Feng Shui Friday – enjoy the sunshine!

Kick your shoes off, spread your toes out, breathe deeply and relax… Look at the sky, the clouds and take in whatever is around you. Enjoy just being, even for a little while. Use your senses. What can you smell? See? Hear? Taste? Touch? Plug in to your surroundings today and let go of everything for a little while. Give yourself permission to just stop for a second. Just be you.

Happy Feng Shui Friday!
Sara

 

 

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Would you want a 20% increase in some area of your life right now?

Yes! I hear you say. Who wouldn’t want to be paid another 20% for doing the same job? Or show me a business owner who wouldn’t want to increase their bottom line with another 20%. If you could be 20% stronger or faster, would you want to? If you could have 20% better health? 20% more time to do what you want to do in life? Most people want those extra 20% and would be very happy about it.

I’m not going to tell you to do “this weird and wonderful one Feng Shui thing and see what you want come flowing to you”. I don’t believe that it’s as simple as that. However I do believe that you can create this extra 20% for yourself by using Feng Shui for your home and/or workplace.

Let me explain.

According to Feng Shui there are three so called “lucks” that work together to form an individual’s life; Man luck, Heaven luck and Earth luck. These are very important concepts to understand as they explain why your life currently is the way that it is.

Feng Shui comes in under Earth luck which is all about your environment and how that effects your everyday life. It’s said that living and working in a supportive environment represents 20% of why your life is the way that it is. This applies to your money and wealth, and it also relates to your health, relationships, dreams and other goals as well. It really is about attracting all of what you want into your life.

So if it’s true that making changes to your environment can give you a 20% boost to whatever you’re currently working on, wouldn’t it be worth giving it a go? Wouldn’t you be interested in finding out how that could work for you?

With Feng Shui there is no one size fits all solution. Unfortunately I cannot tell you to “put a green plant in your wealth corner” and money will flow to you. Or to “put two pink candles in your relationship corner to attract the perfect partner”. I hear about these weird misconceptions of what Feng Shui is all the time and all the do’s and don’ts that go with it.

That stuff doesn’t work.

In my experience, the only thing that really works is to get a personalised consultation done for your home or office where all recommendations are specifically targeted to your space and the energy within it. You need to know what is going on on an energetic level and how to best support your space to be the best that it can be. Once you set your home or office up like this you are tapping into those extra 20%. You are going places!

Find a Feng Shui consultant that you feel comfortable working with. You are going to get quite close and personal with this individual for the consultation to be of value to you. Ask about their credentials, where did they train? How long was their education? What modalities of Feng Shui do they practise? Check out their website and testimonials from previous clients and have a chat to them over the phone. If all this checks out, book yourself in for a consultation and get access to your 20% energy boost in life!

If you have any questions on how to choose a consultant, where to look and what to ask, please get in touch. I’m happy to help.

Happy Feng Shui Friday – here’s to your 20% increase of whatever it is that you want!
Sara

 

 

 

 

Feng Shui Friday – Are plants at your front door ok?

I had a consultation this week with a lovely young mum of two, let’s call her Ann. She took me around the house and we chatted about the home, her kids and the health situation in the family etc.

Eventually we came to the front door of the home from the outside. Ann stopped and said to me that she used to have two beautiful green pot plants here, one on either side of the door. Then she told me that one of her mum’s friends had convinced her to not have these plants there as it was “bad Feng Shui”.

Ann misses the plants and said to me she feels like the entrance looks a lot more sterile and boring without them. And I must admit it did look a little bare and all the same colour.

I come across things like tis all the time when working with Feng Shui. There is so much misconception and superstition around it out there that sometimes I can’t believe what I hear!

There is nothing in Feng Shui saying that you cannot or should not have green plants at your entrance. In fact, plants have a positive effect on chi and their environment and as such are very well suited to be placed at the front door generally speaking. There are of course exceptions from that general rule. Depending on the flying stars Feng Shui at the front door you may be better off putting a different type of element there, such as a live water feature or a metal ornament. However, placing plants at your front door will not have a negative impact on your home and does not represent anything unfortunate.

Of course the plants need to look good, be healthy and kept tidy. Dead plants are a no-no. I also would not recommend a cactus or anything with sharp spikes on it to be placed at your front door, or anywhere in the house for that matter. Apart from that, go for it!

So I told Ann she could put her plants back and she was very happy to hear that!

If you have been told that something in particular is “bad Feng Shui” I’d love to hear about it. Please feel free to share!

Happy Feng Shui Friday!
Sara