The fall months of October and November kept me busy – The Joy of Feng Shui store had a sale the end of October, which proved to be a grand opening for the distinctive array of feng shui cures available to clients and friends.
Then, as November began, I had a book reading at the Japanese American National Museum. I wrote the children’s book, Thanksgiving At Obaachans, and gave a presentation about learning to design a Japanese furoshiki – a cloth used to carry goods and food, after the reading. This took much preparation, but it was time well spent, for I have now built up anticipation for my next books. These new stories are ready for publication, and I now realize I need to make it a priority to have them available in 2014.
And then, in mid November the Joy of Feng Shui presented a Qi Infusion – a morning of energy gathering and meditation, which provides a calm mind & manner for the approaching holidays. It restored my spiritual nature, and simply made me smile. It was a fitting conclusion to the trilogy of events available to clients this month.
A consistent mantra for fall was the yin and yang energies of balance. Yin and yang are two essential life energies, complementary forces, and the basis of feng shui. Life is best when it is balanced – and now as we enter fall we enter into the yin period, the shortened day in light and time.
In mid November I was told my breast implants – the result of breast cancer and a total double mastectomy in1986 (an impressive 28 years) – have small ruptures.
So I am going to balance my life further with new implants before the end of the year – to yin and back to yang, to complete 2013 on a truly balanced note.
We have all have much to be thankful for as we approach the winter solstice, the shortest day & longest night of the year – yang to yin and then the cycle starts again.
In gratitude, Janet Mitsui Brown, www.thejoyoffengshui.com