Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

House Keeping

Having just moved house and being in the process of setting up the rooms, this quote by Rumer Godden jumped out at me: “Everyone is a house with four rooms: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.”

Humans are multifaceted beings, but life sometimes pulls us too far in one direction and as a result we wind up spending too much time in one ‘room’. As such, other aspects of our being are neglected; we lose our equilibrium; we fall into disharmony within our self and with our surroundings, and subsequently we are not living the wholeness of who we are.


Winds of Change


At this time on Earth, with so many transformational energies coming in from the cosmos, we need to ensure we spend quality time in each one of our four rooms. The more we connect with all aspects of our self; the more we take time to harmonise our various energetic bodies, the easier it will be for us to move with ease through the turbulent winds of change we are experiencing.


Your House


The following has been stated many times, but is worth repeating — it is important to create sacred time for your self. Enter your ‘house’; spend time in all of the rooms for they are each equally important and represent an aspect of your multidimensionality, your wholeness.


The physical room paradoxically may be the easiest to relate to since it represents our tangible, physical body — however it is often neglected. Common abuses are lack of sleep, malnutrition and lack of exercise. To ensure this room is well aired, it needs to be regularly revitalised. Correcting the above-mentioned abuses are all important, however adequate rest is vital.


Our muscles are not the only things we lose if not used, our mind also needs regular exercise in order for this room to stay well aired. Be a lifelong learner; expand your mind by engaging in activities that stimulate and regenerate your mental capacity.


The quality of our relationships is a reflection of our emotional wellbeing. Ways in which to balance and harmonise your emotional aspect are to practice empathy, compassion and forgiveness.


Seeking the Divine in all things helps us keep our spiritual room well aired. Spend time in nature; engage in activities that allow for introspection and that uplift your spirit; bring joy to all that you do.




Embark on some spring cleaning. Do some dusting in each of your four rooms, open the windows and embrace the winds of change with the fullness of your being.


Karen Gay, A-Roaming Bodyworker, is a holistic health practitioner practicing in Hanoi. For information on the types of services provided, visit

Last modified onMonday, 23 March 2015 21:38
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