Clutter Healing: My Energetic and Healing Journey.

 
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Space is a very sacred thing for someone who is so energetically sensitive like myself.

Recently, I shared how I was ashamed of my tiny, cluttered apartment.

For me to share this has been very vulnerable. It all started when we moved to this apartment last year after being displaced from our last apartment due to a non-casualty fire in our building. No one got hurt and we were safe but for 2 months we ended up living from hotel to hotel. I moved a lot when I was younger so it triggered that part of me that always craved consistency. Something I had for 4 years in my previous apartment. So the discomfort of being displaced again pushed me to find a more permanent situation and rushed into a new apartment.

Within a month of moving to this apartment, I was dissatisfied about the layout, lack of space, and permanent state of clutter. I reminded myself this space is temporary. Due to that frame of mind, I never made an effort to decorate or organize the space.

Over the next few months, I started to feel more overwhelmed with the clutter and aesthetics of my home. This dissatisfaction even created shame. I didn’t invite anyone over and felt uninspired working from home. The only part of my home I liked was this sacred nook by my bed I carved out for my tea and meditation rituals. The rest of the apartment was disorganized, cluttered, and energetically stagnant. 

I would dream up of one day having a space that would inspire and cultivate my creativity and work. But it felt impossible until I could move again and manifest that dream home that was aesthetically aligned. No matter how many hours I would pin my dream interior photos on my Pinterest, decorating my own space would always feel overwhelmingly unattainable.

 
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Fast forward to earlier this year, the Clutter Healing team connected with me to collaborate. I’ve known about professional organizers but never thought I would need that considering I only had a small one-bedroom apartment. This opportunity was a manifestation of my deep desire to have a home I was comfortable in.

Lili met with me to assess the current state of my home and shared how her intention for this collaboration is to make her offerings more accessible and shine a light on the deeper rooted internal clutter that manifests physically. My intention to share my experiences is also rooted in helping others, so I felt so energetically aligned to collaborate and receive her offerings.

Lili is caring and professional. She’s a Breathwork teacher with a background in fashion and styling which I really resonate with. Her instagram feed is drool worthy and an endless resource of organization inspo! With over a decade of experience organizing and styling, she has worked with Los Angeles based clients (with closets the size of my entire apartment). Since I trusted her process and aligned with her aesthetics, I was honored to receive the support from her and her team. I expected my experience to be vulnerable but it was also transformative.

BEFORE & AFTER | Living Area

THE PROCESS

Lili’s approach to professional organizing is unique because she merges deep intuitive energetics connected to our physical space and things. She offered her perspective and guidance into the root cause of my cluttered space in a Clarity Session.

Then, she consulted on the appropriate furniture and space saving accessories to purchase based on my budget through a Virtual Organizing session. This allowed me to think of all the possibilities of how I could transform my home and see my space in such a different perspective. Before our Clutter Healing organizing day, I took the initiative to slowly get rid of unnecessary items. This process has always been so emotionally difficult and would take so much time! Her guidance was incredibly helpful.

What we accomplished after a full day of a Clutter Healing Home Organizing session would have taken me months to de-clutter, throw, and donate over 5 trash bags of items! I was so impressed by how Lili and her team categorized, installed, and organized in one day with such ease and flow. I was so appreciative of their support in holding space for the process. They also offer the option for them to do the leg work of donating items or purchasing things from Container store to complete your Clutter Healing service.

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Even though I have strived to be a minimalist over the years and consciously chose to live in a small space, I still hoarded onto years of sentimental documents and items.

Lili worked with me on several piles of documents I was hoarding. To allow someone to see all my financial statements and personal documents was extremely vulnerable. I even jokingly said how it felt like I was walking around naked in front of them.

Her team installed shelving and organized different areas of my home with such efficiency. Within the first few hours, our closet was completely transformed! Their organizing strategy starts with seeing all my items, then creating categories and seeing what storage & space would fit each category. Items were relocated depending on how frequent I needed access to them. This was all extremely helpful for maintaining a clutter free home. The transformation of our closet was the game changer. They purchased dividers and folded all your garments utilizing our limited storage space so well. Being able to visually see everything allowed me to purge more items I didn’t need!

BEFORE & AFTER | Closet

BEFORE & AFTER | Kitchen & Dining

Since I had a limited budget and space, shelving was the best option to display and allow for more space. My tea wares which used to live inside boxes in our cupboards are now displayed in the center of our home. Seeing this is always an inspiring reminder of my healing and spiritual journey.

BEFORE & AFTER | Storage

I really loved being able to visually see the items that inspires me. My boyfriend has been a student of the dharma for over a decade and actually introduced meditation to me early on. A collection of Buddhist and spiritual books are now beautifully displayed on a shelf in our bedroom instead of packed inside our closet.

 

After the clutter healing day, I was even able to creatively think of a way to hide a electrical box using a cork board as a jewelry display as shown here.

I learned a lot about myself in my experience working with Lili.

The root cause of my physical clutter wasn’t just due to the lack of space and layout of my home. It was a reflection of the internal chaos and shame I had of living in the space. 

I was overwhelmed due to the emotional attachments I had with things I kept. As an empath, being surrounded by things that no longer served me was energetically weighing me down. The shame stemmed from the disconnection with the aesthetic of my space. My past history of moving a lot also didn’t help me develop the skills to truly own my home through interior decorating. Lili was my guide through all this.

As a a visually creative person, I also learned that I thrive in an inspiring environment that aligns aesthetically with me. The most important lesson was that my external clutter was a reflection of my internal clutter.

 

With the help of Lili and Clutter Healing team, I was able to shed a lot of physical items I’ve hoarded for years that no longer served me. 

Decluttering my home is part of my healing journey. I'm so grateful to Lili for creating her Clutter Healing offerings and highly recommend her to all my friends. I feel so much lighter, incredibly inspired, and proud to live in my home.

Connect with Lili via Clutter Healing here and view all her offerings here.

She also offers an affordable digital course called the Consciously Curated Home. This is a self-guided course to receive similar results from my in-person Clutter Healing experience to help you find the root to your clutter and shed what no longer serves you. Sign up ends Sept 2018.


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About Me.

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Hi, I’m Kristine 👋🏼 Photographer, Consultant & Producer @nature.intent, and former Fashion designer (amongst all my other job experiences). I’m a Gemini 🌞 Vata-Pitta type ⚪️ Projector by design (but living like an ‘MG’👩🏻‍💻💁🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️). If you didn’t know, this is the new “A/S/L” 😁 I use this platform to share my 📸 work and personal perspective. But would like to learn more about YOU and this amazing community. Comment your astrological sign 🕊dosha type🌿and human design 💫below 〰️Read my full bio here.

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Clutter Healing

Yesterday I shared on my IG stories a bit of what I’m ashamed of... my tiny, cluttered apartment. So grateful to Lili and her team for organizing my space all day yesterday! I finally feel more comfortable and inspired in my home🙏🏼🌿✨More BTS of my @clutterhealing session to share soon 〰️

Free People Escape to Malibu

Magical evening spent touring a local biodynamic farm, harvesting herbs w/ @jessicamenda, and dining in nature eating the most delicious organic dinner by @honeyhi made with ingredients from the very soil it grew from 😭🙏🏼🌿✨Thanks @samshendow for letting me know about this event and grateful to @freepeople x @girlsinc for creating this elevated #fpescapetomalibu experience!


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7.27.18

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On Monday I received a very powerful email from @words_of_women reminding me to practice gratitude daily. 


If you know me personally or have followed me, you know I practice and preach gratitude for awhile now. Gratitude takes me out of my desires and future manifesting. It gives me so much perspective.

I needed this reminder because I’ve been facing all my imperfections and what I don’t have currently that I’m manifesting. The simple practice of 3 minutes of gratitude daily reminded me that everything I wanted a few years ago, I’ve manifested.

I live the dream of being able to purse my passions full-time. To always lead with integrity in my personal and professional life. To use this platform for more than superficial ‘influence’. To promote creating meaningful offline experiences. To build genuine connections and community. To have a very loving and supportive community IRL.

I’m not saying everyday is perfect and I definitely don’t have all my shit together. This past year has been very challenging because of my very high expectations I’ve place on myself. Coming into my Saturn’s return, I am learning and re-learning lessons. I’ve never doubted myself more than ever. I’ve always had an ego shell that supported me through hardship and the roller-coaster of not meeting expectations. Like many others, I desire spiritual growth, career momentum and financial success.

So my intention for sharing all this to a sea of strangers online and the lovely IRL friends who follow me is to provide an invitation to practice 1-3 minutes of gratitude today. I would like this to be both my digital portfolio and a way to be in service to others. ~
I’m on day 5 of 45 days of practicing gratitude. Since we are experiencing a very emotional time with all the eclipses and retrogrades happening, I hope this supports you in anyway. ~
Please share below or message me what you’re grateful for 🙏🏼🌿✨

Photo by yours truly | Model @yoizzyy | Makeup @lorencanbymakeup

Escape to Two Bunch Palms

It's been a few months of staying grounded in LA. By grounded, I mean no international travel since my solo spiritual retreat to Taiwan in January. Not traveling feels pretty strange this year considering I've traveled outside of California every month for the past 2.5 years since leaving my last 9-6 pm agency job in 2016 to pursue this very fulfilling sometimes challenging career as a conscious photographer and consultant. After over two years of traveling to dreamy destinations, I've learned this year to chill and save those airline miles for more intentional trips. Also, living in the golden state offers diverse landscapes and day trip destinations that doesn't require the hassle of checking-in a luggage and flying uncomfortably for several hours. So, I was excited when my best friend invited me to escape to the desert for a weekend of wellness at Two Bunch Palms.

I first visited Two Bunch Palms over 4 years ago. Since my first visit, they have expanded to include beautiful mineral pools and wellness offerings. 

 

We arrived in Desert Hot Springs around dusk. Since we arrived in the evening, we decided to take a nighttime dip in one of the many mineral pools. Looking up above the star-filled sky while floating was pure magic. 

The next day we had a quiet tea ceremony before breakfast listening to the soundtrack of birds chirping and mineral waters running. The property includes several accommodation options, wellness spa, Essence restaurant, hiking trails, a pond with small rabbits running around and different mineral pools. As part of our stay, we could sign-up to any of the wellness activities available. We took the 'Art of Creating Abundance' class which was held in the Glass House. It involved intuitive art and wine tasting. Highly recommend to anyone who might be interested in something like this. In the evening, we attended a sound bath which was a really amazing. I slept like a baby that night.

 

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I've been very fortunate enough to experience a lot of different wellness modalities. From Ayurvedic and Holistic sessions to wellness massage in Tulum and to experiencing this amazing luxury wellness day in Taiwan. I share these trips to inspire investing in experiences that nourish your physical and spiritual. 

Two Bunch Palms Spa offerings include Ayurvedic sessions, facials, energy healing, water and massage therapy. I opted for the Desert Detox massage which left my skin and hair feeling very nourished while I floated on a calm cloud the rest of the day.

What I really loved about my experience at Two Bunch Palms is how you feel very much taken cared of at the resort. The service provided by the staff is above and beyond. We didn't even leave the resort from check-in to check-out to maximize our wellness reset.

 

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As I've mentioned many times over, being in nature practicing self care is always the best medicine. If you are seeking a reset, I highly recommend visiting Two Bunch Palms. I've linked a few of my travel essentials for this trip below.

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