We all like what the affirmations represent, and many of us look at them and attempt to move forward to make them come true. But are we just thinking about what they say as we walk by? Or have we figured out a viable plan?
In the practice of Feng Shui, it is considered that the environment around you is a profound representation of who you are, and where you have been, or are going. Your spaces radiate a flow or energy called Chi, which is either moving forward at different levels, or not going anywhere.
I once had a meeting with a client who after a tour of her house with me, expressed that she felt stuck in her career and where she lived, and wanted to make a change. But every change that she tried, never seemed to work out. I noticed that the house seemed cluttered with books and personal items piled everywhere in the main hallway. On the walls, there were several awards from a career that she had long ago. At the end of the hall was a sign that read “You Create Your Own Paths to Your Future”. I asked her to think about this space. Does it represent what you are looking for? I told her that the clutter in her path and awards of a past life could be hindering her ability to move ahead. This is called Sha Chi, which is a slow moving or uncomfortable energy. I suggested that she work on clearing the space so that one can walk through freely and think about taking down the awards and putting up art that reflects a place that she would like to live and a career that she would like to have. By doing this, you create Sheng Chi, which is positive and desirable. Well a few months later she called me to share that after making the changes we talked about, she finally found a job that will eventually move her to a new city that she loves.
So look at your affirmation boards and wall stencils. And then look around the space where they reside and decide if they are compatible and complimentary. Make adjustments that feel right to you, and make it happen. That’s good Feng Shui!
In the practice of Feng Shui there are many fun methods to further achieve balance and energy flow which I will be discussing in future articles and workshops.