Reframe Your Space

Icon and Bible smallAs a follow up to her previous post on Sacred Space, Paula Marchman MA, LPC, discusses reframing your space.

I love my husband. He “gets” me.  Even more than that (if you can imagine), he enables my need to re-arrange, to what I call “seasonize” our home together. In this instance he allows himself to be my accomplice. I think that this desire to move things around in our little fishbowl when the season changes is feminine-instinct .

Is it to dust under that sofa that’s driving the need or just to see our space in a different light? When the season changes didn’t even our ancestors bring out different rugs, blankets, even clothes to adapt to the change in the weather?

In me it’s the drive to see things differently, in counseling we call it “reframing,” to see another perspective besides the one we are stuck in. In sessions I call this “going to the balcony” and looking into the situation with a different viewpoint, a different perspective. This is healthy behavior after all, to allow ourselves to “open up to possibilities,” to make room for change.

After the Christmas Season with all it’s details and past memories of Christmas’s past I want… no, I need to put away Christmas ornaments and decorations, change up the furniture, put away and simplify not only my house, but my mind to possibilities.

To make room for new thoughts, for gratefulness of not only the past but the present, and to embrace hope and plans for the future.  (Someone say AMEN!)

So all you females out there, put your hair up and “reframe” your space. Start with your fishbowl, then get a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite place, look around, and open up your heart in thankfulness to the possibilities!


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