Design As A Spiritual Practice

 

I’M COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET

I’m coming clean, my dear Design Junkies. I’m going to tell you the real reason I love beautiful interior design. It’s not because I want to impress people.  It’s not because I want to look like an expert. It’s not because I like to boss people around. It’s not because I like to collect “stuff.”  The real reason is because it’s good medicine. Good design heals.

When I see white flowers I feel good

IT’S NOT ABOUT LOOKING GOOD…IT’S ABOUT FEELING GOOD

I learned early in life that when things look good it makes me feel good. I was less than 7 years old when I started rearranging things in my bedroom. When I was big enough to push furniture round I would slide my bed to the other side of the room. I remember clearly how renewed and refreshed I felt. When I hung a pretty picture on the wall I kept looking at it over and over with delight and pleasure. Little did I know that I was giving myself good juju.

Luxurious bedding makes me feel good.

 LET YOUR FEELINGS BE YOUR GUIDE

One of my spiritual teachers (Abraham) has taught me that my feelings are my highest guidance. It’s called our “Emotional Guidance System” We humans were created with a barometer….our feelings. Our feelings guide us constantly….without ceasing.  Some believe the feelings come from a Higher Power. I am one of those people. My announcing this I risk the loss of some of my readers…however, I have a hunch that most of you know that this idea exists between the lines of my teaching.

I love the crisp contrast of  blue and white. It makes me feel good.

 GOOD DESIGN RAISES OUR VIBRATION

Our environment….our house….our clothes…our surroundings….have the power to depress our elevate our spirits. It’s a powerful tool that we can use to reduce stress.  It can take the edge off our worries and fill us with confidence and optimism.

I love a secret hideaway. It draws me like a magnet.

 WALK IN BEAUTY…IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

I often sign off my blog with these words. It is the core of my belief. It is my message. My artist’s group has been encouraging me to make this statement more strongly in my writing and design coaching…to become more authentic about this spiritual side of my design work. This way I will attract people who resonate with this message.

I love a pretty and organized work space. It motivates me.

 I DON’T YET KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU

but I’m certain I can lead you to it. Get in touch with your inner designer. And, by the way, your inner designer has great taste! Perhaps you haven’t met her (him) yet. I have guided hundreds of people to their “feel good place” through interior design. I encourage you to meet your inner designer and discover your unique type of beauty.

There’s no end to the delight that an artful gallery wall gives me.

 THERE’S NO ONE RIGHT ANSWER

and don’t let anyone ever tell you there is. My years of design experience has installed a huge “design reference library” in my imagination. I am confident that somewhere in there are several solutions for you.

I adore draped fabric. It’s so romantic.

GOOD DESIGN IS BETTER THAN PROZAC

Yes I am a true Design Junkie. I love feeling good. Beauty is my drug of choice 

Subtle lighting makes me feel peaceful.

WHAT’S RIGHT FOR ME  MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU

I love my soft buttery leather jacket.

TAP INTO YOUR GOOD VIBRATION HAPPY PLACE

It’s necessary to live with the colors you love.

If you’re crazy about lime green, living with it will raise your vibration.

If black,white and red excites you, it will empower you to live with it.

If earthtones inspire you it is vital to have them in your world

GOOD DESIGN HEALS

Surround yourself with the things you love

GET SOME HELP FINDING YOUR OWN DESIGN SIGNATURE

I don’t mean to be simplistic about the process. Sometimes we do get stumped even if we already have some things in our house that make us feel good. Sometimes it’s hard to visualize what will go with it and what to do next.  That’s when my Online Design Coaching program is your next best step.

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Walk in beauty…it will change your life!

Images: via Centsational Girl, Craig Denis, JMA, Aanthony Antine,Myra Hoefer, Eileen Fisher

One thought on “Design As A Spiritual Practice

  1. I loved all the inspiration. Climbing into a bed with wonderful bedding is one of the most important items to not scimp on. And surrounded by soothing colors, the bedroom is a sanctuary for the spirit. Thank you for this, I truly enjoyed it.

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