January 11, 2023
When I originally wrote this article in 2007 the world was a different place - climate change and natural disasters terraforming the earth into a new landscape and therefore a different way of looking at housing. There have always been physical and spiritual reasons for the homes we pick if we are given the option to either create or find a building that we think of is home. It's sometimes more of a feeling than a location. Besides climate change there is war, poverty, and chaos that make housing something other than what we dreamed about when there were options.
We chose our homes for different reasons which vary in our lifetime. Often it appears that our homes chose us as we are guided to them. We walk in, look around, and say, "I'm home!" as the energies feel right or there is a feeling of deja vu. Your soul knows where Home is. It is where much of your karma is played out in a lifetime. We play out our lives with passion and emotions ... such is the way we create our homes.
Some people have only one home during their lifetime, while others move many times. People often return to their family home to act as caretaker for elder relatives, due to financial loss, or emotional burnout. The number of homeless people has increased since the recession began September 2008.
Home decor in the 21st century has become eco-friendly - green, energy saving, with preparation for the natural disasters and environmental changes that now affect the planet.
The home construction and design business has increased even during the economic decline. It gets more interesting than "green" with new and custom homes coming equipped with heated driveways, interactive features and even going as far as Sky Ceilings. The Internet and reality shows also help people design a comfortable home with less effort than in the past due to advanced technologies and stores like Home Depot.
Everything in your home affects you - size, shape, colors, the layout of the rooms in relationship to each other (feng shui), the ambiance set by the design, room temperature, ventilation, windows and skylights, lighting, flooring, among other factors. Most homes are designed so people sleep with their heads facing magnetic north. Often we buy or rent a home based on immediate needs. In all ... one's home should be in balance for their needs.
If the temperature in your environment is comfortable for you 24/7, many of your physical problems will go away. Do you know how heat, humidity, and cold affect you? It may be more than you are aware.
An Earthship is a unique type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires), designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. Earthships are primarily designed to work as autonomous buildings using thermal mass construction and a natural cross ventilation that is assisted by thermal draught (Stack effect) to regulate indoor temperature. Earthships are generally quite often considered to be off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on both public utilities and fossil fuels. Read more and check out the cool photos
Video: Earthships, New Mexico: The sustainable, cozy homes made with old junk CNN - October 2, 2014
The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships. The U-shaped buildings utilize local resources such as the sun and are made entirely of natural and recycled materials. The future of city living may be to not need the city at all. In the mountains of New Mexico, USA, Reynolds has built 15 cliff-top homes which, as well as providing a view, were designed to prove that the Earthships could be built anywhere. At their core are walls made from old tires, bottles, and tin cans mixed with concrete, so your home leftovers are creating new homes. Even sewage isn't spared and is used in indoor and outdoor treatment cells for food production and landscaping. Leftover 'gray' water is also used to flush toilets.
Your choice of home is influenced by your astrological chart, specific numbers including the address, access to bodies of water or nature, and many other factors that we learn about in metaphysics.
Spirits: Some people experience the energies of the spirits in their homes who may be aware of their presence or not. Spirits are in fact projected illusion in the Simulation of our reality.
Portals: Some people believe there is a portal in their home through which entities come and go.
Emotions: If you are lucky enough to live in your home of choice, it reflects your spiritual journey and your emotional needs. Clutter and hoarding are topics we look at today as they are indicative of one's state of mind. The nature of metaphysics is to create balance in your outer environment to have balance within, as one reflects the other. One might create a "Sacred Space" within their home to that end.
A home can be created from just about anything.
A house for ALL seasons: Shape-shifting home transforms throughout the year in response to changing temperatures Mail Online - November 20, 2014
The D*Haus Architect concept 'metamorphosis' into eight different configurations based around a series of hinges. It responds to seasonal conditions automatically, or can be moved using hydraulics and rails controlled by a handle. Called D*Dynamic, the structure (pictured) was inspired by the work of an early 20th Century mathematician who discovered a way to dissect a square and rearrange its parts into an equilateral triangle. The 'folding' house shapeshifts into eight different configurations that automatically adapt to the changing seasons.
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Write the things you love about your home.
Now write the things you'd like to change.
Begin to draw the home in which your
soul would be most comfortable.
What is the home made of?
Where is this home?
How many rooms?
How many levels?
Which is your favorite room?
Who lives with you?
Are there pets?
Is there a fence around your home?
When you are finished
Look at your drawing.
Evaluate your design.
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