by Guest Author Tina Falk, Professional Feng Shui Educator and Chinese Astrologer
“There’s a luggage limit to every passenger on a flight. The same rules apply to your life. You must eliminate some baggage before you can fly.” ~Rosalind Johnson
The thought of going through old baggage is enough to send anyone running for the hills. Does the old musty smell of the unknown take your breath away, set your heart in panic mode forcing you to promise that you’ll get to it another day?
Whether it’s old beliefs, ideals, traditions, values, work ethic, religious or political perspectives, even those things we don’t dare talk about out loud—who’s to say if you venture into the past (which is often very present indeed) you won’t come across some real gems! Why do we immediately go to the negative? Why do we have to see it as “bad”? Maybe that box of stuff is needing to see the light, get dusted off and gain a fresh perspective from some lessons learned and experiences shared.
As a mother and hopefully someday a grandmother, I hope the children that come after me reap the benefits of some of the turmoil, trauma and unease I’ve experienced. Do I want them to put on my shoes and walk in them? Hell no! But I definitely want the wisdom and inspiration that I’ve gained to be passed along through the bloodlines. Wouldn’t you think your tribe, your ancestors, would want the same for you?
I was in Denver, a special trip to see Abraham-Hicks. As soon as Esther walked into the room and 800 audience members leaped to their feet to hoot and holler for their presence, I looked at my friend and said, “I’m already crying!!”
I knew Abraham was going to deliver some tough talk. Some deep concepts that really invite us to get real with ourselves, but man, when you’re in a supportive judgment-free environment like that—a room filled with light—it’s the quickest way to elevate your awareness and appreciation for all that is.
What IS in that old box or suitcase of generations past? Could there be valuable insights to give us hope and present contrasting ideals that assist us in getting real clear on what we truly desire in our lives? Maybe the suitcase is empty or you’ve just been holding onto stuff out of obligation or better yet…for no reason at all!
Most of our ancestors weren’t necessarily on the leading edge of thought, thinking they had any real choices in life. They did what they had to do to survive and thrive. We are conscious co-creators, and if you’re even reading this you know YOU ARE. There’s no excuse. No more living by default.
WE ARE the transitional generation that gets to come in and clean up that old musty stuff. We can honor those who have come before us by not holding onto some of the mistakes they’ve made. See it for what it is and with discernment and love decide if it’s a belief or value worth passing along to the next generation.
As a feng shui practitioner, I am often asked, what can I do to bring in more money, or find a partner, or get that perfect job? —you know the questions. The first thing I tell them to do is declutter.
Getting rid of those things that no longer serve you, will free up space for new opportunities and expansion. It really gets the ball rolling and most are pleasantly surprised at what follows.
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