Franca Giuliani - Many times a client will call me for a consultation because they feel stuck. They may be uncertain as to what to do next, or they just may not have any sense of motivation. And in most cases, it's very obvious to “see” this “feeling” in their home space. Whatever is happening within us usually shows up in our environment one way or another. We just may not see it.
As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of another, this is a good time to address our "stuckness." Yes, we may be very busy now with the holidays, so we may be distracted as to what's really going on with us. Mark my words, however; once the last gift has been opened, once the last bite has been taken at the last holiday meal, if you have stuckness now, you'll still have stuckness when the last jingle bell sound fades away.
So before you even think about your New Year’s resolutions, I encourage you toacknowledge your existing situation. You may not understand it. You maybe not know exactly what's wrong or what to do about it. That’s okay. Just acknowledge how you feel. Then, cast positive words into your future. Again, don’t even think about how you're going to make it better. Just try to realize something that isn’t working for you anymore, and think of positive affirmations. For instance, if you worry too much, you may want to affirm, “I worry no more. I graciously accept the challenge.” Another example: “I'm bored. I shall not be bored anymore.” This just helps you acknowledge something that maybe you've not been addressing. Before you can start making changes, you first need to see that a change is necessary. Then you can start working on what to do about it.
May I make another suggestion? A new moon will occur on Thursday, December 13, and it's the last one for 2012. Whenever there's a new moon, it's always a good time to start something new. This is the perfect time to acknowledge what you choose to acknowledge. Write it down. Place it somewhere where you won't forget where it is, so you'll remember to address it.
Your Feng Shui Homework
From a design perspective, keep these points in mind:
- Get rid of any furniture that you've been meaning to get rid of.
- Definitely fix or replace anything that's broken.
- If renovating or redesigning your home, really think about what you want. Don’t hold back. If you want to turn your kitchen into a Tuscany country house, do it.
- If you are buying that new bedspread and really want to get something with a splash, go for it.
These are just a few examples that can help you start getting unstuck, as well as prevent you from getting stuck in the first place. Remember to always fill your space with things that inspire you.
I wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season.
Franca Giuliani is an environmental advisor, integrated feng shui consultant, and energy clearer whose inquisitive nature has led her down the path of the metaphysical world and related topics. Now Franca uses her expansive knowledge and experience to help individuals get their bearings and think differently about themselves and their space, enabling them to better plan for the future.
She collectively uses a number of modalities to help people become aware of their environment, acknowledge it, and then help them begin to reach a better balance. Becoming aware of one’s environment and understanding why things are happening is the foundation to a possible transformation of life.
Franca has studied feng shui, energy clearing, and astrology for over nine years and continues to study under world-renowned instructors. A graduate of the Feng Shui Alliance School formerly in Edgewater, NJ, she holds a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a certificate from NYU. Additionally, Franca studied in Antwerp, Belgium and graduated from a Feng Shui Society of the United Kingdom accredited program.
Franca practices and teaches courses on relevant topics. She's consulted and lectured within the New York metro area, as well as in Italy. Italy has been Franca’s second home since childhood. She considers herself an Italian aficionado and organizes tours throughout Italy where she can share her knowledge and passion for this amazing country.