How are you clearing and cleaning your emotional home?
What 5 emotions have you felt this month?
What purpose does your emotion serve?
What emotional self-care practices will you adopt?
Feng shui is simply the intentional arrangement of space in order to cultivate the highest level of positive life energy. Feng Shui, as we currently know, derives from Asia and has been infused in many interior design concepts to provide optimal flow of movement and energy.
So what's this emotional feng shui (EFS)? It's the awareness and cultivation of emotional space that births a mind, body and soul of peace; mindfulness and higher self. EFS is the unpacking of our emotions and strategic placing to encourage emotional and mental wellness. So yes, that all sounds great you say, but how is this possible? Well critics and fans, below I've crafted a Beginners Path to Exploring EFS. The beautiful thing about it is that you can customize and personalize it to your liking. The key is to be intentional, self loving and to do SOMETHING!
Beginners Path to Exploring EFS
knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.
"we need to raise public awareness of the issue"
It's easy, and sometimes thought to be ideal, to be emotionally checked out. I mean between work, spouse, children and the infamous side hustle, not to mention not enough sleep, who has time to deal with emotions? Well friends, when we pour from a full and well crafted pitcher, the juice is so much sweeter! Identifying what state you pour out into the world is the first part of the journey. If sadness or anger is something you've struggled with more times than not, you will plant seeds of that in your giving. Whether it be work or relationships, your true emotional self will show up, somehow, some way. Do your self a favor and acknowledge the baggage you're carrying.
2. Unpack the Baggage
past experiences or long-held ideas regarded as burdens and impediments.
"the emotional baggage I'm hauling around"
Now that we know we have a carry on, personal item or checked baggage and the contents (is it flammable or safe to be onboard? Hmmmm), we can take actions to separate and place in areas that will provide emotional transformation either through release or acquisition. When dealing with something such as long term guilt, for example, you may feel guilty to work a full time job as a new mother or frustrated that efforts to launch a business haven't gone as planned. Now you can either release a job that causes you guilt and acquire something self serving, or release the old business strategy and acquire new methods.
3. Clean the House
provide space for; accommodate.
"the museum houses a collection of Roman sculpture"
Now that the initial dust of cracking open our pandora, emotional box has settled, it’s cleaning time folks! We've placed the emotions into attainable actions and now we need to clean our space to promote good energy, vibes, chi… whatever your preference. Yoga, journaling, and prayer or meditation have been known to be a conduit for self transformation and clarity. They ignite our souls to break free from the mess and provide an internal peace and sanctuary. When you think of getting emotionally clean, think about ways that make your soul rise and mind at ease. Those things that create that for you are what gets the house clean.
a thing providing protection against a possible eventuality.
"adherence to high personal standards of conduct is excellent insurance against personal problems”
Welp, we have now become aware, unpacked the baggage and cleaned up the house. Our day to day is looking pretty good! But what are we intentionally setting in place for our future? What emotional insurance is there to keep us followers on the way? The options are endless and range from anything as singular as intentional meditation to as social as small groups, church or motivational conferences and retreats. The great thing is you get to choose and explore! Being intentional about long term self care practices is emotional insurance. Before the going gets bad, you've already got something going! Just as you plan to protect your car from mayhem it's so important to protect your soul and emotional stability as well!
In all that we do, we must be intentional about being in spaces that exudes energy and cultivates the best place for peace and positivity. How are going to clear and clean your emotional home? Please feel free to share and discuss!