A Little Change Produces Big Results April 14, 2011
Mary is a massage practitioner who contacted me for a feng shui consultation. She had been volunteering her massage services to people with cancer and these clients were continually canceling at the last minute or simply not showing up for the appointment. Mary loved being a helpful person by offering massage work in this way but she was feeling frustrated with the lack of consideration for her time. The beauty in giving was becoming a burden.
Mary lives in a small cottage that she loves and keeps in good order. Her home has only one closet so she creatively made a closet for her broom, vacuum and other household items by using a screen next to the refrigerator. The placement of the screened in closet was to close to the front door, disrupting the flow of energy coming into her house and creating a block in the Helpful People and Travel area of her home. The position of Mary’s makeshift closet directly corresponded to her trouble with clients canceling and not showing up for appointments. I suggested that she remove her screened closet and get more creative about finding homes for these essential household items.
The results of this small change were profound. Mary’s massage clients stopped canceling and not showing up. Mary also experienced an unexpected shift in the area of her life related to helpful people and travel. About a month after removing the screen she took a volunteer position with a nonprofit magazine published by her spiritual community. What began as a small job helping the subscriptions manager eventually grew into a creative position writing articles and interviewing people. Mary discovered that she had a gift for this type of work and she found great joy interviewing people and writing. An added bonus to her job was the magazine paid her expenses to be a part of an important magazine meeting out of the country. The meeting was held at a place where many people in her community have been and she had always felt a longing to visit but thought she would never be able to afford to go there. And now she was going all expenses paid! It was a huge gift and really a dream come true for her. Eventually she was given a stipend for her work one of the issues of the magazine.
Mary’s experience with moving her makeshift closet is a profound example of how one small change in your home can bring about a positive change in your life.
Feng Shui Tip
Pay attention to the area in front of doorways. Keep the pathway in front of your doors clear. If you are not sure if there is room for something move it for a week and notice the difference in how the space feels.
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