ever wonder how i work with Feng Shui shui every day? here’s your behind-the-scenes peek:
i do the little things every day – if it takes less than 5 minutes, the job gets done. going through the mail; hanging up keys/purse/jackets; clearing the counter tops; picking up dog toys. i don’t let “things” get in my way.
when i am done working, i clean my desk. creativity is messy, but its cultivation requires routine.
dishes aren’t left in the sink. kitchens represent our wealth, so i don’t jam with the idea of anything ‘dirty’ piling on my money.
i sweep once a week. sweeping is less a chore, more an invitation to call my desires to our front door. experience has proven to me that sweeping is the most practical way to put yourself in the path of magic.
plants are watered and dusted weekly. keeping leaves glossy and clean is my way of making sure everyone here “breathes easy.”
i use the front door at least once a day. whether it’s to grab the mail, sweep, step outside to ‘suss out the weather, our front door sees action. and one of the simplest ways to ‘Feng Shui’ your life is opening your front door on the daily!
i walk our house at night. every room gets my attention. our personal chi is so persuasive in our spaces, and simply walking your home makes its energy go viral. you won’t successfully Feng Shui your life if you rely exclusively on the “stuff” in your space to keep energy shipshape.
as for the shui i use when we need a boost:
while my daily rituals don’t change much, the shui remedies in use do. each week, i assess what our current needs and challenges are and incorporate accordingly.
if i am anxious about money, i work in money cures to the routine – like stoking all the stove burners once a day for 9 days.
when i have a project or collaboration in the works, i light 9 red candles once a day for 27 days for assured visibility.
when my personal energy is low, i do yard work. working with plants engages wood energy, and wood is the element that breaks through self-limitations.
and if i need to spark new ideas, i move 27 things around. xo