Good Things Come in 3′s – New Love, New Job, New home

It’s interesting the pattern I tend to see in my clients.  It goes something like this: Find love, move and begin a new career.

Of course the order varies, but they all seem to go along with each other. One client sold her house during the lowest point of the real state market, moved to another state, found a job, met the man of her dreams and got married. Another client found true love, moved to another state and found her perfect job. It’s happened again with my client, Regina, who found true love, a perfect job, moved into a new apartment and got engaged 3 months later. These clients will tell you Feng Shui was the solution. But it didn’t happen over night.  These clients worked with me over a series of several sessions.  I don’t want to give the wrong idea that one session and a simple rearranging of your space will fix things in a day!  Their success came as they recognized they needed a shift, made the shift both in their mindset and space, and made efforts to do so.  This work combined together lead to greater and quicker results.

My clients will often come back to me when they are ready to take the next steps in an area of their life. Regina had called me in several years ago when she was starting her own business and asked me to help set up her office and classroom. After working together, she experienced great results so she knew she needed to hire me when moving into her new apartment last year.

 

Regina was going through some changes and it was clear she was ready to step up to the next big thing in her life. She felt ready for a new direction in her career path that would also help her to increase her income and she was ready to find her true love.

 

Once she found a great apartment with lots of potential, we began to work on finding clarity on what it was she really wanted in her life.  We discussed what was working and what wasn’t. I find that when I am working with my clients they feel so comfortable with me that they become really honest about what’s going on in their heads, their feelings and the thoughts they are not sharing with anyone else. It is when they become honest with me, that I can begin to see what is blocking them.  I can usually see this playing out in their space.  With this clarity, we are able to work together to remove the blocks and make the necessary changes to move forward.

 

In Regina’s space I could see the confusion around her career from the messy kitchen table, to the lack in her wealth area. She had so much potential but it wasn’t fully present in her space.

 

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At the time she was struggling to create an office space in her apartment and her kitchen table was not working out. It’s challenging when you don’t have the space to have a separate office and the only ideal space is the kitchen. I often teach my clients, to change the area of your work and eating space with different placemats or table cloths. This is especially true for wooden tables that create a lot of yang energy and can give off a restless feeling making it uncomfortable to sit. Do you notice that anywhere in your space? Adding sit cushions, placemats or table cloths can shift that energy so slow down and be present.

 

Just these simple touches made a great difference in Regina’s kitchen making it easier to relax and enjoy her space. You can’t tell from the picture but this is the room she entered when she walked through the front door. It’s key that when you walk into your home you enter into a room that is beautiful, cleaned and organized so you feel calm and happy to be home.

What do you see when you walk into your home? How do you feel?

Next we moved on to her other goal of increasing her abundance. Increasing our abundance always involves a shift in our mindset and changing our beliefs around money. In Regina’s space I tapped in on two things that would help shift the money flow. One is the stovetop jets. This is a very traditional Feng Shui rule, the burners on our stove top represent the avenues of abundance in our lives. It’s important to rotate cooking on all four burners. It’s also important to keep your stove clean and operating in good condition. Here I recommend getting new burner drip pans (it’s easier than cleaning them;). This is essential to keep the money chi flowing.

But let’s go deeper into the wealth area. Regina set it up nicely but it was off balance. One side was lacking and this seemed to resonate with Regina. I suggested she add more plants that were full or abundant, a fountain, and include pictures of family and friends, plus artwork to balance out the other side of the wall. She had space and we found accessories she could use to create a story on the ledge helping to bring in the feeling of abundance.

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After: She later added a beautiful fountain that she loved and fit nicely into her space.

A closet of confusion?

Wow, Regina had a woman’s dream come true – 3 closets!  However these closets desperately needed organization.  We ended up organizing one for clothes by season, another for shoes and another for household items.  In Feng Shui, our closets represent our subconscious mind and these were falling in her relationship and creativity areas.  Disorganized closets represent confusion and organized closets, clarity.

 

Before:

When it comes to love, Regina’s bedroom was screaming a loud Feng Shui NO! Bed’s should never be up against a wall, allowing entry only on one side.  This gives the message loud and clear I am not open to love. This is one of the rare times I actually help clients move furniture but we did it and immediately you could feel the difference. We added another side table from another room and the result was a much more open and grown up feel in her bedroom.

 

To spice up the room and attract that loving partner, Regina added some beautiful and fun bedding that attracted her true love and I am happy to say a year later she is engaged!

 

I could see all the work Regina put into achieving her goals and it was more than rearranging her furniture. She said it best in her testimonial: 

“My results: After working with Christine, I began to see shifts taking place, first I found a great guy who I fell in love with,  moved in with him, found a new job and got engaged three months later. Although, it took a year and a half  everything came together better than I could have planned!  I learned to be grateful for what I had which isn’t easy to do. I also learned to be happy single and to be okay with not having the perfect job and to be PATIENT! Again not easy! I also learned to not compare and be grateful for my path and thankful that is different from others.”

 

It’s all a process and along the way the negative beliefs and setbacks come up and need to be confronted and replaced. By having faith and being willing to make changes you can achieve your goals.

 

If you feel overwhelmed, book a Feng Shui consultation and let me help you clear the clutter and get organized. Click here to set up a complimentary 15 minute consultation to chat with me about your home. Once you fill out the application you will receive an email to schedule your complimentary session.

 

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Your Morning Routine Starts the Night Before

How you start your day determines how it will end. Organizing your space so that the simple daily tasks flow much easier like getting dressed, eating a healthy breakfast and having your keys always in the same spot, will get you up and out the door feeling much more relaxed and productive.

 

1)  It starts in your bedroom. What is the first thing you hear or see in the morning?  Is it something pleasant and uplifting? Consider changing the annoying buzzing sound on your alarm to something more soothing, like the ocean, your favorite song, crickets anything that feels good to you. What is it you would like to see first thing?  A beautiful piece of art?  A favorite photo or framed quote? Begin by paying attention to the first couple of moments upon waking and notice what’s around you and how that impacts you.  Then determine to make any changes you might need.

 

2) Set your intention for the day. Just spending 10 minutes in bed either saying 9 things you are grateful for or writing them in a journal will begin to shift the vibe for the rest of your day. You can add affirmations or intentions or things you would love to happen in this day. Go deeper with an audio meditation. Here is a great resources to purchase meditations you can download to your phone. http://www.tamaragreen.me/products/

 

3) Exercise. Have your workout clothes by the side of your bed, so you can get dressed on the spot. You don’t have to set aside an hour to exercise, just commit to a simple 10 minute workout.  You can have your yoga mat set up in your bedroom or another area of the house, but do this before you go to bed to make it that much easier in the morning. Many websites offer workout videos for a small fee that you can view on your phone, iPad or smart TV.

 

4) Have a glass of water by your nightstand. The best thing you can drink first thing in the morning is water. Having a full glass by your bedside will motivate you to drink it first. Ideally, it’s better to have a glass of warm water with lemon, to hydrate and detox your body. You can set this up in the kitchen and with the kettle nearby, start the water while you get your workout clothes on.

 

5) Organize your closet. I’ve never set out my clothes the night before it’s just not my thing but I do usually have an outfit in mind. An organized closet filled with clothes you love, flatter your figure and make you feel good will make getting dressed a simple task in the morning. Spending one hour organizing your closet will give you almost two hours back each week. Organize your closet by having the items you wear most of the time up front for easy access.

 

6) Eat breakfast at home. Stock your fridge with healthy breakfast food, a simple fruit smoothie in the morning will help energize your body and help you to eat better during the day. With smoothies you can add all kinds of greens, vitamins, chia, flax seeds, etc. and get all your good food in first thing. You will even save money. Click here for my Berry smoothie recipe.

 

7) Always know where your keys are. This simple magnetic hook is where I keep my keys. Having a designated spot for my keys saves me so much time in the morning. I’ve had this key holder for 5 years and it’s been one of my best purchases.

 

8) Use your drive to work to set up the energy for your day.  As you drive to work, play your favorite music and start to think of the way you would like your day to unfold. Here are some examples I do, Blast love to everyone you meet today, set the intention that all your conversations will be positive and uplifting (this really works), see yourself laughing and having fun. Play around with this be creative and see what works for you. I will tell you this has helped me many times in my life, especially when I was working in jobs I hated.

These simple morning tips can have a powerful impact on your day. If you can just to implement one of these tips in the next 30 days you will see some positive change.

Take a step further by commenting below which tip you are going to do, just writing out your commitment sets a powerful tone.

If you feel overwhelmed, book a Feng Shui consultation and let me help you clear the clutter and get organized. Click here to set up a complimentary 15 minute consultation to chat with me about your home. Once you fill out the application you will receive an email to schedule your complimentary session.

 

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You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: “Feng Shui expert, Christine Bove, inspires successful women to allow their creative energies to flow into their environments, images and mindsets to improve their confidence, bring clarity to their future and set them up for success. Sign up to receive her 5 Feng Shui video tips at www.christinebove.com.”

Office Makeover in Blazing Orange

One of the best things about what I do is having before and after pictures of a client’s space!  I love the visual of what she has accomplished

 

Let me take you on a little tour of a home office makeover I did with a client that turned out so rockin’ orange cool!

 

For years, I’ve been working with my client Tamara on her home but one room just seemed to take a little longer to work through and that was her home office.  While I was conducting the space clearing in her home, I recall Tamara sharing that as much as she loved her office she found it hard to get any work done in it so ended up using a shared office space with her husband.

 

When I was clearing this room I picked up some Native American Indian energy and even discovered it also in another part of her home. Actually, I’ve found this energy with many clients homes over the years.  Its not harmful energy but I do notice that my more intuitive clients tend to be drawn to this energy and are open to its healing aspects. Once we cleared this energy and honored the guidance we received, Tamara began to make changes to her office.

 

Originally, this space was Tamara’s sewing room where she had created some gorgeous quilts and pieces of clothing.  She discovered that her passion for sewing was gone and she was ready to dive deeper in her spiritual practice for her psychotherapy clients and creating her own meditations.

 

Initially, I had a vision for her office that would make a bold statement.  She did not see it at first, until she helped her husband paint his music room a gorgeous dark blue.  Then she decided to try out a bright orange on one wall of her office. At first she loved it but then she began to question it. I loved it and began to see a transformation unfolding. Although she felt it may be too bold for a meditation room/office, I saw her true style standing out and knew that she was stepping out of her comfort zone and it was truly aligning with her authentic self. One day a guest was over and said “oh NO” when she saw the bright color.  Tamara really began to question it and asked me what I thought about baby blue. My gut said no.

 

While discussing why she did not like the color, I dug deeper with her to see that she was holding herself back.  I got bold enough to tell her she was needing to sit with this and add more accessories to create the right energy and vibe.  We were going to rock this room!  So, off to Ikea we went for successful shopping trip.

 

Before: This was Tamara’s sewing room turned office before the transformation.

After: A Fun, Rock-in’, Bold office:

After: Chair and ottoman from Ikea,
Wall color is Benjamin Moore Blazing Orange 2011-20,
book case was repainted in a Ebony Stain.
Hanging wall decals are from the Container Store.


Results:

Tamara has seen some great results after transforming her space.  She has finally started writing her book she has had on her to do list for years.  She gained 4 new clients who see her in person in this office.  She has an office in the city for clients one day a week, but now that she has ner new space these 4 clients are coming to her!

You don’t need to have the vision of what you want your space to look like instead you need to start taking action, once you take the first steps, it all comes together and the energy around you starts to shift! Don’t wait.  Try it yourself and see what comes to you.

If you are ready to take action, click here fill out the application to schedule a phone session to discuss how I can work with you.

See more photos below:

 

 

These colorful matching tins are from IKEA. The quotes are stickers we added to the tins.

 

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