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Quirky Home Comforts. Celebrating Our Humanity

Quirky Home Comforts.

Quirky Home Comforts. What are yours?

Quirky Home Comforts. Today let’s celebrate our humanity by sharing some of the wacky little things we have — or do — in order to live more comfortably.

Quirky Home Comforts Because… Human Life Is Funky

Really, sometimes it’s not to be believed.

Earth School! Those humans really have that? And they do that?

“Look,” you might tell a skeptical angel-friend, as you’re hanging out in your heavenly realm. “I know all this sounds ridiculous. You’ve just got to be there. Otherwise you could never imagine it.”

The sweetness. And the cruelty. Ice cream! “Saturday Night Live”

Blog-Buddies, we humans have an opportunity missed by many an angel. We’re living here now. For real. Each of us experiencing “real life.” And it’s as Smell-O-Vision real as this surreal world could be. (Which is plenty.)

Quite possibly, you can have all the dogs you want.

Honestly, could any of us make this scene up? You’d have to be really weird and loving and relentlessly creative. You’d have to be God!

So Let’s Focus on the Humanly Trivial. Just for a Change

Beyond our politics, our adult responsibilities, and doing our reasonable best to make this world a better place for others…

Right now, let’s take a bit of vacay. And pause to celebrate some of the quirky little gifts that we give ourselves.

No weirder than cute plot twists dreamt up by scriptwriters for “Reality” TV shows.

Only real life. Definitely, very human life.

Like perfectly normal things that we use abnormally. Using those things to do jobs they were never intended to do.

Quirky Home Comforts Because… I’m an Enlightenment Coach

Yes, Enlightenment Coaching is officially one of my RES specialties.

In that capacity, what is one of the ways I help? By sounding the golden trumpet to announce the new kind of Enlightenment happening now. Age of Awakening Enlightenment!

This doesn’t require renunciation like Traditional Enlightenment. (Back in the Age of Faith, that’s all that was available for spiritual seekers.)

Also, what else is different now about our potential for spiritual awakening? We’ve lived through the decades preceding the Shift into The Age of Awakening.

During these historic years that we’ve lived through, guess what? Many people sought Traditional Enlightenment by combining householder life with elements of renunciation. And it did work for some. Maybe you’ll see some examples on my Enlightenment Life List.

Seems to me, that has been a transitional version. By now, the new kind is here. (As I described in very personal terms in this interview.) Zero renunciation is needed now. To progress rapidly towards Enlightenment, all a spiritual seeker needs to do is this:

  1. 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time (Tops)
  2. Live with integrity, honesty, doing our reasonable best to act with honor
  3. Seek some appropriate help if we’re stuck emotionally or spiritually. For instance, this.
  4. And warmly embrace our humanity.

Quirky Home Comforts are related to one of these. Bet you know which!

Quirky Home Comforts? Here, for Sure

Right now I’m sitting in my pink office. (Sometimes known as “The sacred healing chamber.) But really this is just a small upstairs bedroom, well equipped:

  • Walls painted pink
  • A large window that reliably shows lots of trees and even more sky
  • My antique computer
  • Two landlines!!
  • And the glory part: a bunch of books, pens, paper, crayons.

What if, like many a client, you walked inside? You’d never see my favorite Quirky Home Comfort. So let me spill the secret.

Quirky Home Comforts? My Numero Uno

How I love my footstool. Not needed when I first moved into this house, back in 1991.

Over the years I’ve helped a lot of people, written quite a few blog posts… and also shrunk slightly. By now I’m 5 feet and change. Down from my former glorious height of 5 feet and TWO INCHES.

With this slight shrinkage sneaking up on me, it took a while before I noticed. Sitting at my computer, perched on a perfectly fine blue chair, I’d be touching the ground with tiptoes.

What could I use? A bit of a lift.

Well, I found the perfect one. And found it without shopping. Webster’s New World Dictionary.

For a writer to put her feet on a dictionary? What could be better?

A bundle of million dollar bills?

Okay, I’d accept that. But I really don’t need that. I like to command a large supply of words, consulting them with the soles of my feet, while my fingers merrily type away.

Improving Upon Quirky Home Comforts? That’s Fair.

Just yesterday, I asked Mitch for help with my footstool. Because the red leather cover has been slipping off, with the book’s noble spine now at risk.

How comforting would it be for you to place your feet on a miniature Leaning Tower of Pisa? Not so comfortable for me, either.

But I figured out the solution. And I knew just the guy to help.

My kind husband used duct tape to prod the dictionary cover back into place. Admittedly weird-looking for a dictionary. (I mean, how desperate was I, really, to look up a mysterious word like salamander?)

But in my comfortable world, nothing about this was weird. Footstool repair accomplished!

So there’s my triumph. My little triumph. Definitely a very little triumph.

And yet it’s making me happy right now.

So What’s YOUR Story of Quirky Home Comforts?

Do tell.

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  1. 1
    Emily Turner says:

    Oooh I like this!

    Myself I have some lovely wrapping paper (gold and silver geometric patterns) that I’ve put on my walls as if they’re posters. I also have children’s books I bought to display because I love the illustrations (We Found a Hat, and Mopoke).

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    Katie says:

    It’s a blizzard outside where I am right now, so everything is covered in a blanket of snow. So it’s making my in home comforts even more comfortable!

    Let’s see I’ll just do a list. Warm blankets, hot tea, my book that I can’t put down, and my oils diffuser going. These are some my most important daily comforts, even without the blizzard.

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    Christine P says:

    Hmmm. I do like watching and learning from those “hacks” videos on youtube and books at the library (not computer hacking but the crafty kind).

    That would definitely fit under the category of “using things they weren’t intended to do”.

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    KayCee says:

    Hi Rose. It’s been a while since I’ve stopped in to post. What a delightful tale about your stool getting some TLC.

    Quirky home comforts.. oh yes! A pretty cylindrical tin that I used to keep in my desk at work, filled with little pick-me-up’s, often ones I baked. (Now, it holds the last few Halloween caramels in the freezer). It’s been treating me sweetly for years and I can never seem to part with it.

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    KayCee says:

    Quirker might be my collection of cotton bandanas in different colors, patterns, and stark white.

    I keep a fresh one with me each day to help me get comfortably through the record heat and humidity, occasional tears and sneezes. They’re awesome!

  6. 6
    Liane says:

    The round dining room table I took the legs off of, replacing them with much shorter legs for a coffee table.

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    Liane says:

    The picnic basket I use for knitting projects.

  8. 8
    Liane says:

    My precious stool, the one that used to be in the milk barn.

    I sit on it daily while reading my aura.

  9. 9
    Liane says:

    A vingage t.v. tray stand I use for my lotion warmer in the massage studio.

  10. 10
    Liane says:

    An old dresser I use for office suppies.

  11. 11
    Liane says:

    Another old dresser transformed into our entertainment center……….

  12. 12
    Liane says:

    These items and more, they warm my heart because they have a story, a history, and get to live on in a different way.

  13. 13

    Oh, how I am loving these so-human, soulful expressions of life. Thanks so much, everyone.

    Who else feels bold enough to share some of your own wacky creature comforts? Anybody else using a milking stool for when you read auras? 😉

  14. 14
    Chloe says:

    This is a fun post Rose. For me-for whatever reason I must have warm, comfy socks to lounge around in.

    I have been sure to pack a soft pair with me now even while on holiday so I have them for the end of the day.

  15. 15
    Kylie says:

    Comforts for me:

    my favorite owl mug with coffee in it.

    My favorite midnight blue shirt.

  16. 16
    Kylie says:

    Routines: like getting ready for bed before 9, then studying languages and reading.

  17. 17
    Anchie says:

    Ooh! I want to join the fun. My current favorite creature comfort: a pair of fuzzy aloe vera socks!

  18. 18
    Lindsey says:

    What a cute batch of stories from you Rose and blog buddies…thank you!
    Here are a few home comforts I’m enjoying this week:

    Homemade matcha green tea lattes.

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    Lindsey says:

    “Princess bath’s” (as my sweet husband calls it); with fancy spa-like jets, bubbles, epson salts, and relaxing lavender, eucalyptus and/or rose oils and scents.

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    Lindsey says:

    Soft and cushy slippers on my feet and me wrapped up in a fluffy, soft blanket on these cold fall nights.

    Just lovely!

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