Welcome Guest Blogger Kerri Miller of Feng Shui Pathways. Thank you for this wonderful information on how to thrive.
We’ve all heard how positive daily habits can help to nourish and support us on a daily basis, but did you know that your daily habitat – or the environment you spend your time in – also has a major impact on recharging your batteries or depleting them?
By being aware of your surroundings, and deliberately arranging them, it’s possible to create a space that allows you to thrive – feeling more connected, happy, energized and vital.
According to Feng Shui, an ancient philosophy that has been practiced for centuries in China, there’s a dynamic relationship between your environment and your physical body.
Your home or office, it’s location, the building itself, the color of the walls, the personal objects inside and even the smells and sounds of it all have an impact on you, and all the areas of your life, including your health, career, relationships, finances and much more.
Feng Shui considers the presence and movement of Chi, an invisible vital energy that animates all life.
Chi flows within everything – people, animals, air, water, rocks, buildings, furnishings and even trash! The chi of all of the things we surround ourselves with interacts with our own vital life chi to either nourish us or deplete us. When you fill your space with items that uplift you, you’re bringing positive chi into the space and to all the occupants.
How the chi moves within a space also has an effect.
When chi moves too slowly, it stagnates, losing its freshness and ability to energize a space. Occupants within could feel languid, finances can stall, and relationships may get stale. On the other hand, when chi moves too quickly, it can’t revitalize the space around it, pulling chi away instead. Occupants can feel frazzled and unable to keep up, money can feel like it’s going out faster than it’s coming in, and relationships may be anxious and tense.
When a space is arranged so that chi can flow at a nourishing pace through the dwelling, all of the residents will feel better.
These simple benefits are far reaching, because when you’re feeling good then you have more energy to put into your career and relationships. In return, your relationships deepen and your finances flow. This works the same with all the other aspects of your life too – family, career, reputation, learning, creativity and more can all benefit when your space is boosting and uplifting you.
Awareness of chi and how it’s flowing is an effective and empowering way to support your ability to thrive in all life areas.
With clarity and intention, you can learn to harness and direct chi within a space to create support in any part of your life.
Whether you’re looking to implement a healthier lifestyle, call in a romantic partner, create more prosperity or advance you career, you can encourage success by considering whether your space is set up to support such endeavors.
How do you know if your habitat is reflecting and supporting what you want to create for yourself?
Look at all of the stuff you’re surrounded by and listen to it. Are you pleased and uplifted by it or feeling tense and overwhelmed?
Notice if you’re able to move through all areas with ease and grace or do some spaces present challenges and obstacles?
Some parts may feel great while others feel unsettled. The key is to trust what you’re sensing and act on it:
Remove things that don’t feel right, aren’t appreciated, or that don’t have a useful function.
Move or eliminate obstacles to lighten, brighten and create ease in the space.
Add any elements that will help to lift or enhance your space and better reflect you’re intentions.
Check in with your space often and reassess to make sure it’s evolving at the same pace that you are.
You can consciously arrange your living and workspaces so that they continuously inspire and energize the life you wish to lead!
When your living and work spaces are warm, welcoming, and easy to move through and filled with useful and well-loved objects, you will feel safe, comfortable, energized and supported. What a great and thriving foundation to give yourself to support yourself daily!
Kerri Miller is the Founder of Feng Shui Pathways. She’s passionate about sharing the benefits of feng shui with others so they can be empowered to create spaces that feel better and flow better. Kerri believes that a space that feels good can exponentially impact all areas of life in a positive way. This belief comes from her personal experiences in using feng shui, and watching many of her clients benefit from it too.
Kerri studied at the Western School of Feng Shui in 2004 and has been practicing as a consultant ever since. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. Kerri faithfully applies feng shui at home by blending many positive chi items in with the abundance of stuffed animals and Barbie dolls … And she’s become adept at making sure everyone, and the chi, can move with ease and grace regardless of how big the laundry piles are!
Kerri brings the practicality of real, functional living into every area of her work. She offers private feng shui consultations on-site or by phone. She also facilitates several online group feng shui programs including “The Clutter Clearing Challenge” and “Applying Feng Shui Basics at Home”. Kerri has authored a book, “Feels Better. Flows Better. Feng Shui for Inspired Living”, which will be released in September 2016.