Sometimes a house or office can feel uncomfortable, and there’s no real reason you can put your finger on to explain your uneasy feeling. Other times, it’s easy: someone has been there that was negative, ill or died. Homes and spaces often take on the energy of the previous occupants as well. There may be instances when you moved into a space and just felt like someone else was there, or the space just didn’t feel right – it’s because of lingering negative energy.
Your surroundings can have a huge impact on your life – to the point of affecting your personal happiness, your prosperity, even the opportunities that come to you in your life — thus making your choice of home a very important one.
There are times when it feels like you are thwarted at every turn, that unseen energy is preventing you from accomplishing what you want, or, when it’s really bad, that the world is against you. At times like these it’s helpful to have protectors to call upon. As a practice, feng shui should always be practiced with protection first and foremost and ahead of activation.
What happens to your feng shui when you work in cubicleville? Some might say it’s all boxed up. But even if you work inside of four padded walls, that cubicle doesn’t have to limit you. No, indeed. With a little decorating inspiration and feng shui tweaks, your cubicle can go from boring to boardroom.
Writers are a special group. They work to draw up large, tottering buckets from their creative wells and pour out new characters, ideas, situations, and images to delight, inspire, and transform their readers. But what happens to the well when the environment doesn’t support writers? It dries up. Or, worse still, only provides just enough creativity to make the writer confused and uncertain about where to go next.
Everyone’s heard there’s strength in numbers and that certainly extends to feng shui, where pairs constitute the concept of double goodness. Think about anything good and you want seconds – like you do with chocolate cake, a second date with a special someone, or another prosperous opportunity. In feng shui, though, whenever there is something auspicious, such as a symbol, it’s even more powerful and potent when it’s used as a pair.
Water is one of the most important elements in life – and in feng shui. The presence of water is life-giving and in feng shui, it promotes wealth, prosperity and opportunity. We could not live without water, yet so many homes rarely have water anywhere on the property. Even a small fountain can create a feeling of calm assurance and promote wealth luck and financial advantage for the homeowner.
A walk in the country or hiking a hilly trail can make us feel more in tune with ourselves. It also gives us an opportunity to connect with nature, awakening our personal chi. The trees, grass, stones and blue sky give us a comforting relief from the unnatural environment of fluorescent lighting, malls and office cubicles.
In feng shui, all homes are not created equal. This is especially true in apartments. It also means applying feng shui is also a bit trickier. But, with a few basic steps, you can apply feng shui to your apartment quickly and easily.
It’s become increasingly popular to use an iPhone or smart phone as a compass. However, when you’re using it to be accurate, it’s best to use a magnetic compass to measure a magnetic field. That’s because electricity interferes with magnetic measurements.
Ever wonder why you’re working so hard at feng shui and it’s not working for you? Maybe it’s because feng shui often works like a radio. When you’re trying to listen to 105.2 tuning the dial to 105.3 or 105 might pick up the station, but it won’t come in clearly, if at all, or it will have a lot of static.
All energy in the universe exists as a duality; it’s either positive or negative, yin or yang. Yang energy is the bright energy of laughing children, blooming flowers, energy moving, and outward movement. Yin energy is the energy of darkness, stillness, and going inwards. Both are important, but when one is out of balance, the house can become overloaded with that energy.