Shifting the Energy of Your Outdoors
by: Janet L. Hall
Towards the end of April my husband and I anticipate the arrival
of "our" hummingbirds migrating back from the south. We watch
with excitement as our red azalea bush by our front door starts
to bloom, which calls out to us, "Get ready, the hummingbirds
are coming!" We scurry around, re-cleaning their feeders,
preparing their much needed "energy juice", and start hanging
their feeders, one of which is stationed outside my office window
by which my desk sits.
The energies of our place is starting to "shift" as trees and flowers
begin to grow and bloom; as the four b's: birds, bees, butterflies
and bunnies start to appear in abundance around the yard.
The energies in me and my work start to "shift" as I become
more "awake" with the arrival of spring, as it might for you also.
Regardless of whether you are at home, in your office or you're
the CEO of a large corporation, I'd like to ask you to do
something - a favor of sorts for yourself - it could be the most
important thing you've done in a long time for yourself, your
home or your business.
If possible stop what you are doing after you read this through
and grab a pad of paper and pen/pencil and step outside. Now
just stand there at the doorway and take three deep breaths,
stretch your arms up to the sky and down to the earth and now
really open up your eyes and take a look around.
Do you see anything in your outdoor environment that needs
changed or your attention? From adding a sitting area, to
cleaning up the gardens, to adding bird feeders to draw in free,
live "entertainment" - - what do you; what can you; what will you
add, move, remove, clean, fix or paint in your outdoor
environment to improve the energy of your place?
Take your time and walk around the whole building and grounds
and write it all down ... remember, you don't need to do it all
now ... you are just making a list. Let me share mine for directly
outside my office area:
Clean outdoor table/chairs - move to other side of building
Discard used molding
Spray wash under eves to remove old spider/bee sacs, webs
Check bush-birds might have "killed" it-if dead, remove bush
and place a wooden or metal pole to hold bird feeders
Plant some flowers
Look into adding a water feature I can see from my office
Once your list is completed (get a copy of my Spring Outdoor
Energy Moving List at
the next thing to do is prioritize which items can be addressed
now, which you'll need help with, or which you'll need to save or
plan more for. Once you start the actual work (adding, moving,
removing, fixing, painting, and cleaning) you will soon discover
and feel the "shift" of the energy around your place, creating a
positive and welcoming environment for not only yourself, as well
as for others and wildlife. This is what it's all about ... connecting
Now, go back inside and stop ... until next time.
Janet is a Professional Organizer - Certified,
Certified Pyramid Feng Shui Practitioner, Speaker, and Author
and can help you regain control of your life, your time, your
stuff, and your environment. FREE newsletter, OverHall IT! at
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