Do houses have a soul?

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Do houses have souls?  Most people would tell you that the answer to that question is No.  I would have to agree with them, to a point.  I don’t think that houses have souls, but I would say that they have a spirit.

Houses are basically containers.  They contain the people that live in them, the items those people own, and the at times the family and friends they invite over.  Like any container it eventually is changed and either improved or ruined by what it holds.

For example, would you want to put your milk in a gas can after you have emptied it of the gas?  Would you want to store maple syrup in an old plastic oil bottle?  It would would really make it easy to pour in both cases.  No, you would not want to do that because the container would change the taste of what is in it.  But if you work hard enough, and clean the container enough, making changes to it, etc it eventually will be able to be used for the other thing, and eventually will take on the task of what it holds inside.

I know, there are a couple holes in this analogy, but I think that you get the idea.

What I am trying to say is that Houses do have spirits.  Not the spirits that most think as ghosts, but the spirit of the people or things that live in them.

This is one of the reason I think it is so important to control what media, friends, and other things that are brought into a home.  Because like any other container, the container will eventually take on the residue of what lives in it.  And some things take a long time to clean out.

We recently moved into a new house, and I am not judging the people who lived in the house before us, but this house needed love.  By that I mean, it was abused.  In most of the walls, there are places where it has been patched.  Those patches correspond with places where someone has put their fist in the wall, or kicked the wall.  This is what made me think.  I wonder what the spirit of the house was before we moved in, and as we make it our own, the spirit of the house will change, and we just need to make sure it changes for the better, and we keep out things that will harm or darken the spirit of our new home.

I encourage everyone to look at the spirit of their home, and to change what they can change to make the container it is reflect its contents.  Remember, it does not matter what the house looks like, it can be a small house, or a hugh one, but the spirit that is felt in the house is the most important thing.  You know what I am talking about, you have been in houses that have had a good feeling or a bad feeling, and it does not matter what the container looks like.