I’m redoing my living room and decided this was time to dust off the Feng Shui Bagua Map. Now, I’m not a Feng Shui expert. If I was, I wouldn’t have to dust off the basic room layout. But since I’m redoing things, this is a perfect time to take you with me on this Feng Shui journey. Now I have taken a couple of Feng Shui seminars, both given for writers. Those focused on how to rearrange the writing space to allow for the best energy for writing. Because that’s what Feng Shui is about. Arrange your space to encourage the best flow of chi or energy.
Now this can be a challenge in the average American home because we don’t build our houses around Feng Shui philosophy. So nothing seems to be in the right spot. I’ve actually seen a professional Feng Shui consultant advise someone to fill in a swimming pool because it was in the wrong area for a water element. Perhaps it’s a good thing I don’t have a swimming pool. But to make things interesting, the Bagua Map can be applied to the entire property or an individual room, or even to your desk space.
So, my challenge with the living room is to take a nine square map where each section of the square represents a different quality and is enhanced by different objects or colors and arrange my room to work with the map. But things don’t always fit where they should. The TV is right in the “Health & Family” area and can’t go anywhere else. That area calls for wood and greens and blues. So I can do is put the TV on a wood stand and maybe hang a picture of something with some soothing blues and greens. Do I have a picture that will work? Because the challenge is to do this without spending extra money.