Our personal blueprints can be adapted, remodeled, and restructured just like a house, building or any other structure. Architectural design around the globe can serve as an excellent physical representation of our psychological and personal development and bridge the two worlds together.
In my previous blog post, Foundation: Stages of Our Growth and Development as Architectural Development , I explained some of the existing models in psychology that represent a couple of the different formations and shapes our psychological development can take. I also gave a few examples of the different structures around the world today that have lasted centuries and how their sustainability can be connected to our self realization.
Today, I am expanding on the structures previously discussed along with others on how their design, position and shape can parallel our personal structuring in life on a day to day basis.
I mentioned the Pyramids of Giza, The Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico in my previous post, included in these long-lasting structures are Stonehenge in England, The Parthenon in Greece and Hagia Sophia in Turkey.
A few similarities between these structures can be equally noted that aren’t necessary about shape or formation of the structure itself but by its location and the purpose it served – even if those purposes are in debated today.
All of these structures were believed to be sites of worship or places of philosophical and scientific study. They were built on land and in such a way that either corresponds with or reflects astrological and natural events. They were honored by the people in the surrounding area and by those with the resources to help maintain and preserve them. The materials used to construct them were not necessarily always found in the region they were built but were the thought to be the best materials for the structures purpose and the climate and environment during their creation.
If we take these factors into account regarding some of the most incredible and withstanding structures in our history today, is it possible that it is not solely the way we shape our growth but the environment we are are shaped in – do we live in the snowy mountains or do we live near the warm and sunny beach? what helps us thrive? Or later, chose to be continue to be shaped in and what are we constructed of like what do we allow into our body and into our thoughts such as food and information? The people we surround ourselves with – do they build us up or do they try to tear us down? can they help us grow? will they help us grow?
In my next blog, I will discuss imagining our personal blueprint in a way that that embraces many different architectural designs, where both adaptability and choice take precedent.