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Spring forward with Feng Shui

Even though we’re in the midst of a pandemic, spring has sprung! For those of us in Minnesota, melting snow and warmer weather was greeted with open arms. In Feng Shui, spring is associated with the element of wood. Wood energy is all about growth, moving forward, and starting something new. That is, after all, what spring is all about. The spring season brings forth new growth and new life; it’s a time to refresh ourselves and our spaces.

When people start to learn about Feng Shui they often focus on the inside, which is where a fair amount of time as a consultant is spent as well. But I would encourage you, especially given the current environment, to really take a look as to what’s going on outside too. You can (and should) consider Feng Shui for both the inside and the outside of your home.

Here are a few things you can do in both places to spring forward into this season (yes, pun intended!).

  1. Refresh the inside by doing spring cleaning, changing out some décor, or giving a “new” feel to your space by moving things around.
  2. Do a space clearing or a blessing. We did a teleseminar a couple of years ago that you can access here, or you can just walk your house with incense, a bell, music, or even clapping to revive stagnant energy. This could be a real game-changer for those working from home since even though you are there more, the energy might need some uplifting.
  3. Take a fresh look at your front door. This is the mouth of chi, which is a key area for your space. Ask yourself if it’s inviting and in good working order. If not, make some changes to showcase it.
  4. Create a sacred – or supportive – space outside. We’ve talked about a sacred space inside your house, but what about outside? Think about where you like to sit and connect with nature and do what you can to make it a place that beckons you.
  5. Think of other ways to add “curb appeal.” It sends a message that you care about where you live. If it seems overwhelming, start small. Consider adding potted flowers by the front door or a lantern. Possibly adding a wind chime (be sure you love the sound) in the yard where it can ring freely will add some movement and energy.

Spring is a time that nature transitions from dormancy to growth. If this is resonating with you right now, then definitely consider giving the inside and outside of your home a spring tune-up.