| Creative Visions |
|PLAY IT FORWARD
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With this issue, I want to bring you some ideas which can help you get through what has already been an extraordinary year. Many of us cannot wrap our heads around what has been going on in the environment, in the corporate culture, what's coming out of the Supreme Court and the White House. The best we can do is conduct our lives in such a way that we don't drive off the road. I hope what you find here will help.
CREATE NEW SPACE IN YOUR LIFE|
We've all heard the phrase "nature abhors a vacuum". Many of us have seen this in action when we clean off our desk, only to see it overflow with paperwork again and again; or when we eliminate certain obligations, only to find ourselves saying yes to new ones. What might happen if we turned the vacuum axiom into positive action?
You've heard me go on and read my thoughts about clutter. The first principle of good feng shui is to clear clutter. Many folks, having cleared out and disposed of no longer needed items, become psychologically uncomfortable with so much empty space. What we don't realize is that if we avoid filling that space with physical items, something of a different nature will fill it. And this something is your creativity. Creativity without a physical object means creativity of thought. For the businessman, it means being able to come up with a new strategic plan to grow the business in difficult times. For the homeowner, it means taking a fresh look at a room, which can lead to rearranging the furniture, repainting, or redecorating. All of those things can be a positive move forward.
The point here is to use the vacuum to draw forth the best in you. So I would advise you to begin by clearing clutter from any space that wants an energy change; and then, more importantly, avoid filling that space. Feel the discomfort. Wait. See what blossoms forth. And let me know what happens.
| FENG SHUI YOUR JOB?|
Many folks feel stymied in getting ahead, especially in tight economic times. I was recently invited to help a business owner take his company to a new level. Using a variety of solid feng Shui principles, the owner and I developed a pathway that allowed him to apply his considerable energy to realizing what he wanted for his business. The result? He was not only able to devote himself to the part of his business he loved the most, but found himself expanding the business from Southern Oregon to Portland.
Not everyone has such ambitions, but most of us would not mind using every advantage we can to keep our heads afloat, or even get ahead of the game. If you are one of these folks, call Sugeet for a free analysis of your challenge to determine whether or not his skills can help you. There is no obligation, and if he cannot help you significantly, Sugeet will let you know. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Moving is one of the top 10 stressors in
life. It can, however, be less stressful if we understand some of the
psychological blocks we are liable to run into:
1) When an item
has a specific memory attached to it, does it come from the distant
past? "This belongs to grandmother." Such items belong to the past, and
we need not carry them forward out of any sort of obligation or love for
2) Unless you use it frequently or experience joy
looking at it, Recycle It To Someone Who Will Use It (or love it).
3) If the
objection is "I might need this someday," or, "this will be good for
spare parts," you have "futurized" the item. Let it go. The chances of
your honestly needing it are so small that it's not worth the space,
energy, time and money it takes to move and store it.
4) If you
remodeled or renovated the home you are leaving, the rooms may be filled
with incredible stories and memories. Rather than recreating it in the
new space, hire a videographer, and walk through the house noting what
you did, where you found the pieces, what it was like before. Now you
can leave it all behind, but revisit it at any time in the future simply
by playing the DVD.
5) Many folks have large collections of
"important" papers, magazines and the like. The most useful tool here is
the 80/20 rule which states you can safely get rid of 80% of the paper.
If you've kept magazines because of an article you found it important,
cut the article out and file it. I have a large expanding plastic
envelope full of appliance instructions. I almost never consult them. If
I need any of them, they are easy enough to pull them up on the
Internet. This is an example of yet another couple of pounds I can
easily shed. How about you?
What you're going to discover as you
unclutter the space around you is that your personal ecosystem changes.
Life becomes more manageable, you will find it easier to focus, and
getting on with your life and your future will be much more manageable.
We are in a time of great uncertainty, with tragic consequences befalling friends and neighbors alike. It is at times like this that I think of what the Dali Llama has to say, "My religion is kindness." May we all be kind and loving to one another and get through this together.