years ago, i had a client who owned a thriving business. however, she was reaching out to me because of a few concerning staffing issues. simultaneously, the owner of the home she was currently living in (and renting) was ready to sell – and my client didn’t have a new place to move. on top of those stressors, she felt disconnected from her daughter and desperately wanted their relationship to improve.
when i arrived at her house, i was delighted by how shui-friendly it was. we walked every room, and nothing was *screaming* at me. when we went to the second floor, i looked out the window and noticed a detached garage. it was tucked back in the LOVE / RELATIONSHIP section of her property. i inquired about it, and she said, “it is so full of stuff, i don’t think i could open the door without it all tumbling out.”
i encouraged her to spend the holidays (it was November) clearing it out. most clients don’t want to tackle the clutter because it is so exhausting and demanding. with the holidays looming, i didn’t expect she would right away.
in January, though, i heard from her again. she had spent the last week of December hauling everything out of the space. she donated, recycled, and threw stuff away – making the space functional again. and on the heels of her hard work, 3 things happened within a week.
first, the troublemaker stirring up her staff unexpectedly quit, and the positive energy among the crew resumed.
next, her landlord had a change of heart and asked if she would stay in the house another year. as incentive, she discounted her rent by $1000!
finally, her daughter had suddenly decided to move back home and live with her.
how did this all happen so quickly?
she cleared the clutter from her LOVE gua, and ALL the relationships in her life improved!
clutter is that insidious. it tricks us into thinking the work ahead of us is harder than the challenges it creates for us, so we ignore it. we make intentions to deal with it later. we put it where we won’t see it, thinking that’ll help us feel a little better – but what we really experience is all that resistance and overwhelm creeping into other places of our lives. the clutter we dread and avoid is often the source of energy infiltrating our happiness. meanwhile, the more we resist dealing with those postponed decisions and piles of procrastination, the more we compromise our own energy. the cycle will continue until something disrupts it.
what i know for sure is this: it requires high energy to provoke positive change in our lives.
the good news: when we confront it, we get to the source of what sabotages so much of our personal energy. and once it is dealt with and gone, it feels like we’ve won the lottery. our personal energy gets a few new sparks. we don’t feel foggy about our decisions anymore. we find exciting opportunities presenting themselves to us. and we literally see the world in a completely new way.
so, if you’re ready to see what life is like without clutter’s constant interruptions and distractions, a 1:1 might be for you! listen, all the Feng Shui in the world won’t work well if you don’t clear the space for its success, so now is a REALLY GOOD TIME to conquer it, clear it, and claim your something better – because that something better is right there waiting for you to make some room! xo