Last Friday morning all angst about life and living lifted – for the moment. I know it doesn't look it by this photo. ;)
I usually know I am going through some kind of internal shift when I need to start moving things around – like things in rooms around, or rooms themselves. We had decided long ago to use the rooms of our home unconventionally. We have a cookie cutter 35 year old home with Living Room, Dining Room, Den, and Kitchen with eating area. You know the usual burb floor plan. We turned the formal dining room into a “reading room” with bookshelves, which is actually an “L” off the living room, so is very spacious and open, but out of the way and quiet. We could actually do without a living room or den, but they came with the house. J We have used bedrooms as office/work/creative space for the two of us and there’s a small room, which is off the Den on the ground floor, that I used when I was doing therapeutic massage from home on a regular basis over 10 years ago, which became my meditation space.
But the meditation space has been feeling like a dark cave lately and I end up not meditating as regularly. I realized Friday that I wanted a space that is more open and spacious feeling – allowing the light and air in. And – I thought it would help to have the computer further away, less accessible, so I can hopefully break the computer – er cyberspace addiction - and not go there first thing in the morning to “check” for messages – but to patter down the hall and meditate – checking for messages there instead. J
So – Friday a new movement began to stir within, envisioning the two spaces and how I could switch them out – my office/creative space and my meditation space. I had to get creative. What I ended up with is making an “office” out of the meditation space (the cave) - with computer desk, computer, side table and printer cabinet in the small meditation room – leaving the massage table there up against the wall as a kind of day bed with pillows. And bring my meditation space into what I now call my “creative space” which had been across the room from my “office” space, which is only a matter of about 5 feet from my creative work table. Although it is a nice size room, we’re not talking huge space here. It’s not like a “STUDIO.” J However, this room is more open and spacious (especially without desk and assorted office furniture) and has two archway openings on one side that overlook the den that has a skylight, almost like a loft, allowing more light in. The idea was to create space to incubate creativity and bring more flow to meditation. J Brilliant don’t you think. Although am sure I’m not the first one to think of that one! LOL.
I am anticipating starting a 5 week online intuitive art course called Brave Intuitive You - True Bloom Art e-course, in September, and have wanted to create a “studio” since July 1st, but could not see how this would happen in the space that we have. I wrote “Create Studio” on a sticky note and put in on the kitchen counter. The idea was to remind myself to clean up and organize my then existing “creative/office” space in preparation for the course – so I would actually have space to work in. J I did not intend that I would create a “studio.” And yet… a creative “studio” of sorts is emerging… You can see in the photo below that I’m not quite finished with the “creative studio” side of the room. J
DH and I spent Saturday rearranging space. Oh my, the bod isn’t what it used to be, lugging stuff up and down two flights of stairs. That “meditation” chair was a little tricky to maneuver. I can no longer sit on a cushion on the floor. But am lovin’ my little meditation corner. J And my office is cozy and quiet, out of the way, and not on the way to the kitchen in the morning - tempting me. J
Voila: New Space! New Flow ~ ~ ~