How is your week going? Bob (lovely husband) and I got out on the motorcycle this weekend and rode all over the beautiful rolling hills out to Spring Green, WI--gorgeous (!) and one of the things on my short list of “Things That Make Me Really Happy!” So if you see a cute guy on a blue Harley, zipping around with a grinning woman on the back--that’s us!
Annnnd, on the subject of a “Happy List”--anyone out there wishing they could lose a few pounds?
Q: I have had THREE people ask me in the last 2 weeks if Feng Shui had any connection to losing weight…
A: Yes! I have worked with several clients who have lost weight (and kept it off) by changing their environment through Feng Shui.
When there is clutter in your home (especially in your closet), layers and layers of it all around, you may also be carrying layers of extra weight on your body. In my experience, there is a correlation between extra STUFF and extra weight.
Remember, your home is a living, breathing journal for your life. We can “read” what’s going on in your life, just by taking a look at and what’s showing up in your space. Clutter AND extra weight are insulating, immobilizing and can make us feel stuck.
TOO MUCH IN AND NOT ENOUGH OUT
(So, whether it’s calories or STUFF, the balance has tipped…)
Clutter everywhere, stuffed and stuck, impacts your health.
Deleting the “downers” can have a powerful effect on your health AND your weight.
3 Gifts Hiding In Your Closet--
1. Discover Blocks, Boost Personal Growth
If you’re into personal growth, there’s no better portal than your closet for a little soul-searching. Let’s crack open the door and take a peek… The skeletons and secrets that most of us hide in our closets are plentiful and they can lead to HUGE shifts in the areas of weight, identity, body image, and general health.
Are you willing to turn on the light and take a stand for your health and happiness?
2. Create An Identity That Matches You TODAY
Your clothes are a metaphor for your life. First, get clear about the image you want to project. This may take some more of the aforementioned soul-searching!
Who are you? Strong, sexy, creative, classic, elegant? Write it down, feel into it...then take an objective look at your clothes (easier said than done, I know)--they hold messages for you.
How many of the sad, stretched thin, somber pieces can go BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT A MATCH TO YOU?
It is a process, don’t expect it to happen all at once, but start, take out at least 3 items from your closet right now that doesn’t match YOU! Right now! GO!
3. Enjoy Physical Health Benefits
HUGE weight loss tip: get rid of ALL of the clothes in your closet that are too tight for you. And guess what will happen? Yep, you will lose weight!
Relaxing into and loving who you are AT THIS MOMENT and dressing beautifully and in alignment with the image you want to offer to the world (see #2.) will ABSOLUTELY open up space for other health gifts to appear including losing weight.
Client Success Story
In our years of working together, Marie took up weightlifting and healthy eating and lost 30 pounds! She has kept it off for 10+ years. She also dealt with other blocks that had kept her from being her best self. She said, “I would rather drink wine than go down to the basement (or into the closets, office, or cupboards). I was even thinking about paying my husband to do the laundry so I didn’t have to go downstairs...”
Now, she has space in her life for JOY, Family and Connection. She says, “ I no longer have junk in my home--I don’t feel like putting junk food in my body anymore either.”
After your CLOSET, head to the BASEMENT which is the second place where clutter will adversely affect your health. Watch for an upcoming blog post (first week of September) for details on how to clear the basement in your home!
Feng Shui Enhancements
When the clutter is GONE, let’s take a good look at the Bagua and the HEALTH area of your home. Located in the CENTER of your home--and of primary importance in your life--if you don’t have your health, manifesting richness in other areas of your life will feel difficult.
In the health area of your home, we can play with enhancements to further boost your weight loss adventure!
Color, Art, Lighting, Furniture Arrangement, are all possibilities for expanding your space AND your life.
If you’re interested in clearing clutter for your health, or enhancing your space and health through Feng Shui Design, reply to this email, we would love to support you to create space for your life to blossom!
Lots of Love,
PHOTO CREDIT: Janice Laufenberg