Ancient Chinese Secret: Clear out your clutter, thus clear out your mind.
It’s fascinating to watch trends emerge from the Great Collective Unconscious.We all seem to be simultaneously searching for simplicity and peace.
The need for the ancient art of Feng Shui has emerged in the minds and hearts of humans all around the planet.
I count myself among the millions who are craving space and serenity in my living quarters.I suppose the unstable economy of the past few years is what has underscored in me a deeper-than-ever gratitude for having a home to call my own.From that gratitude has emerged the desire to live in every inch of my space.An ongoing project under my roof has involved pitching out, eliminating, editing, removing anything I had been “storing for the future”, or keeping “because it’s too good to let go”.If I’m not using it, someone else can.What I need most is space.Whenever I mention this urge to friends and colleagues I hear a chorus of enthusiastic endorsement.
Begin Now to Clear Out Your Clutter.
Everyone seems to be in the process of simplifying.
The older folks just want to get out from under the burden of homes that are too big, possessions that have been accumulating for decades.In many cases, the objects which once thrilled them no longer do.
Their grown children already have the “less is more” mindset.It seems to be a sign of our times.Their approach to home design is simple and modern.Their passion is not sterling flatware, it is technology.
This new consciousness has manifested itself in the “Green Movement”.We are now all acutely aware of the preciousness of Mother Earth and her treasures.There is a new shared respect for her beauty and resources.We are trying in our own individual ways to apply sustainable solutions, healthy for the Earth, and healthy for ourselves, to our everyday needs.
As a designer, line, proportion, color, and quality will always be important to me.
But, more than ever, I find space to be the most luxurious commodity in a home.We are paying so much for our real estate these days.Using our residences as glorified storage bins is truly a waste of a great blessing.
SO CLEAR OUT YOUR CLUTTER!!
There’s a serene sense of well-being that follows a “pitching day”.Rooms come into sharp focus, and a feeling of newness prevails.Then there is the satisfaction of knowing that someone else can enjoy the items, now, that had been packed away for “someday”.
In the art of Feng Shui, it is said that one should clear space in the home to allow the free flow of energy, or “Chi”.Blockages in the form of clutter congest and stop energy in its tracks, while at the same time blocking physical, financial, social and personal energies in the inhabitant, as well.
Feng Shui your house to allow more money to flow in.
Feng Shui you house to clear the path for romance.
Feng Shui your house to improve your work environment.
Feng Shui your house to improve your health.
Go out and find a good book on the subject, and Feng Shui your house.Open up those channels to greatness, and love and truth and beauty.