This 9 minute interview gives us a refreshing outlook on the evolution of Feng Shui by Corrie. A few insights are also included which show surprising ways in which feng shui principles can enhance and improve your life, in particular with finances and wealth.
Use stones to enhance energy
I have placed a clear quartz crystal on an octagonal light platform and placed it in the Abundance Area of my home.
It is pretty and promotes a sense of peace and awe within me. At night, whenever I look at it, I am elated!
Feng Shui Effects?
I am sending pure and clean emotions and energy to the Abundance Area. These positive frequencies are picked up by the Energies in the area and are then enhanced, multiplied, and encouraged to continue. I am happily adding Intention to my wishes of experiencing Abundance in all areas of my Life. This includes: Material wealth, Spiritual connectivity to the Divine, Emotional mastery, Awareness of ALL the greatness that is my life, and Deep appreciation.
Why the Stone Medicine Book?
This book integrates feng shui knowledge with Chinese Medicine. For example, right before I wrote this post, I decided to research which stones I have put in specific areas of my home and was amazed to find that my intuition serves me well! Last week I put the clear quartz on the light stand. I am loving the visual and the sheer delight I experience when I look at this. As I looked through the book I saw an "opal with play of light" that has a similar shimmery effect that my crystal on light stand has. So I looked up opal in the Stone Medicine book and it states: "Use colored quartz instead of opal when Dampness is part of the pathology."
Last week I came down with a lung cold that created phlegm. At the same time I put the clear quartz in the Abundance Area. An opal has watery qualities that do not help Dampness/phlegm conditions, they can make the conditions worse, but a clear quartz will not worsen the Dampness/phlegm condition, it is a dryer stone that will actually help heal that specific condition. It is an exciting process of discovery and very rewarding when you find confirmation that your intuitive abilities yield strong results.
This Stone Medicine book also describes which stones enhance feng shui palaces/areas. In my Career area, I have two obsidian stones. Obsidian is a perfect stone to place in the Career area because it has water qualities and is black.
This is such an interesting topic and it is difficult to stop writing! Expect to see more on this and please do yourself of great favor. Look through Stone Medicine and learn how to use the tools. As a practitioner I am always interested in learning ways to enhance my knowledge base so that I can help my clients in ways that resonate with them. As a human on this beautiful Planet Earth, striving and learning are two of the most exciting things to do.
There is a rhythm to everything, including your finances.
There is also potential to be in denial about everything, including your finances.
Who out there knows exactly what I am talking about? If finances have made you feel awful, sticky, upset, gooey, uncertain, confused, angry, sick, or otherwise disposed of, then THIS BLOG ON FINANCES IS FOR YOU.
How does feng shui relate to finances?
Everything in feng shui relates to everything else in feng shui. Meaning, if one area of your feng shui energy pattern is altered, then other areas will experience a ripple effect. Of course, there are ways to emphasize something you want to change, and that area will potentially feel the bulk of the energy adjustment, but rest assured, once an improvement is felt in one area of your life, it will eventually be felt in all areas of your life. It is poetry in motion. It is beautiful. It is the I-Ching in action. This holistic, "we are all one" meme is so much more than an attitude. It is deeply embedded in the fabric of life. And how cool that the sages who absorbed this wisdom were able to tie it in to the flow of our environment, the very fabric of humanity.
In order to attain a state of awareness and peace about your finances, many of the areas of your living space/business may need to be adjusted and cleared. It is an exciting process and one that encompasses every facet of your being. If you think about it, finances = money = your time and energy = energy. Ultimately, Finances = Energy. What are you doing every day to create energy in your life? What are you thinking while creating energy? Who are you choosing to surround yourself with while you are "making money"? Are you exhausted and "just getting by"? Are you exhausted and "making tons of money"? Do you make a modest income but know how to manage your budget and live within your means?
Along with being a feng shui specialist, I am also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). What I have seen over the years has been incredible and it just proves to me that it is not how much you make, but what you do with what you make, that really matters. I have known the very rich to be broke. I have also seen people who make small amounts retire in comfort because they have lived within their means and planned well.
The nine energy centers in the feng shui pattern of your Home/Business are: Career, Skills & Wisdom, Family, Abundance, Fame & Reputation, Relationships, Creativity & Children, Helpful People & Travel, and Health. A change in any one of these centers will eventually influence the others.
Everyone's path to financial wisdom will be different. Some people may need to change CAREERS so that they will be happier in a different field of expertise, thus potentially producing a higher income (ABUNDANCE). Let's hope when they have a higher income they have the SKILLS & WISDOM to know how to spend their money wisely. Some people may come from a FAMILY that has instilled in them a sense of poverty. This impoverished mindset will need to be cleared so that they will feel better about themselves (FAME & REPUTATION), thus attracting better RELATIONSHIPS, which through networking (HELPFUL PEOPLE), will attract a CAREER that works well for them. Perhaps it is as simple as whipping up a feng shui cure in the ABUNDANCE section which will then draw in the money that they so desire.
Today, let's get practical.
It is time to assess where you are with your energy/money/finances.
PRACTICAL #1 - Examine your Abundance section
PRACTICAL #2 - Face reality now and get organized
The Abundance & Prosperity section is located in the far left corner of the space. What is in YOUR abundance area? When you are in this area of your home/business, how do you feel? What books are here? What pictures are on your walls? Is it clean? Is your dirty laundry basket here? Are you inspired?
A few things to enhance the area:
Purple, gold, green, red, plants, crystals (particularly amethyst), cash, moving things, pictures of loads of money and riches, and things you love.
A few things to remove from the area:
Old objects, dirt, dust, items that make you feel stressed or depressed, things that are not working, and too much fire (too many candles or a fireplace).
Get organized and face the facts of your financial status. This is going to be strenuous, so be prepared, be patient, and be kind to yourself. Hire a financial advisor. Create a budget. List everything you own (bank account, house, business, yacht, 401k, pension, real estate investment) and everything you owe (credit card debt, student loan debt, loans payable, mortgage). Got all that?
Here are some helpful links and remember, in order to know where you are going, you have to know where you are. THERE IS EXTREME EMPOWERMENT in this process of gathering all of your financial information. Once you have faced your financial facts and have all the information in an easy to use format, you can move forward with strength, direction, drive, and determination. Now go out there and make me proud.
Financial Advisors are your best bet because they will guide you:
Create a budget using Suze Orman's free download expense sheet:
Learn about practical financial matters through her website:
Create a budget using an inexpensive tool called "You Need a Budget":
The Creativity and Children section of your space
Adults must learn how to play, to revert back to what was once a magical land of delight and an oasis for pure bliss. Yes, I am talking about childlike qualities such as creating monsters out of bath soap, spraying your mom’s hair with a garden hose, marking up the walls inappropriately with too many crayons, laughing for no reason, making a necklace out of Cheerios, and so much more. Kids do not monitor their thoughts and actions like we do. Thank goodness they have not been burdened with adult programming. Let’s get back to basics gang. It is time to JAZZ UP THE CREATIVITY SECTION OF YOUR HOUSE!!!
When we aren’t creating or playing enough, we get stale. We laugh less. We look and act serious. We get stuck in many areas of our lives without even knowing it.
Where is the Creativity area in your space?
Walk into the main door of your home or room and go to the right wall area.
Signs that you may be in a rut:
Ways to enhance the Creativity Section in your home or business:
Get this “stuff” out of the Creativity Section in your home or business:
Play lubricates the soul, encourages laughter, lifts the spirits, opens the door for easy communication with the fairies, and is good for our overall health.
Take delight in the simple pleasures, and guaranteed, you will be smiling.
AFRAID AND FUNKY AND DON'T KNOW WHY?
Read below for helpful tips on how to remove all types of SCARY junk from your life.
This space makes me feel uneasy and unsettled. What's up with the lava lamp and hair brush? All joking aside, unless your system is energized by a mess, if your space looks like this you could have a nagging sensation that something isn't quite right. This kitchen plus the nagging sensation could exacerbate everything and catapult you into fear mode.
I'm cool with this posh white kitchen. Not every place has to be this clean and perfect looking, but you get the idea. It's relaxing to be in a space that supports your energy, rather than pulls at it. One caveat: some people who have immaculate houses may be riddled with fear. This fear is not necessarily revealing itself for others to see but can be detected at the unseen levels of everyday life.
How Does Feng Shui Help?
Feng Shui supports you by applying time-honored principles to your environment. These principles have been around for thousands of years. Its approach is multi-faceted. By examining your mental patterning you can shine light on it and take action on many levels to support your well-being – by writing, by seeking outside counsel, and by examining your physical space. This helps to eradicate symptoms that have manifested in your space as well as your mind. By working on your mental state AND your physical environs, you are covering all bases, which will then direct your life in a positive way.
Identify Your Fears
For most of us, this is fairly easy. At any one moment we could rattle on about how many things we are afraid of in just one day. Keep in mind, when we get angry or depressed, we may actually be afraid. In other words, fear wears many faces.
Steps to Finding Your Fears
- I am afraid of my mother-in-law
- I am afraid of getting my new shoes dirty.
Remove Your Fears
This gets to be reallllllllllllllllllly fun, if you like challenges. You can go as deep or 'not deep' as you like, and can handle your fears on three different levels, depending on your mood at the time.
Ways to Remove Fears
Acknowledge Your Success and Celebrate!
Cute kid Dancing boy Manly dude Happy in their own skin
You could be too
I love Feng Shui. Short and simple and true, and most things aren’t these days so it’s nice to align with something that is. Why do I love it so much?
That’s it for now, but in future blogs, expect to see more praises to the infinite blessings a feng shui’d life can bestow upon you.