Are you feeling the love? Are you sure?! This article is about more than just building a dream home. No matter the topic of your vision board, emotions can play an important and powerful role. Find out how to go beyond merely imagining and start really feeling what it’s like to be living your dream – and find out why your emotions matter!
One powerful influencing factor in the success of vision boards is the emotion you attach to the images and affirmations. We need to go beyond simply imagining and really feel what it’s like to be enjoying our manifested dreams.
A top priority for many people has to do with acquiring a new or different dwelling to live in. That might be a first home, a bigger home for an expanding family, a down-sized home for empty nesters, or perhaps a luxury home with lots of wonderfully extravagant bells and whistles.
Manifesting a home makes a great topic for illustration. You may be perfectly happy with your living space, but read on anyway, and consider how you can apply this information to whatever else might be on your vision board.
Could Your Mind’s Eye Use a Little Help?
A good start is to close your eyes, picture yourself living in the home of your dreams, and experience how you feel. That works best when you have details in mind, lots of them…
How big is this house? What rooms does it have?
What does the exterior look like? Is it one story or two?
What sort of view do you have – is your dream home overlooking the ocean, mountains, open plains, or rolling green hills?
What is special about this house that makes you feel more comfortable or relaxed?
What does this house provide that allows you to bring more peace and pleasure into your life?
Even if you’ve been thinking about your dream home for years, you can benefit from some fresh new visual stimulation. One way is to buy or subscribe to some magazines about house plans and building. A faster way – because these days we all want and expect instant gratification! – is to use the internet.
A perfect site is Architectural Designs. You can choose from over 20,000 house plans designed by architects all over the United States and Canada. There’s a good search feature to help you narrow it down and sort the results.
Once you select a plan, boy does the fun begin! In addition to detailed descriptions of every aspect of the house, you can view the floor plans and tons more photos. And, it gets better.
Viewing the floor plan, you can actually visualize yourself walking through the rooms of the home. You get a feel for the layout, the traffic flow, and how the overall design suits your lifestyle.
What’s even better is that beside each floor plan is a list of all the rooms in the home, and clicking those links will bring up photos of the individual rooms.
Virtually Move Into Your Dream Home Right Now
As you view these beautiful photos, it’s quite easy to imagine how you would feel relaxing in the bedroom, entertaining guests in the great room, or enjoying a quiet moment on the deck in the early morning (or the late evening!).
You may see exactly what you had in mind or discover some completely new ideas. You may love the colors and furnishings, or you may see in your mind what you would do differently to turn a set of house plans into the home of your dreams.
This is really something you have to experience to fully appreciate. Do yourself a tremendous favor and visit this site. Choose a home, any home, and take some time to mentally relax in the rooms as you view the many photos. When you start to visualize yourself in those rooms, imagining what you are doing, seeing who might be there with you, be aware of how you feel.
Why are those feelings so important?
In a nutshell, because one person’s treasure is another person’s trash. Yes, that cliche is written backward, and here’s what it means…
It’s easy to find pictures of luxury homes that are stunningly beautiful. On first impression, the visual impact can make you think it’s a perfect place that you would love to own. Maybe it is, but to know for sure you need to get past the wow factor.
For an example, look at the two dining areas at right, one very formal, one more casual. For a larger view you can click either image to go to the website and see all the details about that particular house. (Or go to Architectural Designs and find other photos to compare.)
Now, imagine you and your family or friends gathered in each of those rooms. The one you like best will have less to do with how it looks, and more to do with how it feels.
Which room makes you and your group feel more relaxed and comfortable? The luxury of the formal dining area can feel like glorious indulgence to some, while to others it may feel a little stiff and less inviting.
There is no right or wrong answer. There is only what is right for you. When you imagine being in the rooms of a home and it feels good, you have truly found your dream home!
Finally, for those of you who actually do have a new home on your vision board, ask yourself this: Why is it that you happen to be reading this particular article at the moment? Why would this specific information come into your awareness at this particular time?
Well … you never know, but keep your mind open to the possibilities, and you might just be amazed at what else shows up!
See Lots More Beautiful Home “Eye Candy”
Check out all the gorgeous photos at Dream Home House Plans.
(In particular, don’t miss this page showing a great selection of house plans with interior photos.)