As a Certified Silver KonMari Consultant, it’s my honor to guide people on personal journeys that transform their lives for the better through the benefits of Marie Kondo’s method of tidying, decluttering and reorganizing homes.
Kondo and KonMari are household names all over the world, thanks in part to the popularity of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” on Netflix. Just as her style and identity as a consultant were shaped by her life journey, my own path gives me a unique perspective on KonMari and its life-changing qualities.
Nearly three decades of helping people with their body, mind, and spirit as a Chiropractor, Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and Acupuncturist gives me a singular understanding of how the energy healing of Reiki and KonMari share the important goal of creating balance in life.
As a result, I’m able to develop a deeply nuanced understanding of the concerns and goals of those who gravitate toward KonMari for its cleansing and liberating qualities.
Clearing out mentally, clearing your house out physically, the result is the same—a lightness, clarity, honoring yourself, loving yourself and being more peaceful.
Most people are searching for balance that will allow them to feel better, happy, and worthy. It’s from that perspective that the KonMari term “spark joy” derives its fullest meaning.
Those who seek out KonMari—and those who discover its deeper yet subtle benefits—are ultimately pursuing a simple and fundamental goal: self-love and its companion, honoring oneself.
Truly understanding self-love as an achievable state of existence requires being clear-minded and true to yourself. In order to reach that part of discovery in the journey, you first have to find peace—not an outward peace, but inner peace, which is fragile and easily influenced by everything around us.
Both Reiki and KonMari address this quest, though in different ways as they move toward the same destination.
Reiki is about balancing the chakras, or energy centers in the body. Each represents a different physical, emotional, mental or spiritual aspect of your energy and well-being, and together they contribute to your aura, or the energy field you project.
Once you create balance through Reiki, there’s often a change in one or all of the aspects of your chakras and your overall sense of well-being.
Just as Reiki creates energy balance, KonMari creates balance in your living environment by realigning your lifestyle “aura” to a place where it will spark joy.
Compassionate, skilled and engaged listening is of primary importance to me, both in my energy work and in KonMari consulting.
People (you) already have all the answers, but there are too many cluttered thoughts that don’t allow them to come through. I am able, whether through intuition or the ability to deeply listen, to cut through it all and really hear the (your) deepest need.
And when I work with people, that need for love is really where it’s at. If you think about the different circumstances in your life and with your family, what you’re ultimately looking for is a peaceful resolution. People want peace in their homes. If you can’t come home and be peaceful, where can you go?
In KonMari sessions, I talk to clients before, during, and afterward in order to get a deep sense of what’s really on their minds and in their emotions. One example of a practical example result is learning there’s one particular area in a home causing most of the problems.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to clarity about problems and the necessity of a cleansing journey is FEAR. For most people who don’t start the tidying process, it’s out of fear. Fears create more fears and it’s paralyzing. The biggest fear is you may just find out who you really are! That’s wonderful…that’s honoring your true Self.
Overcoming those fears through KonMari, and with a journey enriched by insights from Reiki and energy healing, leads to clarity, harmony and peace, as achieving self-love and understanding on a daily basis is what the term “spark joy” really means.
About My Journey to Becoming the Sage of Interiors
Inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” I studied with Kondo and her team in New York City and became certified as a KonMari Consultant. At this point I’m a Certified Silver Consultant, and have built up enough regard within Kondo’s organization to have been chosen to serve on a panel for the consultant certification courses in New York City this past November.
Through the KonMari Method’s category-by-category system of tidying, I help clients create living spaces of comfort and serenity, guiding them in a tidying journey toward keeping things that nourish the soul, while discarding the rest, producing lasting results. At the heart of KonMari is the fundamental question about each object, Does this spark joy?