I recently had to answer these questions as part of some homework. I'm working in a study group on the book The Artist's Way by Julie Cameron. It's "a course in discovering and recovering your creative self". I'm loving the group ... and the book ... and the discipline it's instilling in me in many areas of my life. But I was surprised when this question came up ... and even more surprised at how enlightening the answer was for me!
So now I've tweeked the plan for our room (did I mention any of this to you, honey?) I'm vowing to take out anything that feels "pretty good" or "neutral". And I'm only putting things in that will connect with the magical, passionate, peaceful feeling that we want for that room. (I guess it may be a work in progress for a little bit longer!)
I was so grateful for this "homework" reminder. It allowed me to make some simple shifts in the plan that will make all the difference in how the space feels to us and how it supports us every night. It helped me to remember deep down in my soul that it has nothing to do with the fabric, the colors, the furniture or the accents ... It has to do with the feeling I want to create in that room for us.
If you've been following on Facebook, you know that the Feng Shui Work Group I'm leading is working on bedrooms this week. I've been posting some questions that Denise Linn shares about bedrooms in her book "Soul Coaching". Contemplate the answer to these questions if you are ready to re-think your bedroom:
___ I feel safe, protected and nourished in my bedrom
___ My bedroom is a haven for my soul
___ My dreams are insightful and provide a passageway to my inner realms
___ The clothes in my closet reflect who I am and who I desire to become
___ I truly relax and feel safe in my bedroom
___ I sleep well in my bedroom and when I wake up in the morning, I am refreshed
___All of the objects (paintings, statues, photos, and so forth) in my bedroom give me joy and contribute to my feeling balanced
Please share your insights in the comments section below
Happy Feng Shui-ing!