Translated literally, Feng Shui means Wind Water. Wind represents the energy we cannot see but can feel. “Water represents the energy in our physical spaces we can see.
Feng Shui is based on principles that have transcended various cultures for over four thousand years empowering people to facilitate changes in their lives. These principles are based on the cycles of nature. As with tai chi, chi gong, traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture, they all have one thing in common – Attaining Balance. Feng Shui helps us create balance in our lives as we connect to our environment. Feng Shui is a lifestyle, supporting us to shift and change as we evolve and grow.
What is happening in our lives is reflected in our space, so what better way to make sustainable changes in our lives than to have our intention set in our physical space creating anchors and support to help us make it happen.
Feng Shui is all about the person: yes, it is all about YOU! Feng Shui is a very practical tool for us to begin to understand who we are, what makes us tick and to celebrate ourselves in all our perfection. Feng Shui can help us begin to let go of judging ourselves.
Whenever we begin to let go of things, whether in our mind or in our space, it gives us an opening for new beginnings, ideas and opportunities to come into our life. Managing our “stuff” which some may refer to as “clutter” is a very cool tool to help create that opening. First and foremost we must begin to notice how we feel, and what is happening when we recognize these feelings.
There are basic principles that Feng Shui offers us to create our sense of balance and eliminate distraction, allowing us to be clear, focused and productive. When we tap into these concepts, we can begin building a solid foundation to open our awareness and begin to operate in a more positive and abundant way. Here are just a few tips to get you started.
Always Have Your Back Supported –
We always want to have our backs supported with a clear view of an entrance. Sitting at our desks we should have a clear view of the doorway. Ideally, sitting with our back to a solid wall, in a high back chair we feel safe and supported. If our back is to an open door, our central nervous system is not supported, we can become distracted feeling something is coming and we are not able to see it.
With our back visible to the world we may be giving the impression we are not available, or open to new opportunities.
Support for Sleeping–
Getting a good night’s sleep is key for vibrant health. Sleeping in a bed with a solid headboard, placed with a wall behind us and an easy view of the door makes us feel safe and secure. Create a lovely sanctuary in your bedroom, minimize electronics, work-related items & chaos.
Firsts Always Fabulous–
What we see is what we become, so let us be mindful of what we see and how that makes us feel. The first thing we see when we open our eyes in the morning sets our tone for the day. When we enter our home, and how we enter our home should feel nurturing and uplifting. Sitting at our desks, we should feel productive and inspired.
Revel in Romance
When looking for a new relationship or to ignite a current relationship, take note of what our space is saying. Is there room for another, to sit, to put their personal items, to sleep? Create a sense of “Two”, a place that is welcoming for the ideal relationship for you.
Love Everything In Your Space
You are the judge of what is good for you: if it feels good,it is good. Learn to trust your inner compass. Eliminate the items that are no longer serving you. As you remove items in your space that are creating obstacles, you will open up your awareness for the new opportunities awaiting you. As you begin to make changes in your space you begin to make changes in your life.