Fast forward to the current day. While I totally love and am flourishing in my role at Nicholsons, other aspects of my life have challenged me. I confess, it took me some time to start this article for example! I could not work out why this was happening to me until about two weeks ago when I happened to stumble across the Feng Shui work of Marie Diamond, and this in turn led me to another book by Karen Kingston. Suddenly the penny dropped – it was since I had stopped following Feng Shui principles that so many things had gradually ground to a halt in my life. I began to apply the principles set out in Karen Kingston’s book straightaway. I realised that my surroundings (and how I was using them) were seriously blocking the flow of chi. Every little step or improvement I have made since then has been like removing bricks, one-by-one, from a solid wall, and watching as the sun’s rays shine through again. If you want to apply these principles to your life and see what immediately begins to happen, then I thoroughly recommend Karen Kingston’s book, Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui.
‘But what has all of this got to do with gardens?’ I hear you cry – once again! If you truly want the positive energy to flow in your life, you must apply Feng Shui to all your surroundings, including the garden. Karen Kingston’s book touches on this, and in part two of this article, I will go into more detail on how you can incorporate this into your garden. But for now, I have realised that the shed at the bottom of my garden is dreadfully cluttered. Although it feels ‘out of sight, out of mind’, it is seriously slowing down the energy flow in my life! So, I am off to sort that out, and I hope you look forward to the next instalment when we explore some simple Feng Shui principles you can bring to your own garden and begin to make the magic happen!