Beloved, fall is such a beautiful time of year. Mother Nature invites us to align with her rhythm, look inward, and unburden ourselves of what no longer serves us.
Feng Shui is a practice I have faithfully prioritized in my life for many years. As we find ourselves in the fall season, I wanted to share tips for gentle fall transitions.
Feng Shui for fall means a gentle transition from the fire element, the most yang time of year, to the water elements of autumn, the slow, deep, and inward energy of the most Yin time of year.
These elements are symbolic of the forces at work within the universe—and our minds, bodies, and the seasons. This time is sacred and can serve us in big ways. We can experience growth if only we create space for energy to work within and around us. Are you and your home ready for this transition?
When we consciously align ourselves and our homes with the cycles of nature, we find more harmony and balance in our lives, for there is a rhythm to everything in life. There is a time for turning outwards and growing and a time for retreating inward and processing, which fall invites us to do.
Just as nature goes through its cycles of change, so do we and our homes.
In the fall, nature prepares to shed her leaves and let go of the past. We can reflect her rhythm by clearing clutter in our homes. Clutter usually represents things we resist and places we don’t want to put our attention on. If you’re going to welcome good changes into your life in the new season, Beloved, clear the clutter. Remove piles of laundry, old magazines, or junk you hide in your drawers.
In the bathrooms, clear out any old medicines or half-empty shampoo bottles. Then move on to the kitchen, clearing out the pantry, storage, and refrigerator. Bring in healthy, local organic foods that are in season to nourish your body.
Clear your closets. If you have not worn something in a year, get rid of it. Keep only those clothes that you love and that make you feel good. Clothes lose t Chi too! Then rotate your summer clothes and store them away until next year.
Improve Mood with Color
Make sure all your clothes for fall are not just dark colors. Add passion and excitement to your wardrobe and life with rich colors, such as red, yellow, and burgundy. These hues possess a stimulating Chi and uplift your mood.
As you arrive into fall, bring warm tones into the house itself by switching some pillows or throws. These small changes will make the home feel welcoming during the next few months. By hanging curtains, you can add new a new decorative touch and also insulate the window area. Pay special attention to adding warm colors to your bedroom and bathroom so they don’t feel cold.
These changes may seem trivial, but they are essential in Feng Shui. You will notice your spirit is more open when aesthetically pleasing and comforting elements in your space.
Bring Life into Your Home
Make sure there is no stagnant energy in the corners of your home. This kind of energy tends to gather and get trapped in empty dark corners. Plants, artwork, and floor lamps can improve the energy in these places and ensure that it stays gently flowing through your home.
Invite the radiant light of the sun inside. Simply open the curtains and blinds. Sunlight (the best source of Vitamin D in the universe) provides many natural health benefits.
Cleansing the energy in your home and honoring the change of seasons connects you more deeply to yourself and the natural world around you. Use a burning stick of sage or light candles to encourage any negative energies to burn away. Ring bells or raise your voice in song to invite a fresh flow of healing and inspiration into your home.
Honor all five senses, including smell. Since fall means being inside more than in summer, use essential oils of lavender, geranium, or other loved scents to maintain a joyful mood.
You must do all of these actions must be done with a clear intention. Whether you are removing clutter, cleansing energy, or adding natural elements, your power of purpose is what releases any stagnant energy. It replaces it with fresh, supportive, loving energy that can inspire you.
Take practical steps to get your home ready for the yin time of the year. Check the heating system; clean chimneys and fireplace; check all light bulbs. Warm the bedding and flip mattresses to create more support for sleep.
Before You Go
Finally, go outdoors and feel new life. Take time to explore Mother Nature, then bring her abundance inside in the form of acorns, pine branches, fresh flowers, stones, or crystals. Beloved, fall invites you to embrace the new season, breathing it in with gratitude that you are alive to enjoy it.
I invite you to read more about my Feng Shui Mastery course and learn how to integrate Feng Shui every season of the year.