Discomfort as an Invitation

Incongruity in your environment is an invitation to greater inner alignment. When you are suffering from:

  • the inability to feel belonging
  • discomfort and disorientation in your living environment
  • disappointment in your newly built, purchased or remodeled home
  • failure to adjust to major life transitions
  • chronic disorganization

you are in the midst of an opportunity to deepen your connection to your values and needs.

What we choose as our environment and what we express in our environment can be metaphors for our inner landscapes. The nonverbal holds the key to that which is beyond our mental understanding, that which is wanting to be expressed. If we are not artists, there are few places in our daily lives where we have access to that which exists below our conscious awareness. Our relationship to our physical environment is one of the places we are able to have a kind of interchange with deeper realms of experience.

When you have developed an extensive understanding or your personal history, and you still fail to find a connection to your life’s purpose, your nonverbal relationship to the world around you can be a key to the missing piece, to that which is wanting to happen.

Through our emotional, physical, mental, energetic or spiritual discomfort we are invited to release patterns and beliefs that do not serve us. Our discomfort may be the path to awaken to unspoken, unnamed but felt qualities of experience. Our experience in the physical world can be a metaphor for, or a mirror of our own interior reality and the themes and conflicts that dwell there.

Irreconcilable problems, or themes of conflict that recur can be viewed as symptoms that indicate where our spirit is not being heard or past traumas remain unaddressed. Our physical experience of our bodies and our environments are the invitations to grow and align so that we may experience congruence between our inner and outer world.

Discomfort and the absence of belonging are the impetus for growth and change. We do not need to fear that which is calling us to attend. When we can acknowledge and honor subtle and highly specific needs in the built environment, we validate a nonverbal and deeply felt relationship to the physical world.