The Specificity of Healing
Choices we make in our physical spaces reflect the set of precepts, which govern what we think, and the actions we take. This individualization is an important addition in any modality that incorporates an intention supportive to healing.
While the work of Ester M Sternberg brilliantly codifies the universal nature of the human response system to healing, my work is an attempt to provide individualized assessments to the relationship of one’s physical spaces to beliefs and attitudes that may be supportive or detrimental to healing. I use the word healing not in the sense of “cure” but as an interior support to the process of mending.
An individual’s belief system can be translated into an ombudsman to support attitudes, behaviors and become a transcendental guide geared toward desired results?
We create spaces to support life styles. We fill these spaces with possessions, which transform the space into ones that reflect who we are and what we have adopted as our core values. We imbue objects with meaning, most of the time subconsciously, but when we examine what we choose, we often find an iteration that shows the depth of importance that the imbued meaning has in our lives.
Collections are the most visible example of this phenomenon. However, two separate people collecting, let’s say military metals, will not have the same meaning relevant to the collection. It is up to the professional to help ferret out each person’s meaning.
Artwork 2 and 3-D
Living objects, plants, pets, etc.
In addition to collections observe iterations in classes of objects. Seating is one classification. Take a person who has almost 100% of armless seating in their home. The person in question has 21 seating units without arms and only 3 with arms. Counting object with the same classification like “chair” is another way to ferret out what may underscore a person’s belief system.
Another area to evaluate would be content. People often choose artwork with a common theme, like landscapes, boats or people.
When the greater majority of artwork, wall or three-dimensional is housed within the umbrella of the same theme, this too should be counted.
We tend to gravitate to similarly themed objects thus; we create a narrative within the walls of our homes.
It is important to uncover the string that connects the messages that we place in our living spaces that speak to us and cement our beliefs and connections to people, ideas and beliefs.
I am having a teleconference call this Thursday in which I invite participants to email me their lists so we have evaluate the message inherent in their homes. An example of one person’s list is below
Assessment List #1
List all items that relate to each other in your home This may include, furniture, art work, accessories, colors, prints, and collections. An example is below
- 1. 23 armless seating
- 2. multiple fabrics without propose draped hither and yon
- 3. artwork with human theme paintings, lamps, statues,…almost all approximately 60
- 4. heads without bodies approx.. 20
- 5. area rugs approx. 25
- 6. containers pottery, bags, bowls approx. 15
Should you desire to be included in this teleconference call email me at Nancileewydra@gmail.com by Wednesday evening, May 30th