Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Do You Feng Shui?

I know it might be hard to believe but our physical environments are very important to our overall health, wellbeing and happiness.  AND it just so happens there is this cool and ancient system pronounced fung shway that can help us create beautiful environments and positive energy. 
Feng Shui is a gift from the Chinese and is the ancient art of how to place our stuff in our environments.  This placement produces good mojo.  You want good mojo right?  So, stop reading and look up and survey your environment.  Does it have good mojo or flow?  Or does is frighten and confuse you?  If it is the later of the two I have some great tips for you.

At the core of Feng Shui is a clean and clutter free space.  Every part of your environment is clean and clutter free; this includes closets, drawers, cabinets, nooks and crannies.  If you live and work in clean and clutter free spaces you are on your way to being a Feng Shui superstar.  If your spaces need a little help then you might want to consider these three steps.
  1. Clean your spaces or if you can afford the buck-a-roos hire someone to do it for you.
  2. Get rid of stuff.  If it is broken toss it.  If you don’t love it then donate it or have a yard sale. 
  3. Repair items.  If your sofa has a tear then repair it or if your stove isn’t working have it fixed.
Ok, I know within those the three steps above there are a bunch of little steps.  If you need help clearing and letting go then you might want to hire a life coach.  I know a really good life coach! 

Feng Shui is really complex but some of the main concepts are a snap.   Let fresh air into your space.  Sounds simple but when is the last time you opened a window to let in fresh air?  Before you open that window, clean it and let the outside flow inside. 

Feng Shui loves water fountains.  Table top fountains are fun for both work and home.  Feng Shui also likes wind chimes and crystals.  Be careful with the crystals.  I had no idea that a crystal in a sunny window could start a fire.  Fill your space with happy photos and personal items that you LOVE.  You will feel lighter and happier too.

In addition to creating a life-giving, clean and clutter free environment Feng Shui focuses on eight major areas of life:
  1. Wealth and Prosperity
  2. Fame and Reputation
  3. Relationships
  4. Family and Health
  5. Creativity and Children
  6. Self Development
  7. Career
  8. Helpful people and Travel
The Feng Shui map is a guideline on how to use color and objects in each area.  The bottom of the map represents the entrance to your space and then divides the space into eight equal parts.  Just follow the map and start using Feng Shui in your spaces.  You will be amazed how much better you feel!

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