DWELLING INSPIRATIONAL LIBRARY
A growing library of interviews, news, readers' stories and Beams of Love (aka blog) to inspire us. Please share your stories by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And we are put on earth a little space
That we might learn to bear the beams of love.
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You will find excerpts from the book to inspire your process, photos of workshops and gatherings to entice you to join us, and questions that resonate within us in the hopes that you will explore with us.
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I do look at my own house and self in the terms Bill proposes, and certainly the world would be a different place if everyone - or most people - took what resonates with them from the book and applied it in their lives. Shelter is everyone's business!
For me, Dwelling is a work of art; as such it nevertheless wants to do two things: 1) have integrity as a work of art, 2) give useful ideas and advice about how to think about and create Home for ourselves in a way that honors our hearts and the planet/nature. Bill has accomplished both with Dwelling.
I went to one of Bill's workshops many years ago (12 years?). Prior to that, I tended to think of the place I lived as a solely functional space. This thinking then led to a lot of frustration when things would break down or other challenges in the home would happen. Afterwards I started to think differently, and appreciate my home more, for the emotional connection that I had with the space. Acknowledging this removed some of the struggle in my life (though I occasionally fall back into the old thinking - no one's perfect right?!).
Dwelling asks us and encourages us to take refuge in our own soul’s yearnings and to use our own inner, spiritual landscape as a blueprint for our outer, physical landscape. What this means is that no dwelling looks or feels exactly the same, and it is in this way that Dwelling offers soul support and inspiration. It offers recognition of individual characteristics, individual aspirations, and individual visions.