Green is where the Heart Is for March 28th, 2018

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:10

“Move out of your comfort zone.  You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~Brian Tracy

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Week 4 we shall explore one of the most coveted areas of the bagua – the WEALTH area.  You would think that everyone wants to enjoy the freedom of financial security but many (most?) people are afraid of having money because with money comes power and whose power is it?  It is YOUR power. In pyramid feng shui, the Wealth area is also considered the SELF EMPOWERMENT area.  Really, what is money but just an exchange of energy, your energy.
As you stand in the doorway of your bedroom, place the tic-tac-toe grid on the floorplan of your room and point your left hand to the area in the far left hand corner.  This is your WEALTH corner.  What do you have in that area?  Is the area open or cluttered?  Twenty-some years ago when I began studying feng shui we were raising four kids, had a time-consuming business and were trying hard to make ends meet.  The first time I looked at the WEALTH area of our bedroom, I saw my comfortable red wing chair and a grocery bag to the side, a depository of bills. I would occasionally sit in my chair and open and release the reminder of debt necessary to maintain our daily household needs.  The bills eventually got paid but the stress of making the due dates overshadowed my limited self-esteem.  I knew that money issues were a deep-rooted quandary and I was willing to do what ever it would take to overcome these issues in my life. 
I spent time evaluating my relationship with money and discovered some very interesting hiccups.  My mother’s relationship with money and my father’s relationship with money were passed on to me like chromosomes in my DNA. Being born at the turn of the century, living through the Great Depression, two world wars and a time before women had the right to even get a loan without their husband’s signature, my parents’ relationship with money was stymied.  My mother, being an only child, grew up with more benefits than most of her friends who had to share with siblings.  She took violin lessons and had the latest clothes.  After graduation from high school she attended a school which taught her accounting and bookkeeping.  She always felt she wanted to be self-sufficient and that was a good thing because the day would come when my parents divorced and she became a single parent (with a good job in the payroll department of Ford Motor Company.)  Unfortunately, at that time, women were not allowed to hold high positions and time after time she would train the man who came in to become her new boss. 
My father had a speech impediment when he was young and he painstakingly practiced in front of the mirror to eventually overcome it.  He excelled in everything he tried, basketball, football, golf, bowling, music, entrepreneurship, you name it. His goal was to drive a Cadillac and he always did.  He also knew that getting an education would give him firm roots and that little boy who overcame a stutter obtained his Master’s and went on to do great work.  Money was the symbol for his self-empowerment. 
How did your parents view money? What is your relationship with money?  What if I told you it is OK to have money?  Penny pinching and pound foolish exert a lot of energy. Would you feel uncomfortable if you had an abundance of wealth? What are the beliefs that are holding you back? Are you a generous tipper?  Are you ready to come into your rightful power? If you are feeling awkward even discussing your relationship with money, it may be time to acknowledge your power.  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, 30 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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