In my Feng Shui consultations, success and growth are often a central theme. But let me start at the Tegernsee…
The Tegernsee – oh, how I missed this place! A few years ago, I was able to spend several days a week at this amazing location, whatever the season, while I waited for my son to finish school.
Three of my books
were created in cafes around the Tegernsee. Countless newsletters and blogs contain the overflowing energy of inspiration that this environment exudes. I am not exaggerating when I say: this is my happy place!
Recently, I returned to the Tegernsee because it is time to dive deep into working on my new book. I realized that it is already finished in my head and wants to be born in the physical right now!
But there is another reason…
I wanted to balance my energy and refuel. I felt called to gather inspiration, and come to rest.
This year, for the first time, my career took me to the USA for work. This was a great dream come true. I was curious, excited, (and, frankly) totally insecure.
For a short time, I thought about canceling everything. Fear gripped me and my mind came up with a million reasons why it would be so much better to stay safe at home.
During this time of significant doubt, I heard a podcast episode of a businesswoman sharing her story, describing my process in detail and saying a phrase that shook me awake:
“It’s interesting how we humans are like that. First, we want growth, for business or pleasure, and then, when the opportunities come and growth starts, we are tempted to back down because it gets uncomfortable!”
That’s how I felt. It was very uncomfortable. When I first decided to take the opportunity to go to the USA, something was instantly sparked and the inner growth immediately started. My mental processes, my way of doing business, my communication of my work… EVERYTHING felt new, unfamiliar, and uncomfortable. I would’ve liked to stick my head in the sand and wait until the “bad weather” was over.
But what then? This unique opportunity would have passed, I would be left disappointed, and I would have disappointed some incredible people who worked to open doors for me to go to the USA.
So, what was more important? My fear, or the realization of my vision?
When I decided to move forward in the direction of manifesting my dream and following my excitement, my power and clarity returned.
Was my fear gone? No. It wasn’t all sunshine and daisies from then on, by any means!
But my resistance was gone – so I no longer had to fight against myself. Instead, I could accept my new tasks, learn, and stretch my comfort zone to the point of bursting.
Here is the connection to Feng Shui:
In my Feng Shui consultations, success and growth are often a central theme. We ask, how can the space support my growth? What can I do to make my dreams come true? What should be changed so that the cash flow flows with ease and abundance?
Sometimes I wish there were simple answers, such as setting up a well in the Southeast (the wealth corner). Then, the water of the well – linked to the flow of prosperity – brings personal success into its fullest flow. And voilà , done!
Don’t get me wrong; the well does help. Water is one of the essential elements in Feng Shui because it’s an excellent attractor of Qi. But it’s not always so simple.
The questions I always ask my customers in this case, and that I would like to pass on to you, are:
“What are YOU doing to increase prosperity? Do you have a new project? Have you improved your marketing? Are you being coached for growth? Which growth strategy are you pursuing? What should Feng Shui support?”
Or another example: Relationships.
Often, my clients want a partner or more harmony in their current partnership. In this situation, from the Feng Shui point of view, a partnership symbol (a family picture, or two hearts in a bowl, etc.) in the Southwest can provide excellent support. But here, too, I would like to ask you:
“What are YOU doing to find a new partner or to keep your relationship alive and fresh?”
Perhaps you see the pattern I’m pointing towards here. What role are YOU willing to take when it comes to realizing your visions and opportunities?
If you feel a tingling in your fingers, stop reading and write down your ideas and impulses. They can be important milestones on the path of bringing your dreams into reality.
So… certainly, my beautiful indoor fountain helped bring new opportunities into my life! Yet, this alone isn’t what brought me to where I am. It has taken much effort and untiring work.
I am so grateful for the opportunities that came my way.
And when they did, I knew it was MY turn: to seize the opportunity so that I could accept it and bring it into reality.
And in doing so, I entered new territory 🙂
Feng Shui and your spaces would do EVERYTHING for you, but we live in a world where you are able to take empowered action to live your life abundance and prosperity – even if it’s uncomfortable sometimes (which, luckily, isn’t always the case).
With that in mind, I send you so much energy of love and inspiration.