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A Home That Sparks Joy- Marie Kondo

Leelee-Sobieski

Lesson #1: Tackle Categories, Not Rooms


I’d always tackled clutter by room—take on the office first, the bedroom next. Instead, Kondo’s first rule is to tidy by category—deal with every single one of your books at once, for example, otherwise they’ll continue to creep from room to room, and you’ll never rein in the clutter. She advises beginning with clothing, since it’s the least emotionally loaded of one’s things (books come next, old photographs are much later), so as soon as I found a free afternoon, that’s exactly what I did.

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Getting nostalgic over old letters or distracted by sweet toddlers might be a temporary high, but it won’t get you anywhere fast.

Lesson #2: Respect Your Belongings


With my eyes now open, I realized my closets had hit rock bottom. Everything had succumbed to a mixed-up messiness. Kondo asks that you consider your clothing’s feelings: Are they happy being squashed in a corner shelf or crowded onto hangers? Are your hardworking socks really thrilled to be balled up? It had sounded out there when I read it, but suddenly my clothes looked totally miserable.

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Kondo warns that you shouldn’t show your family the discard bags, since they’ll want to stop you from getting rid of so much. Case in point: Henry tried to nab an old hat

 

Lesson #3: Nostalgia Is Not Your Friend


As I started emptying the closets, I opened boxes filled with letters and old photographs. Serious mistake. Kondo knows what she’s talking about when she insists you put blinders on and focus only on the category of stuff at hand. Read one old letter, and suddenly you’re down a rabbit hole of nostalgia.

To be honest, I was probably procrastinating. In theory, I was sold on the idea of living exclusively with clothing that gives me joy, but I still had hang-ups: What will I be left with? Will I have anything to wear to work? Will I have to sacrifice beloved things, all for the sake of decluttering?

Then my 18-month-old son, Henry, wandered in, and there’s nothing he loves more than recluttering. The afternoon was basically lost. If you do this, don’t waste time like I did (and maybe book a babysitter for this project).

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While she doesn’t go for the classic storage pieces, Kondo loves a good shoebox (or any pretty box you have tucked away) for its all-purpose organizing power.

Lesson #4: Purging Feels SO Good


From then on, I followed Kondo’s advice to a T. I gathered every piece of my clothing and put it in one giant pile. While I normally tidy my clothes only when I’m on a long phone call—distracted from the task at hand—today I wasn’t even supposed to listen to music. Channeling Kondo, who says a prayer upon entering a client’s home, I lit a candle, said a little prayer, and started digging through the mountain of clothes.

Once I got to work, it was so much easier and more fun than I’d thought. This question of joy gives you permission to let go of off-color shirts bought on sale, dresses past their prime, skirts that always clung uncomfortably. I realized I had many things that seemed great in theory but weren’t actually my style—they’d be better on someone else’s body or in someone else’s life (examples: an überpreppy skirt or a corporate-looking jacket).

Six hours later, I’d filled 12 bags with non-joy-giving clothes. Instead of panic, I felt relief—12 times lighter. It also felt like good karma: The best stuff went to a consignment shop, and the decent stuff went to a charity thrift store, off to see a new, hopefully better life.

 

Lesson #5: Fold, Don’t Hang


Once you’ve sorted out the things to discard—and only then—you can decide where the remaining things should go. Rather than folded in a cubby or hanging in a closet, Kondo thinks a lot of our clothing would be better off (or as she’d say, happier) folded in a dresser.

I hadn’t been using a dresser at all before, but now, having begun with four overflowing closets, I was down to enough clothing to fill one closet and one dresser. Pulling from the tops, pants, and scarves now destined for the dresser, I started folding using Kondo’s special technique.

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Here’s the basic KonMari vertical fold, which can be applied to everything from T-shirts to stockings. First, make a long rectangle, and then fold from the bottom up into a little package.

Lesson #6: THE Fold!


Kondo’s vertical folding technique makes everything easy to spot and hard to mess up (you aren’t jostling a whole pile every time you take something out or put something back). Folded this way, clothing looks like fabric origami, ready to line your drawers in neat rows.

To keep these little folded packages standing at attention in the dresser, Kondo suggests using shoeboxes as drawer dividers. A smaller box is perfect for square scarves, a deep one can go on a bottom drawer for sweaters.

The dresser install, using a few shoeboxes. I even folded some of my husband’s striped shirts (on the left), just to inspire him to try this in his own drawers.

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Lesson #7: Fall in Love with Your Closet


This is why people become evangelical about the KonMari method. Once you’ve cleared away the clutter and put things away, your dresses and skirts—the fun stuff, let’s be honest—can see the light of day. There’s breathing room between pieces, so you no longer have to do that awkward arm wrestle with the racks. All of which means you get a hit of joy—even hope!—just opening your closet, whether you’re getting ready in the morning or planning a party ensemble.

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Kondo advises hanging clothes so that the line along the bottom slopes upward—it adds an optimistic zing.

Lesson #8: Rediscover Your Style


For years, I’ve worn the same rotation of easy-to-grab, reliable pieces without dipping into all the color in my closets. And there’s a lot of it—maybe because I grew up near the ocean, I have a weakness for turquoise and pink and love a color mash-up and summertime prints. I’d almost forgotten about these colors in the daily race to get out the door.

 

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BIOSIGNATURES

Introduction to BioSignatures

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The diversity of patterns and shapes in nature makes one wonder, are they there to break the monotony or do they have functional purposes? Nature holds many secrets that are yet to be revealed, scientists are every day discovering fascinating facts about nature and adaptation, and these facts existed and were functioning long before they were recognized by orthodox science.

Extensive research in this field has shown that all patterns on the surface of plants, animals, insects and other living systems, form an integral part of the total energy system of that life form. This pattern is related to the peripheral energy flow on the surface of the body, which usually interacts with the environment to adapt the central energy system to external changes. The existence of a central and peripheral energy system in the body is a fact that most alternative medical practices recognize and work with.

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The BioSignatures are used within the BioGeometrical Company’s teaching and research departments, for the development and research. This is done under the supervision of the medical professionals, who are part of the research program. Many of the members are presently using this system in their private lives with success, as part of the research program. Large scale testing for statistical evaluation is currently undergoing in collaboration with scientific research institutions. For the energy balancing to support medical treatment of several problems; Hepatitis C, White blood cells low count, burns…etc, the cases are medically documented, with physicians’ reports and laboratory tests.

BioGeometry Jewelry, like anything else worn on the body can acquire electrostatic changes from surrounding materials or devices and should be knocked strongly on a hard surface or put on the BioGeometrical cleansing tray once a day to clear the charge in order for it to work properly.
After studying the body from the physiological orthodox point of view, the Chinese system of acupuncture and its subtle anatomy of meridians, and the Indian system with its energy centers (charkas) and the energy paths joining them, we discover new BioGeometry resonance relationships. These relationships are on multiple levels in the organs of our body and are expressed as linear energy patterns of organ functions that we call BioSignatures.

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If we put a simple shape into this information exchange layer around the physical body we will get resonance with corresponding energy pattern of any similar shape inside the body with the exact geometric configuration

If we look for example at an organ, it can have ten functions, which means that there are ten patterns of motion of energy inside it that are superimposed.Each pattern is on a different layer, with a different frequency.
The reason we made ‘chips’ with so many BioSignatures, is that, with all our present knowledge in the East and West, we do not really know everything about the workings of energy systems of the body, its paths and interrelations. Accordingly, having as many as possible proper energy BioSignatures within one’s energy system will always be beneficial because the body’s own wisdom will choose to access whatever it needs through resonance.

We then did a very interesting experiment: We reduced the BioSignatures in size on a computer down to just a point. There was absolutely no geometrical element left in there, only the energy of the shape.
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The Process of Creating BioSignatures

BioGeometry is to be distinguished from any form of symbolism. As we know symbols are as ancient as humanity; they are powerful tools of communicating ideas. Deciphering the codes of shapes in nature is what BioGeometry shapes and BioSignatures are all about. There are many schools of symbolism on levels ranging from religious and alternative beliefs to advertising and commercial manipulation. In BioGeometry shapes and BioSignatures however, we are speaking about something completely different, we are speaking about a design language. We are trying to read the energy language of nature that manifests itself in the shapes that we see. We are not creating them we are discovering them, very much like electricity, which we did not create but rather learnt how to manipulate it. We need to learn to decipher these shapes in order to use them. There is no symbolic value or any meaning in BioGeometry or BioSignature Shapes. They are functional like the integrated circuits on computer chips, and are not dependent on any belief or skepticism on the part of the user.

Results from experiments in the National Research Center in Egypt using bacteria, and other research on poultry and plants done at universities in Egypt and Holland, where auto suggestion, known as ‘placebo effect’, has no place, show evidence of this fact.

Interchangeability Between Scales

Before going into how to use BioSignatures, it is important to explain the process Dr.Karim went through to discover them. We know from the concept of interchangeability between scales, (Please refer to the paper “The Physics of Quality”), that we can translate a colour, like red for example, to a musical note, or translate it to an angle. They are all scales expressing the same thing in different languages. This means that the laws of one would apply to the other.

With musical notes for example, we have the laws of resonance as dealt with in the Science of Harmonics (Pythagoras, Von Thymus, Kepler, Chaldni, Jenny, Keyser). Like wise we ask, if there can be also resonance of shape? If the energy qualities of sound, colour, and angles (components of shape), are interchangeable, then there is resonance between similar colours, shapes and motion. We shall see how we can make use of this resonance of shape and discover new dimensions in the energy patterns of the functions of organs in energy systems.

Body Energy Anatomy

We have a central energy system, and several peripheral energy systems superimposed. There is always interaction between the central energy and the peripheral energy.The Chinese acupuncture points and meridians are part of the peripheral energy system. This peripheral energy system includes an energy boundary around the shape of our body, similar to that found on the periphery of any geometrical shape (The earth and its atmosphere for example). The shape of the body has a sort of energy storage layer, which is the fat on the skin. The fat layer has more than an insulation function that protects the central energy from external factors, it has the ability to accumulate and store information.The Internal energy system uses the senses and the energy centers (Chakras) to interact directly with all levels of energy in the environment. The peripheral energy systems, in turn, are not completely closed to the outside either; they are in constant exchange of information with the outside energy environment.

We must have windows. These points bring the information to the internal system to adapt it to the surrounding environment and are used in acupuncture to affect the energy flow directly on the organs. However, we must understand that their role is much more important, they are the body’s sensors to the outside environment. It is as if I use windows in a house only to look inside the house, we however know, that those windows primary function is to look outside. In our body every organ sends parts of its energy into the peripheral system (windows) to get information about what is happening outside and adapts accordingly.

The peripheral energy systems are not all within the physical boundary, they extend beyond it in a sort of energy field or aura around the body. The peripheral energy includes several superimposed levels. We have a vitality energy periphery, an emotional energy periphery, and mental energy periphery, and each one of them in turn includes its own sub levels.Now, with this information exchange layer, we have the ability to exchange information between the outside and inside of the body, and that is what we will do.

Similar Shapes Enter Into Resonance with Each Other

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Every pattern takes a certain shape because it performs a different function. While the shape will still be related to the primary shape, it will be more related to the internal energy patterns of shape within the organ, and will be of linear design in order to conduct energy. All these patterns interact together at the end and form an energy grid. So, instead of entering into resonance with only the primary shape, we go directly to each individual energy pattern. This process can go to the smallest detail, even reaching the DNA level.
We now have our BioSignatures, which when placed within the body’s peripheral energy, conduct energy into their linear shape to form an energy pattern of the same shape that enters into resonance with corresponding body function. If the BioSignature produces the correct pattern, it will enter into resonance with and therefore amplify the energy of that corresponding organ function. This could instantaneously correct the flow of energy and balance the organ function on the energy level.

It is important to note that we are producing energy balance of the organ function. We are not speaking of the healing of the organ on a physical level. BioSignatures have an energy balancing effect which supports other forms of orthodox medical treatments or alternative remedies.

Sometimes when the energy is properly balanced, the body can produce its own healing, which can be instantaneous. This should not however delude us into thinking that this is a form of alternative medical treatment. It is still a form of energy balancing, which is nearer to an environmental ‘tuning’ activity that supports health. It is rather like tuning of a musical instrument. When we look at it in this context, it is easy to understand the simple scientific concept of BioSignatures.

Using BioSignatures

In order to get good results using BioSignatures, it is important that the practitioner has a thorough knowledge of all types of energy flows in the body, as found in Chinese acupuncture meridians, Indian Chakra energy system, and other forms of alternative energy healing.We can illustrate the importance of this with this example. If a professional tennis-player suffers from a “tennis elbow;” it often means the end of his career. He will go through extensive medical treatments using drugs and prolonged physiotherapy which usually yields temporary results and the problem will recur under physical stress. In Chinese medicine, we know that the colon and the elbow are interrelated, because the colon meridian runs through the outer part of the arm over the tennis-elbow point.

In order to properly balance the energy of that area to promote the healing process, we will need to use BioSignatures for that particular muscle, the colon and any other interrelated functions. For example, there is also a connection referred to as mother and child relationship between the lung and colon meridians, so we’ll have to add the relevant lung BioSignatures as well.

Knowing the relationship between the different inner body organs and systems is not enough, in our case, we must know the language of shape in the body and understand the organ interactions based on resonance of shape. If we already have experience in healing, we can use whatever system, computerized technology, Bio-imaging, EKG, EEG, Radiesthesia, Kinesiology or any other body monitoring system to evaluate the energy balance and pickup what is needed.

Sometimes we find that the person needs BioSignatures that seem totally unrelated to his complaints. This could be for several reasons. One would be that the person might have an undetected problem in the organ function, which could sometimes also be on the energy level and not yet physically manifested.

Another reason could be due to resonance of shape between organs or organ details. Research has shown that there is resonance between the organs based on the similarity of their shapes, for example, ear and kidneys.

While working with BioSignatures we found that sometimes a BioSignature for a specific energy function also works for something else. We had such an experience when working with the research on Hepatitis C Virus. We used several BioSignatures for immunity and liver among others. The liver functions improved slightly, but when we went into the details of the subtle energy analysis of the liver cells, we found that something was still missing. We needed something to correct the inside of the cell and surprisingly found that one of the BioSignatures for the heart corrected the problem. This worked by resonance with something inside the liver cells, or other undiscovered relationships. In any case, one has to check the choice of BioSignatures a second time after a few days, to see if additions are needed.

Extensive research is needed as this is a developing science and each time is a new challenge.

Where Does The Energy That Flows Through The BioSignatures Come From?

Could we use for example, a small battery or magnet to introduce a small current into the BioSignature?

Actually, no. It is better to avoid that because electricity and magnetism have certain wave components that are harmful to our biological system. It is much safer to let the minute level of subtle energy from the body’s own electromagnetic field found in the peripheral energy flow through the linear shape of the BioSignatures to activate them. This will happen automatically when any linear object is put in an energy field from which it will conduct the energy. Using the body’s own energy is the safest way, as electromagnetic currents have both the horizontal and vertical wave components that are harmful to our body functions, a fact which produces harmful side effects from all medical devices. Intensive care units could benefit a lot if the harmful side effects of electromagnetic fields were reduced through the use of BioGeometry. We have done a lot of research on all type of biofeedback devices and all sorts of medical diagnostic and treatment devices and found that they all contain some form of vertical wave that should be cancelled. While conducting research in this field, we have filed for a joint-patent (with Vince Kubilius in L.A.) for the elimination of the harmful side effects of electrical devices, using BioGeometry. A similar joint-patent (with Dr.Toby Watkinson in L.A.) was filed for the elimination of the vertical wave forms found in copper coils used in energy balancing for health.
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We tested the effect of this dot on different people, and found that all the functions that were in it were still present and worked fine; they were still active. This is very similar to Homeopathy were the solution goes through several dilutions till no trace of the original matter is left, but the energy is still there.

An important point that we must keep in mind is that in making a general chip there are inevitable choices about which BioSignatures to include. In some cases a special BioSignature needed for a certain case might not be on the chip, or a Bio-numeral variation of the BioSignature would be more effective, it is therefore sometimes necessary to engrave additional BioSignatures on the chip.

Case study:

There are some BioSignatures that we found very helpful as a basic selection:

-The thymus gland plays an important role in our immunity.

-The stomach BioSignatures are very useful, because as we know from our studies in Chinese medicine, the stomach meridian runs through the whole body on both sides. There is a saying in Arab traditional medicine that “The stomach is the house of most ailments”.

-The BioSignature for the ‘spine and nervous system’ will help with back problems and is also good for the central nervous system and immunity related to the spine. We can see from its shape a flow from the base of the spine, moving the energy up along the vertebra to the back of the brain, pineal and pituitary glands.

-The BioSignature for the liver is also important.

-The BioSignature for relaxation is something we all need along with the sign for general immunity.

-There is also another important one, which deals with depression, it works on the emotional level,and balances the disturbed emotional and mental states associated with many diseases.

The Personal Diagram Is Not A BioSignature:

As previously mentioned BioSignatures are to be distinguished from other forms of symbols and designs used by different belief systems or personal diagrams visualized by healers. BioSignatures work on the basis of resonance, and are not dependent on practitioner’s visualization but, on his expertise in choosing the right combination, based on his measurements and knowledge of the body’s energy anatomy. The BioSignature database is a result of 30 years of research and testing of each and every signature.

A BioSignature Shape is very sensitive and delicate to minute adjustments and patterns’ flow. If drawn in a different way or from a different starting point, the shapes will manifest a different subtle energy quality. They could retain their visual quality but lose their potency.

The starting and ending of the BioSignature is very delicate, especially the direction of the curvature of the tips from which the energy comes in and goes out. A BioSignature will accept a small change in proportion without changing the flow as long as the pattern is not distorted. If the gold subtle energy quality of BioGeometry is not found in the BioSignature, then the drawing is not accurate. It is important however to remember that the BioSignatures work by resonance and therefore there can be no harmful signature. If the drawing is not accurate it will simply not resonate and be ineffective.