I was approached by a columnist to talk about Feng Shui and what could inspire someone to redecorate her home. She asked, “Can you be inspired by a photograph, a color, a picture, furniture or lighting fixtures?”
I responded, “No, I don’t feel that people are inspired by things. I think people are inspired by wanting to better a relationship or to attract more abundance and prosperity, or even perhaps wanting to work smarter and not harder so that they could enjoy more family time. If health is an issue, people would like to improve their health and make it more stable.” Inspiration can be received by trying to attract more positive energy to better her life and that of her family’s in general.
The nine areas of the bagua of Chinese floor plan that Feng Shui consultants work with which are listed below. (See sample of a bagua on www.fengshuimoon.com home page). If you are having a problem with a particular area of the body, check the list below. This would suggest that that gua (or area) needs attention for your health to improve.
Wealth area: Keep blues, purples and reds/wood in this area to keep your wealth in good standing. This area needs rectangular shapes. It also represents the hip and bones in the human body.
Fame/Good Luck area: This is a red/fire element area. Pyramid or pointed sculptures or wall hangings, (i.e., butterflies, stars, snowflakes, gnomes’ hats, etc.) should be in this area. It represents eyes and the heart and encompasses the joys of life.
Personal and Business Partnerships/Marriage: This is a pink/earth area which also needs square shapes. It represents the abdomen and organs.
Ancestors/Family: This is a green/wood area needs a rectangular shape which also represents the feet, throat and buttocks. It also represents kindness (given and received).
Health/Well Being: It is a yellow/earth area and is represented by square shapes. It represents the stomach and spleen, as well as calmness.
Creativity/Children: This is a white/metal area. The shape needed here is round. It also represents the mouth, head and lungs and courage.
Knowledge/Education: This is a black, blue, green/earth area and is needs square shapes in this space. It represents hands.
Career/Business Success: The colors needed here are black and dark tones. It is a water/abstract shape area. This gua also represents the ears, blood and kidneys in the bagua as well as gentility.
Benefactors/Travel: This is a white, gray and black/metal area and represents the head. The shape for this area is round.
What inspires you to Feng Shui your home? How about better health, a stable and more secure job, or improving relationships? Or what about just wanting your life to be stress free and more conducive to being constructive, artistic, creative, happy and allowing all the positive opportunities to find you? That’s the true inspiration, isn’t it? Let’s make our lives much better – not by being inspired by a piece of art or a possession, but by thoughts of happiness, family, friends, love, goals, dreams, intelligence and a stable financial future in which we could all flourish and grow.
You may contact Vikki Anderson for an in home Feng Shui consultation by calling 570-215-4223.