Weeding Out the
Weeds in Our Lives
By: Janet L. Hall
As I was weeding
the pathway to my front door I started to reflect on the
past months events in my life and two of my clients.
I started laughing
as I realized we three had a common bond in July ... more
about them in a minute.
In my working
spaces I weeded out books, tapes and CD's that no longer
served me. I weeded through my paper files, computer files,
and emails, purging, and deleting what was no longer needed.
I transferred all my pictures and videos off my main
computer onto an external terabyte hard drive.
Then I started
weeding out the bathroom and kitchen drawers and shelves.
With a feeling of
"new ground" and more space in my office and home I looked
to my yard - more spaces to weed; the pathway, the flower
beds, the vegetable garden, and even some potted plants!
To me pulling
weeds is uplifting, as well as calming, although I don't
want to do it everyday. Pulling weeds also gives me time to
think, day dream, and even plan. It's my alone time with my
thoughts and nature.
Okay so back to
the two clients ...
One client I'm in
the process of organizing and Feng Shuing her whole house,
room-by-room; weeding, purging, recycling, dumping,
donating, selling and deleting.
I looked to her
yard and mentioned she really needed to have her pool area
and entrance way weeded and mulched so I called in my
reinforcements for yard help.
Within four days
her entrance way and pool area were transformed into beauty.
Inside, her home
was feeling more like a home. The children were thrilled
when they saw the changes we had made: a living room that
was now "really" a living room. A space where they could
relax together and invite their friends over for a movie or
a dip in the pool.
A formal dining
room turned into a gathering space where the client can now
entertain and entertain she has.
She called the
other day to tell me how everyone that visits loves the new
look and feel of the place.
My second client,
well I've been weeding out her home over the past year and a
half ... two dumpsters and 669 lbs. of paper ... yes I
weighed the bags of paper!
she too was ready to tackle the outside; overgrown and
neglected flower beds. Out with the weeds!
And as a bonus,
she and her husband have both lost weight, just like I have!
All that weeding
can change your life. All that weeding will change the
energies of your spaces.
Sure it might be
emotional, it might be back breaking, it surely will take
some time, however when all is said and done your life will
finally be weed free.
What weeds do you
need to tend to?
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
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