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Celebrating Our Mothers

Updated: Mar 25

Home is where the heart is. People write songs about it. People say it so often it has become a cliche. And yet there is always truth in cliches.


What does it really mean?


When I think of home, it can mean many things. And it means many things to many people. For each person, it is unique, but it usually includes certain things like where we eat, where we sleep, where we gather together.


Where you live is your home, and this is where life happens. It is the center, so no matter where you are you can return to it. It is the place you go out from and into the world. And then come back. It can be one place forever or it can change with time, each home being that new center.


My mother created this center for us when I was growing up, and I came to understand this much later in life.


This weekend in my garden, I thought about my mother, who loved gardening and especially roses. We lost her early to breast cancer, I was four when she passed. My brother, Peter, reminds me of how organized she was, with chalk outlines in the garage for where the various gardening tools hung.


My dad remarried, and my step-mother raised us. Though she didn't think of herself as a gardener, she always had red geraniums on our front porch every spring and summer. She nurtured my nature and helped me grow up through my teens before we lost her to cancer when I was twenty.


With Mother's Day coming on Sunday, today we are all about celebrating and honoring our mothers, and all the other mothers in our lives, whether they are here with us or in spirit.


Traditionally, people give their mothers flowers. Using Feng Shui, you can celebrate or honor your mother by placing pink or salmon color flowers, rose quartz, or some memento like a photo with positive, loving energy in the Relationship area in your bedroom or on your desk, which is the far right-hand corner as you enter the space. This area is for love relationships and partnerships, as well as mothers. It is associated with the color pink, and the element of earth, which is about nurturing and nourishing.


I would love to hear what you are doing to celebrate your mother. And if you try using Feng Shui, I invite you to share your experience! #EverydayFengShui. It's all right here.


With love and blessings, Kate

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