If you didn’t read Part Uno, please do: http://wp.me/p2mGmR-57
We’ve got our Baqua Map and we’ve got our orientation, right? Sweet. You’ve made sure to ground any “empty” spaces in your map. And now we’re ready to move forward.
With your map in hand, take a moment to look over what is located where in the Baqua map. Is your love and relationship section in the bathroom? No wonder you always have shitty relationships. Is your health and family section a dumping ground for, well, anything? No wonder your sick and your family hates you. Ok, they just called. They don’t hate you. They may be a little peeved right now but they don’t hate you.
Look into the space in question. Is it cluttered? Is it dirty? Do you like the objects in this space or do they remind you of things you’d rather forget? This may all seem like common sense but so often we (ok…I…) walk around things instead of dealing with them. Like for example, the pile by my front door for the thrift store. It’s grown into, well, it’s own private store. Time to take action and take it to the thrift store.
So what’s the first area you’re going to work on? I would suggest picking the area your having the most difficulties in. Is it your health? Your wealth? Your creativity? Your career? Make that decision and go forward from there.
The easiest improvements you can make are clearing clutter. Maybe you’re not an out an out hoarder but let’s be real…you don’t need all that stuff!
One of the basic premises of Feng Shui is the flow of Chi. And no, that’s not a type of tea. Pronounced chee, the Chinese believe it to be vital life force energy. It flows naturally, unless hindered and blocked by say…a pile for the thrift store. There are many ways to describe it but put basically; it’s good stuff and you want it to flow effortlessly.
Even though Chi is some magical stuff, it’s not a very good driver. If you put stuff in it’s way, like a stack of newspapers that touches the ceiling, Chi will get all jammed up. But it doesn’t even have to be as extreme as that. A few shelves with no detectable order will jam it up. For being so omnipresent and eternal, it’s pretty damn picky.
So your homework for this week in Operation Feng Shui (OFS for short) is
A) Clear the clutter…ALL of it
B) Choose your focus area, the space that can use the biggest boost
C) Write out affirmations for all the areas
I know, I know, no more damn affirmations. But these ones you write out, hide in the space and can essentially forget about. This is something you can do tonight for the low cost of some ink, paper and time. I suggest starting them out with “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and fill it in for each different area.
For the health and family example you might say “I am so happy and grateful now that I enjoy a healthy loving relationship with myself and all of my friends and family.” Slide the paper under something in that area and forget about it.
Stay tuned as we walk thru each area and add enhancements in an upcoming blog. And let me know how it’s going or any questions you may have. Now go get you Shui on!!