Manifesting Change by Changing Your Space
When your home has areas that aren’t working (everyone has them…they’re your clutter zones or ‘touchy areas’ or the spaces that cause you the most stress or discomfort or embarrassment), I guarantee you that you have corresponding areas in your life that aren’t working so well, either.
When you start changing your home, room by room, you automatically make corresponding changes in the rest of your life as well.
Your home is where you start your day.
It’s where you end your day.
For many of you, it’s also where you spend your day…you work from home, you write, you coach, you create.
And your home is much, much more than simply a place to live.
Your home reflects everything about you.
And right now, your home is either supporting you fully, being a place that inspires and motivates and nurtures you, or it is dragging you down, one pile or irritation or frustration after another.
To start the process of changing your space:
Step 1. Start by noticing the hot spots in your home. Which areas do you dread, avoid, or feel anxiety about?
Step 2: Next, imagine a lovely place in your mind. Think of a space, either indoor or outdoor, that makes your heart sing. It might be a place you’ve visited, or seen in a magazine, or dreamed about.
Step 3: Come up with three words that describe the essence of that place, or how you feel when you imagine that place.
Step 4: Make one change in your hottest spot in your home that will bring in all three of your new essence words. For example, you might bring in an item to decorate that space that conveys all three essence words.
Step 5: Get rid of something in that same space that has been creating the anxious or unpleasant feeling for you.
And as you gently and lovingly make one small change in your space, start to notice what starts shifting in other areas of your life. It really helps to keep a notebook or journal…when you start tracking the shifts, you’ll start noticing that they are happening everywhere. I call it the ‘ripple effect’ of creating space.
In the words of Martha Beck, “you’ll find ‘butterfly effect’ changes in the rest of your life, not just in your decor.”
See? Easy as that.
Sue Rasmussen is a Master Certified Coach, writer, and speaker who has always been fascinated by the connection between clutter, disorganization, and the way we arrange our environment with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond our ‘stuff.’ She believes that our exterior world is simply a mirror of what is going on inside us…a reflection of what we believe about ourselves, our lives, and the level of abundance, joy, and ease we give ourselves permission to experience.
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