As I sit in my lounge, surrounded by boxes, I can’t help but reflect on the life we have had in this house. We are moving to our dream house soon, you can read all about it in this post here. In that post, I briefly spoke about Feng Shui and numerology. These subjects have been fascinating me, especially during the time when I knew that it was time to leave this house and to find the dream house. We were having a few (ok, a bit more than a few, lol!) problems and I was desperate for help. I read Tisha Morris’s amazing book called Mind Body Home and it gave me so many answers to the problems we were having.
What I realised from reading her book and more research along the way, was how much our homes are a mirror of who we are.
There are no accidents in life. We always align vibrationally with where we are at in our lives. And, our homes are a mirror of what is going on in our lives. Here are a few things to consider in your home and how it may be affecting you.
The first thing that Feng Shui always talks about is clutter. Yes, I know, it’s not very sexy. Cleaning our space and moving things out that do not belong there anymore is always the first step in moving energy. If we have not decluttered, or spring cleaned for a while, we are more than likely feeling tired, sluggish and uninspired. I spoke a bit about that in this blog post.
So, I would like to ask you, where are the things in your home that you do not ever want to go to? Which cupboard is your messy cupboard? What are you hiding in there? Is it time to air the dirty laundry, so to speak?
One of things that frustrated us about our current house, which ended up being a huge blessing, was the lack of storage. It was so frustrating not being able to hide those things we brought from Melbourne. The ones we didn’t want to deal with. The physical things that brought up emotional baggage. Because, they had to go. And with them having to go, the emotional attachment to many things also had to go. We normally hide the things we don’t want to deal with in our garage, storage shed, or basement and attic.
We found this house so that we could release ourselves from all the things that were holding us back. I feel so much lighter without those things.
Front door and windows
Another thing about this house is the amazing amount of windows. I have always been a person who wants natural light and always will be. Which is probably one of the reasons I chose this house. But, the problem with so many windows (all sliding doors), is that the energy does not stay in the house. The front door is also in a strange place. Often, people don’t know where it is.
In Feng Shui, the front door is seen as the gateway through which all energy flows into the house.
In this house, the energy comes and goes everywhere, because of all the windows and the strangely located front door. You can see through to the back of the house from the street. Not good if you want a quiet and peaceful home. Very good if you want to get things moving in your life! We moved from Melbourne so that we could create our dream life in Brisbane. This house has really helped us to see all the possibilities for our life. I am looking forward to a quieter life now, I tell you :).
The soul purpose of a home
The biggest thing I learned in my journey with this house was that there is no such thing as a wrong or bad house, even though there are many inauspicious characteristics to this house. Every house has some inauspicious Feng Shui. We can work with it to improve it, but, ultimately, every house has a purpose. This purpose is determined when the architect draws out the plans for the house.
There is a soul contract between the land, the building and the occupants of the home.
The purpose of the home we are leaving now is to facilitate growth. The neighbour told me that we would not stay here for very long. She said that people never stay here long. And she was right. The energy of this home is about movement and the removal of masks. This home lays your soul bare. This home forces you to see exactly who you are.
And every home has a purpose. If you are frustrated with where you live, I would encourage you to connect with your home. I would encourage you to consider why there is a meeting of the soul of the home that you are living in and your own soul. I would invite you to listen deeply to what your home would like to teach you. And I would invite you to ask the home how you can support it. As we connected with this home, we realised that it has experienced a fair bit of unhappiness. And we have done all we can to help it by way of the work we have done here.
The way we treat our homes is a mirror of the way we treat ourselves. I believe that I have learned great compassion for myself in this house and I look forward to continuing to truly love myself in the way I am planning to love my new home. I now know that there is no separation between my home and myself.
If I am to love myself first, this has to extend to how I love my home.
So, I would love to hear from you. Tell me about the relationship you have with your current home. Or, perhaps tell me about the relationship you have had with any previous homes you have lived in? Do you see the connection between how you take care of yourself and how you take care of your home? Perhaps it’s time to start.
Lots of love,