In feng shui, the springtime holds the energy of ripening chi. There are rituals and activities that are suited for the spring season. The energy of the sun begins growing stronger, the days become longer, and the earth shows its growing energy in blooming flowers, trees blossoming with bright green leaves, and nature coming alive again.
Look at these suggestions for creating new growth energy and working with the growing and ripening chi of springtime.
Do you have room to grow?
Over time, potted plants can become too large for their pots and may become root-bound. If they’re not transplanted to a new pot or trimmed down, they won’t continue to flourish and grow, but will instead begin a decline in energy.
The same is true for you.
Where are you cramped in your life and home?
Maybe your home is simply too small, and you may need a larger space. Or, perhaps, you have a closet that’s overstuffed and you can’t find anything.
Look at where you feel cramped or confined, and find ways to open up space in your home so that you can find new space to grow in your life.
Consider moving if your home is simply too small or not suited for you. Look, too, at where those cramped areas are in your home and how they may show up in your life.
For instance, a tight closet in the north career corner may point to a job that’s taken you as far as it can, or that a messy, cramped home office in the southwest love corner may point to a neglected love life.
Find ways to create space in your home to create growth in your life.
Moon bathe your crystals.
When the moon is full, place your crystals outside or on a windowsill to bathe in the glow of the moonlight. It’s also helpful for any gemstones that you wear to place them under the light of the full moon.
Add your intention as your purge, clean, or refurbish.
Consider thoughtfully what you’re doing when you’re cleaning, clearing, or refurbishing. If you’re tossing old items from your closet, think about how you are making more space and what those items once meant to you.
Do that, too, as you make new home improvements.
Think intentionally about your new decorating or renovation, how you will feel when it’s complete, and what you are releasing as you create a new look or a change in your home.
Reflect on the reasons why you’re cleaning and purging, and how you wish to release old, stale energy and to bring in new, fresh, and invigorated chi.
Go into each corner of your home, knowing that you are cleaning the wisdom area, for instance, with the intention of thinking more clearly, making decisions more easily, and having greater memory and recall.
Cleanse and clear.
The spring is the perfect time to clean and clear your home. A thorough purge and cleaning can create new energetic openings that fill you with optimism and that create pathways for opportunities.
Use cleaners that have essential oils such as lemon, eucalyptus, or lavender that freshen, clean, and energize.
Be sure to cleanse your bed and bedroom thoroughly, in addition to the living areas.
Purify and release with the wind.
Finalize your cleaning and purging with a small ritual on a breezy day. The wind is a wonderful way to clean away old energy, just like the way a windy storm is followed by sunshine and air that feels fresh and clean.
This can also be done at the time of completion of a renovation to signify the renewal and new beginning. To release and purify your personal energy, take a wind bath. It’s refreshing and something that’s especially helpful for long periods spent indoors.
To release with wind, create a spot on a table and light a candle, light some incense such as sage, and a small vase of flowers. Open all the windows and allow the smoke to blow through the house or your newly decorated room or cleaned home.
Let the smoke blow with the wind through the house, purifying and releasing old energies and welcoming new ones into your home and life.