Each space we enter has a certain feel, a vibe, a way in which it’s distinguished from any other space. The way you percieve it is up to your perception. Most of the time we ignore the feeling of a space because the shell or the ‘gold plating’ appears to be beautiful. Other times, we disregard our first initial intuitive response and caste it to the side because we may possibly be thinking too much.
The best example is I can give you was years ago I was invited to a party in a geourgeous mansion. It appeared to be brand new, complete with the latest appliances, modern furniture and a gorgeous kitchen that a chef would swoon over. I remember walking in and saying to myself, “Wow. This is nice” but something felt wrong, very wrong. Everyone seemed to be congregating in the kitchen area which had party appetizers all over the table. I made a plate for myself and began to talk to my fellow-party goers. I felt uncomfortable, not because of them but the space.
I remember telling a friend something isn’t right here. As the party went on, I realized that I couldn’t remain inside anymore and had to retire to the front lawn where a group of people were gathered. Soon after this we ended up leaving. It wasn’t until months later that I found out that the house had recently been in a terrible fire(arson) and was gutted and redone using the existing structure as the skeleton.
On the other side, I’ve walked into spaces where you could feel an overwhelming sense of love in the home or you just felt damn good in the space.
When you get a feeling on a place. Whether you are apartment hunting or buying a house make sure it feels great.
My advice, Walk into a sanctuary.