Space and Opportunity

In order for something new to come into your life, you have to have space for it.

Because we are so used to seeing our own surroundings every day, our belongings can blend into the background, and we may not see them anymore. If you are wanting positive change and something new to come into your life, though, one of the first steps is to take a look around you.

Take a look at your home or work spaces. What do you see? Stacks of papers on your desk or floor? A nightstand overflowing with books? A closet packed tightly with clothes?

Hangers in Closet

Space equals opportunity. If there isn’t room for something new to come into your life, more than likely it won’t. Now, I’m not saying to get rid of everything in your closets or anywhere else. Balance is always needed.

To give you an example, let’s talk about clothes and closet space. Can you easily slide the clothes hangers across the closet rod when you are selecting an item to wear, or do you have to push and pull to remove a shirt? If the former, great! If the latter, some space is needed.

Go through your closet and select what to keep and what to donate, etc. While you are clearing and organizing, think about how you are making space for opportunity. A bonus to clearing and organizing? Not only are you are opening up your space to invite change and opportunity into your life, but you are also helping others through your donation.

Also, make note of when you work on your closets (or whatever change you make) and what things happen in your life in the upcoming weeks. You may be surprised at the new things and opportunities that come into your life!

I hope you find the information above useful! Thank you for reading!

Amy

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Using Red and Intention

The color red can be used in several ways in Feng Shui. 

It can activate, enhance, or stop something. However, your intention plays a large part on how the color is being used.

Intention plays a key role in Feng Shui. Make certain that when you make any changes or enhancements to your environment — like when you use the color red — you set your intention on how the item is being used. In essence, what “job” are you giving the color red?

Let’s focus on how to use red to stop something (i.e., energy).

 

Red and intention

When you enter your front door, can you see straight out the back of your home because of a large patio door or window directly across from your front door? If so, add red to stop the flow of energy from leaving the home. Perhaps add a red rug in front of the back door. If you already have a rug there that’s a different color, try placing a line of red tape under the rug on the side closest to the door. Give the red rug or red tape the “job” of stopping all the good energy from going out the door.

I hope you find this information useful! Thank you for reading!

Amy

Questions about this information? Feel free to contact me!

Why Feng Shui?

Simply put, the philosophy of Feng Shui is to bring balance into a living space, which in turn brings balance into your life.

Whenever I am asked who the best person is to get a Feng Shui consultation, my response is, “a person who wants to bring positive change into their life.” Now, I realize that this can be seen as somewhat of a vague answer, but nevertheless, it is true. When someone realizes that they would like to bring positive change into their lives, the mindset shift is already taking place.

Notebook
So how do you know if Feng Shui would be of benefit to you? Let’s do the list test:

Take a piece of paper and divide it into two columns. In one column, write down everything you like about your living or business space, things in your life that make you happy, things are going well for you, things that you are thankful for, etc. In the second column, write down things that could be better or could be changed, things that chip away at your happiness or energy, and so on.

Helpful hint for the exercise above: write down everything that comes to your mind, no matter how small you think it is. Maybe you have on your list, “I am thankful for my wonderful family,” or, “I absolutely love that I am able to park my car in my garage.” Maybe you have, “The front door is always sticking, and this annoys me,” or “I feel like I always have to do everything on my own.”

If after reviewing your list you feel that some balance is needed and you want to bring positive change into your life, Feng Shui may be of benefit to you. When you have balance in your living or business space, you have balance in your life

Thank you for reading! I hope you find this information useful!

 

Amy

Questions about this information? Feel free to contact me!

The Bagua Layout

There are different schools of learning and practicing Feng Shui. At Arranging Harmony, LLC, I use the practice that focuses on the bagua layout as it aligns with the front door. By knowing the bagua “map” and how to adjust it to the floor plan layout of your home or business, you can see how each section represents or corresponds to an area of your life.

Bagua Map

The architectural front door to your home or business will be located either in the Skills & Knowledge, Career & Life Path, or Helpful People & Travel areas. You also want to focus on aligning the bagua to the portion of your home that falls behind the plane of your front door. So, say your garage, or a portion of your garage, sticks out in front of your front door. This would not be included in the bagua of your home. One important note: depending on what is in this area, there may need to be remedy applied to symbolically bring the area into your home. For example, a storage room can be left out, but your bedroom should be brought in.

 

After you align the bagua on your floor plan, you will be able to match up each area of the bagua with that part of your home (or apartment, condo, or office). You can also align the bagua to each room in your home, too. Just as you would line up the bagua with your front door, you will use the door to the room as the guide for the layout. Below are a few different floor plan shapes so you can see how the bagua would fit to match the home or room layout.

Bagua Layouts
Bagua Layouts

If an area of your home is missing or something is out of balance in one of those areas, it can be showing up in your life. Do not worry, though, as there are remedies that can be applied to help in these instances. The goal of Arranging Harmony, LLC, is to help you bring positive change, balance, and harmony into your life by utilizing Feng Shui.

While the above is general information about how to apply the bagua to the layout of your home or office, I hope you find it useful! Thank you for reading!

Amy

Questions about this information? Feel free to contact me!

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