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What Does Your Living Space Say About You?

By Sue Gillespie (Grandma Sue)

If you’re hearing voices when you walk into your home – you’re not imagining things. I’m talking about subconscious voices. (If they’re real and you are alone – you might have another issue.) Of course, your decorating style reflects your personality, but there’s something more subtle that reflects you and your thought patterns. I’m talking about the ‘feeling’ your living space gives off. When you are in your ‘living space’ what feeling do you get? Is it peaceful? Stressful? Inviting? Warm? Cold? Does it have reminders of good memories or of bad memories?  What is your room saying to you? Here are a few examples of what a living space might be saying:

  • If it’s cluttered, messy or stacked with half-done projects, it might be saying: My life is overwhelmingly busy and out of control – or – there’s no time to take care of myself. I am a victim.
  • If the room is bland, empty and cold feeling, it could be saying: I don’t enjoy life – or – I’m not special – or – I’m not worth it.
  • If every surface is covered with something, this can give the feeling that there’s no room for you. (or others)
  • If doorways are blocked, a message is sent that people are not welcome to freely come in. (to your home or your life.)

There are many ways to make negative spaces more positive. Here are just a few to get you started:

  • Get rid of clutter. Clutter is a loud negative voice. It causes stress. It makes you feel closed in and overwhelmed.
  • Make sure doors can be fully opened. Each time the door is used, it’s a reminder of openness and welcome.
  • Get rid of broken or hazy mirrors and glass. Glass symbolizes sight. A cloudy or broken glass is a subconscious message of  not being able to see clearly.
  • Seating should invite conversation and closeness. Pull pieces together to form a more cozy setting. Let your seating area say, “Come on over and sit down. Let’s spend some time together.”
  • If you have items in your home that bring up negative memories, take them away. Example: a piece of furniture given to you by a relative that was angry and mean. Keeping it will have a constant negative effect on you, even if you aren’t aware of it.
  • Get rid of items that are in bad shape or broken or just not needed anymore. Keeping everything holds you back from letting go of other negative things in your life. Letting go of these items is a way of living life with an open hand and open heart.

Your living spaces have subconscious impacts on you whenever you are in them. Once you become sensitive to this, it’s obvious that the space you are in talks to you. A space can wear on your energy level or give you energy. It can draw you toward or away from relationship. It can bring reminders of positive or negative thoughts. Making some of these small changes can make some big changes in your daily life.

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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