I have been working with the Chen/family section of the feng shui bagua. FS & Money says that this section of our home is about finances in that it is the meat and potatoes or every day life part of feng shui. Where as the wealth section (Hsun) is about diamonds and caviar.
Interesting, I've done several things to work with the wealth section, but not given a thought to the family section. And the Chen section of that quadrant is in my bathroom closet! I think I need to go through and see whats hidden in there and give it a good straightening out. I know it is better than it used to be, but it needs to be looked at and I need to be mindful about that section.
For some reason it has been a struggle for me to pay attention to this section of the book. I've been doing anything to keep from doing what the book asks for. Of course there has been my newsletter to write and send out and meetings to attend and friends to see, but I have just not been getting this part worked on. I need to look at what that means, why everything else has been getting in the way, why I have taken so long to really look at what is going on.
Still working. But just writing this has brought things up for me to contemplate. To me procrastination is always a lesson in why am I stopped or stuck or not doing what I want to be doing. And many times it's because I need to do some clearing work before I move on. Thank you FS & Money and thank you blog.
Money Belief Insight
I received a recent insight about money from a friend. I realized that one of my beliefs is that I can't or shouldn't have money with so much poverty in the world. She said she had carried that belief as well, but realized that if she did have money she had opportunities to help others that she didn't have with no money. Amazing insight. I already feel different about money and having it. Decided to make a monthly gift to my favorite helping organization as part of paying my other monthly bills. It is one change I can make and begin to feel that I CAN afford giving and helping others. I also think I'll keep money in my car to give to people on the corners out here with signs asking for help. I decided it really took guts to be able to stand there and ask. And it will be part of my unconditional giving process. Again, amazing insight!
Feng Shui & Money
It has been almost 20 days since my last blog post. After I finished my money diet last month, I had a bad cold and then it snowed. That week I mainly stayed on the couch. The next week was filled with many birthday events (some still to come!). I love birthdays that last several weeks to a month.
I've also been working with the book Feng Shui and Money a good deal. The book is laid out as a 9 week workbook, each week using one of the Feng Shui sections to look at our lives and our abundance. I just started on the second chapter.
Lesson one is about the center or Tai Chi of your house and takes a look at what's going on with the center. So I found the center, which is exactly where I sit most of the time. After finding the Tai Chi point I realized I had several things I needed to do. One was to get the hanging lamp at the center point fixed. It turned out to be really simple and was done in such a short time I wondered why I hadn't done it before now. I unhooked it from the ceiling and headed off to Home Depot. Then I asked a guy in the lighting department what I needed to do to fix it. And he fixed it! In less than 10 minutes I had walked in the door, watched him fix it, paid $3.99 for the switch and was back in my car on my way home. Then another 10 minutes at home to hang the light again, plug it in and turn it on! Done! Home Depot can be a great resource!
Another part of lesson one was to describe my life if I had unlimited money and from that writing to pick 3 adjectives that best described what abundance would feel like for me. At first I had one list of three things, then I crossed that list off and wrote another.
My three words that describe wealth and abundance for me are Comfort, Trust and Enough. Now I'm working on what I can do to acknowledge and manifest those right now. I'll let you know what happens.
Feng Shui and Money by Eric Shaffert is turning out to be a great resource for my Abundance Pilgrimage.
Connie Hill, author of Money Stories, astrologer, teacher/leader of drumming, drum & rattle making, self-publishing and abundance classes.