You can think of your home as a 3D vision board - when your desires and values are reflected back to you, you can eventually manifest them into physical form. In this way we are subject to what our home communicates to us, whether we realise it at the time or not. So we want to try to make sure, as much as possible, that our space is aligned with what we want.
Environments are known to impact wellbeing, and whatever (or whomever) we are surrounded by is going to inform the outcome of our lives. It has a profound physiologyical, psychological and emotional effect that can have long-term implications on our ability to flourish. We cannot separate how we feel emotionally from the deep cell experience we have within our bodies, therefore this is when what is happening around us manifests physically inside us (or vice versa).
So you see, our environment dictates our health and in turn our wellbeing dictates our environment - it is obvious how this can turn into a viscious cycle right? Manifesting isn't just about consciously creating what we want! Your home is a good indication of the state of your inner world, for it is this that contributes to the birthing of what you are currently in alignment with. But in turn what we choose to display in our surroundings directly impacts how we feel.
I have a theory that certain parts of the home corresponds with a particular area of your life, so a need for improvement is likely obvious. If you don't have all these rooms, or your living situation is different, that doesn't automatically suggest it's a problem. However if you feel you are lacking in some way in that area, then that could have a knock on effect. You may feel that some of this doesn't apply, but be mindful of the need to take a moment and reflect before dismissing something entirely. It's also fair that some circumstances dictate our living situation, at least somewhat (such as if you're renting and they're strict about you changing things) and so you'll want to try to do your best with what you have. However I feel it is very interesting that if you are in such a similar position, whether you feel comfortable or restricted within the place you live.
Hall / Entrance - As the first thing that people see this area governs our outward expression, and how the World sees us. It is a very neglected area in most homes, many just conforming to a dull and generic place to dump shoes and coats. For others it might not exist at all, or may be so small that it isn't even thought about as a room. Think about that for a moment, and whether the entrance to your home reflects how much you feel seen for your authentic self in your life. When you look at your front door it should make you not only feel welcomed, but say something to others about who you really are. If it is hard to get into as well, perhaps you have an issue with letting people in.
Living / Sitting Room / Lounge - This area is indicative of the wider relationships in your life, and generally how comfortable you feel in your day-to-day. The more this room has your needs in mind, the more likely you are to expect those needs to be met by others. It is connected to our self-esteem and self-worth - so if you do not feel comfortable in this area of your home, or you haven't made this space comfortable for you, you need to ask yourself why. Are there some connections in your life where you are made to feel lesser? Do you work in a job that often leaves you feeling uneasy? This room should be somewhere you can leave it all behind and breathe, so if it isn't receiving you in this way it's time to make some changes. This may then help you to start asserting yourself more outside the home, and improve your emotional health.
Kitchen - This is a good indication of your state of mind in regards to financial abundance, security and stability - as well as your physical health. If the kitchen is organised, clean, and the cupboards / fridge filled with nutritious food then this is a good indication that your material needs are being met. It can be an expensive room can't it? - for many reasons. Often they are not well built, or even easily maintained. It isn't so much about how much is in there but how well it is looked after, and whether it works for you and your needs. Although many do keep their refuse in this area (possibly because there is no where else!), we really shouldn't.
Dining / Eating Area - These types of communal spaces can be tricky to navigate as they are often a shared space for different tasks, but also somewhere that can become a bit of a "dumping ground." If you do not have a separate space for eating and to commune with those you live with (or invite over), and it isn't just because there is a lack of space, this could indicate an issue with your ability to communicate effectively. If indeed you are someone who has used this space for more than one task it could point to feeling too stretched, and if it is chaotic? You bottle things up too much.
Bedroom - This is a space of privacy and intimacy, of rest and rejuvenation. If your bedroom does not give off this sort of energy, some adjustments are definitely needed. It is important that we have a space that is just ours, and that no-one is allowed to enter unless we feel we want them to. It is important that only those actions stated above happen in this space, otherwise we can feel unable to relax.
Bathroom / Utility - These are self-care spaces that can be anything from fundamental care to luxurious "treats." Really these areas say a lot about what we think of ourselves, and our ability to spend time on just us without guilt or thinking it is selfish. They should be loving, calming, clean, and free from distractions. They are a place we can be mindful, take things slow, and just tend to what it is we need in that moment. Like many rooms we're given, they don't always reflect what we really need. So if you do have the means to give your self-care spaces a makeover, I urge you to do so.
Storage spaces / Attic / Basement - It is true that all clutter that you want to keep should be kept in these designated spots. However the issue with storage is that rarely do we actually need to keep the majority of it. Quite frankly if you haven't used, looked at, or thought about something in months (and it isn't sentimental) - you should probably think about getting rid of it! We live into our space, so people are always calling for more and more storage to keep a bunch of stuff that they don't actually need. This causes it to spill into other areas, but also for us to have a cluttered mind too. Notice how much better your mind works, and mental health feels, when you have a good clear out.
Outside space - Whether it is a front or back garden, a balcony, or a little window box - all these link to our spiritual health. It isn't so much about size or grandness, more about how it is tended to. So yes if your plants are all dead, perhaps you not only need to spend more time taking care of them but your spiritual needs too.
You can ask yourself some self inquiry questions to better understand how what you see, may need to reflected upon so that your inner world can realign with your outer world in a way that is satisfying for you. Certain questions may apply more to particular rooms.
How does this room feel?
Does it feel like a reflection of me?
Do I feel welcomed here?
Does this space evoke the feelings of a sanctuary that I can come home to?
Do I love this space?
Is it an inviting and comfortable space?
Looking around, do I actually like this room?
Does it represent my intentions around health, well-being and positive abundance in the right way?
Does it reflect my values?
What emotions does this room evoke?
Does it feel like a place of rest and rejuvenation?
Does it resonate with my own personal aesthetic?
Is this room a space I enjoy being in?
Does it have a clean, calming and self-care type atmosphere?
Is it performing its intended task?
When we live in a home we love - i.e. a space that is aligned with our deepest desires - we are on our way to being supported in the deliberate unfolding of our ideal lifestyle. On the other hand if there is a lot of clutter, and a place you're supposed to enjoy only makes you feel frustrated and overwhelmed then it is likely that your home is going to negatively impact your life. Try not to be too upset about this, and instead see it is a golden opportunity to start making more conscious decisions about what you surround yourself with.
Once we become aware of this connection between ourselves and our home we can make conscious strides toward creating a "temple" in which we not only feel safe in but can also thrive in. An obvious issue might come to mind - how can I change things when I don't have the time / money / resources? This is an investment for sure, but this goes to show how little you have given yourself compared to what you give to say, other people. It is about accountability, ownership, prioritising and adjustment. It could be getting rid of rubbish, moving furniture around, or rethinking about how you use a space. You can start small and build your way up, or you may feel ready to properly put energy into making your home a space you want to be in. Perhaps there is a part of you that doesn't want to be there, but rather than that helping you move to a place you actually want to be (literally or metaphorically), it could actually be causing stagnancy. So make the most of where you are now, and you'll soon see things start to move forward in a way you want them to by:
Removing toxic clutter - anything that brings about an unwanted feeling, thought, or memory. Compromises may be needed if someone else in the house likes it, or it was a gift. But if you pack it away from the area and you feel better, it goes without saying that sometimes we have to do the hard thing.
Addressing general clutter - anything you don't use, do not love, or that doesn't currently support your values, intentions or desires. Clutter is visual noise, a distraction from what matters. It drains our efforts, motivation and enthusiasm which can lead to overwhelm, exhaustion and procrastination.
Aligning the space with your intentions - room by room, making the space reflect your dreams. What we display expresses to our subconscious on a continual basis who we are, and what we're wanting to attract. So symbols of what you want can be a great place to start, such as a money tree, postcards or pictures of the places you want to travel to, or having luxurious chocolates out on your kitchen worktop.
Invoke your intentions - by thinking about how you can inject the right energy into your daily routines around your home. This may be removing stagnancy when you use the vaccum cleaner, or adding wealth to your foods with herbs such as bay leaves. This can be seen as Magick, but you don't have to be a Witch or user of Magick to utilise this type of energy.
Your home speaks a unique language that has been wanting to communicate with you for some time. It holds so much energy, and we want to be in control of what that might be so that it doesn't have an adverse impact on our well-being and our manifestations.