March 2, 2010

Feng Shui – Bring Positive Energy To Your Life



This past Friday, a Feng Shui master came to our house to help us rebalance our home and lives.  About 6 years ago, I was introduced to our Feng Shui master, Lisa.  She was doing some work for a friend and I was always interested in how this ancient Chinese Philosophy was used to bring harmony and balance to life and spaces.  My home is the epicenter of my life.  And at that time we had an infant and I was wanting to find ways to incorporate positive elements into our home to make it an environment of learning and growing and joy for what was now the three of us.  Lisa came in with her deep knowledge of Feng Shui and helped us maximize the positive energy in our house.

Believed to be over 3,000 years old, Feng Shui has been shaping the environments of building and people around the globe, especially in the US in the lat 20 years.  Feng mean wind.  Shui means water.  Together, wind and water are believed to bring good energy.  The goal of Feng Shui is to align the environment with good energy to bring about prosperity, abundance, good health and luck.  Because we are profoundly affected by the people and places around us, I wanted to figure out how to bring that good energy into my home and my life.

If you come to my home you probably won’t notice the several things I have done to bring good energy into my home and my life.  That’s one of the keys to feng shui, unobtrusiveness.  It’s not an in-your-face practice. It’s very subtle.  I’m very subtle.  Understated, even.  I have small fountains, some silk plants, specially placed mirrors and certain color walls.  It’s all very natural.  It’s all very subtle.

And why would I want to do this?  Why would I want to have a Feng Shui master come in to my home?  My Jewish home.  My home that is already comfortable and warm and inviting.

No other reason than to bring more positiveness (is that really a word) into my life and my home.  I have always felt comfortable in my home and wanted to find other ways to keep that positive energy flow coming.  I believe that we are all interconnected in some way and, as in Taoism, have always been especially attentive the the relationships between people as well as the balance and harmony among things.

Feng Shui is not a religion.  It is a philosophy of bringing balance and harmony into the lives and spaces of the environment we all live in.  I have embraced it for a number of different reasons, one being that I want to live in an environment that is flowing with positive energy and working to help me harness the opportunities for prosperity and opportunity that are meant for me and my family.  Yes, I have quirky little things in my home but they are not noticeable nor are they obtrusive.  Seriously, you’d come in to my home and other than noticing the two fountain you’d probably have no idea you’re in a home that has been balanced using Feng Shui.

If you’re wondering how to bring balance to your home, consider finding a Feng Shui master in your hometown.  I do not suggest this as a do-it-yourself project.  If done wrong the chi (pronounce ‘chee’) or energy can be greatly disturbed bringing about harmful change.  Before hiring our Feng Shui master I had read many books, only to remain thoroughly confused.  Which is why I hired someone.

If you don’t want to do feng shui to your home, just be more mindful of how your house feels.  If you don’t feel comfortable in your own home (this incudes apartments) then take steps to bring about change.  Your home should promote family bonding, harmony and happiness.

Fill your home and life with positive energy.  Love yourself.  Love your family.  Love your friends!

Disclaimer:  These are my thoughts and opinions.  I have not received any compensation for my opinion.  If you click the link I don’t get anything other than joy in knowing you are more interested in Feng Shui.


Laura (@chambanalaura) March 2, 2010 at 7:17 am

I would love to see some photos of these touches in your home – might inspire others! I also don’t see this as incompatible with having a Jewish home – I think it enhances the idea of Shalom Bayit, a peaceful home.

Sara March 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Hi Laura, thank you for stopping by. I have taken your suggestion and wrote a follow-up post and included some pictures. Thank you for your wonderful suggestion! I, too, don’t see it as incompatible with having a Jewish home and now I have a good way to explain it when my Jewish friends ask – Shalom Bayit. Yes, I strive for a peaceful home.

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