Nine Things

04/20/2012 Feng Shui Florida

  Monarch and milkweed

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 nine items. This may be part of a larger spring or fall cleaning ritual or simply brief contact with objects in your surroundings. From a Feng Shui perspective, acknowledging and adjusting the placement of stationary things around you facilitates the transformation process. The power of your intention coupled with the physical act of moving can effect change. Creatures of habit, human beings like predictability in our dwellings and tend to leave objects at rest undisturbed.

The more familiar the environment, the less we think about it. But even though the universe is ordered, time and energy change constantly, with or without our permission. Time elapsed video of natural landscapes clearly changes our perception of evolution with small but powerful shifts. Inanimate objects inside buildings outnumber living things and 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 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 can literally bring 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 intentions clearly and enjoy the journey.

Wishing you good chi,

Diane Gallin, CFSC