Discover Your True Home
About Lorell Frysh, PhD
I was born and raised in South Africa and lived there until I was 24 years old. I have lived and have traveled extensively in many parts of the world, and moved to the USA in 1981. Through my experiences of many cultural viewpoints and from my own inner journey, I have developed a deep awareness of the interconnection of all things.
In the late 1980's, I studied Interior Design in what was then the American College of Applied Arts in Atlanta, Late one evening I was working with a client who called to talk, not about one of the 5 beautiful tiles she was to choose from, but about difficult inter-personal dynamics she was having with both her husband and her builder. We were on the phone for an hour and a half. When I finally put the phone down, it was to realize that if I were to address her needs with any integrity I would have to go back to school.
What followed was a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from the State University of West Georgia, and a Doctorate in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. I have lectured at the Denver Design Center in CO and have taught in Denver, Atlanta and South Africa for the past 12 years.
In addition to my academic education and training, I have traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. I have spent more than thirty five years exploring and studying the great spiritual, mystical and healing traditions of the world and learning all about the elements of design and the dynamics of energy from both an Eastern (Feng Shiu and Vastu Shastra) and Western perspective (Sacred Geometry).
It may seem odd but much of my perspective comes from a people who have no houses in the typical way we think of them today at all. I have spent time in the Kalahari Desert with the KoiSan Bushmen, and through them I have learned a great deal about those ancient memories of home buried in my own psyche. I learned a lot about what it means to be truly “at one” with one’s self, and one’s environment. The Bushmen’s way of living epitomizes love, harmony and beauty!
Aside from the occasional grass lean-to, seldom made and even more seldom used, the Koisan Bushmen actually live outside. They survive the harsh elements of the Kalahari Desert with a joyful natural flow that is nothing short of admirable. While I was there I saw their amazing communion with all of nature – with the flora, the fauna, and their fellow human beings. Life for the Bushmen is joyous despite the lack of anything we would think of as comfort. Life for these nomadic desert dwellers means moving with what the earth and the universe provides. They are a community that value co-operation, sharing, caring, simplicity, laughter, an essential creativity and a powerful resilience. Because their lives depend on it, they know what is important; and they live what is important. It was an amazing reminder of the many essential things we forget in our busy 21st Century modern life.
Now what has this all to do with our homes? On the surface, not much. But it has everything to do with being at home in the sacred heart of the world. I learned a lot from people who own nothing what it means to have everything. I learned from them and from others like them who live from a deep heart space how to create that sacred heart in ourselves and how to create that sacred heart in our homes.
Today, I continue to embrace working with people who want to deeply enrich their daily experience.
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I work with individuals privately, as well as architects, builders, designers, realtors and corporations on all facets of the design process. Contact me to learn more about how I can support you in creating your heart-centered space to feel like home.