Using Feng Shui To Rekindle Your Relationships

featured this week on Over the Moon Magazine

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image credit: Maradonna 8888/Shutterstock via Over the Moon

While feng shui is more of a household term nowadays, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding what feng shui is!

When you think of feng shui, you might think it is about moving furniture around and de-cluttering. This is a fair and accurate description of feng shui; however, there is so much more.

I believe that feng shui is a philosophy that looks at our environment as a metaphor for our lives. Feng shui is a way of looking at the spaces around us and recognizing how they shape our experiences. All cultures have some form of feng shui or “geomancy,” where they studied the most ideal way in which to situate their spaces in relationship to the natural world. The intent of feng shui is to create an environment that supports and nurtures you.

For example, do you have a favorite burner on your stove? Which burner did you use today? Currently, my go-to burner is on the front left. When I woke up this morning and set the teakettle on the stove, instead of mindlessly lighting the same burner I always use, I paused. With mindful presence I intentionally choose which burner to use every morning.

Note: It would have been okay if I selected my regular favorite burner. The point is to open up your opportunities by being present instead of going through the motions of your day on autopilot. Aim to make conscious decisions. Each thought and movement can create shifts and opportunities. Instead of doing the same thing everyday, I encourage you to take a look the simple act of boiling water each morning as a ritual to open your view of the world. 

Beyond that, in feng shui, your stove represents your health and prosperity. The stove affects how you nourish yourself in the world. The location, the condition and the care you take in relation to the stove directly relates to how you feed or care for you and your family. For instance, it’s important to keep your stove clean and use it every day. This keeps the fire energy active so you can attract the best “qi” 

So, the next time you go to use one of the burners on your stove, be mindful. Be present. Be open to new opportunities for growth and abundance. Remember, feng shui is empowering and gives us hope. We CAN change our lives with thoughtful intention.  

by Anjie Cho