Feng Shui Principles for Life
When there is light in the soul
there is beauty in the person.
When there is beauty in the person
there is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home
there is honor in the nation.
When there is honor in the nation
there is peace in the world.
~Elements and Energy, Rosanne Rusnock
Feng Shui has 3 main principles and each principle has a connection, like everything, to life itself.
Principle #1: Everything is alive with chi
Everything has energy. Even the chair you are sitting in right now. How do the things in your home make you feel? Everything around you has memories associated with it. Look around and only keep the things that make you feel good, uplifted and joyful. Discard or give away everything that does not.
Principle #2: Everything is connected by chi
If you have read my blog in the past you have heard me say before that everything is connected on this earth; everything and everybody. Everything we do affects everyone around us. Look around at your life. Are the people in your life pulling you up or pulling you down? How about you? Do your actions make people feel good or do you leave negative marks and hurt feelings wherever you go? Cleaning house sometimes includes people in your life, regardless of who they are and what role they play for you.
Principle #3: Everything is constantly changing
Whatever you see and think about you attract into your life. What you think about you bring about. Your attention is everything! Look around your living space and see what it is telling you. How does it feel? What changes need to be made? If you want to attract into your life a mate, put things around your house in pairs (2 candles together, statues and pictures of couples, etc.). We think in pictures, not words. You need to see it the way you want it in order for your subconscious mind to attract it into your life for you.
If you feel the need to de-clutter or clean, do it! If you feel down, depressed or fatigued look around in the space in which you live and see if it matches how you feel. I have noticed that how I feel about my outside space (my environment) is a reflection of how I feel about my inside space (my mental and emotional state). If your desk is a cluttered mess, I will bet money on the fact that you feel like a cluttered mess. You have to start somewhere…so start with your space.
“The things surrounding you in your home serve as subliminal reminders of who you are. They will continue to direct you towards old patterns of behavior. Subconscious beliefs are generally so deep-seated that one is not aware of them.“
~ Denise Linn, Feng Shui for the Soul
Get out the broom!
Chris Sopa is founder and owner of Chris Sopa International, Inc. You can learn more about her at www.ChrisSopa.com. Find her at Facebook.com/ChrisSopaInternational, Twitter @ChrisSopa, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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