Seeing Your Home as Your Spiritual Domain: Part Two

So now that you've figured out how you want your home to feel, (if not, click here and answer the questions I provided), we're going to see what items and places in our homes nurture that feeling.  Some of the things you may want to feel inside of your home could be: 

The point of this exercise is to identify what serves us and what doesn't, and if it doesn't how to fix it.  The trick is to pick a theme feeling for your home (let's say, calm), and eventually get everything in our homes to resonate that feeling.

Now we're going to take our word(s) and see what the parts of our homes generate those same feelings when we encounter them, and which don't.  The items we'll look at will include:

  • Music
  • Books
  • Clothes
  • Floor coverings
  • Window coverings
  • Wall & trim color
  • Wall coverings (pictures, signs, wallpaper, etc.)
  • Knick knacks
  • Furniture
  • Individual rooms and areas
  • Closets
  • Everything else

What you'll find is that it's important to remember that every single thing that enters your home must resonate with your "theme" feeling.  If not, it will begin to not only get physically cluttered, but also spiritually.

Most of us who don't feel centered and relaxed at home are suffering from spiritual clutter.  Spiritual clutter is when nothing (except maybe a few things) matches the feeling we wish to have when at home or work or in our cars.

I want you to take a few moments and imagine the ideal place where you'd feel most relaxed. 

What colors do you see?  Blues?  Whites?  Greens?  Warm colors?

What style is it?  Beachy?  Cottagey?  Leathery?  Victorian?  Shabby chic?  Country?  Masculine?

What surrounds you, in this fantasy home?
  Bookshelves full of books?  Wispy curtains and seashells?  Rustic furniture?  Leather couches?  Western wear?  Flowers?

Now, what kind of music are you hearing?  Classical?  New age? Metal?  Rock?  Country?  Oldies?

What's on your walls?  Art?  Family photos?  Funny signs?

What does it smell like?  Citrus?  Beach smells?  Flowers?  Fresh, clean smells?  Cinnamon or other food smells?

What textures are available to interact with?  Plush carpets or rugs? Satins?  Velvets?  Soft, fuzzy, warm things?  Smooth, cool leather?

Write down everything you see, hear, smell, and feel.  Don't leave any of your senses out.  Spiritual comfortableness requires all of your senses to be used.  Tell me, if you had burlap couches, how much would you like sitting on them?  Exactly.  You need to be able to interact with everything in your home, whether visually, auditorily (not a word I don't think, but oh well), touchy-feely, and olfactorily.

So build your perfect home with all of these in mind.  Take the list from the first post and then use this post to modify those things in your home.

On next Sunday, we will talk about each room and I will give some examples of some amazing rooms and ideas on how to redecorate for cheap!

Click here for part one!

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