Green is where the Heart Is for September 14th, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 14 September 2016 04:00

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ~Eckhart Tolle

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

My 45th high school class reunion was last weekend. A trip to Canton, Ohio was not in the cards since I was busy closing the store with Chris and preparing for the move to my new studio. Although I missed it, pictures were quickly posted on Facebook and it reminded me of an experience I had several years ago.  I was watching a movie and had been told that one of our classmates who had left for Hollywood after graduation, had landed a part in this flick.  It was pretty entertaining and the role he played was of a young man in trouble and very believable.  As I watched for the credits, I was confused because his name was not mentioned in that role.  However, his name was mentioned in the role of the father, the older gentleman, balding, pudgy and not at all how I remembered him. I realized that my memory of him remained in the past.  Without a current connection, he will forever in my mind be an 18 year-old.  
Since that graduation day I have had my ups and my downs.  Life has been similar to a Charles Dickens novel experiencing both the best of times and the worst of times. We have been extremely blessed but it has not been without life’s challenges.  Randy and I both have adventurous spirits and although I thought I was supposed to be traditional, mostly we chose the road less traveled.  
My desire or purpose in life revolves around becoming more conscious, more aware, to live life with a heightened sense of peace from within.  I want to live a life full of gratitude and appreciate the simple things.  
I want to put away my ‘monkey mind chatter’ and take time to admire the beauty on our island.  Sometimes I realize it has been days or maybe weeks since I have taken 5 minutes to put my toe in the ocean.  That’s pathetic considering the paradise we live in.   
Change is often nerve-racking.  The neuro pathways in our brains keep us on familiar paths, habitually repeating activities similar to how we did it yesterday.  
Fortunately, neuroplasticity allows us to create new roadways.  When intentional, change can be exhilarating.  Feng shui teaches us the wonder of change everyday.  
As the wind blows, the water sways. We change the furniture placement in the room to change the movement of the person, breaking old habits and creating new pathways.    
I should start preparing for meeting my classmates at the next reunion.  
You know what I mean; lose weight, firm up the skin, whiten the teeth. Regardless, I will brag about one thing.  I can still wear the same earrings I wore in high school. 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 the Carolina Beach Furniture building 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 FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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