This is the third way your home affects you. Your home is a vehicle for expressing yourself, even if you are not a professional home decorator. It is one way of distinguishing yourself from others, of expressing who you really are.
Teenagers often express themselves by throwing their bedrooms into disarray, creating chaos, choosing intense colors and wild posters while they try out different personalities. In doing so, they are trying to define themselves as individuals separate from their families.
Military barracks or monasteries do the opposite. Here your personal space should be simple and undecorated. In doing so, our attention is kept away from your personal needs and, in monasteries, is focused on a more universal conscience or awareness.
A revelation of yourself
Your home, therefore, may become a revelation of your innermost self. Don’t worry about what is “right” or what “matches” the style in a particular room. Just choose the things you love and that truly express your soul when you create your home environment. The energy and care that you invest in creating your own environment, an environment that really resonates with your aspirations and feelings, will create a space that radiates harmony and warmth, beauty and peace, and these are the qualities that will reflect in your life and that will determine what you attract.
Whether you are aware or not, we create themes in our homes. A minimalist theme in a dining room with a crystal table and black cabinets might indicate elegance. A country theme in a sitting room, with flower vintage textiles might indicate a desire of being more in contact with natural rhythms.
The theme design you choose for your home provides valuable information about yourself. Usually there are three main reasons for the design styles we choose.
Theme style as metaphor
A theme is often a metaphor of your inner self and may symbolize a quality that you want in your life. For example, you may have a very hectic professional life, but when you get home you look for a sense of peace. In this case you may choose the simplicity of Zen Buddhism for your home with Japanese calligraphy on your walls, sliding rice paper doors or lamps.
Theme style as ancestral memories
There are memories passed down by your ancestors that may explain why your are drawn to a specific style. Research has found correlations between ancestral homes and thy types of homes in which people feel at home.
Theme style based on experiences from past lives
Although the philosophy of reincarnation is not predominant in Western societies, a large percentage of the world’s population believes in past lives. I had an Italian friend, for example, who was attracted by the Native American culture and had chosen many Native American objects for her house. She later discovered she had Native American ancestors and, through past life regression, it came out that she had been Native American in a past life.
How is your home organized? What is the theme style you have chosen for your home? Does it reflect a quality that you want in your life? Is you home in line with your inner self?
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