We spend most of our waking hours at the office…so it is very important that our work areas be properly arranged and feng shui-ed to increase productivity and inter-office harmony. Good feng shui of our personal space also helps us achieve recognition and promotion. Take note of the following 10 suggestions:
- Watch Your Back – it’s easy to get hit unknowingly from behind so I always recommend that you have good support where you sit. If you have a desk position, then make sure there is a solid wall behind you and never sit with your back to the door. A window behind you can also be bad so if this is the case close the windows and display support symbols of career success behind you…like a painting of a mountain.
- Don’t Sit Facing A Wall – this acts as a barrier to promotion. If you cannot move your desk then hang a picture of open scenery on the wall to symbolize your own “bright hall” – or hang an image of the phoenix on the wall in front of you (to symbolize many coming opportunities).
- Powerful Rooster – the best symbol to counter office politics. If you’re the victim of such tactics from co-workers, then display a rooster with a prominent beak and comb to peck away at the unwanted politicking.
- Crystal Spheres – I always mention – this not only for your office but home as well. Nothing ensures harmony more efficiently than crystal spheres. Place six of them (various sizes are ok) in your personal space to enhance harmony.
- Don’t Sit Facing Anyone Directly – In fact it’s better to have your back to someone else than to be positioned facing them directly as this can cause confrontational energies to build up between you and that person.
- Your Chair – The chair you sit on does have a bearing on your career – especially because you sit for so many hours of the day so make sure you choose one that is ergonomically designed and comfortable for you. Chairs for visitors do not have to be so comfortable (so they don’t overstay their welcome).
- Don’t Sit Too Near The Door – the area near the door, especially the front door is usually an unprotected and vulnerable location. If you’re forced to sit near the door then make sure you do not sit with your back to it and make sure you can see the door at all times. Put support cures in place and when you have the opportunity to change locations, please do so!
- Clutter Clutter Clutter – this is the surest way to slow down projects and weaken your efficiency. Please do not let papers, books, stationary and other items mess up your space and block your personal progress. People who say they work well in “organized chaos” are not at the top in their organizations. Most successful people have tidy, well-organized desks enabling them to work quickly and efficiently.
- Hidden “Storage” Will Mess You Up– Although it seems like a good idea to shove unwanted documents and paperwork into drawers or cabinets where they cannot be seen, this in fact can ends up causes you even greater problems. When stagnant energy like this builds up – watch out. Keep your drawers and filing cabinets tidy and go through them routinely, throwing out what you no longer need.
- Sit Facing Your Sheng Chi Direction – Tapping your Sheng Chi direction will ensure business and career success. If you don’t know your Sheng Chi direction, you can get this from your kua number using the Eight Mansions formula available at www.wofs.com . Now if for some reason you cannot face your Sheng Chi then try to sit facing one of your three other auspicious directions. Make a point to do this in your office, at meetings in the conference room and offsite meetings as well. It makes a big difference!
Take time today to take care of your workspace – at the office and at home (if you work in a home-office environment) and watch how things will change positively for you!
CHAKRA is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel”. Those that can see them, describe chakras as spinning wheels of light that glow and spread outwards. The magnificence of the radiating colours reflects the strength of a person’s inner chi, the clarity of one’s thoughts and the purity of one’s attitudes. Chakras are concentrations of focused energy that have both mental and spiritual power. When we activate and balance our chakras, we stimulate the optimum release of powerful energies, which give rise to feelings of well-being, good health and enhanced mental clarity.
Chakras are a core belief of many meditative practices, spiritual and religious and have been incorporated into many new age practices…although the Chakra system was first developed in India in the middle ages.
When our chakras are unhealthy, blocked or unbalanced they lead us to make unwise decisions and often make us unhappy or depressed. Ideally chakras should be active and spinning at a similar rate to each other…but most of us have some chakras that are overactive and others that are closed down or underactive and require stimulation. When stimulated, blockages that subvert the flow of inner chi will dissolve, helping to release mental pressure and negative emotions.
Advocates of chakra stimulation feel that unless this is done, your mind and emotions can create resistance within the inner systems of your body so that eventually these blockages assume physical proportions lodging in whichever physical area of the body is most vulnerable. This is what gives rise to disease and illness.
Stimulating Your Chakras
Highly attained yogics use meditative equipoises and their methods reflect their high levels of mental and spiritual attainments known as siddhic powers. Theseare not readily available to ordinary folk like us unless you are studying with a realized guru or lama.
However, we can use simple calm-abiding meditation and other visualization techniques to achieve some small stimulation of our chakra centers, which will bring enormous health and spiritually awakening benefits. We can focus our conscious awareness onto the seven chakra points located at different vital places of the body.
Picture of the Seven Chakra Points of the body
The Seven Chakra Points
The method is to visualize coloured light at the chakra area, but you can also use coloured crystals to activate the chakra. Place the crystals on the point while lying down flat on your back, feeling relazed and visualize the colour radiating outwards. Crystals, being symmetrical in their molecular structure, radiate energy in a consistent and steady manner and are therefore an excellent way to create a healing flow around the chakras.
Each chakra responds to a special colour and to crystals of corresponding colours that are placed at the chakra points.
Next week we’ll look more closely at each of the chakras and gemstones associated with each of the chakras as well as physical symptoms you may be experiencing that are related to chakra imbalance.
Until Next Week,