‘Our homes and what we do with them are metaphors for our lives
and how we live them.
They are windows to the spirit and soul, revealing our unconscious, fundamental beliefs,
our personal histories, and hidden strengths.
They replicate, in wood, cloth, and plaster, the various aspects of our personalities.
As we start to make conscious choices, this replication takes on more clarity, and more meaning’
If you want to make changes in your life, making changes around your home can be a powerful place to start focusing your energy. It begins with a conscious choice, which sounds simple but strangly most chose to live in somewhat unconsciously created environments.
There is absolutely nothing ‘wrong’ with this, however if there is already an aspect of your life you are wanting to improve (common ones include health, finances, career, relationships) then chances are there will be significant clues in your physical environment that could help you.
Before embarking on a detective like investigation of your home, it is a good idea to clearly define what what area of life you want to focus on. As well as the outcomes you desire – for both the investigation and any of the changes you will make.
Once you know this, it can be helpful to actually state your intention out loud and to invite your home to assist in the investigation. Consider it your new ally, even if this seems silly in your mind. Infact, even better, as that will keep your mind busy while you start to explore your surroundings with fresh eyes.
Now that you know what you are hoping to achieve and understand your home can provide useful insights into how to get there, it really just comes down to the quality of the questions you ask.
Here are some suggestions to get you started (using health as an example):
- How has my health been since living here (compared to previous dwellings)?
- Are there literally any health risks in my home?
- Are there any obvious areas or items that look particularly healthy or unhealthy?
- Are there areas of my home where I feel drained or energised? What is it about that area that makes me feel this way?
- Do the images, photos, artwork in my home reflect healthy people and situations?
- Are there any symbols that specifically represent health and vitality to me? If so, are they or could they be represented in my home?
- Lastly and perhaps most importantly, what does my home want me to know about my health?
- Once you begin relating to your home in this way you will not only gain useful insights to improve your life.
You will foster a powerful approach to exploring and healing your unconscious thoughts and beliefs.