Guest Blog by Valerie Delong

Valerie is the owner of Feng Shui Concepts, she is a Certified Feng Shui
Practitioner, a student of the Nine Harmonies School of Feng Shui under Carol Bridges.  She has studied under Master Lin Yun, founder of the BTB school of feng shui, as well as other experts in the field of feng shui.You can find Val at

Charlotte is in the spotlight this month, with hosting the Democratic National Convention, and with that comes all kinds of diverse energies and thoughts.  Politics is on everyone’s minds these days, and people are wondering what the future will hold for our country in the upcoming year.  There is a lot of anxiety and mistrust being felt by many, and we live in a state of simmering discontent on many levels.
Welcome to the new world of growth!  I’ve talked before about the chaos that occurs during a time of moving from one space to another, and now the country is in just such a time of chaos in the middle of great movement.  There is potential for change and growth, and people are feeling it.  Time will tell just how open we are to facing the chaos and flowing with the movement of the change that seems to be approaching.  It doesn’t matter what your political leanings are or whether you are on the “right or left side” of things.  What matters is that you are aware, aware of your place in the midst of this chaos.  The question to be asked during this time is what is mine to do? 

The answer may simply be – stay the course and ground yourself deeper into the work of your life.  Or it may be to change how you view your world, shift your perspective, and see the greater purpose of things.  I believe these “challenging” times are a gift for us, sort of a wake-up call to look around and see the deeper meaning of what is really going on in our lives.  We are living in a time of great movement on an energetic level, and it is up to each person to decide whether they want to dig in their heels and fight the current or flow with it.  This energetic current has no polarity (not good or bad, right or wrong, left or right) so there is no judgment in whether one moves with it or not.  But I will tell you that it’s a whole lot easier to “go with the flow” than to try and swim upstream.
There are forces greater than what we can understand, and allowing ourselves to move with these forces can give us a sense of clarity and peace.  Move with them and you may find help in knowing the best way to move through your life – plus, it’s “good feng shui”!