Feng Shui for the New Year
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As we wrap up 2020 and move into 2021, we wanted to share a few ways that we are welcoming the new year.
This past year I have channeled my creativity into our school. I’m redoing my home office space to support my business. We’ve been really busy this year, so it got a little out of control. Half of my office was also an art studio, but I haven’t been painting this year, so I made the decision to pack up my art supplies. Rather than looking at them for another year, I’m dedicating this space fully to my business. My plan when I start to paint again is to rent a studio space to share with another artist. Keep my creative endeavors separate for a bit :)
I’m also making a few design changes in my office. I ordered a new chair with a high back, which provides support and stability. I’m changing my carpet from a red one, which represents fire energy, to a rug that includes all five element colors. I don’t need more fire energy at the moment, so a rug with all the elements will help to create more balance. I also brought in more plants to increase wood energy, which represents vitality and growth.
Last year at this time, I was on a meditation retreat. Since that’s not doable this year, I’m going to do a self-led meditation retreat at home, where I’ll spend four days unplugged. I did the same thing over the Thanksgiving holiday and found it really supportive.
I also did some reorganization in my space. I run the Holistic Spaces store from my home, and I moved my inventory to a much more convenient place to access. It’s a source of income for me, so I decided to invest more in it.
My intentions for the new year include inviting in more spaciousness and doing less work. I also started running!
Both of us:
Something we like to recommend to everyone around the new year is to clean your front door with intention. In feng shui, the front door is known as the “mouth of qi” because it is the main way that energy and opportunities enter your home and your life. This makes it one of the most important areas to take care of. You can wash the door or sweep the front step, visualizing old qi being moved out of the way to make room for something new.
Every year, we also do a transcendental ceremony to peel away the old year and welcome in the new one. If you’d like to participate with us, make sure you’re on our mailing list. We’ll send you a notification when enrollment opens!