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“This is a great opportunity to reorganize, recalibrate and get ready for the new world, which will be different.”

~~Peg Donahue, Feng Shui Connections

Life is crazy. Unpredictable.  Even in the best of circumstances. 

At any one given time, someone you know is going through something unimaginable.  Someone you know is going through a huge shift – maybe for the better and maybe for worse.  Anyone else hate change?

It’s ok.  It’s ok to not be best friends with change.

Shifts in our outer world can also bring shifts to our inner mind and psyche (which is also why Feng Shui is so important).  We question what we are doing and why.  Shifts can take us to places we don’t understand.  Often, the things that are the good for us, can be challenging.  The awesome thing though is that with each shift, we can get better and better with coping.

We asked our expert Feng Shui professionals for some of their tips in dealing with stress, hard times, how to raise their vibe (even when they aren’t feeling it).  What they told us was plain and simple, and brilliant.  Maybe a bit of common sense – but then some of us aren’t thinking clearly right now!  We got this!

Ways to Raise Your Vibe

Take what resonates and Leave. The. Rest.

  • The obvious – but let’s say it anyway: Stay at home if this is what has been enforced. Wash your hands and disinfect often – especially after touching food and money. Clean those doorknobs, remotes, phones and light switches.
  • Tackle that ‘honey do’ list; clean a closet, deep clean an area you have been meaning to get to, reorganize kitchen cupboards, paint a room…take advantage of this time to thoughtfully and purposefully move forward to improve your space.
  • Try to stick with a normal routine as much as possible: Laundry, sweeping, straightening. Routines in uncertainty are especially helpful for kids.  Make a list to help them see visually what’s happening each day and even give them choices and some control as to those choices.  If you don’t know what’s going to happen – imagine how they are feeling.
  • Listen to music you love, uplifting or peaceful, quiet or loud. Get your dance party on if you want!
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    Get outside!
    Take a walk, get some sunshine, breathe fresh air. Even stand on your porch if you can’t go far. Maybe do some gardening.
  • Don’t get on social media as much as is possible. Or at least follow positive accounts and people.
  • Rest and sleep more.
  • Help someone else. Take groceries or supplies to a friend who can’t get out.  Try to go alone and drop the shopping off without making close contact.
  • Reach out. Call family and friends just to hear their voices and to check-in using technology such as Skype, Zoom, phone calls, video calling, and more.  This works for virtual play dates too.  The laughter heard when a group of kids is on a Zoom conversation and they can all see each other is awesome and will lift any spirit!
  • Give yourself quiet time. Light candles and do a daily meditation with a focus to ground and expand energy out. Fear is so contracting – expand with love.  Light incense, chant, stand in the sun.
  • Move. Add yoga to your routine if you don’t already – there are a ton of teachers doing online classes and videos now – for free.  Exercise, walk, and stretch.
  • Lose yourself…in a book. Read books that you have been waiting to read for a long time, that you didn’t have “time” for before.  Whether pleasure reading or to learn something new, reading can calm your mind, soothe your soul, and even escape for a bit. Lots of downloadables available for free now too.
  • Get creative – cooking and baking, coloring, painting, writing. Don’t underestimate the value of a 2PM dance off! Laugh!

I’m writing notes of thanks to all the kind souls in my building who have volunteered to help people get groceries, especially the elderly. This crisis is bringing out the best in some people and I want to make sure they are acknowledged!

Carol M. Olmstead, Feng Shui for Real Life

Last but not least: make sure your Feng Shui is in place.  Especially take notice of the health gua, but so many others are relevant now too: career and wealth to ensure you nurture your work life and bank account; relationships so you don’t kill your quarantine buddies; creativity so you don’t get bored; helpful people because we all need a ton of grace and goodness from the universe and our helpers right now.

Expert Contributors:

Linda Bischoff, Avalon Lane Studio

Erin Bowers, Synergetic Spaces

Maureen Calamia, Luminous Spaces Feng Shui

Susan Chu, Susan M. Chu

Catherine Dean, Catherine Dean Feng Shui

Peg Donahue, Feng Shui Connections

Linda Ellson, Feng Shui Your World

Angela Higgins, The Nourished Life

Trisha Keel, Tomorrow’s Key

 

 

Joan Law, Feng Shui Joan’s Way

Carmel Malone-Quane, Create with Carmel

Dragana Milosevic

Carol Olmstead, Feng Shui for Real Life

Denise Osborne, Author

Bridget Saraka, Feng Shui by Bridget

Gwynne Warner, 10000 Blessings Feng Shui

Expert Contributors:

Linda Bischoff, Avalon Lane Studio

Erin Bowers, Synergetic Spaces

Maureen Calamia, Luminous Spaces Feng Shui

Susan Chu, Susan M. Chu

Catherine Dean, Catherine Dean Feng Shui

Peg Donahue, Feng Shui Connections

Linda Ellson, Feng Shui Your World

Angela Higgins, The Nourished Life

Trisha Keel, Tomorrow’s Key

Joan Law, Feng Shui Joan’s Way

Carmel Malone-Quane, Create with Carmel

Dragana Milosevic

Carol Olmstead, Feng Shui for Real Life

Denise Osborne, Author

Bridget Saraka, Feng Shui by Bridget

Gwynne Warner, 10000 Blessings Feng Shui 

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