Do You Want to Change Your Ways?

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Start by looking in the mirror.

Over the years I have presented workshops about the relationship between people and their home, and one of the topics included the use of mirrors.  The practice begins with being able to look at yourself in the mirror first, noticing what you see, what features stand out, what is subtle and unique about yourself. For some participants looking at oneself was challenging, upsetting, and some couldn’t do it and refused.  This was ok, as I stated there is another way to look at oneself that can be easier, and that is by looking at your home.  

If you recall in the opening blog post, looking at the pantry shelves was a way to look at my life and myself.  The simple sorting and cleaning action created an opportunity for me to experience firsthand the deeper interconnections between myself and our homeLooking at the rooms of one’s home is another way - and often easier way to take a look at yourself. Taking a look at the rooms of your home is not to judge, condemn or praise yourself, you look solely for the purpose of knowing yourself better and to consider if you want to change your ways - or something in your life.  

Everything chosen to bring into a home has a conscious and/or subconscious connection to those who live there. Every act made within a space leaves an imprint, residue and like a tracker there is much that you can learn about yourself by looking at your home.   

Sometimes we outgrow our homes.

We look around and notice very little seems to resonate, wondering how this happened within the very walls of our own home. Many interpret this emptiness as a sign to move and relocate.  Yet what is often happening is something deeper within the homeowner and the people who live there.  

There is a symbiotic relationship between a home and the people who live there.  It is real. You can’t just stand there looking in the mirror.

Go deeper. 

Turn around. Walk around the rooms of your home, and see what changes want to be made.

Looking in the mirror brings the opportunity to change. Are you ready to look at your home and see it new? De-Sign Therapy has several experiences that can help you with that. Here's where you can find them.