Monthly Archives: January 2015

Four Feng Shui Steps to Making this Your Best Year Yet!


Asian culture has always placed a great deal of importance on the New Year. It is a time for letting go of the old and making way for the new. It is a time of cleansing, healing, and hope. In order to start the year off right, we must assess what is and is not working in our lives, let go of what no longer serves us, cleanse our own energy and the energy in our homes, and put forth our intention for the year to come. Here are four very important steps that will help you make 2015 your best year yet!

Step One: Assessment
When beginning a new year it’s important to step back and assess what is and is not working in your life and make adjustments accordingly. My Life Assessment Inventory was created to help you determine areas of your life that you’d like to improve, and lets you know the part of the home to enhance to help support those areas. Life is dynamic and changes all the time. The answers to provide today will most likely be different than ones you may have had in the past, and those you will have in the future. The Life Assessment Inventory gives you a snapshot of where you are in your life right now and helps you move forward in the right direction. Click Here to take the Inventory.
Step Two: Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You
There’s no time better for getting rid of what no longer serves you than the beginning of a new year. While most people don’t relish the idea of spending time cleaning out cupboards, closets, and the garage, everyone can pretty much agree that it feels incredible once the task is done. In order to make way for the new, we must remove the old. In feng shui, clutter represents stuck energy and postponed decisions. Click Here to read some great tips on how you can get rid of what you no longer want, love, need or use.
Step Three: Clear the Energy
Space clearing is absolutely essential to creating an optimal environment. It is very difficult to move forward in a positive direction when you are living with old, stagnant or negative energy. All the feng shui enhancements in the world won’t work if your energetic environment is less-than-excellent. It’s kind of like trying to run through mud. In my 20 years of experience I have found clearing with sound to be by far the most effective way to rid a space of old energy patterns, and the best part of it, it’s easy! Click Here to read about how to do a Space Clearing.
Step Four: Set Your Intention
Once you’ve assessed your life, cleared your clutter and the energy in your home, it’s time to set forth your intention for the coming year. The focused you are on what you’d like to achieve, the more likely you are to achieve it. One of the very best ways to focus your intention is to create a Vision Board. I make a new one every new year and I can honestly say that my vision boards have always come true. A lot of people create vision boards and nothing ever happens. Part of the reason for this is because there is a right way and a wrong way to create a vision board. Click Here for exact details on how to make a powerful, effective Vision Board.
So what’s the secret ingredient that makes all of your goals, wishes, and dreams for the year ahead to come true? The answer is effort. There are no guarantees in life, but one thing is certain, the results you achieve are in direct proportion to the effort  you are willing to put into them. By doing these four things to prepare yourself for the new year, you are off to an incredibly powerful start to making this your best year yet.
Happy New Year!

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