Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Feng Shui Touching Everything

One thing that you might not know about me is I have a boyfriend who's really smart at feng shui. A couple weeks ago, we were talking about one of my favorite topics: cleaning. He mentioned something about how according to feng shui, it's good to every now and again to touch everything you own. "I want to do that!" I thought, "Gosh that sounds like just the thing." I knew I couldn't get away with just touching everything I had, it would be my inclination to clean it.

My dear sweet readers, I did this feng shui touching everything the other day and it felt SOOOO good. I live in a small studio apartment with very few drawers, which also functions as my office, so I keep it pretty neat, but there were some things I hadn't touched in forever. My cross country skis were cobwebbed in the corner of the deck, the silverware had tiny granules of salt and pepper all over it, and some of my hair ties were getting dusty.

Sometimes when I want to get a whole bunch of cleaning done, I get kinda crazy, skip meditating and rush through the cleaning; that program inevitably leads to exhaustion. On my feng shui touching everything day, I woke up early enough to meditate, do a little yoga, and not rush through my project. It felt like more than just cleaning, kinda like a ritual. I got rid of a bunch of stuff I no longer use, and my house feels lighter. The next morning on my walk, I realized how clear and unanxious I felt. Kids, I kid you not, I think it's cause I touched everything; maybe it's harder to feel overwhelmed when you know you can touch everything you own.

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