I often refer to creating a soul oasis as storytelling because the items displayed in our spaces should tell us really good stories. Another way to look at it is to consider it an evolving, three-dimensional vision board. Like a vision board, the "images" (wall art) are "symbols" that point to our dreams or visions. The stories develop as we imagine what is yet to come or simply reflect on happy memories.
The corner in the above photo is the wealth area of our bedroom, according to the Bagua Map. We purchased the painting of the white dory while traveling to Bayfield, Ontario, a beautiful beach town we love to visit. Since this is the most expensive piece of art we own, I thought it was the perfect symbol of wealth. The mirror to the left of the painting symbolizes that we want expansion in our wealth area and the framed photo above the bed is a sunset view from a favorite spot in Cayman Island. The combination of these items signify travel, a beautiful memory, and dreams of expanding our wealth.
I love buying fresh flowers for our house! This yellow "vase" is called a Gurgle Pot...it looks like a fish and it makes gurgling sounds as water is poured from it. There's a deeper explanation about the history of it but the gist is, IT MAKES ME SMILE!
Growing up, my dad would frequently walk in the door after a long day at work with three bouquets of flowers...one for each of his girls. I think my mom's bouquet was bigger but my sister and I each had our own bouquet to place in our bedroom. A simple gesture made us feel so special! When I buy flowers now, I often get that giddy little girl feeling again. Thank you Dad!
We visited friends this weekend who recently moved into their new house. After the first day taking in all the details, I couldn't sit back any longer before I started rearranging their accessories (it's a good thing they appreciate my compulsive decorating behavior).
What do you have displayed on your desk that helps you get through stressful days? Do you know how to create a sensory experience and soul connection for yourself? I will show you how at the Soul Oasis & Vision Board Woman’s Workshop that I am co-hosting with Megan Gunnell on October 13, 2018.
Soul Oasis and Vision Board Women’s Workshop