We have learned through our experiences that taking on a large remodeling project can be overwhelming and you need to plan carefully and stay to a short or long term schedule just to keep your sanity and avoid feeling stuck in a hole or a money pit. It’s not for everyone, and we have learned through trial and error that there are some tasks that we just can’t do and some that we enjoy and do well. But when we complete a segment of our remodeling plan we feel free, relieved, proud and happy. We want to keep going on to the next phase. We can feel the energy or chi moving with us.
In the practice of Feng Shui, it is considered important to not have lingering incomplete projects or things that are forever broken within your space. This not only applies to remodeling projects, but anything in your life such as a work related project, a diet that isn’t successful, unpaid bills, a leaky faucet, or a door knob that keeps falling off. You will never make room for new energy to enter your life if you are cluttered with old energy that is stagnant or energy that is broken and can’t go anywhere. Broken items can also support an impression of a lack of wealth and abundance in your life.
In our house, we have taken care of important functional issues that needed attention right away such as a new roof, furnace, fixtures, appliances, a damaged fireplace and dry rot. Now we can focus on projects that will enhance the flow of the house and its overall feeling of balance. This is the fun part because we are looking at each space and identifying areas that need to feel better and planning changes accordingly. Our first significant endeavor is the finished basement which has choppy rooms and is very dark. We’ve started tearing down a few walls to improve flow and are working on new colors and flooring options. The basement has very significant Feng Shui issues to deal with and I will address those, along with our progress in my next blog.
So identify something that you need to get finished in your house or in your personal life, and concentrate on getting it done. Then look at how you feel with the accomplishment. If it is impossible to get it done, give it up, find an alternative, or delegate it. I trust that you will start to feel your energy moving.
But before I focus on the basement, I need to finish painting the trim around the new sliding door in the kitchen! That would be good Feng Shui.