Promise of Spring

04/10/2012 FengShuiTips

Spring is in the air pretty much everywhere in the United States thanks to warmer than usual weather patterns.  New growth on plants and trees is emerging early and they are thirsty for water during this period of rapid development.  In Chinese Five Element theory of Feng Shui,  spring is associated with the wood (tree) element, growth, expansion and new beginnings.  Longer days and warmer weather coax us out of closed buildings and retrospective ideas.  Like the blooms and sprouts all around us, we are more receptive to fresh and innovative thoughts in spring.  But what to do if you feel stuck?

For inspiration, try bringing nature indoors by opening windows and doors whenever possible.  Place young plants in your home or business where you will see them every day.  They are working hard establishing roots and branches that will serve them well the rest of the year, so tend them carefully as you set your own personal goals.  In your décor, be sure to include images that represent spring rain, flowers, early morning and potential.  Since spring brings forward motion, not retreat, visualize where you want to be when winter calls again and plant the seeds now that you will need to succeed.  Spring is a great time to feed your mind with new ideas, your spirit with optimism and your body with fluidity and motion.

Wishing you good ch’i,

Diane Gallin, CFSC