By Kathryn Weber
Feng shui is often called the Chinese Art of Placement. But you can use feng shui in so many ways beyond how you arrange your home. Feng shui can also be very personal — you can apply it to the way you dress, look, and act.
Let’s talk about a few of the ways you apply feng shui to yourself to stay fresh and energized….
Your signature says it all.
It’s easy to see how a signature can influence your life. The ideal signature is one that gives you more influence and prestige. Some signatures have letters that curl backwards — this means lackluster growth and success.
Some tilt left — this causes the same problem. Look at your signature and make sure yours says “affluence” and that it tilts right and up — not left and backwards.
A client of mine had a tough time being promoted even though his income kept going up; he simply never got the nod. I told him his signature tilted backwards — as though he turned his back on others or looked backwards. In fact, all his writing has a tendency to lean left. He changed his signature and the money flowed into his life — and he leap-frogged at his job being promoted up two levels!
Is your signature squeezed and tight? Money will be tight too. Get your signature flowing and watch the money flow with it!
What does your email really say?
This may sound strange but your email address conveys ideas about you to the people who read it. What we call ourselves can influence the way we are treated by others. If you have a negative email address or something very difficult, it could have an effect. What does your email address say about you? Also, use proper punctuation even in an email. Some emails are written using the lowercase “i” instead of “I.” This diminishes you. Don’t do it.
Like hair color commercial says, “You’re worth it.”
Do you do little things for yourself that make you feel pampered? I set up a tea tray by my office with a hot water kettle on a pretty tray with apothecary jars full of elegant teas and some of my favorite ginger cookies. Now when I want a break from the computer, I only step to the next room instead of trekking downstairs and I feel luxurious with my herbal tea. It’s also some self care that makes me feel good.
Do your best to beautify yourself.
Everyone feels better when they look better. Get to a new stylist, or a make-up counter at a department store. Freshen up your image and your look. I got Invisalign braces last month and I’m almost 50, but who cares? I wanted a straighter smile so that when I ring in the New Year in 11 short months, I’ll do it with a straight, white smile. We all get into ruts, just have the good sense to get out of it and make some improvements to keep your energy flowing and active and help you feel great!
What makes you feel inspired?
We all need something that lifts our sights. I like to find my inspiration at my desk because I spend a lot of time on the computer. Last year, I posted a picture of Hong Kong on my computer and guess where I went? That’s right, Hong Kong. This year, I put a new photo on my computer’s wallpaper. It’s a gorgeous waterfall because I want a lot of water this year — and remember water is wealth in feng shui! Find a picture for your wallpaper on your computer or a scene to hang on a wall where it can inspire you!
Open your eyes to your habits of speech, your writing, your email name, even your resistance to change and openness to receive. This is part of applying feng shui to yourself and to your life, to keeping energy positive and moving and flowing for yourself. Sometimes the change to your environment isn’t as important as the changes your make to yourself.
Copyright Kathryn Weber. All rights reserved.