You can, you can…..it will at least support your intention. I was reminded today about what I experienced and learned after visiting Hong Kong years ago. The art and placement of objects within a home is most seriously considered in the Chinese culture. And the horror stories related to not following the principles are incredible. Conversely, the stories shared when aspects in a home or business were shifted was quite interesting as well.
It’s all a part of constructing the life you want, or as I like to say, ‘or better, or better God, better!’
I’ve put together many, many living and work spaces, some with just bricks and wood boards for book shelves, colorful Indian blankets as wall art, makeshift homes or temporary living spaces while I traveled all the way to ‘getting to’ design my current home and spaces like my very own Carl House home and business. It’s so much fun and I clearly, CLEARLY have my preferences! Indeed I do.
Every action, every choice matters, makes a difference. I am adamant about my team at work tending to those details, the lights, the music, the smell, the FEEL of the space within Carl House. We are afterall selling the experience WITHIN this home and I know how important those details are whether anyone directly NOTICES them or not. THEY MATTER.
The fabric on the wall, the use of water elements, pets, burning REAL logs in a fireplace, the use of mirrors, things which reflect light, how corners are handled, the placement of furniture, smells, textures, COLORS! I don’t go wild with charting every inch of my house but I do know that when I keep moving things around, something needs to change.
I don’t like how my bedroom currently feels. Burnt orange on the walls is not right. I’m thinking more a shade of green, a heart color.
It is in the ‘love/marriage’ corner of my home and well, in that it’s mostly me and my resident animals filling the room most evenings, maybe I do need to consider THAT fact and shift a few things should I want varied results!
My headboard for one is all wrong. The fabric I brought home from Bali helps and my bathroom is perfect, I can feel it, but I may need to repaint my bedroom, shift the bed to a new position, bring in some different furniture perhaps. It’ll be fun….with all my spare time. (I’m laughing). And I LOVE buying furniture, in fact, excel at it, old furniture at unbelievable prices. The right pieces just find me.
Consider the areas in your life which aren’t working well. Then look at your home with relation to a good feng shui guide. Just get curious. If the foundation in your home is cracked, how are your relationships, if your finances are in grave jeopardy, what’s happening in those designated feng shui areas of your home.
I brought a painting home from a trip to Hong Kong years ago. I was married then. The writing spelled out in Chinese, ‘Happy Marriage’. I later learned after my marriage failed, that I had the damn thing upside down.
Well, certainly there were other factors, but you get my point.
I live in a very happy house with lots of big tall windows, paintings and photographs throughout of places where I’ve traveled, of people I love, candles, crystals which reflect light, a fish tank with a very plump goldfish named Fritz, (who’s really a girl), (see ‘A Room of One’s Own’). I buy flowers or pick them from my garden in the summer every week. It makes a difference. I avoid too much clutter and honestly, express gratitude for this space EVERY morning when I awake. I LOVE it here….(and yeah, I’ll work on that dang bedroom soon)!
My 10 year old psychic buddy says that ‘happy people live in Ms. BB’s house’ And, indeed they do.
And I thank God for their presence each and every day.
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