Thursday, June 30, 2011

Feng to the Shui, Baby

Once upon a time, I had no clue about how my environment impacted my life. Sure, I understood that I impacted my environment, but only in a peripheral sense. Add to that my Eternal Monuments to Entropy; my children and the whole concept of my house as a reflection of me went by the wayside.

Enter a good friend of mine who introduced me to Feng Shui. This wasn't some militant Feng Shui focused on the exact placement of my furniture mood-ring style until I felt calm and tranquil. She introduced me to a book by Karen Rauch Carter called Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. Not only a good source of information, this book is also an entertaining read.

Skeptical? Sure. I was too, at first. But I'll try anything once. So I read the book and applied what Carter calls "cures" to several areas of my home. One area focused on Prosperity. Money. Who couldn't use more of that. Within a week of intentionally applying the cures, we got a check in the mail; it was a refund for overpayment on car insurance. Coincidence? Maybe, if you believe in such things. I like to think of it as attracting money energy to our life.

And if this sounds like a bunch of voodoo magical stuff, it might be. But have you ever been in a house where you could feel something wasn't right? When Hubby and I were house hunting, we looked at a place that felt wrong from the moment we walked through the front door. The house was clean, well-kept and decorated nicely. But there was an odd energy in the place. We went upstairs and discovered there was a bedroom painted a very very bright red. The color of the walls was migraine-inducing. It was in an area of the house that never should have had so much red. We called it the Murder Room. Thank goodness we didn't buy that house.

Again, entropy can be the enemy of any Feng Shui (or anything home related) so it helps to periodically re-feng shui things. Also, desires change, life changes and what once was deemed important might give way to something else.

It's all about intention. The intentional placement of objects to enhance your space and give your life a boost. Everything has energy. As the book explains, use this energy to your advantage. Let your stuff work for you. I can totally get around that. Anything that will make my life easier is always welcomed.

1 comment:

  1. And sometimes it helps to come across posts to remind us. ;)

    Great post. ;)