ESSENTIAL FENG SHUI ® Consultant
Design with purpose
Feng Shui Observes How your Surroundings can Promote or Diminish your Health, Wealth, and Happiness.
What is chi flow?
It's the vital energy that connects and moves everything through the cycles of life.
We are surrounded by living energy at all times. Standing on a platform as the train pulls in we feel the racing energy. We know to brace ourselves and stand back. Floating down a lazy river we are free to relax and go with the flow. We know we're safe. The goal is to set up our lives and spaces to reflect the lazy river. It opens us to receive, we're no longer prone to be impulsive or reactive. Will this immune us from life events? No, but we'll meet the challenge with a much better mindset.
All things in the physical world, including us, hold energy. It's as alive as we are and holds its own vibration. We often assume a chair is just a chair, but it's not. It is holding energy. Did you "win" the chair in a divorce? Ask yourself this, what do you feel each time you look at that chair? What feelings or memories does it bring up? Were you sitting in it during a particularly painful argument? Do you want that energy in this new space, or would you like a fresh start? This applies to everything we own. This is just one example of how energy impacts us. Let's take the same chair. Was it your mother's favorite? It's no longer just a chair, it was your mother's favorite. It holds fond memories and completely different energy.
This also applies to shared spaces with others and their energy as well. Feng shui allows you to recognize the imbalance and apply its principles to correct it and restore balance. Like a clogged drain, once it's cleared, the water flows with ease.
Understanding this helps to see the importance of how we organize our homes and what we bring into them. Marie Kondo distilled the process into 4 brilliant words. "Does it spark joy?" It is that simple. If it holds any other low vibrating energy like guilt, obligation, someday, etc. It should go. With each low vibrating energy you release by default you are lifting the energy. This makes room for more of what you truly want.
A Clean Slate.
In Form School Feng Shui the Bagua is used to map out and locate the areas which correspond to the various treasures of life. The word Bagua describes the eight basic building blocks of the I Ching. Each area is associated with specific "treasures" in life. Career, Knowledge & Self Cultivation, Health & Family, Wealth & Prosperity, Fame & Reputation, Love & Relationships, Creativity & Children and Helpful People & Travel.
All of these important areas are being represented somewhere in our home or office. This is why the first step is to remove all clutter. Where there is clutter there is stuck or stagnant energy. All areas count. Whatever causes the most anxiety, is your starting point. If you'd be too embarrassed to have a guest see it, it needs your attention. This is your home and you should be your own priority. Our home is a sacred space. It's where we rest and restore our own personal energy.
Broken items hold broken energy. Plants that are not thriving hold an energy of sickness, etc. These are not energies you want to share space with. Clutter translates to chaos. Chaos leads to confusion. Confusion leads to anxiety. Anxiety leads to feeling overwhelmed. You see where I'm going with this. If there are 5 people in the space, it's amplified.
A Feng Shui consultation takes a lot more into consideration. It looks to see how the elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood are represented. The shape of the structure and property. Is the structure on a busy road? Next to a busy hospital? Without the proper Feng Shui remedy, you are being impacted by all the energies swirling around that hospital. It all needs to be considered to ensure balance. If there is too much or too little of an element, it will have an impact.
* Too much Fire, conflict. Too little, unsocial.
* Too much Earth, sluggish. Too little, irresponsible.
* Too much Metal, rigid. Too little, scattered.
* Too much Water, indecisive. Too little, short attention span.
* Too much Wood, Impatience. Too little, chronic inactivity.
Understanding the challenges a client may be having along with seeing the imbalance allows me to put together a report with adjustments to be made. These adjustments will bring the space into balance to better support everyone living or working in the space and create a lazy river flow.
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Setting the Stage for the Best Possible Outcome.
In the home, we're looking to create harmony. Everyone feeling respected, balanced, and loved.
In the work environment, we're looking for cooperation and productivity. A shared desire and willingness to work together as a team.
Both environments hold the same energy or chi flow for all important areas of life (explained above under Clean Slate). The only difference is how they're represented. Let's look at Love & Relationships. In the workplace, It's about love for what we do and the relationships we build that make us successful. In the home, it's about romantic love as well as the family bond. We'd choose very different enhancements to hold those energies in each space. Both are equally important.
The goal is to arrange all spaces to support everyone involved. It ensures that all are living a life that is thriving in all areas. This is the balance needed to experience life and all it has to offer. The changes often dramatically Improve or exceed expectations.
I feel privileged to be a part of this ancient practice that has existed for over 4000 years in Chinese culture. I have seen the profound, and positive impact it can have on people's lives.