Home Angel Vision
Every year since 2009, I have participated in the Global Leadership Summit. The two, jam-packed day program is filled with amazing teachers, inspiring and challenging thousands of participants, who either attend live or watch a video conference which is streamed in 70 countries, for several months after the actual event in Chicago.
Successful business people, young entrepreneurs, leading pastors, NGOs, and people with mid-level management jobs are all gathered to learn and feel, what the purpose of this one life could be. We all fill our empty tanks and go home feeling passionate about becoming a gamechanger, eager to lend a hand to people who suffer, by sharing with them our unique creative talents.
These talented speakers and Grander Vision stories have given me clarity and courage to go after my own vision:
It gives me great joy to make other people happy and ease their mental suffering. I have learned the hard way that I must take care of myself first, before I can help others, in order not to become a burden to those I wish to help! An act of charity could just be procrastinating self-care!
I’m definitely healing my own wounds, but mostly, I do this because I made a deal with God and he kept his part: My son was miraculously healed after a malignant brain tumor and in return, I promised God to contribute to the healing of homesickness both internally and externally.
The one-for-one model
In an interview with the founder of www.toms.com I saw Blake Mycoskie and his team give shoes away to poor children, who couldn’t attend school with bare feet. Seeing their happiness and tears of gratitude – both the givers and the receivers – profoundly touched and inspired me!
Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/f5OCcD4qbk8
Blake’s for profit charity model “1 for 1” (buy “x” and give “x”) ignited the vision that decorative items for the home could be a field, where this kind of charity would work: Buy a lamp and be the light for others; buy a bed and give a safe night for others; buy a cushion and give comfort to others etc. This is an example of one of my posters designed in collaboration with Lydia Wienberg.
When you finish reading the following Zen quote, try reading it again backwards, starting from the last sentence and without the word “not”.
There will not be order in the nation if there is not harmony in the house
There will not be harmony in the house if there is no beauty in the person
There will not be beauty in the person if there is no light in the soul
Our goal as House-Coaches is to ignite light in the soul and find the inner beauty of the person. We then mirror this feeling in the home to give harmony. This is our small contribution to peace in the world!
In the Home Angel product web shop collection, which I sell in collaboration with my Danish publisher www.prorex.dk you will find posters and cushions with inspirational quotes and cute little “angels-to-go”. All the revenue from my latest Danish book Home, Heart & Soul is donated to my organization with the purpose of providing nurturing spaces to people in need in Denmark.