Green is where the Heart Is for December 28th, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 28 December 2016 05:00

“Being dull and boring is far more tragic than being tacky.” ~Thom Filicia

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

The building process has begun on our new house.  Local builder and charter boat captain Tommy Sayre, will be leading the construction team and after meeting with him for the preliminary sessions, Randy and I could not be happier.  His gentle manner and willingness to go with my ‘out there’ ideas, creates an energy pattern of compassion, creativity and inward strength.  
The new moon in November found me on the lot preparing the ground with a ceremony of love and light.  Chris Higgins had gifted me 10 amethyst crystals for my home. The footer had been dug and I ceremoniously placed each amethyst in the appropriate area of the foundation according to the ancient ‘implied meaning of space’ known as the bagua.  Amethyst crystals are a calming stone connecting physical, emotional, and spiritual planes.  Inherently they promote calm, peace and balance and are beneficial for prosperity and abundance.  This protective element also promotes happiness, contentment, and a sense of safety.  
I tuned my hand hammered singing bowl purchased last year from the Tibetan Monks at the Episcopal Church in Key West, Florida.  This tool can really sing.  As I meditatively walked the perimeter of the lot, the reverberation was clear until I reached the southwest quadrant.  It then became dull and almost non-existent, a sure sign of stagnant ‘chi.’  Later in the day as they were pouring the footer cementing my stones beneath the home, I mentioned it to Tom.  His reflection questioned whether it could have been due to the huge pile of earth in this area, a mound filled with insects and worms, being used as a freshly laid banquet for the local birds.  I appreciated Tom’s thoughts.  There is always a reasonable and simple explanation for the oddity. Sounded good to me.  
We are documenting the building process from ground to livable space.  It is the week between Christmas and New Year’s and they are about ready to pour the raised slab.  Inside this concrete, the plumbing and electrical for the first floor will be laid.  Choosing the jetted tub and how it will be installed and drained was urgent.  The Mirabelle Boca Raton model will fit nicely in our ‘wet room.’  
We discussed the slope of the floor for drainage. Even though we are projecting June as a target  move in date, last night I placed furniture templates on the floor plan in the living room area to determine where the floor plugs should be installed.  We have not chosen the exact furniture but I have a pretty good idea of size and shape.  Custom furniture should be ordered 10-12 weeks out for delivery at move in.  Randy wants a sectional in this area so we can both share the sofa when binging on our favorite Netfilx series.  
I love the building process.  We are birthing a baby incorporating old and new, simple and complex, sentimental and novelty.  One thing I strive for is that this home will be our own style.  It may bear a similarity to others so as not to be ostracized by the neighbors but it will also exude its own definite personality.  It will be the manifestation of our dreams.
If you want to avoid dull and boring, please call me to help YOU create your dream home.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success. To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.

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