Those of you who know me, know how into dreams I am.  I blather on and on about my latest dream, digging around in it for the symbolism and significance.  I listen to my dreams, too.  When a dream told me to start biking, I went out and bought a bike that week and began commuting to work on my bike.  In the middle of winter.  And I'm glad I did, one of the best moves of my life.

I've always been interested in dream symbology.  It was through this exploration that I learned that when you dream of a home (or an apartment, hotel, trailer, or whatever type of dwelling it is), you are dreaming about yourself.  In your dreams, a living space represents YOU, and what you are going through in your life.  Perhaps there are undiscovered rooms (undiscovered aspects of self), or you're moving into a new place (going through a change/transformation), or the place is in disrepair (need to work on self-improvement).  There are many different messages that these living spaces can give us.

But what are dreams, really?  Of course, there are lots of things that dreams due (clear out junk, help us store memories, and so on).  But one of the key aspect of dreams is a mechanism for our subconscious mind to communicate with us.

So let's look at that.

Our subconscious mind is very symbolic, and it symbolizes home = self.  This is where my idea for space coaching began, with the idea that if the home represents the self, then the individual rooms represent different aspects of our life.  Because what if, what if, the way our homes are right now reflects back on who we are.  What if you speak about yourself through your home?  What if the messiness of your living room reflects the messiness of your social life?  Or the neglected bedroom represents our neglected core self?  Or the cluttered attic represents our cluttered mind?

And what if, what if, by changing our home environment, we are sending messages to our subconscious about who we are.  And by shifting our perspective of our self, we begin to respond differently to that area in our life and our behaviors and choices change.  Then those life areas begin to improve as the room that represents that area is improved.

Take a look around your home.  Think of what different rooms mean to you on a symbolic level.  Perhaps the bathroom is a place of rejuvenation, or of rest, or of cleansing.  Maybe your dining room means family to you, but maybe family actually lives in the kitchen for you. 

Now, take a look at that room.  Is it cluttered?  Have you invested time and energy in making that room look its best, or have you just shoved random furniture in there?  And what might that mean in relation to that life area?  What changes do you think you need to make to that room, that might help change you?  Do it!  And we will just see what happens...

I'm putting together an e-coaching program where we will look at one room at a time, what it symbolizes, and how to make the most of that area.  Let me know if you would like to be included in updates on when the program is ready by e-mailing me at jillian@jillianharrington.com