Lately I’ve developed an interest in Feng Shui. To be honest, I really don’t know anything about it, but a friend of mine recently had a feng shui consultant give her tips about the energy flow of her house, and with just a few small changes, she had amazing results.
My friend’s success got me curious. I started doing a bit of research, and as it turns out, there are lots of quick and easy changes you can make to your overall environment that will help change the energy flow in your life. There are many different aspects one can focus on for feng shui, but as money seems to be a hot topic for most people, I thought the following article might come in handy.
Give it a try and let me know your results!
Six Feng Shui Tips for Healthy Financial Flow
If it seems strange to you that moving items in your home or office can help you make more money, think again. Everything you see, touch, and live with on a daily basis has an energetic vibration that is interacting with your energetic vibration, affecting it mightily!
After all, money is energy. Think of the word we use for it: currency. We want it to flow.
When the energy in your home and workspace flows, the easier it is for money to flow into your life, promoting healthy finances.
Here are six important feng shui tips for your financial flow:
1. Fix any leaks.
Water in feng shui represents two things: (1) money and (2) your emotions. (Interesting there’s a link.) Why? Again, it’s all about flow. If you have a dripping faucet or a leak in the ceiling that won’t subside, please do everything you can to get them fixed! When you fix something in your home, you are fixing it in your life. You don’t want your money leaking out, do you? (Or your emotions for that matter!)
2. Close the toilet lid.
The toilet holds a downward spiraling energy. When you close the lid, you are protecting chi (energy) from going down and away from you. Again, because of the water analogy, this is especially important! Listen to the language of our world and don’t “flush away” your finances. It’s also a good idea to tie red ribbons on the pipes behind the toilet, with the intention of protecting your finances once and for all.
3. Spiff up the front entrance.
Ah, the oh-so-important front entrance! When it’s attractive and looking its best, you’ll find “opportunity knocking”! Make sure the doorbell works so you can hear “opportunity” when it comes around. Also, the numbers on your house should be extremely visible, so good chi can find you.
4. Consider symbolism.
If you know where the Money section of your home is according to the bagua map, you’re that much further ahead. (According to the Tibetan Black Hat school of feng shui, it’s the back left of your home when facing in from your front door.) Check to see what’s there. Is it cluttered and disorganized? Chances are that your finances are cluttered and disorganized, too. Are there healthy, thriving plants? Chances are your finances are growing. To dial up this section, consider images of trees, sailboats, running horses, flowing water, or anything that represents abundance to you. It’s also a good place to put your spare change. Money attracts money!
5. Clean your stove.
In feng shui, the stove represents abundance. Make sure it’s clean and that you rotate using the burners, as it represents opening up more channels of opportunity.
6. Work on your personal chi.
After implementing the above “cures,” consider your deep-set beliefs about money. What were you told as a child over and over? Are you buying into beliefs that aren’t productive? How do you handle your money? Do you shudder when you pay the bills? The key is to keep your vibration high when considering finances. Although Feng Shui can absolutely help with any destructive subconscious beliefs about money, it’s only part of the equation. Make sure that you’re spending, saving, and giving, and living in gratitude, and watch your finances take that shift you’ve been wanting.
About the Author
Katie Rogers is a Reiki Master, arborist, artist/writer/filmmaker, and a certified Feng Shui consultant in the Tibetan Black Hat tradition who has been in practice for 15 years. She offers on-site and distance consultations for residents, businesses, and just about anything that can be feng shui’d (yes, including parties) as well as on-going classes and workshops. Her intention is to help clients live their best and happiest lives possible through the amazing art/science of Feng Shui. It works! Read more in her blog, The Sparklit.
*This article has been reposted from MindBodyGreen.