Day #88 (Plants in Places)
Can they create abundance and enhance your connection to your home?
Yes, yes, yes, yes ,yes!
Native plants are rarely mentioned in Feng Shui usually because Feng Shui is a Chinese based practice but really when you think about it, didn’t the ancient Masters use their natives for inspiration and representation of energy?
And I wonder why this practice has not been converted for different countries!
So here I am, going to start my own little Feng Shui Native Plant Revolution…
Who is joining me?
Natives are essential to our environment. Essential!
Why oh why are they usually the 2nd choice in gardens and indoor plants?
I have a bit of a passion for natives and when planting will always try and choose a native variety over an introduced one.
And here in Australia, one of the most ancient lands on this planet, we have the most flowering plants in the whole world.
How can we go past that!
My belief is that when you use or plant natives you attract birds and wildlife to your home, this is a representation of abundance. You also attract the spirit of this land and honour its ancient wisdom and by doing this you create a sacred space unique to your area.
The whole point of Feng Shui is to connect in with your space, honour it and in return it becomes sacred and helps to support you.
By planting natives you are then connecting deeper into the energy of your larger home; not only your house but your country.
They have a unique ancient wisdom all of their own, and you can connect deeper into this for your own healing purposes as well e.g. using Australian Bush Flower Essences. I have been using ABFE for over 13 years both personally and prescribing to my clients, and they just keep getting better and better.
They teach me so much about myself and my environment. For example the Bottlebrush, in pic, has the energy of helping you to let go, it helps to clean you out both for your large intestine and on an emotional level. It also helps with Mother and Child bonding, and releases fear and guilt associated with this and so much more.
So the next time your out buying plants have a look in the native section and consider choosing one that resonates with your unique environment.
Here in Newcastle NSW there is a local native centre called TIN -Trees In Newcastle. The volunteers go out seed collecting from local bush land and sell the seedlings for residents in the region. Set up similar to a local garden nursery, e.g. Aqua plants, for hot dry areas etc.
If you take a look at your local community there may also be somewhere like this that you can access.
Happy Feng Shui Native Plant Revolution!
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