When you want to reach a new goal in your life, or you want to create change, do something different, experience something new… Where do you start? What is the best way to bring about what you want?
Do you start with your own thoughts and actions and from that find a supportive environment to bring about what you desire? Or do you put yourself in a supportive environment first, and from that start developing new thoughts, actions and habits?
Does change occur from the Inside Out or from Outside and In?
The way I see it, Feng Shui is an outer representation of your internal world. What you think, how you feel and your beliefs are represented in your surroundings. The energetic vibration you have within you will resonate with objects and places in your surroundings and you will feel drawn to, and at home with, energies at the same level as those within you. So in some ways, where you live is an external representation of your internal world. Something is drawing you to this home at this moment.
This creates great opportunities to learn from your current home. If you are financially challenged where you live, how do you feel about money on the inside? What are your thoughts and associations with wealth? If you don’t feel supported at work, or in your relationships, did you know that your home can be a catalyst for change in those areas?
For the best possible results using Feng Shui in your home, you also need to support these changes within you. This might mean you need to look at your beliefs around relationships and communication if you want to create a change in those areas, as well as making Feng Shui adjustments in corresponding sections of your home. It’s a little bit “chicken and egg-syndrome”. What comes first? The internal shift, or the external? I believe that it works both ways, and one can be a catalyst for the other. If you feel stuck in one area, create outer change to support yourself in moving forward. If you’re doing great and aligning your thoughts and actions, but not getting the results you want or expect, align your home with your goals and see your results increase.
So there is no one answer to the question I asked, it works both ways. I find this very reassuring. When I am stuck in a thought pattern that doesn’t serve me and what I want to create, I can bring about outer change in the corresponding areas of my home and without fail, I will experience a change in thoughts too. When I do things differently, my internal dialogue and the energetic vibration of my home will change. It’s all connected. After all, everything is energy vibrating a different frequencies. Make sure yours is resonating in sync with your dreams and goals.
Happy Feng Shui Friday!