Years ago, when I was in the process of writing my first book and feeling anxious and stuck, I had a Feng Shui consultation for my home with a woman named Carol.
With her years of practicing Feng Shui, she immediately identified the entry area as the place of career, and her suggestion was to place something in that area that reminded me of the book as a “work in progress.”
I placed a pen and my old journal in that area. During the day, each and every time I passed through this area seeing the pen and my old journal, I gave thanks for my book and I brought the project into my consciousness. By focusing on gratitude and positive energy, my “stuck” feeling was replaced with movement and progress.
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of design and placement. There is really no one approach to Feng Shui because there are so many variations. We factor in the house, who lives there, and what a person is trying to achieve with it. Some people use it for wealth, finances and career advancement. Others use it for relationships, emotional stability and balance. I initially contacted Carol for help with a book I was writing, when I was knee-deep within my fertility journey. Then, I revisited the methods to help with my emotional state and desire try to conceive.
Subtle shifts of energy helped me to relieve my constrained feelings around our childlessness and improve my living environment.
Feng Shui Chart for Fertility
Fast-forward almost 10 years after my first encounter with Feng Shui, and I’m feeling a bit stuck about a new book project that I’m working on. I dug up my old newsletter where I interviewed Carol. Not only was there information on career, but there was also information for couples and individuals on a fertility journey. Carol first suggested locating the CHILDREN section of your home on The Three Door Ba-Gua chart (below). The Ba-Gua is an eight-sided diagram that is derived from the “I-Ching”, the Chinese book of Divination. Each side represents a different aspect of life. The entire diagram is overlaid on a floor plan for a house or individual room to determine which areas need to be enhanced. To use the chart, line up your front door with the chart. Then locate your CHILDREN section of your home.
After identifying this area, add a color that energizes the creativity of that area, in this case adding an object of white, such as a candle or a figure that represents parenthood. (For me the children area was the same area for the book, which makes sense because it was the creativity center of my home.) Carol further suggests to intentionally ‘call’ the spirit of the child into this area from time-to-time.
I placed a white candle and a little doll with a white dress in that area and each time I passed through. Just like the pen and journal, I whispered “I know your coming. I await you.” This simple affirmation kept me in faith. It kept me going forward when I had doubt or confusion or sadness. What are you whispering to yourself about your current life situation? Is it loving?
Being a firm believer in the importance of positive energy, the purpose of this article is to share my positive introduction to Feng Shui. I feel strongly that the subtle shifts of energy helped me to relieve my constrained feelings around our childlessness and improve my living environment.
* Chart Copyright 1994 – Helen and James Jay – Lifedata Systems Inc.