What does your home say about you?
An incredibly rich and vast field, environmental psychology examines the interrelationship between environments and human behavior while drawing on a number of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, and ecology.
The principles of environmental psychology reveal exactly what makes certain environments supportive and nurturing, while others are unpleasant or stressful. It is also a tremendous asset when it comes to recognizing subconscious meanings and identifying problem areas in the home.
Everything in the unconscious seeks an outward manifestation. If you want to discover your subconscious dreams, fears, and beliefs, look around your home.
Your home is a template for your life. Once you begin to identify the hidden messages in your home and change those things that do not serve you, you begin to change your life. If you change the template, you change your vibration. The feng shui bagua is an excellent starting point for targeting certain areas in your life.
Make sure your home is a material expression of your values. Environmental psychology asserts that every object in your home has an influence on you. Carl Jung called this numinosity. If you value creativity, does your home possess whimsical items that spark your divine child within? If you want freedom from your overbearing mother-in-law, have you removed that tacky, expensive centerpiece she gave you for Christmas that you dislike? If you want to value yourself more, is your home well-maintained and beautiful? Look at everything in your home and make sure it represents what you want in life.Infuse your space with your personality. Personal and meaningful objects have a stronger influence over your emotional and mental states than more generalized and impersonal items. You may even want to be creative with your space—make a collage, paint your lampshade, mosaic the top of your dresser. When done with the right intention, personal works of art, especially collages, work on a subconscious level to alter your core beliefs. They have the ability to affect your psyche in a very positive, life-affirming way. With the help of environmental psychology, you may even want to incorporate the use of certain symbols or colors to bolster your intentions.
The greater control you exercise over your environment, the more closely aligned you become with who you truly are. When you create a home that reflects the transformation that you seek, you create an environment that helps you become who you were meant to be.