‘There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.’ ~ Rumer Godden
I love this quote. I happened across it yesterday and immediately bought Godden’s book, A House with Four Rooms, to see what other jewels she shares with her readers. At the moment I’m existing solely in my mental room (ha!) as my head’s consumed with The Move to a house of the more traditional kind. Today I gave notice to my landlord that I will be leaving, and got my first removals quote; next week I’ll get two more, have a few days away before I begin my search for a new flat the following week. Because I work from home it’s essential I find the right place, and because I’ll be staying there at least a year, well, it’s just got to be right. The longer I’ve lived on my own the more of a homebird I’ve become; it’s such a wonderful feeling to able to shut my front door, put on some comfy pants and do what the hell I like in my own space :)
So, I have a few days to go until the search begins; I’m hoping it will be like it was the last time – the third flat we viewed on the very first day in Bath. I know exactly what I want, and as before (because it was so freakily effective) I’ve been making a mini vision board in my journal to outline my wish list; this move is so important to me, I thought I’d boost the manifestation of this new home by sharing what I want here too – I mean, if it’s blogged and out in the world, the moving fairies can’t get it wrong, surely? So, putting it into the present tense for added wings, here’s what I wish for:
I live in a one-bed flat in a safe and quiet street in Chiswick, west London. The flat is spacious and full of light, with gas central heating, neutral flooring and plenty of storage space. Built-in bookshelves house my many books, and a fabulous mantlepiece in the living room displays my treasured photographs. The flat is a modern conversion in a building with character, and every room has natural light pouring into it, including the bathroom! The gym is within walking distance. I am deliriously happy living here.
This, or something even better, manifests for me now.
I will report back when I have found my new home, and we can see if this manifestation experiment has worked – watch this space!
[Images 1, 3 and 6 of Liza Giles home in Elle Decoration (via here); images 2 and 7 of Nicolette Camille's home via Design*Sponge; image 4 by Amanda Johnson; image 5's origin sadly unknown - apologies to the photographer!]