Spring, a time to cultivate
By the time March hits Michigan, most residents are crying out for Spring. (Well, me anyway!) The winter months have been dark, cold, and snowy which is a great time for inner reflection and stillness. As the days grow longer and winter begins to fade, a livelier energy fills the air. As we shift from the quiet of winter to the activity of spring, it is an opportune time to tackle those nagging projects that need completion or resolution.
Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain (slush!) -- Author Unknown
Outer Feng Shui Tip
You'll hear me harping about clutter regularly. It's the number one obstacle to vibrant chi and what I find consistently when working with clients. Our culture also reinforces the accumulation of personal objects as the machine that keeps the economic engine running. It takes a very secure individual not to fall "prey" to the notion that outward possessions equal success. In feng shui, clutter has an expanded definition. Clutter is defined as things you don't use, things you don't love, too much stuff in the size of the space, visual disarray and things that are broken/need to be fixed. More on that here: Manifesting & Clutter. Spring is one of the best times to purge things that no longer serve you. By doing so, you literally open up "space" for new and amazing opportunities to flow your way.
Use the element of wood, which is related to spring, to jumpstart those projects you'd like to get off the ground. Wood is represented by plants, flowers, greens, blues, actual wood furnishings, stripes, florals and column shapes. For example, adding a couple of live plants in your office may be just the boost you need to tackle a difficult work project.
Inner Feng Shui Tip
What kind of clutter fills your thoughts? Do you spend too much time thinking about things that don't really matter or on things you can't really change? How can you hear what's really important if there's so much static in your head? One of the best ways to deal with mental clutter, is to spend some time in nature. Sitting on a chair listening to birds, taking a walk in the park, hugging a tree (for real!), etc. are all very cathartic and grounding. And like I say, don't take my word for it, try it!
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