Be Able to Use Feng Shui

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Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a lady from work and she asked me if I followed the ideas of Feng Shui. Being an enthusiast of (Western) Feng Shui, I said, “YES!” Personally,  I’ve read (and continue to read) about Feng Shui since my college days and it’s something my mom and aunts have taught me at a young age. I do it around my house, rooms and office and it definitely works for me.

So she began asking me several questions and it led to an extensive conversation. I had to provide her with a disclaimer though – I told her I’m not an expert, licensed or magician  but I can make several suggestions for you.

Here are some questions she had for me that day:

Her Question: I want togetherness and closeness with my family, how can I do that?

Answer: My first thought was, “pray” and do a short affirmation about you’re family being in complete harmony and love. Then I exaplained that the family section is to the west-side of her front door of her house. I asked her what she had there and she didn’t have much that represented family, so I told her to place a happy picture of her and her family. Adding a live plant can also help because of it’s lush green color and the representation of life.

Her Question: There’s a sword near my husband’s side of the bed is that ok?

Answer: No, especially if it’s the love/romance/marriage side of your room. Swords mostly represent fighting, combat or violence and this isn’t what you want in your relationship.

Q: I don’t have room in my wealth section to add more things, what should I do?

Answer: Make room! Get rid of whatever is there and place the right items that go in the wealth section such as: a fish (or turtle) tank, bamboo plants, lucky Buddha statues, coins, piggy-banks (any representation for money or wealth for you)

Western or modern Feng Shui is the art of position certain pieces of furniture (or items) in a harmonious location either in your house, room or office. Think of is as placing items in particular sections of your house so that better energy can flow through. There are other types as well that go into detail and depth and it’s up to the individual to decipher which techniques are best for them.

Here are 5 basic Feng Shui tips you can do today:

1.  Clean the space: Energy needs to flow smoothly in your space and how can it do that if the room is messy and unorganized? Cleaning allows the good energy to flow smoothly, allowing you to have good opportunities and things to come into your life.

2. Throw Things Away: I learned recently that I cannot keep every momento and note from friends and family. Only keep meaningful things and toss the things you absolutely do not need. Getting rid of old items allows you to have new things in your life that may possess better energy.

3. Google the Bagua: The Bagua is an octagon where each side has a representation of your life. It has 8 sides that include: Your career, self-understanding, family, wealth, fame/reputation, love, children, travel/helpful people. In each of these sections you may place a specific item or furniture piece that relates to one of those sections. For example, on the love section of my bagua (in my room) I can put fresh flowers or pictures of my loved ones. Those items represent love and placing red items or items representing love, will ultimately bring more of that into my life.

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4. Donate Stuff: Consider donating things you don’t need anymore such as old clothes that don’t fit, shoes, electronics that you don’t use or old magazines and books. Helping others and giving is another terrific way to increase better vibrations into your life.

5. Think Bright & Open: Open your shutters or blinds that you tend to keep close to let natural light come into your room. If you’re concerned about privacy, consider putting up light curtains that still allow the sunlight to come in. Open your windows once in awhile to let fresh air come in and circulate fresh, clean air into your room.

Western or modern Feng Shui is the art of position certain pieces of furniture (or items) in a harmonious location either in your house, room or office. Think of is as placing items in particular sections of your house so that better energy can flow through. There are other types as well that go into detail and depth and it’s up to the individual to decipher which techniques are best for them.

If you’re curious about it or never found it interesting, there are many books and sites online to learn more about it. Make sure you pick something that resonates with you and don’t feel forced to do anything that doesn’t feel good for you. Remember to always listen you your intuition before following a stranger. It’s not just a woo-woo thing, religious-based and doesn’t require buying new furniture, it just requires a bit of moving, tossing out and placing items in their respective places.

Hope that helps and good luck!

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