by Kathryn Weber
Some of the best feng shui isn t all about turtles and fountains, mountains and facing directions. It s about fun. Good feng shui can change to great feng shui with the addition of fun, enjoyment, festivities and happy times. That s because the vibrations of laughter and enjoyment permeate our surroundings and if your home is the location for happy gatherings full of festive people, then you ve done a lot toward making your feng shui better and that changes your outlook, your happiness, and your bottom line, too!
Most truly wealthy people have lots of fun and enjoyment in life most likely because they can afford it. But, that s not the only reason why. Every time we have pleasant and enjoyable times in our house, we build on happiness energy. This kind of energy creates excellent sheng chi that raises our energy level and that attracts prosperity and business and financial opportunities. Try these tips for increasing your fun shui.
Have fun at home.
Make your home party central. By inviting guests and enjoying pleasant conversation and good times, you do a lot to lift the energy of your home. Even simple steps like playing games with your family fill your home with laughter. Or, try making a family meal in the formal dining room on Saturday or Sunday nights a weekly treat. All of these things can raise your chi and the chi of your home.
Liven up yourself.
A friend of mine once joked that she had enough black clothes in her closet to outfit eight women for a funeral. Bring extra energy to yourself and lift your personal chi by wearing bright and vivid colors. The colors imbue us with their energy. On days I want to be extra productive and energetic, I wear brown slacks (big wood) with a red shirt (fire) because big wood makes a big fire! Money on your mind? Wear black pants and a green shirt. Want to get along with everyone and inspire happiness? Pair beige or gold pants with a red shirt.
Bring in new energy.
New objects for the home brings new energy to your home. A new object for yourself re-energizes you. Or, try doing something new. Explore a nearby city, go to a new restaurant, do something you ve always wanted to do or try. New energy is so important. It keeps our homes and us revitalized and energetic. Keeping ourselves surrounded by new energy helps keep our energy level high and looking forward in an expectantly positive outlook and that draws more love, money, and happiness to us.
Figure out what makes you happy.
If a bouncy new kitten makes you break out in a smile, why not go to your local shelter and adopt a new cat? It s important that we make choices that make us happy. Sometimes the hard part is figuring out what that is that makes us happy. Make a list of ten things that make you happy whether that s hot chocolate in the morning or a cute figurine on your desk. If you see something you really love, and I mean really love, buy it. There is no better feng shui than being surrounded by things you really, truly love and enjoy.
Once you know what happiness looks like to you, find a symbol for it. Maybe that symbol is a word, a figurine (I just love lucky cats!), or something you have already. One important symbol for happiness in feng shui is Buddha. A fat, happy Buddha often carries a bag in one hand or over his shoulder or sits on a bag. This symbolizes his carrying your burdens and worries. For this reason, I keep one on my desk to cheer me with his chipper countenance.
Another symbol of happiness is the lucky cat. The darling cats bring happiness energy to the cash registers of many Asian businesses and money. I have a small collection of them myself. Annual animals are also another harbinger of happiness. Each year, small figures of the animal of the year are made and sold in Asian gifts shops. Many of them are happy and smiling. Last year I bought a smiling rat and this year I have a happy ox! Find one that appeals to you and makes you happy.
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