Spring Into Spring!
While driving through Queen Anne on March 11, the cherry blossoms
were beginning to bud out on trees lining one familiar street. As I kept driving, I noted more and more of these trees adorning the streets, until I finally exclaimed, (to no one) “Oh my gosh, it’s spring!” Spring also announced itself when we noticed the crocus coming up, regardless of the near freezing rain and cold winds in the Puget Sound region. The daffodils followed in all their glory. It’s exciting to see plants breaking through the cold wet ground and starting life anew.
While it’s pretty easy to get anxious, worried or depressed about the poor people of Ukraine, about not wearing a mask around others, and/or the state of our political system, let’s focus today on things you can do to boost your enthusiasm for life. If you know me at all, you’ll know these are all based in Feng Shui principles, because they work!
In Feng Shui, spring is considered the time of new beginnings, enthusiasm for growth, and of family (as well as close friends and colleagues.) There are many wonderful means of celebrating the coming of spring, and boost your enthusiasm using good Feng Shui.
- Get a house plant, ideally something that will take in your Co2 and give off oxygen (photosynthesis.) For an extra emotional boost, go to a
(plant) nursery and take in the oxygen while you select your plant!
An orchid has two positives going for it:
A) It gives off oxygen 24 hrs./day, and
B) their blooms will often last 4 months!
If you think you’ve got a “brown thumb” when it comes to plants, consider purchasing something easy to care for, as well such as a golden pothos.
- “Spring” for some cut flowers. Place them so that you can see and enjoy them many times a day!
- Put up new pictures of your loved ones- immediate family, extended
family and close friends.
- Clean up your deck, patio or yard, trimming back any (parts of) plants
that are dead, hauling away dead branches and leaves lost by plants
over from winter, and cleaning up lawn furniture that needs it. Too
much work? Try sprucing up one tiny area, so that you are inspired to
keep going through the spring.
- Clean and organize the Family gua, which sits on the left center side of
your home if you are standing at your front door. (See the green area in the Ba-gua below.). A great place to put those family pictures is in this area of your home
- Do some Spring cleaning around your house, and consider adding
some greenery to your decor.
- Clean your windows, inside and out. Your windows affect your sight, so they need to glisten!
- Connect with friends and family, even if you’re still in partial “lock-down” mode. Consider a phone call, Zoom, or FaceTime to reconnect with those most important to you.
- Switch out your Fall/Winter clothes for your Spring/Summer clothes.
Buy something new that says “It’s Spring!” even if it’s a pair of sox or a
scarf to elevate your mood.
Too much? Choose one to complete and see if you feel more energized and excited about life!
If you need assistance with improving the feng shui of your home, contact us through this website and we’ll make an appointment to help, either a little or a lot, depending upon your needs. We look forward to working with you, and…