Nine Things

04/20/2012 Feng Shui Florida

  Monarch and milkweed

Are you feeling stuck in your present job or frustrated reaching your personal and professional goals?  One of the most practical and effective Feng Shui tools I use and recommend is to visit each room in your home or workplace from time to time and move 9 items.  This may be part of a larger spring cleaning or clearing ritual, or simply a brief contact with objects you see every day in your surroundings.  From a Feng Shui perspective, acknowledging and adjusting the placement of stationary things around you begins the transformation process.  By incorporating the power of your intention with the physical act of moving, you begin to effect change.

Creatures of habit, human beings like predictability in our dwellings and we tend to leave objects at rest undisturbed.

The more familiar the environment becomes, the less we have to think about it. But even though the universe is ordered, time and energy change constantly – with or without our permission. If you have ever viewed time elapsed video of a natural landscape, your perception of its evolution changes substantially from the single snapshot.  Over time, even small movements in our spaces can cumulatively make an important impact on all the messages we send and receive to ourselves and others.

Since inanimate objects inside our buildings outnumber living things, they require our attention when circumstances change.

For example, if you haven’t done this in awhile, you might remove 9 books on your bookshelf or 9 files in a drawer and organize or replace them in a different order accordingly to your current priorities.  Rearranging photographs of family or friends in a grouping brings attention to people you may not have spoken to in awhile who might have genuine words of wisdom to share.  In quiet spaces, such as guest rooms, basements and empty offices, the process of turning on a fan or light, opening a window or rearranging a closet helps to attract fresh energy where stagnation has set in. Changing the position or angle of a favorite chair or parting a closed curtain literally brings a new perspective to your outlook.

Be creative in this process and expect to see changes as you go along.  You have the most influence over your future, so state your intentions clearly and enjoy the journey.

Wishing you good ch’i,

Diane Gallin, CFSC

Wind and Water Feng Shui Consulting


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