I was taught by my Feng Shui teachers (and life) that if you change your space, you change your life.
What I love about Chinese Metaphysics (Feng Shui) is that with this knowledge you can consciously choose the direction you want your life to take and change your story.
And, all of us have a story.
For some, their story is that “life is hard.” Others say “no one supports me.” And still, some have a story that says, “I’m not good enough.”
Of course, people have positive stories too. Yet, my point here is that “our stories” are reflected by our homes which in turn reflect our unconscious patterns of thinking.
Over the years as a Feng Shui consultant, I’ve helped people deal with many “personal stories” simply by reading the energy patterns of astrology and home charts.
For example, twice this past week I’ve had Feng Shui consultations where I helped clients deal with difficulty in their lives. In each home consult, I told the clients to move their TV to another room and to start using that room as their main activity room.
And, in both cases, the TV room they had been using felt so good to them.
The clients questioned me on this…
Why would this be the solution to their respective life challenges?
And, how is it that something that feels good could be the source of such difficulty?
The answer lies in the information I learn during the process I use when doing a Feng Shui consultation.
The first step of any Feng Shui consultation is analysis. I survey the exterior features and the internal floor plan of a site, taking pictures and compass measurements.
Then, using Classical Feng Shui techniques of San He, San Yuan, and Xuan Kong, I create the charts and demarcate the information onto the floor plan.
Prior to these consultations, I received the date of birth of each occupant and reviewed their astrology using BaZi, Eight Mansions and Qi Men Dun Jia to predetermine the best directions, elements and locations for each occupant for specific activities. (rest, sleep, study, play, work, etc.).
Essentially, where the clients see their home as buildings and respective properties, I see information and energy patterns that tell me their story via my charts and my data.
So, based on my analysis, the TV rooms they each spent the most time in did not have energy that supported them. Rather, the energy was such that it created a field of confusion, procrastination, obstacles and blocks.
Why would anyone choose to spend time in a space like that and then say it felt good?
It’s because that space reflected their story. Their feelings unconsciously choose what feels familiar (and what’s familiar is often a negative energy pattern) and I see it reflected in the formula when a person is living in an energy that is preventing them from moving forward and are not being supported, all with hard work and struggle. But with the power of Feng Shui, it doesn’t have to be that way.
It’s helpful to know that change isn’t always easy. I always ask my clients what are they actually prepared to do to get the home and energy to support their goals. Are you prepared to paint, move furniture, move rooms, or even move houses?
It’s also very helpful to know that change doesn’t always feel good, in fact, most of the time you will feel uncomfortable and it will take time to get used to. Negative energy is very sticky, it takes time to shift.
Ultimately, creating positive change for yourself starts with getting clear on what do you want.
And the goal-oriented practice of Feng Shui is the perfect tool in helping support you to actualize what is it you want.