Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Oct/Nov 2018 Aspire Mag Full Issue - Page 53

When you walk into a place you’ve never been, how aware are you of the way in which it makes you feel? Do you scan the space, taking in every color, texture and smell? If the space had been used for a particular purpose, can you feel the prevalent emotions of the room? For example, does the air in a room feel tense to you after a fight, or full of energy during and after a party? Now, reflect on how you feel when you step into your home everyday. Are you aware of how you feel? Do you even notice the colors, textures, smells, and images that surround you, or does it all become background noise to what you are doing? The more time we spend in a space, the less we tend to notice the little details. Everything blends into the background of our experiences. When our environment stays the same for a long time, we may no longer notice its impact on and relationship to us. Yet, the energy of our environment is still either supporting or hindering us as well as the vision we hold for our life. How can you become aware of all that our environment holds and represents for us? There are a few different ways that we can tap into the energy of our home. One way is to quiet and ground yourself, become still, set an intention to see and feel your home with a fresh perspective. Then enter your home through the front door and take a tour of your home as if it were someone else’s open house. What do you see, feel, and experience as you walk through the home? Another way to see your home with fresh eyes is to take photos of the rooms. It is amazing how much we can see in a photograph that we do not see when walking through or living in a space. Once you have a clear picture of what your space looks and feels like, you have become aware of your starting point and can move to the next step of setting a vision for what you desire your home to look, feel and smell like. How will your “new” home help to support the goals and vision you hold for your life overall? Then make a plan to close the gap between your current home and a refreshed space. When setting the vision for your life and your home, reflect on how you want your life to look, and more importantly, feel in the next year, two, or five years? Next, tap into these emotions and take another look at your home through the lens of the emotions you desire. For example, if you want a space that supports more joy and abundance in your life, look through your home to determine if the objects, colors, textures and furnishings make you feel abundant and joyful. For some, the next steps may include clutter clearing. Is there anything in your space that doesn’t support your vision? Is there anything that is blocking you from feeling flow in your life? Removing these things can produce magical and immediate results. 53 OUR HOMES ARE OUR PERSONAL SANCTUARIES, THAT PROVIDE SAFETY, SECURITY AND A SPACE WHERE WE CAN BE OUR AUTHENTIC SELVES.