Today I was wide awake listening to the birds around 3:30 am. I didn’t know that was the time and I enjoyed the variety of birdsong for quite a while before getting up. When I saw the time, my mind went crazy. “OMG, it’s too early! Get back to sleep. You’ve got a long and very full day ahead of you with leaving town in the morning!”
And, sleep never fully returned. My to-do list was forming in my head; my spirit was nudging me on some clearing out, cleaning out to make way for new; my heart wondering who else I’m meaning to connect with and how to make that happen before the Academy next week; my body wondering if a walk or yoga stretches would be better to start the energy moving. And each voice had a valid point.
I began looking for an old ledger that came to mind (acting on inspiration sometimes takes you in strange directions) and I began seeing the last 10 years of finance and tax files I had lumped on the floor when moving my file cabinets. Replacing them in their rightful space felt honoring of my financial history (and money relationship in general) and the floor has reclaimed some space. Just the beginning of getting that office spring cleaned!
Coming downstairs, I decided cleaning off the glass dining room table was next. It’s been bothering me that the glass had smudges on it and that tolerance of stuff bothering us? It’s a sign to clean it up.
Feng Shui is about balancing of the energies. It’s about honoring the space around you. Creating a sacred space to create, love, live and connect on all levels.
When there is too much Yang energy (all light colors, lots of sharp angles and fiery energy) it can feel chaotic. Too much Yin energy (dark colors, soft and rounded shapes and low light) creates a space for sleep and resting, but not much action. What is the right balance for work? For play? For love? For creativity? For you?
I’m learning that the glass-topped tables are symbolic of water and emotions. There’s a lot of glass in my home to balance the earth, metal and fire elements that are present.
And, when they get cluttered, dirty with drink circles or fingerprints, it’s annoying to me. When clean, they sparkle, shine, reflect and show the beautiful rugs below, or highlight what is placed on top.
Where can you create more beauty? More space? Clearing away to allow for new? AND, what is the right balance of Action and Being that serves you?
As a borderline Introvert, I can be out at networking events, social gatherings or delivering a workshop, then need to return home to my haven for renewal and replenishing of my energy. I love that my home has lots of items that make me smile with their beauty, memory or meaning.
Balance is when we are able to find what is true and right for us. When we honor our mind, heart, body and spirit. When we feel our connection to all that is, seen and unseen. It’s going to look and feel differently for everyone. The key is for you to find your’s and then continue to tune in to discern what needs to be tweaked back into balance.