Photo Credit: The lovely Ashley Paquin
we are also (and more importantly) working on our corresponding inner architecture. The reason we are reflecting on the symbol of the Front Porch and aiming to create Front Porch space in our lives is that we crave the inner peace and connection that it promises. Creating space outside ourselves creates space inside of us… and of course creating dream space inside us is part of manifesting our dreams in the external world.
What do you need to shift, let go of, or make a start at, in order to really participate in and contribute to this revolution? Working too much? Relying on anger more than you like? Self-criticism? Wanting it to look perfect? Wishing you had more help? Craving Solitude? Wanting more time with your kids?
If you’re like most people, the thought of re-arranging your front porch is daunting at best and paralyzing as worst. What should you do with all the crap out there, or how to decide (and afford) the things you want/need to make your space just right? These are pretty common reactions. Don’t worry, I have a plan.
Choose one of these for your front porch and get started creating it. Use this archetypes to anchor your plans for your front porch transformation.
2 questions to help you decide what to keep and what to get rid of?
If you answer no to any of these questions ask yourself if it can be re-purposed to be either useful or beautiful. Can’t see it? Pass it on.
Unless you lay the foundation for success, it will be hard to really surrender to the process of reconnecting, creating community and recovering creativity. So, let’s delve in a bit more and use our porch space as a symbolic self and cultivate consciousness around what it is we’re creating for ourselves, our families, communities and for the world.
Meet Dounea Gorbet, Dream coach, re-sale artist and long time friend of ours. Dounea, or Nina as her friends know her, has opened and run nine re-sale shops, the first one in 1994 when the re-sale model was limited to antique shops, thrift stores and garage sales. She is truly a pioneer and entrepreneur. Drawing on the image of the old time trading post, she created a business model of community based resale by curating one person’s unwanted items and making them available for the next person. She is a master of space and seeing possibility in the old, used and discarded.
Learn more about Nina and her wonderfully whimsical work here: The Indie Cottage Dream Studio
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* Photo Credit: Ashley Paquin