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Thursday, August 20, 2015

#ThursdayThoughts: Feng Shui

What? What? You ask...what in the world is she rambling about now?


Hello and Good Morning....

Today I'm sharing a few thoughts on Feng Shui, which according to this website, is "based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy."

Now you may be thinking I've gone off the deep end here, especially since I am a Christian, but hear me out....

Recently we refurbished a bedroom for me to move into and when talking with my friend Jillian Lambert who is pretty much an expert in this art of decorating a home, she started telling me some things to help when arranging the furniture, etc.

Here's a basic diagram of what the different areas of your home/room represent....

I find this whole concept fascinating. So I took Jillian's advice as much as possible to set up my room accordingly.

My chest of drawers is in the Wealth & Prosperity (money) section and contains several things that represent money/prosperity/abundance: A water fountain, money jar, prosperity books and a quote by Rumi that defines success...and of course angels.... 

In the "love and relationship" section is my entertainment center on top of which stands a picture of Jesus, a "mother" plaque my son made me years ago with a poem he wrote and a decorative plate about family along with wood art a dear friend gave me.I'll round out this area with pictures on the walls that represent love and relationships. 

And in the "wisdom" corner I have a rocking chair and small table with a lamp, my prayer journal, and books (go figure - right)  

 My bed is in the health area and book shelves in the fame portion. Once completely finished, my desk will be in the creativity area and hopefully it'll help me be more creative or at least more focused LOL!

Now do I believe having your room or house organized energetically is the end all to life's little problems and issues?


But I do believe that decorating your room or house in a way that feels good is conducive to maintaining optimism and a positive outlook. 

And that can never be a bad thing.

JMHO of course but definitely ....

Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge! 


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Good advice, Pam. It's important to arrange the things we love and give us comfort around us and avoid clutter.

Maureen said...

Very interesting post!

Alicia Dean said...

Ah, what a great concept. I've heard of and dabbled in Feng Shui a little but haven't redecorated recently using the method, but I like the idea of doing so. Yes, no 'magic' involved, but if you surround yourself with things that please you, inspire you, give you peace, then you will likely feel good. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Edwards said...

I got the diagram but need to know the compass points, too. Which way is north?
I'll try it since I'm moving furniture.

Maris said...

Interesting idea. I wish my bedroom had more room. I might try some of those ideas.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Yes it is, Jacqueline, thanks for stopping by.
Thanks Maureen!
It really is fascinating, Alicia and the room "feels" so peaceful, so serene and healthy...sounds weird I know but hard to explain.
Well Barbara, some people use compass feng shui but this one isn't that. Just the far left corner, center, far right corner, etc. Have fun with it!
You don't have to have a large room to do this, Maris, nor follow it so close that is frustrates or confuses you. It's all about creating good (positive) energy. Thanks for stopping by!

Diane Burton said...

Great advice, Pam. I took a workshop several years ago on Feng Shui. That explained why I never liked how we arranged certain rooms. Actually, our bedroom was poorly designed to start with. I paid more attention in our new house and I love the layout. Colors are important,too. Using the wrong color in a room can also make it feel "wrong", even when you like the color. Since I have zip decorating talent, I found Feng Shui principles very helpful.

Carole Price said...

I didn't need to understand the Feng Shui concept to appreciate the power behind it. I bought a book about it when one of my daughters got interested in it, a long time ago. She still lives by the concept of room arrangement.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

That's great, Diane! Neat how someone can turn us on to something we'd never have thought of isn't it, Carole?

Thanks ladies for stopping by!

MJ Schiller said...

It's funny that I read this post today because I went to do Tai Chi this morning, which is exercised centered on creating and managing your chi! I'm not sure if I have my "chi" in control, but I do love doing tai chi. Very relaxing! Thanks for sharing this! I hope your new arrangement works well for you!