...The crazy thing is, that was one of the worst sales day I've ever had. I actually don't ever remember selling so little before. I chalked it up to a strange day, and just one of those things.
Later that day, at dinner my family told me about their day. They had cleaned up the front yard, pulled weeds, swept the porch, and found a weird package. I asked what was the weird package, and they brought me an opened RED ENVELOPE?!?!?
Ok., before I tell you the story, I know for some of you are just going to think; she's weird or nuts or too woo-woo, or whatever, that's fine - I get it. But, for some of you, and you know who you are, in fact, others probably know who you are too, because you're just a little different, you're open to things you don't understand, and interested in words like synchronicities, this story is for you.
I'm in a book club, and although I have not read this book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up', by Marie Kondo, whenever the book is mentioned the subject of "The red envelope and coins" comes up. I don't know if Marie even mentions this in the book, but because it's a Feng Shui practice, it comes up.
In case you don't know, Feng Shui (translation is, wind-water) is an ancient Chinese philosophical system, not a religion. Feng Shui focuses on arranging your living spaces in a way that invites balance and creates harmony with the natural world.
So things like furniture placement, use of colors, incorporation of elements such as wood, fire, metal, earth, and water are all part of the practice. A recommendation you might hear is, place a water fountain by your front entrance to help abundance flow into your home. But mostly, I think it's common sense things like, keep the walk way and entrance to your home clean and inviting. Declutter your kitchen (actually anywhere there is clutter). Mostly, a lot of cleaning and tidying up, but there are some kind of "interesting" activities.
One such activity is getting a red envelope, placing eight coins in the highest denomination of the currency you use and putting it under the mat on your front door. This is to welcome abundance and prosperity.
Are you wondering if I did it? You know I did.
Months ago, I placed the envelope, coins, aaannnddd a note of gratitude for everything I already have, while thanking in advance for things I am working on building.
I did this merely as a physical gesture to match the intentions in my mind, kinda like a vision board. I hadn't thought about it at all, until it was shown to me, by my family who opened and moved on one of my lowest sales day ever.
It's a little 'Twilight Zone' that on the day my envelope is moved, I have a record low sale. I don't pretend to know it all, or anything for that matter, but I thought this was really very crazy.
I do not think the red envelope is a key to success, but if you were to look under my door mat, you'll find a red envelope.
Now, no one go taking it, it's bad vibes, go get your own envelopes, and you'll have to make a special trip to the bank because $1 coins are kind rare.
Have you had any strange stories like this happen to you?