I have been in a total cleansing mode for days now. Photos, or any object or piece of furniture, that I do not need or haven't used is making its way to be sold, donated or tossed. This action has caused me to feel a new energy within my home; It seems I am unburdening myself as this process unfolds. Now, some things that are tossed or sold need replacing; such as my dining room table. Our family has fed many, many people at this table, shared many laughs, and has engaged in some great conversations sitting around this table. So, of course I have used this table, quite sufficiently, and every family needs somewhere to sit to eat. My reason for wanting to shed the table is to have new memories around a new one. My mom passed away recently and every time I passed the table I vividly pictured her sitting in her favorite spot with her little pocketbook hanging on the back of the chair. Looking at a new table I don't have the same energy affixed to it--its new energy. Yet, I didn't want to purchase a brand new table. I looked for weeks for the perfect table. To be perfect I had criteria in mind: right design/color, yes, but most importantly it had to come from a home with great life energy. My husband came with me to look at the table and when I told him we wouldn't buy it if the house smelled, he laughed, and I continued; if the people were lacking the right energy. He laughed and said "How will you know that?!?" I assured him I would know. When we arrived at the house a smiling man approached us, he looked very familiar, and extended a firm handshake to us both. His wife, followed by a white, large, friendly, curly Golden-Doodle and her son, in his PJ's who was meeting dad in the backyard to give the dog a bath. We looked the table over, sat in the chairs and really liked it. His wife and I spoke and during the course of our conversation discovered that her husband was an M.D. who was also a Bass player. Ding! The light went on! I said, Oh! did he play Bass with Steve Luongo at the John Entwhistle benefit (this was the only time my husband went out this year and we had a ball!). Yes, that's him, she said. I looked at my husband and said: This is how you recognize right energy. He smiled. We have the table in our home now and it has new energy. Tonight we will sit and eat our first meal at this table; hmmm, what's for dinner?