Feng Shui Expert and Founder of Simple Shui, Amanda Gibby Peters: February is for Flowers

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Fresh Flowers.

Once upon a time, fresh flowers were an indulgence only bought if extra cash was stashed in my pocket. However, when I began learning feng shui, my opinion was challenged. Shui associates flowers with robust energy and percolating abundance. So, with an open mind, I would buy small bundles, usually experimenting with whatever was cheapest.

Eventually, I was familiar with the local grocery stores’ selections, their fresh bouquet delivery days, and who had the best prices on certain flora. Ten years later, I am completely certain this seemingly small gesture and weekly investment changed our lives.

It was definitely a decadent splurge for me at first. And like many of my clients, I often questioned if it was a responsible use of money. It felt extravagant and unnecessary because the bundles never lasted long. So, when I now consider all those reasons to NOT buy flowers, I have a different perspective that comes directly from my flower gathering years.

1. “Fresh flowers are too expensive.”

Wander into a local grocer, and check out prices. There are often a variety of bouquets priced for less than $10. When we are closed off to possibilities before considering our options, we create that experience and outcome in our lives with everything else. Flowers aren’t waiting for someone who “deserves” them; they are there for whomever is willing to allow beauty in their lives. So, decide what you’re comfortable spending, and simply go look. Shui loves to play this game, and there is usually a bundle priced perfectly for you.

2. “I’ll wait until guests come/the holidays/someone gives them to me.”

Wait for a perfect moment, and it won’t happen. YOU are the reason to buy fresh flowers. Flowers are nature’s design to delight our days. No fancy party necessary or good enough excuse to wait. When we squander opportunities to appreciate our ordinary moments, we block generous energy that is eager to roam and roar in our lives right now.

3.  “I don’t know where I’d put a vase of flowers.”

Start in the kitchen. It’s a place where everyone can enjoy them, and the kitchen is synonymous with prosperity. Anchor something beautiful in our home, and the eye drinks it in and feeds our subconscious delicious, delightful messages.

If we see a wild mutiny of blooms, we wonder what the special occasion is, right? Bringing them into our homes regularly suggests every day is another galloping opportunity to celebrate life.

4. “They don’t last long enough – it’s not worth the money.”

I hear you – I really, really do. And I once would’ve nodded along. But you know what? Flowers are brilliant masters teaching us to enjoy the present fully because no two moments are the same. Ever. And when we resist change to keep things the same, energy gets stagnant and stale. We stop feeling alive and inspired – our days become monotonous and predictable, and we fall into a rut. Flowers are a convenient way to limber up energy patterns in our homes and lives, keeping things fresh.

5. “I bought flowers, but nothing has changed.”

Everything is energy. Some things are brush strokes of good vibes; others have weighty energy that pulls us down. Flowers uplift. Guaranteed. Even if it’s not noticeable immediately, the air around us changes. With each sip of water and its orchestra of blossoming buds, flowers literally move right in front of us. And every small change sends a delightful ripple into our homes.

Flowers are gorgeous preachers of the good life.

There is a Chinese proverb that suggests when you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. Flowers are gorgeous preachers of the good life, showering our space with a little extra LOVE. So, let the excuses go. Mix things up, and step out to buy some gorgeous shui today.

Flowers are gorgeous preachers of the good life, showering our space with a little extra LOVE.  Awesome blog post by Amanda Gibby Peters! @simple_shui #fengshui @AYRIAL7 

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This workbook is an introduction to the 5 Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water – and a glimpse into channeling them to our advantage. When one or a few are weak or missing, we notice it. We feel it. We experience it. Why? The 5 Elements are the original checks + balances. And when all of them are present in a room or space, our nervous system draws upon their strength because the elements are collectively energy rich. We feel better in their company – and when we feel better, positive change is inevitable! Each element is uniquely expressive with its own signature force field. All you have to do is make some moves, and I am positive you will be amazed by what transpires! And like its title suggests, these pages deliver 50+ ways to use the elements, no matter your challenge or craving.

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Amanda Gibby Peters is a Dallas-based feng shui consultant and blogger with an international clientele. She believes feng shui is about living with what you love. Amanda lives with her husband and twin daughters.  Learn more

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