Category: Feng Shui

Compass Directions – South

The South sector of your home represents fame, reputation and respect. It’s connected to the middle daughter in the family and the element of fire. The emblem of the South is lighting and the sun. The number associated with the South is 9. Any shades of red are favourable colours for this part of your home (including, pink, purple, burgundy), and it’s represented by triangular and pointy shapes. The season of summer is connected to the South and in your body it corresponds to your heart and cardiovascular system as well as your eyes.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the South sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the middle daughter in the family as well as your reputation and respect in business, the community or as a person in general. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are working very hard to keep up certain appearances. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the middle daughter by helping her to de-stress and managing how she projects her own image to the world. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your reputation, make sure you act in a way that you are proud of and can own up to.

Clutter in the South sector of your home will create a barrier around your fame, reputation and respect. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to create a good reputation or you are taking action that goes against who you really are (selling out in business or treating people differently than you really would like to, creating turmoil around yourself as a person and your morals). If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start attracting new opportunities into your life and you feel free to be who you are and people will start respecting you in a new way.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that people don’t respect you and your ideas, or that someone is making an effort to drag your reputation in the mud. You may also experience specific health issues related to your heart, cardiovascular system or your eyes. To counteract this you can place a barbecue or open fireplace, or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the South sector of your garden.

Now that you know what it represents, what is the South sector of your home telling you?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the South - the Sun

Emblem of the South – the Sun.

 

Compass Directions – Southeast

The Southeast sector of your home represents abundance and wealth. It’s connected to the eldest daughter in the family and the element of wood. The emblem of the Southeast is Wind and the number associated with the Southeast is 4. Any shades of green are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by tall and rectangular shapes. The season of spring is connected to the Southeast and in your body it corresponds to your liver and gallbladder as well as your thighs and buttocks.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the Southeast sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the eldest daughter in the family as well as your overall abundance and wealth. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are “burning through” your money. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the eldest daughter by helping her to de-stress or by helping her in managing her abundance and wealth. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your abundance and wealth. Watch your thoughts in these areas closely and change them if they are not serving you.

Clutter in the Southeast sector of your home will create a barrier around your abundance and ability to create wealth. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to create abundance and attract wealth. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start attracting new opportunities into your life and you feel more abundant and might even get a pay raise or some new clients or projects in the door.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that it’s hard to think and act abundantly or that wealth creation is not really going your way. You may even experience specific health issues related to your liver, gallbladder or legs. To counteract this you can place a live water feature or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the Southeast sector of your garden.

What is the Southeast sector of your home telling you?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the Southeast – Wind

Emblem of the Southeast – Wind.

 

Compass Directions – East

The East sector of your home represents family relationships and health. It’s connected to the eldest son in the family and the element of wood. The emblem of the East is Thunder and the number associated with the East is 3. Any shades of green are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by tall and rectangular shapes. The season of spring is connected to the East and in your body it corresponds to your liver and gallbladder as well as your feet.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the East sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the eldest son in the family as well as your family relationships and overall health. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the eldest son by helping him to de-stress or by spending more time with him and look after his health. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your health and your relationships with each-other.

Clutter in the East sector of your home will create a barrier around your family relationships and health. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your health situation and having great relationships within the family unit. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you have more energy, time and inspiration to relate to each other and living healthy lives.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience various health issues or fighting/not getting along within the family, or even experience specific health issues related to your liver, gallbladder or feet. To counteract this you can place a live water feature or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the East sector of your garden.

What is the East sector of your home telling you?

 

Feel Good Group - Emblem of the East - Thunder

Emblem of the East – Thunder.

 

Feng Shui Friday – Hello autumn!

It hit me today that I really feel the change and shift that is happening all around me at the moment. The evenings are getting shorter, the nights are colder and nature seems to be winding down. The trees, hedges and bushes in my neighbourhood that were blooming only a few weeks ago are not any more. There are less people at the beach, even though the weather today was stunning. The sun is still warm, and yet, there is something in the air… I think it’s autumn!

So I started thinking about autumn, what it means for me right now, what it has meant for people centuries back in time, and what role it plays in the circle of life. Autumn is the time of year when we wind down, take stock, reap what we’ve sown during the rest of the year. So autumn is about introspection, about slowing down and regrouping after the “full-on-ness” of summer. It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for what we have. It’s a great time to be thankful for everything I love and appreciate in my life.

And I realised that thousands of years ago, the Chinese Feng Shui masters who were studying the way of the world figured out a model to explain what was going on. This was way before we’d head about atoms, quarks, electricity and so on. These old masters studied what they saw around them and constructed a system that we as Feng Shui consultants still use today, thousands of years later. And it is still valid, it works, it makes sense (at least it does to me) and I can get a different understanding on the world I see around me from looking at it through this model.

The model I’m referring to is called “The Five Elements”.

According to Feng Shui there are five elements in nature: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. This model is slightly different from many other classical element models that mainly work with four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Sometimes there is a fifth element mentioned as well, Ether or Void, particularly in ancient Greece, Ayurveda and Native American traditions. Feng Shui doesn’t mention air as a separate element which I find interesting. In the Five Element theory, air is the conduit, the given constant so to speak, and the enabler of movement between the other elements. So it’s there, and it’s not…

The Five Elements in China were seen as ever changing and moving, morphing into one another in a cyclical manner much like the seasons. In fact, the Five Element Theory can be applied to explain seasonal changes.

It amazes me that back then, thousands of years ago, they didn’t have the technology we have now. They didn’t know about nuclear science or going into space. They observed what was around them, and they used that as a way of understanding their world. And that way of looking at the world can still be applied today. Simply by observing nature and actions, reactions, interactions and counteractions these people learned so much.

Maybe some of this knowledge has gone missing today? Most people I meet are so busy living that they forget to stop and look at life. They forget to marvel over a beautiful sunrise, they forget to listen to the birds, they forget to be grateful for the life-giving rain, and most of all, they forget to take the time to listen to themselves.

All “ancient societies” (Greece, Egypt, Native america, China, India etc.) had their own form of element theory. They were all closely linked to nature, to the seasons and the compass directions. These people observed and lived in tune with nature and what they saw. It just worked better that way…

So autumn to me is a great reminder of all of this. Of how amazing the world we live in is, and how much knowledge we have. How many things I have to be grateful for. It’s a time to stop. To look. To appreciate. To take in what is all around me. To breathe and to smile and remember to appreciate nature and all its gifts. To maybe leave technology for a while and go out in the crisp, clean autumn air and just be…

What does autumn mean to you?

 

Feel Good Group - Autumn in Sweden

Autumn in Sweden where I grew up – absolutely beautiful!

 

Feng Shui Friday – A holiday for the soul…

I’m going to India. On Monday. Three more sleeps. I’m so excited!

I can’t wait to connect with the people, the culture, the country. To learn new things. Get a different perspective. And from what I understand, have my mind blown, and then blown, and blown again.

So I’m not going to be around for the next couple of weeks. I’m not one for writing blogs in advance, I always write them just before I post them and they are always relevant in some way to clients I have met, questions I have been asked, or things I have noticed around me.

So there will be no posts in the next couple of weeks. I’m going to completely immerse myself in the experience of India. Just be me, and be there and be present.

I will bring a small Space Clearing kit with me in case I need help to re-focus and cleanse my energy. Just some sage and incense that I can use for a quick cleansing ritual to make sure I’m present and the best me that I can be on this adventure.

And I will tell you all about it when I get back.

Until then: take care, live in harmony and have a great couple of weeks. I know I will.

Happy Feng Shui Friday,
Sara

 

Feel Good Group - Taj Mahal

I will be visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal.

 

Feng Shui Friday – Use the “power position”

In Feng Shui we talk about something called the “power position”. This is a place in a room that gives you control, it lends authority to your presence and you will feel comfortable and safe there. It’s easy to identify this spot in any room if you follow a couple simple guide lines. And then if you make sure you are actually in the “power position” you will feel different about spending time in that space, be more creative, more relaxed and in the flow of things. It’s especially beneficial to work or sleep in this position as you are in control, feeling protected and at peace. Both sleep and work will flow more easily when you do.

So how do you get there?

The “power position” is really quite simple to identify. There are two key aspects that you need to focus on:

  1. Have your back against a solid wall (or the bed head of your bed in case of a bedroom)
  2. Make sure you can see the door clearly from where you are and that you’re not in straight alignment with the door

That’s it! Seems too simple? Well, give it a go and notice the difference it makes!

When you’re going for a job interview for example, often times they are conducted in a meeting room of some sort. If you’re lucky, the person interviewing you will show you to the room, open the door and ask you to step inside. If they do, you want to go for the diagonally far away corner from the door and sit down. This way you are in the “power position” of that room, and this will have an impact on how your potential new employer views you. I promise.

Feel Good Group - Meeting room Power Position

The far corner diagonally across from the door in a meeting room is the “power position”.

 

 

Imagine that you work in an open plan office, and for whatever reason, your team is moving floors. Make sure you get there first and stake a claim on a desk in a “power position” if you can. This can be tricky with open plan, and often these desks or workstations are found at the end of a cluster of desks, up against a wall. If you have to sit with your back to the room, place a small mirror next to your computer screen. That way you can see what is going on behind your back and you will feel a lot more comfortable.

Feel Good Group - Open plan office Power Position

Often the “power position” is at the end of a cluster of desks in an open plan office.

 

 

Make sure you follow these criteria when furnishing your bedroom at home too. Put your bed head against a solid wall, make sure you can see the door to the room when in bed, and notice the difference.

Feel Good Group - Bed Power Position

This bed is in the “power position”.

 

 

You can walk around any room and feel your way to the “power position” if you are uncertain. There will be a spot in that room where things just feel right, where you relax a little and feel more comfortable. That’s where you want to be spending your time.

So get out there, identify your “power positions” at home and at work. Let me know how you go, I’d love to hear about it.

Happy Feng Shui Friday,
Sara

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Why Space Clearing rocks!

Space Clearing, or creating sacred space as some call it, is an awesome tool. It’s a way to get any space back into balance. It’s a way to create a fresh start. It’s a way to let go of what has been and move on. You can say that Space Clearing is a process by which you balance your energetic and physical environment to support you on all levels.

There are many different ways to perform Space Clearing. Some use mainly their hands to stir up and shift energy. Others use sage, fire, salt, incense, essential oils or sprays, tibetan bells, singing bowls… The list of tools that work goes on and on. Then we have various techniques, rituals and ceremonies that you can use. All of them can be highly effective when used correctly.

The important thing when you decide to do a Space Clearing is that you use tools and actions that you like and that resonate with you. Space Clearing is all about connecting in with the energy and shifting it. You also need to be able to energetically protect yourself so that you don’t “pick up” the energy you have just released, but rather can be a guide for it and release it and let it go.

When it comes to what tools and rituals work the best, I’m of the opinion that the person performing the Space Clearing is the most important of them all. If you’re doing it yourself, you need to be in a calm, balanced and connected state of mind. You need to feel strong, confident, grounded and “in the flow”. You will know if you’re in that zone or not! If you have a professional come in and support you with the process, you have to feel really comfortable with them as a person and trust in their abilities.

As I said, Space Clearing is a wonderful tool to be used in many different situations. Whenever you feel stuck in your life or that you have lost the flow, a Space Clearing ceremony can help you get things moving again. I personally like to use Space Clearing when moving into a new home or office, after an illness, on a yearly basis as an “energetic spring clean” and whenever else I feel it’s needed. Particularly when moving in to a new place I find Space Clearing very beneficial. It will help you get rid of any energetic “left overs” from previous occupants and events that have taken place in that space and leave you with a fresh start.

Living in a place that is Space Cleared regularly provides the ability for the body and soul to recharge and heal, contributes to emotional balance and enhances free movement of energy on all levels.

So why is Space Clearing important?

Well, this is what I believe: Everything that ever happens in a building gets recorded in the walls, floor, ceiling, objects and even the people and animals in that space. Whenever there is a repetitive pattern happening (like a couple arguing in the kitchen for example) that energetic vibration gets deeply imprinted and therefore creates more of the same. Sometimes these imprints are so strong in the environment that new residents in a home find that they always argue in the kitchen, whereas before they never did. They have picked up on an energetic imprint from the people living there before them. The best way to break out of a habit like that is to Space Clear and then consciously choose different actions and reactions.

Another really cool ting about Space Clearing is that you can use it as both a cure and an enhancement. So even if you think the energy in your home is awesome, you can still Space Clear with the intention of supporting a new project (for example) and this will lend new, fresh energy to that project and propel you further forward, as you are in energetic alignment.

Space Clearing supports you in getting rid of unwanted energies or feelings in a space, as well as bringing in new, positive energies and emotions that you want to have in your life. It’s a very powerful tool and I feel that what it does is like creating magic!

Next week I’ll be giving you a simple Space Clearing ritual to do at home for general cleansing purposes. In saying that, it’s important to note that clearing clutter is the very fist step to start your Space Clearing. Clutter holds on to energy and keeps you stuck in the past. For the best Space Clearing results I recommend starting with a really good “Spring clean” of your home, so that you and your home is ready to let go of the past and bring in fresh, new energies.

Why not start clearing clutter this week so that you’re ready for the Space Clearing next week? Please share what you’re going to do…

Here’s to awesome energy for everyone!

Happy Feng Shui Friday,
Sara

 

Feel Good Group - Space Clearing Tools

Tibetan singing bowls and Sage, great tools for Space Clearing.

 

Feng Shui Friday – Clean Green

Modern day cleaning products are a major health hazard. Most people don’t realise this. We’re so sold on the belief that germs are bad for us, germs are what make us sick. Did you know, that if your immune system didn’t have to deal with germs on a regular basis, you could fall and scrape your knee and die from that tiny scrape wound? All because your immune system hasn’t been exercised properly by dealing with some germs now and then!

Any conventional cleaning products that you use to kill the germs in your home will contain toxic substances and they leave a film of very unhealthy chemicals on the surface where you use them. In my opinion, these chemicals are even worse for your health and wellbeing than the germs you were getting rid of to begin with!

Imagine you’re using Pino Cleen to wipe down your kitchen bench. Next thing you make your kids’ lunch sandwiches on that same surface you just wiped. Guess where the chemicals from the Pino Cleen end up? Yup, that’s right, in the sandwich. So commercial cleaning products really make no sense, at least not to me.

Add to that the fact that cleaning products are not governed by any regulatory body at all, and manufacturers do not need to disclose their contents (Benis 2009). This means that by using conventional cleaning products at home you can be spreading an unknown number of health hazardous chemicals in your indoor environment, and you don’t even know what they are or what effect they may have on you. If you don’t know what’s in each separate product, there is no way of telling the compounded effect of these products used in your home. You could be mixing up a cocktail of unhealthiness in the effort of “cleaning”.

One of the most common house hold cleaners used in Australia today is bleach. According to Bijlsma (2010) bleach gives off toxic fumes which irritate the eyes, lungs, nose, throat and skin and may even cause burns and death. She continues to explain that when mixed with acidic cleaning products bleach may form chloramine gas which is lethal. I would recommend everyone to avoid using bleach at all costs due to this.

And it doesn’t stop there. As I mentioned, most (if not all) conventional cleaning products contain toxic substances. Some of these substances can leach through the container in which the product is stored and contaminate the indoor air, even if the container is stored in a cupboard (Benis 2009). So you don’t even have to actively use these products for them to be able to get into your indoor air and pollute your home environment. You only need to have them in a cupboard.

So what can you do? Luckily, there are some great, healthy and environmentally friendly alternatives to use for cleaning your home. The below is all I use in my home, and it works a treat. It’s sparkling clean, smells fresh (not that chemical smell from the perfumes in the conventional stuff) and healthy!

1. Microfiber cloths
Use damp for dusting. Keep separate ones for toilet and kitchen. Rinse in hot water after every use.

2. White vinegar
For decalcification and cleaning of toilet bowl. Mix with Baking Soda for cleaning of drains, add to hot water to clean hard floors. Can also be used as rinse aid in your dishwasher. Ensure you only use naturally fermented white vinegar as cheap imitation vinegar made from acetic acid is not effective. White vinegar will also kill mould.

3. Baking Soda or Bicarbonate of Soda
For stains, to clean toilet bowl, to shine up appliances.

4. Borax
Use for carpet cleaning, to make your own dishwashing powder, with hot water to clean hard floors.

5. Eucalyptus oil
Smells great and is a disinfectant and antiseptic too. Great for cleaning the bathroom and hard floor surfaces.

So there you have it. No need to use those nasty chemicals in your home any more. There are alternatives that are better for you, your family and the environment.

Please feel free to share what you use to clean green at home. I’d love to know!

Happy Feng Shui Friday,
Sara

 

Feel Good Group - Clean Green!

Avoid commercial cleaning products and instead – Clean Green!

Sources:
Benis, K. 2009, Air Pollution – Cleaning Products, (DVD), Australian College of Environmental Studies, Melbourne. 
Bijlsma, N. 2010, Healthy Home Healthy Family, Joshua Books, Buddina Australia

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – 7 Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

I’ve come across quite a few people lately who have problems sleeping. A good night’s sleep is very important for your body as this is the time for healing and regeneration. Not only is it important for your brain and your general wellbeing. Sleep is vital to all your cells and organs so that they get to do what they need to do. They need to have time to “clean up” after the day that you have had and get your body ready and in shape for the next day.

If you are not sleeping, not only are you waking up tired, you are also not allowing your body to go through all these processes that it needs to function at its best. The easiest to spot result of bad sleep, too little sleep or interrupted sleep is of course tiredness. There are other “side effects” of too little sleep as well, such as loss of concentration, memory loss, stress, and in the long run – illness. You can become sick due to the lack of sleep.

Using Feng Shui principles in your bedroom can help eliminate some of the most common reasons for insomnia or “bad sleep”. If you at least create a supportive environment to begin with, you’re much more likely to get a good night’s sleep then not. There are of course mental and psychological reasons for lack of sleep as well. Sometimes you can have a shift in these by changing your environment, and sometimes more help is needed. The below gives you a starting point to look at.

1. Room temperature
This is a pretty obvious one really. If your room is too hot or too cold, you won’t sleep well. In summer, try opening your windows, put a quiet fan in your bedroom or put the aircon on if you have one. In winter, use warm blankets, a hot water bottle or crank up the radiators if you have them. Do what you can to create a temperature in your bedroom that is pleasing to you.

2. Mirrors
Mirrors in the bedroom are not recommended in Feng Shui. I have had several clients telling me that they sleep like babies after doing nothing more than covering up the mirrors in their bedroom. Why is that? According to ancient Feng Shui your soul leaves the body when you go to sleep and if it sees itself in a mirror can get scared and therefore disturb your sleep. My more modern take on it is that we have a part of our brain that many like to refer to as the “animal or reptile brain”. This part never sleeps as it is in charge of our survival. It constantly keeps track of your surroundings and is not “clever” enough to distinguish between live movement from something coming at you, or the movement of you in a mirror while in bed.

Banish mirrors from your bedroom, or cover them up at night so that you cannot see yourself in one while lying in bed.

3. Clutter
Keep your bedroom free of clutter at all costs. Clutter draws on your attention and if you try to sleep in a room filled with stuff, there just is no peace. We have some form of energetic attachment to everything we own. Even if we’re not consciously aware of all our stuff, we’re connected to it and some part of us is keeping track of it. Clutter weighs on your mind and it creates stale, stagnant and at the same time stressful energy wherever it is found. Clutter in the bedroom is a big reason that many don’t sleep well. And no, you cannot hide the stuff under the bed or in the closet!

4. “Busy work”
Don’t keep your work computer or laptop in the bedroom over night. Don’t charge your mobile phone next to your bed. Don’t leave a pile of work related documents on your bedside table. I even don’t recommend having bookshelves in the bedroom as books have an active energy about them as they all tell a story of some sort. Keep any form of “busy work” out of the bedroom as this type of active energy is not beneficial for a good night’s sleep.

5. Restful colours
I recommend that you use colours that you find peaceful and restful in the bedroom. Often times different shades of blue and green work well for a bedroom, as well as beiges and browns. Stay away from bright red as this is a very active colour and most often it has an energy heightening effect on the room it’s in.

6. Bed placement
Place your bed with the bed head up against a solid wall where you can see the door to the room, if at all possible. If you don’t have a solid wall, a window will do, as long as you have thick curtains or drapes covering the window at night. Don’t place the bed head against a wall shared with a bathroom as this has a draining effect on your body. Make sure you are not sleeping on the other side of the wall from your meter box as this radiates a strong electro magnetic field that is very unhealthy for your body. Don’t lie with your feet in direct alignment with the door to the room. And if you have to put your bed in that position, close the door at night.

7. Atmosphere
Make sure you feel at peace and relaxed when in your bedroom. Make the room all about sleeping and nothing else if you can. Have only a few ornaments and pictures in here that represent peacefulness, happiness and rest to you. Furnish and decorate the room so that it feels like a sanctuary to you.

These are the most important things that spring to mind. How you feel when entering your bedroom will tell you a lot about the quality of sleep you might get in there. Take some time, sit on your bed and “listen in” to the room. Does it feel quiet? Peaceful? Maybe even a little dark? In that case, my guess is you will sleep well in this room.

If the room feels noisy, stressful and too light, chances are it’s got a too active type of energy for a good night’s sleep. Looking at the 7 steps above might help you change that. If I were to recommend you to start with only one thing, it would be to cover up any mirrors you have in your bedroom. That alone has helped many of my clients to get a good night’s sleep.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your bedroom and how to make the most of it. I’d love to help as I know how important a good night’s sleep really is.

Feel free to share any changes you will make to your bedroom after reading this. You might inspire and help someone else!

Good night!
Sara

 

Feel Good Group - Bedroom Collage

A collage of peaceful, restful bedrooms.

 

22/12/2012 – The World did not end yesterday… or did it?

2012 has been a big year with lots of challenges from a Feng Shui perspective. The different elements according to Chinese astrology has not been in harmony this year and there has been a lot of change happening in the world. There are other theories, such as the Mayan calendar, setting 21 December 2012 as an important date in the history of the Earth. Some say we moved into a new galactic era yesterday. Others say the ascension of human kind sped up. Some were expecting the Earth to actually cease existing. Others again claim that yesterday was just another day.

You can believe what you want around all of that.

Me, personally, I hope the world did end yesterday. The world that I see around me has got to change. I know it, I can feel it, we are bigger than this. This is not how we want it to be. We don’t want kids to die of obesity in their teens because they have no real food to eat. We don’t want other kids to die of famine because they have no food at all to eat. We don’t want our oceans to be so polluted that species after species die. We don’t want the last of the tigers in the wild to be extinct. We don’t want war. I really don’t think that that’s what we want. And still, this is where we’ve been. Hopefully up until yesterday.

What if yesterday was the end of the world? What if 21 December 2012 was the day when we turned a corner? When we woke up to ourselves and what we’re doing? What would that be like? What if today was the day we started with a clean slate?

I’ve been thinking that what matters now is this: we’re still here! And in my opinion we have an obligation to live our lives to the fullest. That’s nothing new really, that was the case before 21/12/2012 as well. What if now something has magically changed though, and all of that which you didn’t believe you could have before, now you know you can? What would you do? What would you dream and hope for? What would you create?

I believe that’s why we are all here anyway. To live our dreams. To experience, explore and expand. To learn, to grow, to keep looking and to have fun. To live the life of our dreams. To have a life bigger, better and more fantastic than we dared dream of at one stage or another. To continue our journey, being curious. To grow, to expand and to do good for the world and everyone living in it, including plants and animals.

We have a chance to make a difference, in a good way. To make sure that the world is a better place because we were in it. To do something lovely for others, and to do something that matters to us.

Go out there, live your dream, be the best you that you can be. Think big, dream bigger and expect miracles to happen.

My dream is a world where we look after each other. Where we love, honour and respect other human beings, as well as the animals, the plants and the Earth. We have an opportunity now to chose differently. To look at yesterday as a line in the sand. A line that we will never go back across again. A line that defines new values on Earth, new ways of looking at things. A world where we care. A world where we work together to set things right. To grow and eat healthy food. To clean up our waters. To save endangered animals and plants and to make sure this magnificent planet we can call home keeps on living and breathing.

I hope the world ended yesterday. I hope the world where greed, anger and separation ruled is no more. Dead, disappeared, gone – never to be heard form again. And I hope that we are born again. With new values, with new ways of looking at ourselves and our planet and that we strive to find a way to live together in harmony with all that is.

With love,
Sara

 

Feel Good Group - Line in sand

I hope we drew a line in the sand yesterday…