The series of the 8 D’s of Feng Shui goes into phase number 4.
The 8 D’s are designed to start your own Feng Shui project – declutter your house to free up space energetically, emotionally and physically. So far we made a list (#1 Declutter), have created a designated area (#2 Designate) and decided of what to keep and of what to give away (#3 Decision). This has left us with two piles.
Today, in the fourth part of this series, we are going to turn our attention to pile no.1. This is the pile of items you would like to keep. One of the definitions on dictionary.com for to dedicate is as follows: ‘to set aside for or assign to a specific function, task, or purpose’. This is the plan and what we are going to do. We are going to take each of the items we would like to keep and dedicate them to their purpose. This includes giving each of them a new home in our home.
In my case, I have decided to keep three items from the original pile (I added more items to my pile after I had comprised my list). I took apart the broken squeegee and I am going to use the top bit for cleaning, the bottom half made it onto the second pile. One of the pine cones has a beautiful shape and I am going to turn it into a bird feeder. The candle holder (which was not on the original list) is in the to-give-away-pile, but I kept the candles as I like to make my own candles and I am going to use the wax. This may sound nit-picky for some, to take things apart and to reuse them. I just like to be a bit considered about the environment because the less rubbish goes into landfill the better.
Have you decided to do this project on your own? Then you can start straight away to distribute the items to where they belong. If something doesn’t feel right, or you have changed your mind. No problem, put it onto your second pile and deal with it later.
Are you doing this project together with your family or flat mates or even your work colleagues? The pile could be split into equal parts for everyone to be involved or one person could be in charge of putting the items to where they are going to live now. Again, if something does not sit right, or you have already plenty of the same, you could reconsider the decision and suggest to put it onto the other pile. What ever you do, make sure you reach a mutual decision together with your group. Be aware that sometimes things are worth storing for a month or two and then could be re-assessed again. A reminder in you dairy can help you to remember this.
You have done a great job, all of you! We are one pile down and one more to go! In the next part we are going to direct the items of the to-give-away-pile to their new direction. We wish you joy, fun and happiness for your project and the process involved. We are looking forward to seeing you again at #5 Direction.
With much aroha [love]!