What would your life be like if you were surrounded by "feel good" people, places, and things so that your spirit really gets chance to soar? This top ten, taken from CoachVille's Personal Environments Community at http://cid384.cvcommunity.com/?tabInx=webpage , explores benefits of using art of environmental design in realm of spirituality.
1. Assess and Create Sacred Space
We all have spaces that we declare as being sacred...those places and in our homes, hearts, offices, communities, network, in families, and in nature that we can call our own and that represent that which is spiritual in our lives. Whether it is a grand cathedral, an intimate corner in a shared room or a park bench by water, sacred spaces are a vital part of our expression of our inner selves. The things we surround ourselves with are a direct reflection of our inner spiritual being. What do your surroundings reflect about your level of spirituality?
2. Increase Energy Vibrations of Your Surroundings
The energy of your surroundings, known as "chi" can be free flowing (high energy) or it can be stagnant (low energy). Nothing affects chi energy of your spaces more than clutter or unfinished business. "Chi" is similar to blood of body. If blood of body becomes clotted or "cluttered," major health complications can occur (heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure.) Imagine that piles of clutter, books, and "stuff" in your attic are clogging arteries or flow of your home. Is it time to raise energy vibrations where you live and work?
3. Work Effectively With Color
Our reactions to colors are led by a combination of biological, physiological, psychological, social and cultural factors, and yes...color has an affect on way we operate and our ability to connect to our spiritual being. Certain color effects seem more universal, such as that of "warm" and "cool" colors. Warm colors include magenta, red, orange, yellow, and yellow-green. They speed up our perception of time and produce feelings that are warm and cozy. These colors are associated with excitement, happiness, boldness, and comfort. Cool Colors generally include violet, blue, light blue, cyan and sea green. Emotions associated with these colors include peacefulness and can also represent sadness, withdrawal and repression. Are colors you wear and have around you working for you or against you?
4. Resonate with Harmony and Joy
When vibration is timed to be in synchronism and it is noted that less and less energy is required to then excite system, resonance is said to occur. Pure resonance occurring in a system will allow a system when started vibrating to continue indefinitely. Resonance is a basic principle that affects everyone and everything. This same principle applies for a person in need of physical healing, and/or mental and emotional transformation. The correct frequency reminds body's energy field of its original design, and brings it into harmony. When we are in presence of a person who is expressing joy, energy field of their joy brings our own joy to surface, so we resonate together. There will be certain people, sounds, ways of being, music, foods, and objects that create resonance in your environment. Who or what are these? Find ways to include more of them as a way to enhance your spiritual well being.
5. Eliminate Emotional and Spiritual Blind Spots
Emotional and spiritual blind spots can create energy which is draining. For example: You are judging someone for their religious beliefs, which is actually a judgment against yourself (maybe you are struggling with what you believe.) Your cultural background tells you that a certain "belief is wrong," so you project your feelings about belief systems onto others. Education and a great deal of understanding of others can go a long way with overcoming emotional and spiritual blind spots. What are some of your blind spots and how might they be robbing you of energy, spirituality and joy?