This 2020 Photo Series by Ruby, is an idea that came to mind, as a solution to the show that is this year. A look at everyday moments, hoping to catch that moment of colour. To share it. To speak to each of us. To call up a vibration of kindness. A moment of saturation to rain through your vision. To heal. Despite what our ego would have us believe, we all have things that can heal. These photos titled Seeking Colour, is an effort in helping us to restore.
Colour raises our souls and is a warm welcome home, like the flowers, both literally and figuratively. Photographed on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It’s part of my balance to a lot of other very important images right now. Nigeria, New York, Melbourne and Beirut, to name a few.
In the last couple of weeks, I started to ‘Seek Colour’ as a reminder that the world has a myriad of things that are possible. For me the most beautiful of these is nature, wild. I was able to watch the birds in my neighbourhood, flash with bright primary splashes in the morning and by the afternoon, I wanted to soak my eyes with colour to recover, to remember, to care.
As the end of 2020 has a couple of retrogrades happening here are some good ideas to realize the opportunity to review what you have been working on with projects and goals, utilising time to ask: Is there new data? Does any tweaking need to happen? Is your goal the same? Where am I including time to restore myself?
As you slow down into the retrogrades, feelings can include fatigue, indifference, cravings, irritability and lack of appetite. In support of addressing these feelings to maintain a positive emotional and mental perspective, remember to keep exercise scheduled regularly, to drink water, to stretch out of long held postures; for example sitting at your desk working on the computer, opening up the front of the body if you drive a vehicle for a living, or laying on the floor with hips even and placing legs up and over the couch to invert, if you work on your feet. All of these are simple additions into your day beginning or end that help to reset the body, keep the mind open and the heart light.
To compose energy on the go, breath exercises are great, portable and easy to adapt to available time. Key tip, a full round is one full deep breath in, a pause, a slow complete breath out, and another pause. Repeat a full cycle on its own if time is short and for a few full rounds if you have more available.
It is recommended within the last few months of 2020, not to push. Utilise rhythm to have some ease and flow to any aspect of tweaking, critical assessment of data and viewing goals. We really step into function over form in this section of the year. It’s got to work before we address how it looks.
In our pursuit of goals, from hitting targets to finding a new gig, gratitude frames real information, grounds us and serves in all aspects of a retrograde. As we bring together a calm, clear focus we are able to build the path ahead. Retrogrades help us to step forward with clarity, free of excess stagnant energy and with gratitude.
888 Activities that support a healthy you at any time in retrogrades:
Leave some open spaces in the room/office/reception/kitchen.
Add colour. Auspicious colours in 2020 are blue and green. Less of yellow and brown tones till February 2021.
Clear labels in storage areas. Keep it tidy.
As we always recommend at 888, eat seasonally and as fresh as you’re able. The better you eat, the clearer your body functions. Being in a position to properly code your food as fuel can reduce cravings, support proper rest and aids mental agility. Our expression from ourselves and in our spaces, creates a vitality that reassures and makes life worth living.
I wanted to remind you today of magic, play and power. My day has been full of tech issues leading me to feel stagnant, like I’m taking steps backwards. I meditated and was reminded of how quiet helps. As well as even when its challenging, it is the very time to remember these aspects of our essence and that no matter what is going on for you today, tomorrow, next week these are essential to our well being.
The crow is an exceptional bird, highly perceptive they use tools, are fast learning, able to construct, solve problems and are adaptable. As well as recognising the importance of play. Magic can reinvigorate us, reconnect us and ground. Earthing our souls in the physical plane is crucial for clarity, building trust and remaining open in our agency of self. All supporting decision making and manifesting. Magic can help us step into the new, the unknown, carrying our faith, even if only in ourselves, into the future.
Beautiful dolphin, brings to us a sense of community, communication and playfulness. Giving our essence space to play aids our ability to be willing to engage. Enhancing solving problems while increasing creativity. Playfulness can allow us to try new things, to be in a learner mindset. Willingness aids us to have an open portal into our purpose.
Bee, our guide for pollinating our purpose with personal power. When we combine power with magical play, we are potent and fruitful. By utilising our essential unique approach, achieving our goals taps into a deep strength that is cosmically connected.
Finding our path forward, despite how we feel and doubt, is always served when we include magic, play and power. Step out of the immediate desire or call to have a fearful reaction. Create a space to play with your power and magic. Find your way to manifesting.
In our 888 Meditation Moment this week, it is wise to consider, how major shifts can create a new foundation for how we behave and who we like to hang out with, even how we hang out.
This mantra centres within us, for a love base around how we treat ourselves, how we speak to ourselves and by extension to others. Meditation is wonderful for restoring our energies as well as giving us access to our portable safe spaces. This is a valuable tool. It supports all levels of our bodies, our outlook, our embodiment of life. For me its vital to keep my soul acknowledged for me to hear my calling to endeavour to embody life. For this mantra, crystals in hand can include, clear quartz, kyanite, sodalite, turquoise and lapis. This weekend is a good time to ground crystals like hematite, tourmaline, jet, smoky quartz, lepidolite and emerald. If you’re looking to add an essential oil these are good suggestions, considering aspects of new thoughts, courage and being pro active; jasmine, galbanum, cedar wood, chamomile or lemongrass.
Enjoy giving yourself some support, no matter how the week has been. Safe Passage.
Feng Shui is great for rental properties as it adapts to each site and the specifics of what is at play in how the space looks, feels and gives. Whether its for an owner of the property looking to renovate internally or in the landscaping around a house, Feng Shui can add to several aspects that benefit. Today however, we are going to look at an example for tenants.
This study is for a kitchen, looking to improve aspects of skills and knowledge. If your working from home, have students in the house or are working at learning a new skill these are included in what we are looking to support in this quick study.
Strong feelings of pride, lose of appetite and drive were noticed in the occupants. Learning had taken on aspects of drudgery and derision and nourishment issues had also increased. Students were in the house, as were adults looking to increase their skill sets for professional reasons. Use of the kitchen was steadily declining. This is considered the heart of the house. A slowing pulse is not the best energy for us here.
Keeping in sync with colour tones for this room and the connecting spaces, as well as beneficial for the current year, age of the house and outcomes, orange was the colour for change in a positive direction. As this is a rental property, we kept in mind that remedies needed to be removable and cost effective.
Integrating an orange border into the corner, facilitating a balance for yang energy, to revitalise this room and its use within the house. An extension to the remedy was added the following day.
Noticing the kitchen had been used overnight, was our first visible shift from working remedies, as cooking had been on a rapid decline. The second line of orange raises the eye up, facilitating ‘looking up’, supporting a positive mindset and lifting the emotional response on walking into the space. Following were improvements in focus, appetite and self awareness. A steady increase in academic results and a willingness to self assess were also mentioned in relation to the house and this room specifically. On the outside wall, hanging decorative fish were removed as they were the incorrect element for this area of the yard, adding to discordant energy before remedies.
This is a small remedy creating lasting and steadily improving results for all occupants in this rental property. As skills and knowledge developed, finances also improved, promotions were achieved and sharing of responsibilities became more balanced. Overall, a lifting of habitual discrediting of valid information created space for focus to be restored, aiding tenants to grow as well as gain.
Feng Shui, aiding us in thriving.
Looking for a Feng Shui consult? Get in touch with 888.