Happy New Year - Happy New You

20 January 2013
Written by Vanessa Kenny
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Using the principals of Feng Shui and healing powers of Fern Essences, Vanessa MacDonald hails in the New Year, clearing the old and welcoming the new

With a new year already kicking in, I have been clearing my personal space physically by cleaning up and clearing out all the things I no longer use or need - no easy task at the best of times. Phew! My aim: to start 2013 fresh and glowing. 

Feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of balancing our physical environment to promote harmony and a sense of well-being, has a wonderful ripple effect and is helpful to my wellbeing in countless ways. Feng shui, on a practical level, means there’s an optimal place for every object. Now where are those scissors?! :-) 

"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." William Morris

By clearing away our clutter we create an opening to receive the new - hopefully something beautiful and of more use. Sounds like a plan to me!

New Year in some cultures heralds physical, mental, spiritual clear-outs and clean-ups. On the days immediately before the New Year celebration, Chinese families give their home a thorough cleaning. It is believed the cleaning sweeps away the bad luck of the preceding year and makes their homes ready for good luck. Purchasing new clothing, shoes and receiving a hair-cut also symbolise a fresh start. Not sure I need New Year excuses for any of these.

English writer G.K. Chesterton said 
“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul." 

While clearing my physical environment helps with my daily flow and helps clear my head - using First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand© it is the Fern essences which help to cleanse and heal the Soul. Fern Essences have a restorative effect on the whole energy field and move us beyond pain – healing life’s hurts. Then we can start to have a soul-based relationship with all life.

So what are the qualities of a soul-based relationship? They include being unconditionally loving, accepting, open to learning, harmonious, trusting, understanding and patient, also empowered.A beautiful example of change with the use of Fern essences...

“They can be used to ensure that a river of pure life force or ‘chi’ circulates through our being as nature intended. This flowing river of life force also expands our perceptive abilities."  Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber

So it is with a clear home and a bottle containing wonderful Fern Essences to cleanse, enhance, support and maintain a healthy, robust energy field that I embark on my 2013 journey. Let my aims begin!


Please read my post on Fern Essences; Moving beyond pain – Healing life’s hurts, for more information on Fern Essences.

  • For Individual Flower Essence Consultations at clinic or via e-mail
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  • For Feng Shui consultations and Life Coaching sessions with Colette Maat: www.coachcolette.com

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® were co-created by Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber and Tony Wyber.
In 2008, Franchelle was awarded the New Zealand Health Industry Distinguished Services Award for Research and Development.



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