Change happens! We are continually growing, evolving and dreaming our futures into being.
The whole point of using affirmations, vision boards, setting intentions, is to be deliberate in your change, attracting those people, places, things and inspiration necessary to do the work you are here to do.
Otherwise you get whatever you get - and usually that will reflect your unconscious beliefs and patterns, particularly those you took on as a child - so not exactly what you would consciously choose now.
You have at your finger tips a powerful tool for transformation. A tool to inspire, nourish and sustain the expression of your soul’s calling. A container for the seeds of your visions and dreams for yourself.
Namely your home!
Your home is a reflection of where you’ve been and where you might go. It’s like a living vision board, with the potential to inspire and support you in all you’re capable of being.
There are two ways this works:
Firstly, whenever you make a shift within yourself, your environment needs to change too, to remind you of the change you’ve made, and to anchor that shift.
Secondly, make a change in your surroundings by removing something that no longer inspires you, and adding something that reflects what you’d like to bring into your life, and you’ll feel a corresponding shift within you.
Your inner and outer environments work to balance each other. Make a shift in one, and the other needs to shift too. Done intentionally, you have a powerful ally.
It’s easy to become ho-hum about your environment. You might have lived somewhere for many years and be surrounded by all kinds of relics from the past. Or, you’ve just stopped ’seeing’ what’s creating your life, and what’s holding you in the past. It’s easy in the midst of your busy life to neglect re-energizing your surroundings to reflect who you’re becoming. Remember your home is your living vision board.
Three steps for creating an environment that supports transformation:
1. Use your Feng Shui eyes. Start with a room you spend a lot of time in. Pretend this is the first time you’ve seen this room. Really look. Look at every item….pictures are especially powerful. What feelings are associated with the things you’re surrounded by? What do you love, and why? What do you not love, and why? Your things can be placeholders for powerful feelings waiting to be felt and released when you’re ready. Delve into the memories and feelings they hold. Feel those emotions and release them.
2. Release what no longer supports you. Whether it’s plain old clutter blocking the flow of energy and making you feel like a stranger in your own home, or it’s items that hold emotions you do not want to take forward into the life you’re creating now, it’s time to say goodbye. This is huge. What you surround yourself with is a mirror of the life you’re creating.
3. Energize your dreams. Where are you going? Who are you really? Now that you’ve removed what is not a good fit for the real you and where you are going, it’s time to find things that excite you, inspire you, remind you of your dreams and visions. It’s time to seed your environment with things that speak to you of your greatness.
No need to spend a whole lot of money either. You’ll find things in garage sales, on Craigslist, in Freecycle or perhaps languishing in other parts of your home. Things that make you feel inspired, nourished and sustained in being the best version of YOU, possible.
Clutter is anything unfinished, unused, unresolved, tolerated and disorganized. It is also anything that does not inspire, nourish and sustain your growth.
Whether you start by making inner shifts and adjusting your outer environment to match them, or by deliberately placing items to reflect the dreams and visions you would like to manifest, your home is your biggest ally. It’s about creating a sacred space that allows you to come home to yourself.
What is YOUR home telling you?