Feng Shui Friday – “What you think about you bring about”

I think that it’s pretty well accepted these days that what we think and how we act create our reality. Our mind is a very powerful tool and it can help us get more of what we want, or it can help us get more of what we don’t want. The choice is ours.

According to the movie “The Secret”, the Law of attraction is always working. If we take the point of view that this is true, then whatever you think about, you will create in your life.

So if you worry about not having enough money, you will not have enough money. If you constantly tell yourself that you’re tired, you will feel tired. If you tell yourself every time you come home that you don’t like where you live, you will never feel at home there. You get the drift.

On the other hand, if you think about things that you want, things that make you happy, you will be attracting more of that to you.

On an energetic level there is something going on here. I can’t explain it. There are lots of people claiming to have found “THE secret” to creating the life of your dreams. Many of them sell you courses, literature, coaching seminars, videos etc. etc. showing you “exactly how to do it”. That’s all well and good. Except that I don’t think there is ONE way that will suit everybody. We all process information differently and different ways and techniques will suit some people and not others. I think the problem is this – people will buy the stuff and never actually do anything with it.

It can be so much simpler than that. Monitor your own thoughts and work on changing them out to things that serve you. And then ACT on these positive thoughts. DO something! I’m not an expert at this in any way, and I’m chipping away at it. I’m getting there. I see the changes happening for people after I have helped them set up their homes to be supportive of their health, wealth and relationships. I see the outer change in their environment help propel the inner change forward.

I read through an old journal of mine a couple of days ago. A journal that I wrote over one long weekend in September 2003. It was a self development course that I did at that time and the focus was on letting go of what no longer was serving me and then looking to the future and what I wanted to create.

This is what I wrote: “I want to live in a house by the beach and have a career that I find fulfilling and that is of service and help to others”.

Nine years later. Here I am. I live in Manly, I have a 2 minute walk to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches (at least I think so!) and I work as a Feng Shui consultant which I find very fulfilling and it certainly helps people. So that worked.

Did I have doubts along the way? Yes. Did I focus on this and think positively about it all the time? No. Most of the time I have not been actively thinking about it at all.

And yet, here I am.

So have a look at where you are today and reflect back on how you got there. What did you do and what didn’t you do to create the life that you have? And be aware that your thoughts have power and that this power is real. And know that your home can energetically support you in making your dreams come true.

Love your home and show it!

What comes up for you when reading this? Please share.

Happy Feng Shui Friday!
Sara

 

 

PS. The course that I did and that really suited me is called the isa Experience. You can check it out here.

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Bring me some wood!

Most people I know love getting a bunch of beautiful flowers. So do I. Especially when my darling husband brings me a big bouquet of roses for no specific reason. Those are the best!

Did you know that flowers represent the Wood element in Feng Shui? Wood is all about new beginnings and fresh energy. Maybe that is why flowers are used in romantic courtship? Flowers are a representation of the fresh, new and exciting energy surrounding a new relationship and therefore the perfect representation of those wonderful feelings.

Wood in Feng Shui is also related to Spring and the expansive energy of growth. So whenever you feel like you need a new beginning or some moving forward in any area of you life, using living plants, trees or flowers can help with that.

The Wood element in Feng Shui also represents the East and South east compass directions, the eldest son and daughter in the family and is associated with thunder and wind. The organs connected with the Wood element are liver and gall bladder. Traditionally Wood is also associated with health, family relationships, abundance and wealth.

Green, healthy plants will do wonders for your indoor air quality. Not only do they attract positive chi (energy), they also help clean the indoor air. Green, leafy plants are extra important in an office environment as they help neutralise some of the not so healthy effects of electrical equipment. If you can, place a healthy green plant in close proximity to your computer screen and feel better for it!

If you have a dark corner or a space that you don’t like, placing a plant there will change the feel and energy of that space. Plants and flowers are wonderful representations of healthy, vital energy.

So next time you give or receive a bunch of flowers, you can think of all the positive attributes associated with them and appreciate them even  more!

And by the way… Why not treat yourself to some lovely flowers this weekend?

Happy Feng Shui Friday!

 

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Top 5 Tips for Abundance

Contrary to common belief there actually is no one “wealth corner” in you home. So If you ever hear someone talking about “activating my wealth corner” (often this is associated with placing a green plant in said “corner”) they may be barking up the wrong tree.

In traditional Feng Shui, there are actually a few areas of your home that represent and reflect your wealth and abundance. I have listed these below with some cereal tips and ideas what to look for and what to do to improve your ability to attract abundance and wealth.

 

1.The South East sector of your home or office

The South East compass sector of your home or office is related to wealth and abundance. Look at what is located in this area of your building. Do you have a bathroom, toilet or laundry here? This indicates that you might be feeling like money is going down the drain, or that there is a never ending flow of money going out. Ideally you would want an active area of your home or business in this compass sector to support the energy of abundance.

 

2. The front of your home or office

The front of your home or office represents opportunities. It is very important that your building looks welcoming from the street, and that the way in is easy to find. If it’s not easy to find your entrance, Qi (energy) will have difficulty finding its way to you and as a result so will opportunities. As a follow on from that, if you cannot attract opportunities into your life or business, you also cannot attract opportunities to make money, get a pay rise, have new customers come through your door etc. You get the drift!

 

3. The entrance of your home or office

The entrance of your home or office relates specifically to the opportunities you have to do well financially while living or working in this building. To really know what is going on in this part of a building you would need to have a Feng Shui consultation tailored specifically to you your home or office conducted by a consultant trained in Flying Stars Feng Shui.

By analysing the Feng Shui of your entrance a trained consultant can get a very good idea of what can be done to support your finances in the best possible way. If you are currently challenged in this area, making changes around your entrance can be the catalyst you need to get unstuck. If you’re already doing great, then supporting your successes energetically can propel you even further forward.

No matter what else may be recommended, an easy to find entrance with lots of light, no clutter and a general welcoming feeling is paramount for attracting wealth and opportunities into your life. This is something anyone can do on their own.

 

4. The kitchen

The kitchen is said to represent the wealth of the home because this is where food is kept and prepared. If your office has a proper kitchen, this also applies here.

It’s important to keep your kitchen in order, clean and functional to help create a positive flow for wealth and abundance.

A dirty, greasy stove creates health problems and symbolically blocks the family’s income potential. Therefore I recommend you make sure that all burners are working, and that the stove is kept clean at all times. Use all burners or hotplates regularly to support all working members of the household to be able to generate an income. Don’t keep using the same hotplate/burner, mix it up a little and rotate it around as evenly as you can.

 

5. Your dining table

Always have a bowl of fresh fruit sitting on your dining table to symbolise abundance. You can also place a mirror so that it reflects your dining table. This represents an abundance of food (and hence wealth) as well as social connections and interactions as a mirror is said to bring you more of what it reflects.

If you have a staff sting area in your office with a proper table and chairs, placing a bowl of fresh fruit there is a great idea. And it might inspire your staff to some healthy eating too!

 

That’s it! These five areas of your home or office combined represent your wealth and abundance. All of them need to be in balance and looked after for your best abilities to create wealth and abundance to be put forward.

The most important out of the five is your front door. And that’s where it gets interesting when conducting a consultation. Sometimes the Feng Shui of an entrance is anything but supportive of wealth and abundance. That situation can be rectified by putting Feng Shui cures or enhancements in place. But that’s a different blog all together…

If you want to know more about Feng Shui for abundance and wealth or have any questions, please get in touch.

To your abundance!

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Geopathic Stress or What your cat is telling you…

Those of you who have a cat companion know that they like to sleep in weird places sometimes. There can be a spot in the middle of the floor that makes absolutely no sense to pick as a favourite spot, yet this is where your beloved cat chooses to sleep – all the time!

There might be a perfectly reasonable explanation for that. Cats, as opposed to dogs, are attracted to Geopathic stress. They like to sleep in it. Dogs on the other hand will avoid it. So if you have an area in your one where your dog just won’t go for no apparent reason, that’s as much an indicator as a sleeping cat that this area likely is affected by Geopathic stress.

 

And what is Geopathic stress?

Geopathic stress is a wide term used to describe several different phenomena that have an impact on the Earth’s magnetic and/or gravitational fields and the effects this in turn has on a site or person. Put very simply, Geopathic stress is when something is going on in the Earth that is causing an imbalance, and this energy reaches the surface of the Earth and affects people, animals and plants in that area.

 

There are several forms of Geopathic Stress

  • Geological faults are faults, fractures or cavities found in the ground. A fault line is the surface trace of a geological fault. It is along these fault lines that most earthquakes appear.
  • Geomagnetic lines, the Earth is surrounded by geomagnetic lines that can be likened by the acupuncture meridians of the human body. They travel between the poles of the Earth in a corkscrew manner. Geomagnetic lines are one to two metres wide and always move in a north to south direction.
  • Watercourses are streams or veins of subterranean water.
  • Hartmann and Curry grids are energetic grids that relate to the physical and geopathic stress of any given environment. The Hartmann grid is related to human consciousness, while the Curry grid relates to the Earth’s consciousness.

This is by no means a complete list of Geopathic stressors, and it gives you an idea on what I’m talking about.

 

So why is this important?

Our environment affects our bodies. In today’s modern society we meet a lot of challenges when it comes to living a healthy life, such as electro magnetic radiation, chemicals, radio and micro waves to only name a few. There is also a link between the Earth and our health that is not commonly spoken about, the connection between Geopathic stress and illnesses.

Each organ system in the human body has its own particular frequency with which it resonates. This means that if something outside of the human body resonates with the same frequency, this phenomenon will have the ability to affect the organ system within the human body. If the frequency of the outside source resonates in harmony with the human body a positive effect will be experienced. However, if the outside source is in any form of dissonance with the organ system then the body will be adversely affected and over a period of time being in this situation may lead to the development of an illness.

 

What to look for

Signs that tell you that a new geopathic stressor might have been introduced in your environment include insomnia, restless sleep, anxiety, bedwetting or sleep walking in children, as well as ant or wasp nests where there were none before.

 

What to do

Get a professional Geomancer or Feng Shui consultant with training in Geomancy to do a site assessment for you. A geomancer can neutralise any stresses in the environment that might be contributing to imbalance in the site by implementing geomantic cures. These are cures that are placed in the Earth to help bring balance to the site.

I encourage you to look at your home with new eyes. Has anything changed lately? Is your cat sleeping in a weird spot? Is your dog avoiding certain areas with no apparent explanation? And have you noticed any changes in your health and wellbeing?

Listen to your cat and feel better for it.

 

 

Source: Olsen, A. 2010, Geobiology, Australian College of Environmental Studies, Melbourne.