Six Steps to Creating Positive
Space for the New Year
Written By Expert Speaks with Spirit
With all the whirlwind of activities that come with the month of December, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that a New Year comes at the end of it all! 2012 is fast approaching and, like every year, I know I will find myself weary, worn out, and trying to find ways to decompress from all the stresses the holidays can bring. I find the most effective thing I can do is to create positive space in my home in the New Year. Yes… yes! I know! We all make New Year’s Resolutions to become more organized and never keep them. But, in order to create positive space to bring in abundance of all good things, it’s a necessary evil!
Step 1: Clear out clutter. For every gift, ornament or holiday outfit brought into the home over the holidays, get rid of two old items. Instead of throwing it away, remember the old adage of ‘One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!’ Donate old items books and clothing to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Vietnam Veterans of America, and of course local shelters you can find online or through local churches.
Step 2: If your home still feels cluttered, rearrange some furniture to open up the space. Make sure there’s a clear ‘runway’ through the room and that windows and doorways aren't blocked. Purchase or rearrange a mirror opposite a window to reflect a pretty view. Once de-cluttered and the space has opened up, burn some sage to complete clearing out the old energy.
Step 3: Bring in some color to your space. Throw pillows are an inexpensive way of doing this. If you’re handy with a needle, make some new covers for old pillows and if you’re crafty, recover that old foot stool or ottoman! If you’re feeling really ambitious, give the space a fresh coat of paint! A color wheel can help you decide colors to bring in or check out a chakra chart if you’re feeling you’d like to stimulate certain chakras. Some find blue very calming. I tend to gravitate toward the red family because I find this color spectrum so cozy and warm. One of my dear friends really mixes it up by mixing earth tones and jewel tones in maroon and purple to spruce up her space! So exotic!
Step 4: Pick up or root some new plants. Bring life and living things into the space. Just be careful if you are owned by a pet that you don't get a plant that could upset your pet’s tummy or worse! I keep jade plants for abundance. I also love philodendron, Boston and air ferns along with angel-wing plants because they’re known as air scrubbers that eat up pollutants and carbon dioxide while giving out oxygen.
Step 5: Scent your home. You’d be surprised how that opens up the energies. You don’t need expensive diffusers and oils to do this. One of my favorites is whenever I peel an orange I put the peels in water, add a few cloves and/or cinnamon and simmer it on the stove. The entire house smells divine. You can use any citrus really, but a bonus of using orange is the scent of sweet orange attracts love into your life! Place small bowls of dried lavender around the house. The scent of lavender induces calm and peace in a home. Clip some pine branches and place them in vases. The scent of pine attracts money to the home.
Step 6: Bring sounds of nature. A small water fountain can make all the difference in a room. Water heralds change and positive flow. It doesn’t need to be big and expensive fountain. I found my small battery-operated water fountain in a local dollar store for $5. While you’re dropping off donations to the Salvation Army take a look around at their store, they may have one!
Enjoy your new space and I wish you many blessings for a Happy and Abundant New Year!
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