Connecting To Our True Nature
Feng Shui is the art of living in balance with our surroundings so that we achieve the greatest benefits. This aligns us with nature, connects us to heaven and earth, and provides us deep contentment. The goal of Feng Shui is to live a life of connection and purpose with your environment; meaning those who follow its principles will find the promise of health, wealth, and harmony.
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Through Ch’i, or cosmic breath, we become one with the ever present Universe. Ch’i is the source where you can feel peace, abundance, and health. When it’s allowed to thrive, it accumulates and prosperity abounds in all areas of your life.
When it comes to gift-giving, running out to buy the latest gadget, toy, or thing in haste is not being thoughtful to the person who is receiving the gift. This is not being in connection with your cosmic breath. You’re simply buying a new thing that will lose consideration in a short amount of time and also take up valuable square footage in an already cluttered home. This is what I consider a misalignment. If you’re not connected spiritually your not gifting intentionally.
I should mention that this can happen in any area of our life when we get swept up in the chaos called life. But for today’s argument we will focus solely on the topic of gift-giving. Small piles as David says. When it comes to the art of gift-giving it’s not only about the item, but the process that goes into finding that item that can really elevate it’s Ch’i.
Just like cooking in the kitchen with an upbeat attitude to drive delicious energy into your food, gift-giving is much the same. The ritual of seeking out a gift and then discovering the perfect item is both enriching and exciting. This is being thoughtful, and this is being mindful of you, the receiver, and to Mama Earth because that energy goes into the entire process.
6 Questions when it comes to gift-giving:
- Is it an item the recipient will love?
- Is it eccentric and unusual?
- Is it appropriate?
- Is it fun and amusing?
- Is the item potentially useful?
- Will the item bring them lasting enjoyment?
These are important questions to ask yourself. Initial lust for an item can be fleeting, but a gift that brings real meaning to someones life and enriches it is a gift worth giving.
How to give gifts:
Wrap the gift. Don’t pay someone else to wrap it, even if you think you’re the worst wrapper in the world. Gobs of tape, messy folds, and crinkled paper shows effort and charm, and elevates the experience into something fun and meaningful for the both of you.
Use recycled fabric scraps, ribbons or even a hair tie to wrap the present responsibly. Your excitement for not only searching but finding the perfect gift will elevate this gift as you wrap it with passion and love. Your adventures, journey, love, and light will forever be instilled into this gift. The essence of that energy will be palpable.
This, my friends, is how you give a gift.
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