You know what I love?
Sitting in my house early in the morning, drinking a cup of tea while I admire all of the things I have collected and put together over the years. I love the energy these things give back to me. Like my yellow lamp I scored at a tag sale one morning on my way to work. I had on pants that matched it exactly and although the lamp was missing its shade it was worth being late for work or
the horse sculpture that belonged to my Dad. It sits on a very special table my mother purchased for me while we were on vacation in North Carolina
the piece of pottery that accompanies the horse on top of the special table. It was designed by Paolo Soleri. I discovered it when we visited his studio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
These 4 things vibrate high for me on top of the periwinkle and indigo rug I found on macys.com.
I could go on and on because once my things start talking they have lots to say. I love when I am in this mood. I feel appreciative and open to the space I have created. When this mood strikes, I become keenly aware of how I listen to and communicate with the objects in my home. Many times they want to be moved around and rearranged so they can create an even higher vibration.
What would happen if I moved the chest of drawers my aunt gave me (that originally belonged to my grandmother) more to the right this time and put that scroll-y wooden chair from the flea market to the left of it?
I never thought of that before...
Then I could hang a picture above the chair.
Hmmmm but which picture?
and this is the moment I am moved to move myself and my cherished things.
Inevitably, one of these things will throw in a monkey wrench. It won't quite harmonize the way I was expecting. It's important to remember when things aren't coming together as envisioned or it just doesn't feel right- you've almost got it and will very soon will begin to make sense.
I call this the chaos stage. What is done at this stage is the difference between a professional and an amateur.
A professional keeps pushing. They know this is just part of the process. They've accepted and appreciate all of the stages of process. They are ok when things don't come out as planned-- because they are actually anticipating (and a little excited) they won't.
When things don't come out as planned that's where the magic happens.
Being open to the surprise of how the decorating puzzle will be solved is part of working collaboratively with inanimate objects. Working within your means, being patient and listening are the keys to creating spaces with high vibrations. How else could things I have been around for nearly all of my life continue to delight me?