Too often we fall into the rut of day by day living to the point that we can’t imagine anything different or anything better and our life’s vision gets cut off.
And who can fault us for this?
Most of the time, the thought of something better in our lives never enters the picture because we’re so busy just trying to get through the day, get the bills paid on time, the kids fed, car gassed, and attend to all the other little details of our life that the big things slip silently by, and we can’t see anything different for ourselves.
However, the idea that shifting your view can make a meaningful change is sometimes hard to imagine. But it can.
In fact, what we look at and view day to day has an impact on our lives, and where we want our lives to go.
Take, for example, a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma victims. Her desire was to create a thriving practice built on helping others thrive in their lives and move past old wounds.
However, the moment she walked into her office, the lucky corner (the corner diagonally opposite the door) held a dying plant. Far from helping clients, her business was dying, too, and patients were falling away.
After a coworker took mercy on the plant and removed it, the psychotherapist made a special trip and purchased a beautiful silk floral arrangement to replace the dying plant in the corner. Now, when she walked into her office, the vision of what she saw was of something beautiful, blooming, and vibrant. Her business shot up and within a few short days had calls and new clients coming in.
In short, chi flows where the eye goes.
What you look at and what you see has a strong bearing on your life because we experience our lives through our eyes.
No one loses their way intentionally, it’s just that we can’t see anything differently and that’s when we need to look at our feng shui to help change our views and raise our sights.
Feng shui is a tool to help you align what you see with what you want.
Use these feng shui tips to help you look up from the grindstone and raise your sights to the greater possibilities in your life.
___Create a vision for your life.
What would you like to see happen in your life? Find images and words that represent what you want to achieve or to happen for you. Vision boards are powerful ways to create a new way of seeing things, as well as aligning a vision for your life with the life you’re living.
___Place your desires correctly.
Place a whiteboard, a vision board, or a big sticky note of where you want to go on the left of your vision or in front of you as you sit at your desk. You can place your accomplishments on the right of your desk or behind you.
By putting your goals on the left, dragon side, you infuse them with positive, yang energy, because, after all, you want to get there, right? That green dragon can give you a hand. Want more mojo? Place an image of a dragon by your goals. Do make sure that you place your vision board in a well-lit area and where you see it often.
Learn more about how to feng shui your vision board here. I like to use mine as a screensaver on my phone.
___Place your name and image high.
Never buy a welcome mat with your name on it like so many businesses have because (besides wiping feet on your good name), it causes you to look down. If you have a business or if you want to highlight your accomplishments, put anything with your name on it (like a sign or diploma) up high and prominently placed in your office or home, where you will look up to see it.
Maybe your newspaper clippings, published articles, or diplomas are languishing in a closet. If so, get them out, frame them and hang them where you can see them.
Add images of things you want to achieve to the mixture of your accomplishments. Place them where you see them as often as possible.
___Follow the 6 Star.
Six is the number of heaven in feng shui and where the 6 Star is located is also the location of where people are who can help you. Look at the location of where it flies to open a portal of energy to those who can help you move in the direction you want to go.
In 2021, it’s in the center, so family and those in your inner circle will help you the most. And isn’t that true? We’ve had to really rely on those closest to us during the pandemic.
When it moves to the northwest in 2022, look for extra support overseas or from older people, those in authority, or those at a distance.
When it moves to the west, young people will provide the most support, in the east, it will be family who is the most helpful and in the southwest, women will offer the most support. Watch the annual feng shui movements to check on its annual location.
___Paint your ceilings white.
White is the color of heaven and if your ceilings are painted a color other than white, you may find that your aspirations are either drowned (blue ceilings), fail to take off (yellow or beige ceilings), or you’re scattered (green ceilings). Heaven is also an energy of protection, and we can all use that.
White ceilings provide heavenly protection overhead and lift your potential.
___Activate your lucky corner.
Look at every corner in every room that is opposite and diagonal to the door. Be sure to put some kind of activator there, such as a tall lamp, a plant, or a beautiful object to bring beauty and significance to your vision.
These corners exert a powerful influence on our minds and our thoughts. What to put here? Try a beautiful floor lamp, a tall plant, or a lucky frog to hold the wealth potential of the lucky corner.
___Be choosy about representations of yourself.
Look for photos of yourself that are positive and uplifting regardless of whether that’s a photo at home, your driver’s license, or your Facebook or Twitter photo. A menacing or sad-looking photo is a powerful representation of you. Make sure your picture, Avatar, or any representation makes a positive statement of happiness, success, and vitality.