t 5 Room House

Are you experiencing the January blues? A UK psychologist found January 24 to be the most depressing day of the year. What was happening for you this past Wednesday?

There are always a multitude of factors that impact our mood and it is rarely simplistic to hone in on just one “cause”.

Research has established that genetics, adverse childhood experiences, lifestyle, social inequities, moon cycles, and less daylight all have significant impact on our mood states.

We also know the pandemic took an extreme toll on our mental health and the reverberations of this are still being seen.

Just like finding one cause is too simplistic, finding one cure is also too simplistic.

The yogis teach that we are a vast universe unto ourselves, and that healing any dis-ease comes from attending to each of our 5 bodies or layers – the physical layer, the energetic/emotional layer, the mental layer, the wisdom/unconscious layer, and the bliss layer.

Many great thinkers have also sensed the multiple layers of humans by describing humans as houses. C.S. Lewis writes, “Imagine yourself as a living house. You thought you were a decent little cottage, but you are a palace.”

Virginia Woolf said “You have won rooms of your own in the house hitherto exclusively owned by men. How are you going to furnish it, how are you going to decorate it? With whom are you going to share it, and upon what terms?”

So in this month where the light has not yet fully returned and you are more home-bound, how are you taking care of your inner house? Are you attending to all 5 rooms? Are you in need of purifying or cleansing any of these rooms? Is there one room getting more of your attention? Did you forget that your house is bigger than your thought?

Join me today or Saturday for a balancing practice of all the 5 layers of your being.