Feng Shui ~ the flow of energy and the balance of wind and water. It’s a school of thought and discipline that dates back centuries. All disciplines begin with a template of understanding and Feng Shui is no exception. The template that all feng shui practitioners use to assess the home is called the Bagua. The Bagua is a grid made up of nine sectors. Each of these sectors corresponds to an area of our lives. Feng Shui practitionesrs will ask questions to discover where life is already going well for you as well as where you will want to make changes or shift things to power up the energy for that area of your life. The Bagua is overlayed into your physical space and the consultant will assess best changes, often very subtle, for profound transformations.
A personal story of how this works is: Before I trained as a Feng Shui practitioner, I had a feng shui consultation in my bodywork studio. I had a desire to create a more nurturing environment and stimulate my revenue. The consultant knew my heart’s desires and my intentions. She made many simple suggestions. The one that stands out most in my mind was to move two pictures around. So, I did. I shifted the print of a harbor with lots of ships sailing into port. It depicted the energy of abundance flowing and I replaced a more subtle picture of a nature trail. This was in my wealth Bagua. My next three months, I had the best total income I ever had in my business!Feng shui~creating #energy flow that supports your #intentions. Discover it's basic tool: The #Bagua Click To Tweet
Feng shui is the shift of energy and the intention you bring with it. As this example illustrates, you do not need to redecorate your home or office or spend lots of money with new items.
You may want to redecorate and bring in new objects that represent your intentions for your life but even a ‘house beautiful’ home can have stagnant energy in and around it. Feng shui is about creating energy flow that supports your intentions. And, you can easily apply it’s basic principles to your home or office.
If this is something you’ve been wanting to discover for a while, you may want to learn more by taking my Sacred Soul Feng Shui Self-Guide Program. You can find out more about it <here> but hurry, there’s a Ready, Set, Go Incentive for you this summer! Don’t forget to check out Parts 1 & 2 of this series, Feng Shui Basics and Clutter. What can you do right now to shift the energy of the room you are in? Think about it and let me know!
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Laura, I like how you point out that the energy flow is meant to support your intentions. I think this is an aspect a lot of people miss. Isn’t it amazing how such little shifts like you moving your paintings around can open up energy and flow into beautiful things. <3
Laura Clark Reply:
June 10th, 2015 at 8:21 am
I know, Right, Bonnie? I have been in homes that have been absolutely magazine picture and that’s the intention of the woman who lives there. I’ve been in homes that have seemed like ‘a mess’ and the intention from the woman in this home to have joy and laughter. Guess what? The kids were filled with laughter and giggles…..most of the time. It’s all about intention!
Comment by Bonnie Copeland — June 8, 2015 @ 2:39 pm
Laura, I love the idea that small shifts, done with intention, can have big results. Even my somewhat skeptical husband has come to believe “there’s something to this stuff”! I have a beautiful plant in my Wealth corner, along with a statement of intention written on a sticky note and placed under the planter. It’s lovely to see how my wealth is constantly increasing.
Laura Clark Reply:
June 10th, 2015 at 8:22 am
You’ve got this!!!!! Small shifts and intention Kathleen~ You see 🙂
Comment by Kathleen Watson — June 9, 2015 @ 1:50 pm