With the end of 2021, many are busy setting their goals and resolutions for 2022 and creating vision boards to visually reflect them. If that’s you, here’s a tip for setting intentions and manifestation that you might not have heard of before: Vision boards don’t have to be real boards. By adorning your home with objects and an aesthetic that represent the dreams, goals, and desires that you would like to call into your life, your home can serve as a tangible intention for the coming year.
âMost people underestimate the impact of your physical environment on how you feel,â says Laina Caltagirone, life and empowerment coach and spiritual teacher, adding that your ability to achieve your goals is greatly affected by this. that you feel. âEverything carries energy, from the colors you use to the works of art to the decoration. Everything is related and you can use it to your advantage by bringing certain things into your surroundings and designing your home and space to reflect the things you would like to attract into your life. “
This principle of creating a space that reflects your intentions is also rooted in today’s Feng Shui, which Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Consultant and CEO and Founder of Feng Shui Manhattan, Inc., defines as “a modality. healing that allows you to step back to recognize where you are in the present moment, while simultaneously shifting your perspective to what is possible and participating in that shift. âSo, treating your home as a vision board life-size, she says, you can create and immerse yourself in an environment that supports your goals.
With that in mind, keep scrolling for tips on how to transform your space to reflect and attract your 2022 dreams and desires.
Before you start making any physical changes to your space, just start by taking an inventory of what is already there. âLook at your home environment with completely new eyes,â says Caltagirone. âEvaluate what you currently have. What objects and things do you think are an old or obsolete version of yourself? What does not seem aligned to you anymore? If you ask yourself these questions as you move around your home, you will intuitively know what things need to be cleaned out or upgraded. “
Cerrano offers another way to approach this using the Feng Shui Bagua map, which she explains serves as an energy map of your home that “teaches you to become more connected to the awareness of your space.” The Bagua card is divided into nine life categories: career, love, wisdom (i.e. what do you want to learn or share), travel, health (mental, emotional and physical), children and creativity, family, reputation and wealth. “Through [superimposing] With the Bagua map across your home’s entire floor plan, you can begin to observe the different areas of your home and see how they match up with certain sections of life that may need refreshing to help optimize energy Â», Explains Cerrano.
Eliminate what doesn’t serve you
âAs you grow and evolve, you also move past certain things,â says Caltagirone. âYou may realize that the space you are in, the physical objects, and the dÃ©cor in your home don’t reflect who you are and, more importantly, who you want to be and where you want to go. So the next step is – you guessed it – decluttering.
âThe act of decluttering provides benefits to your physical space, as well as your emotional and mental landscapes,â Cerrano explains, adding that (again) using the Bagua map for this can help clarify areas. of your home that need to be improved. “For example, if you have a lot of clutter in your relationship corner, it takes the metaphor of possibly hampering the development of healthy relationships with others and yourself.”
Define your intentions
Once you’ve created a literal and energetic space in your home, Caltagirone and Cerrano recommend clarifying what you want to create, achieve, and attract into your life in the New Year and set intentions around those things. Specifically, Caltagirone recommends tapping into the way you want to feel in the new year, whether she is feeling peaceful, inspired, rich, happy or joyous. Write everything down.
Bring items that match your desires
Here’s the fun part: decorating your home with things that serve as physical reminders and representations of your desires. This part is subjective and will be different for everyone. For example, if you are looking for peace and happiness, Caltagirone suggests incorporating earth tones and more neutral crystals. For money and abundance, she suggests bringing lush plants and items that you find luxurious, such as candles and blankets. Appeal to love and romance? âMake sure your home is welcoming,â Caltagirone says. “If your soul mate came next week, would they feel at home?” Or, maybe you’re ready to take your career to the next level in 2022, in which case Caltagirone says giving your home office or workspace a makeover is in order.
From a Feng Shui perspective, Cerrano recommends also bringing in natural elements (fire, earth, water, metal, wood) that match the sections of the Bagua map to improve energy in that section of your life. The wealth and abundance section, for example, is associated with the wood element. So incorporating things like real or fake plants or botanical artwork into this area of ââyour home will increase the abundant vibrations. Cerrano advises using the actual item if possible or a visual representation of it and choosing things you like and relate to that symbolically align with your New Year’s intentions.