How Correspondence determines Fulfillment

How Correspondence determines Fulfillment

Harmony brings Well-Being


The Principle of Correspondence is one of the foundational concepts in Hermetic philosophy as it has significant implications for the relationship between the inner and outer world. At its core, the principle states that there is a correspondence between different levels of reality - as above, so below, as within, so without. In other words, the microcosm reflects the macrocosm and vice-versa, furthermore, there is an interplay among the different levels of reality.



By decorating our homes, we are creating a microcosm that reflects our inner selves as well as the broader reality around us. Simple details such as our choice of colors, textures, and even sound reflects our inner nature. Ideally, we create a space that is harmonious and in sync with the universe and ourselves, something that we'd experience as part of our overall well-being. In the absence of harmony there is the likelihood of dis-ease, stress, entropy, death.




Let's say that you are a person who is drawn to earthy colors and natural materials. You might choose to decorate your home with Bella Bohemian furniture and décor which features organic, earthy materials such as wood, rattan, and jute as opposed to plastics and synthetic fibers. By using these natural and sustainable materials, you are in turn creating a Nature-like space that is in harmony with the natural world and speaks to as much as reflects your inner nature.



Obviously the principle of correspondence is much larger than home décor and has broader ramifications in our lives. By recognizing the correspondence between different levels of reality, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us and grow as a result.



For example, let's say that you are struggling with a particular challenge in your life. By looking for correspondences or relationships between this issue and other areas of your life, you can gain a deeper understanding of its roots and effects and how the issue interrelates. This can help you find solutions and create a more harmonious life overall. All it takes is a conscious desire, then simply be still and observe and consider and discover the truth, whatever is may be.



Observe the world around you. Do you see anything that is amiss and would block the natural flow of Life? Is there something you could contribute? Awareness of our inner natural inclination and abilities to for example lend a helping hand or help another gain understanding of something that is easy for us has a loving and harmonizing effect on the world, even if only with one person at a time. Our sincere expression contributes to the energetic needs of the macrocosmos at the social level and thus ripples of benevolence fulfill the whole as much as one's self.



The principle of correspondence is a powerful concept as its dynamics affect every echelon of being, from the universe down to earth down to you and me, down to our homes and how we create our spaces within. By recognizing the interplay between different levels of reality and creating spaces that reflect our inner nature, and emanating our energies appropriately according to the needs of the external world, we can create an optimally harmonious and fulfilled life and world.

Isn't such inner well-being which intuitively releases joy worth more than anything to be had from the outside?


Bella Bohemian is here to provide some of the elements, such as furniture and décor and maybe some loving inspiration along the way so that you may create spaces that are both beautiful and in sync with your inner being and the natural world, creating well-being all around.

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