I can hardly believe that it is already the end of August! This year is flying by! I realized this morning that since moving to our new place this past January that I never applied any Feng Shui principles to our apartment outside of the direction that our bed faces. Now looking back at this year’s events, I’m very aware that including these Feng Shui principles in our home is very critical to the harmony and prosperity that I am currently seeking.
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy of spatial arrangement and orientation to create harmony and positive chi or energy flow in our daily lives.
Decluttering is a major part of creating this positive chi in our homes or place of business, yet understanding Feng Shui principles heightens this energy flow even more. I’ve always approached whatever I desired to achieve from many angles. There is never one reason why something is ever working or not working in our lives. I believe that applying whatever tools or principles that I can use to help facilitate whatever I am trying to manifest in my life only makes things easier.
This morning I redid my Kua Number which determines your personal auspicious directions or “lucky corners” to create better chi. The easiest place to start when applying Feng Shui principles is to know your Kua Number and especially your four most auspicious directions or corners in your home. These “lucky” directions include an area for personal growth, prosperity, health, and romance.
Learning how to use your “lucky” directions for personal growth, prosperity, health, and romance with how to balance the other four unfavorable directions can really create harmony in how your environment feels and how your life flows with it.
I’ve previously been decluttering a section of my bedroom for the past month while unconsciously keeping a tiny pile of clutter to continue to sort through in my prosperity corner. If I had been aware of my auspicious directions I would have never placed this pile in this corner of my room. Clutter is never a good thing, yet keeping even a small portion of clutter in your prosperity corner will definitely stifle it.
Whenever I’ve applied Feng Shui principles to my home, I always notice an immediate shift. I am not sure why or how it works, and honestly rather spend my time actually using the principles than questioning them. I’ve experienced the powerful benefits of Feng Shui in my two previous apartments, and am very surprised that I’ve been so busy this year that I haven’t made it a priority to maximize these benefits in our current home.
You can find a lot of information on Feng Shui online. I learned more about this ancient system in two books that I own called The Practical Encyclopedia of Feng Shui by Gill Hale and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Feng Shui by Lillian Too. The easiest way to determine your Kua number is with this calculator from Circle of Life.
This week I’ve got some serious Feng Shui work to do! Have you used Feng Shui in your home or place of business before? What has been your experience?
(Image from eco-architectureandplanning.com)