes you wish to release (e.g. clothing, letters, food, photos of ex-husband or …
"A symbolic or ceremonial experience is real and affects one as much as the actual event." –Robert A. Johnson
The word “remember” has a lot of meaning for me. At its essence it means to call back the aspects of yourself that have scattered or gone missing; to return to the truth of who you are. And there’s no better way to “pull yourself together,” I believe, than to adopt a simple daily practice in mindfulness and letting go.
An altar provides a perfect focal point too. Though we mostly associate these with churches or temples, …
Here's a radical idea. How would you like to...
Attachments to things, thoughts, people and outcomes;
Emotions that negatively affect you;
Relationships from the past that no longer support you;
Resisting patterns that keep you stuck and unable to move forward;
Possessions that don't serve you or feel quite right;
And much more...?
Then consider joining us on March 10-13 at the fabulous Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts!
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Move closer, lean in, get curious; even for a moment, experience the feelings without labels, beyond good or bad. Welcome them. Invite them. Do anything that helps melt the resistance. –Pema Chödrön
How’s it going?
When people ask me this question in passing my first impulse is to tell them my whole story, even though I know they’re just being polite and friendly. They don’t really want to know:
I couldn’t sleep last night.
My coffee tasted old this morning – and p.s. where is the nearest …