Some people hate to move. I love it, well, that’s not entirely true. I love the opportunity for a fresh start that comes with moving. I love getting to know a new space, figuring out how to connect with it and learn from it. Looking back through my old address book, you know, the kind made out of paper, I can see every address that I have had since I moved away to go to college.
Including the move that I just made, I will have moved 18 times in 31 years, or on an average of every 1.7 years. I guess you could say I have gypsy roots; either that or I just like using my home to heal. Either way, I definitely have this down to an art form, and I have learned a few things along the way. I could talk here about all the benefits of moving a lot, including the inability to become a hoarder, but I’d rather talk about using the spaces we live in to heal the broken parts within us.
Consider for a moment the possibility that every home has a purpose beyond the obvious. What if our homes were lined up to meet us, waiting for the chance to get to know us like a potential new relationship partner? What would they want to tell us? What would they want to know about us? What if every single house has a language that until now, we have been deaf to hear? What if I told you that Feng Shui is the language of our homes? Would you be willing to learn that language so that you could communicate and learn from it?
Feng Shui has been called a lot of things over the years, but until now, I don’t think that anyone has taken the time to get to know its true self. There is so much more to Feng Shui than the definition it has been given, and I am here to explore its gifts and its true purpose for showing up for me, for you and for the world.
When we move to a new place, we are confronted by a lot of changes all at once. It can be very chaotic and full of anxiety, but it can also be exciting and mysterious. Most of the time, it is actually all of the above! I started my deep dive into Feng Shui shortly after I got married and we decided to buy a house. Since then, I have been utterly fascinated with everything that my homes have stepped up to teach me, and I want to share this gift with the world.
The number one thing that I have discovered is that there is nothing truly random about the homes that we choose. There is also nothing random about being attracted to a house with rooms in one place or another. Why are we attracted to this house more than that one? If you take away the external factors like cost and location, one house may seem just as good as another. Usually, we react to a home because of something within us. When we operate on a wholly intuitive level, we fall in love with a home because it reminds of something, someone or some history within us.
Every thing in our home, every room placement, every seemingly randomly piece of furniture or artwork, has a subconscious source. It isn’t until you work with a consultant (worth every penny) or chose to dive in on your own (much more difficult), that you learn to see the messages hidden in plain sight. The truth is literally staring right back at you. The challenge is to learn to stare back, and see the gift it is there to give.
Let me give a real life example. One of the things that I no longer attract are homes with doors that fight. This is a very common design in apartments and houses where space is at a premium. For some reason, architects frequently create homes plans with a front door that bangs into the closet door behind it. I am SURE that if they knew that this was a Feng Shui no-no, they would stop doing it, right?!
When I think back to the homes I’ve had that provided the most yelling, arguing and fighting, they all had two doors that either banged into each other or had the potential to bang into each other. For a very long time, I always seemed to find those places and move into them. However, since moving to Boulder 18 months ago, I have stopped attracting those type of homes. It just isn’t an issue anymore. That is what Feng Shui can do when you use it for healing and self-awareness.
I’ve been using my homes to test out my own blocks, the blocks that I discovered because of the journey that I live daily with Feng Shui awareness and tools. I can’t NOT do Feng Shui. It is woven into my DNA after studying it, helping others learn from it and applying it to every aspect of my life for over 20 years. That is when you know that you are doing the thing that you soul wants you to be doing. It becomes the thing that you can’t imagine not doing.
My goal is to help others heal their lives using this beautiful and sacred tool. If you are ready to dive in and explore your inner world with Feng Shui, call me today at 512-496-9232 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. I’m here to help. Are you ready to wake up and create the life that was meant for you?