Creating Sacred Spaces, Buying a Home, City Life

People buy homes in the spring, to be settled in by summer's end when the children return to school.

Sometimes you can design and decorate your home based on your energies. But as most people do not live alone, you may have to compromise with others you live with. Create a room, a sacred space that works for you, something that gets your brain cells stimulated, allows you to create, and brings emotional peace.

There are those who prefer a new home created by their design

and often by their hand with their energies built in.

Homes on or near water always call to the soul, back to the flow of the collective waters.

Others prefer to restore an old home or mansion, one with great character, old world charm and hidden mysteries. Be sure these mysteries are not hidden in the cost of remodeling. Make sure the older home meets the needs of the modern YOU! Old homes have charm and grace. They often an ethereal enchantment about them that speaks to the soul of other lifetimes and spiritual connections, but they need work.

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One must be practical about such things as, electrical wiring, plumbing, roof, windows, don't forget the old foundation, and so on.

Many old homes have to be guttered and rebuilt. If you are buying an old home be sure to factor in repairs, especially if you cannot do them yourself. Remodeling can be a project, but there are so many ways to go that are reasonable, such as Home Depot!

Any home can create the ambiance you desire with a touch of feng shui and some imagination. You may be able to do the work yourself, but just haven't tapped into that part of who you are.

You may decide to remodel your current living space.

There are endless websites and magazines to guide you.

Forget Martha Stewart...she's yesterday's news.

Think NEW this spring... Let spirit guide your changes.

Get some plants, bookshelves, anything that represents the 2004 YOU.

Rearrange and/or reupholster furniture.

Create a home/space/room that will help you put your life in balance...

If you had enough money to create the perfect home...what would it look like and where would it be? Who would live there?

Some people prefer living in a city vs. the suburbs or the countryside. Being able to afford a city dwelling and a serene home in the country, or by the seaside, works best for the soul.

City life has its pitfalls as do any areas you chose to live. But it also has great perks. The culture, always having something to do and somewhere to go, the people of various cultures, education, entertainment, restaurants, convenience to work places, fast paced energies, parks and other landmark buildings with character that sea of other times and places, and more. We know the down-sides of city life, crime, expensive dwellings that are often small yet have class and style, pollution, etc.

Ellie in the City, I am a city girl... born and bred. I've lived in both apartments and private homes, always on the water, Atlantic Ocean. New York City is my pulse... I stood on my terrace and watched the airplanes hit the Twin Towers on 911. NYC is an adventure which has roots for that that go back to ancient ancestors. The energies vibrate well with my frequency which is what living in a sacred space is all about. Verrazano Bridge

U.N. Projects Historic City Populations by 2007

Reuters, March 24, 2004

For the first time in history, most of the world's population will live in cities by 2007, U.N. demographers said on Wednesday.

They said that 48 per cent of the world's population lived in urban areas in 2003 and this was "expected to exceed the 50 percent mark by 2007, thus marking the first time in history that the world will have more urban residents than rural residents."

They projected that the world's urban population would rise to 5 billion by 2030 from an estimated 3 billion in 2003. Conversely, demographers expect the rural population to decline to 3.2 billion from 3.3 billion in 2003 by that year.

Global urban populations would grow at an annual average rate of 1.8 percent and double at that rate in 38 years, according to the U.N. Population Division report, "World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision."

Tokyo, the world's most populous city with 35 million, was projected to still be the largest in 2015 with 36 million people, followed by the Indian cities of Bombay at 22.6 million and New Delhi at 20.9 million. Next on the list were Mexico City at 20.6 million and Sao Paulo at 20 million.

The population division simultaneously released another report, "World Population Policies 2003," which said high mortality was the most significant concern for developing countries.

"The number one issue that is of concern to the developing world is mortality and for some countries also rapid population growth," U.N. Population Division director Joseph Chamie said at a news briefing. "In contrast, the concern for many and most of the developed countries is low fertility and declining population growth."

The report said more than 90 percent of countries supported providing contraceptives and that developed and developing countries held a similar desire to lower immigration.

Look at each city. Close your eyes.
Visualize yourself there. What do you experience?

Please complete the following...

The location of my perfect city is ____

The date is ____

Our governing body is ____

The education system consists of ____

I study ____

Restriction on life are ____

I travel to ____

Marriage is ____

Our religious systems ____

My clothing consists of ____

I work at ____

Currency is ____

The spiritual pulse is ____

Consciousness has evolved to ____

I am happy to live here because ____

We are going Home! Home is ____