Everything in our lives happens for a reason—a bigger picture, an underlying pattern or an overlaying order. Yet, when a long time relationship comes to an end, this knowledge makes life no easier. Brilliant life guide Alice Inoue guides people who are ready to move on to a newer, better time in their lives.
When we are over the denial, shock and grief, and have accepted our new circumstance, it behooves us to create a supportive environment for “moving on.” If you are going through a transition in your life or feel stuck in the past in some way, use feng shui to let go of the old emotional and mental energy so that you can more easily transition into the new. Trusting that you will eventually have a new and happier future may be difficult, but you can do certain things in your home that will help you heal emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Fear of the Future
In the midst of change, we may have an unconscious fear of the future, clinging to the old and familiar for stability. Consciously create a new beginning by taking affirmative steps to clear out the past. Everything in your home has an energy or a “vibe,” so keeping items associated with your past brings that energy into the present, making it harder to move on.
How do I move on?
Avelina, a woman I consulted with recently, had gone through a divorce about three years ago and purchased a condominium soon after. Her main complaint was that although her ex-husband had since remarried, she couldn’t get herself into the “present” let alone on a path to create a new life for herself. How could she move on?
Holding on to the past
When I walked through her home with her, I noted the following:
While I understood the financial challenges that come with a life change and the desire to save money by keeping old furniture, I suggested that she implement the following, as over 90 percent of her furnishings and artwork were from her “old” life.
I suggested that she:
Who can use this advice?
If you feel stuck, or want to make a change in your life, or move forward after a tough time, check your environment for what you can donate, sell, or give away, including your “clutter” and the things that you see around you on a daily basis.
Update on Avelina: She followed all my suggestions and within a month felt a huge weight lift. She finally feels as if she is on a new path. While she hasn’t ventured out in the dating world yet, she said that she feels hope for her life!
Alice Inoue is a life guide that uses the modalities of feng shui, astrology and spirituality in her work. Her offerings include award-winning, mind-body-spirit themed books, as well as a series of feng shui instructional DVD’s. For more information visit www.aliceinspired.com. Sign up for her newsletter to receive monthly articles on feng shui, astrology and life wisdom.