While we’re on the subject of transformation, if you have an interest in improving various facets of your life via feng shui, I highly recommend Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life, by Karen Rauch Carter. I’ve mentioned this book before, but it’s been ages so I’ll take a shot at repeating myself. Her approach blends thousands of years of tradition with modern sensibilities, and it’s written in a very down-to-earth, approachable style. Although it’s already February, I’m still working out the kinks in my new year’s resolutions, and one of them is to feng shui my office. My goal?
SHOW ME THE MONEY
Haha, ok, so that’s just one of my goals. Probably most of the other goals have a lot to do with this goal–and since this is my office, I’m only talking about professional stuff. I want to grow my business, increase web traffic, figure out how my writing partner and I get our book published (first draft of first book nearly completed!), build up my savings account again, etc., etc. I thought I’d share the tweaks I’ve made, in case you have similar dreams in mind.
First, let’s start out with the bagua–a way of dividing your room into a grid. Each portion of the grid corresponds to an area of your life. Here’s a handy-dandy visual…and since this is a home decor blog, let’s say it in FLOR tiles, shall we?
If you stand with your back to the doorway of whatever room you want to feng shui, you can map out your room’s grid if you imagine you are standing on the bottom of any of the three bottom squares–Knowledge & Wisdom (if your doorway is at the far left of the wall), Career (if your doorway’s in the center) or Travel & Helpful People (if your doorway’s on the right side of the wall).
While I would love to tell you everything you wanted to know about how to feng shui your space, there is far too much ground to cover in a blog post, and truthfully, I’m no expert. But following along with the book, I performed the following tweaks:
If beefing up black content in my career corner is good, this vintage “Number One” lucite tray that Claire gave me once upon a time should really do the trick. Right now I have it sitting on my bookshelf, but I intend to figure out a way to hang it on one of the shelves itself, so that it faces out like this.