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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Useful Feng Shui Career Tips

Learn some useful feng shui career tips
by Jakob Jelling:

"As it does with every main life aspect, feng shui also provides tips and guidelines to help you improving your career. If your career is not moving on in the way you wish, that is due to a lack of balance and harmony within your environment and the elements that affect it. Feng shui career tips intend to help you reach that harmony, but besides of following these specific tips, you should try to follow feng shui guidelines for all your life areas, since your life should be balanced as a whole as well.

One first and very important feng shui career tip talks about your desk position. The desk or table you use for working should be placed in a position that allows you to see the main door. Your desk should never be with your back at the door, since that would be very harmful for your career. And if possible, you should also try to place it in such an angle where you can also see the window.

You should be careful of not having your back towards a sharp edge or a poison arrow. If you can't avoid this, you could minimize the harmful effects by placing a plant or a crystal covering it. In case you have a door or a window at your back, you can also place a plant or a crystal to neutralize bad consequences.

It is also important that you design your office or working space according to the bagua map indications. If possible, you should try to create your working space at the south of the environment where it will be. According to the bagua, south symbolizes the life area corresponding to career, and therefore it is the ideal place for such purpose.

Another important thing to take into account is tidiness. Your working space, and especially your desk, should be tidy. You should get rid of clutter from your working space and maintain it as clean and tidy as possible. Besides, it is particularly important that you keep the south area of your desk free of objects since this area is the one which corresponds to career according to the bagua map.
About the Author

Jakob Jelling is the founder of http://www.fengshuicrazy.com. Please visit his website and learn all the feng shui tips you'll ever need!"

Yes, this is another one I keep dwelling on. That's because I don't know how to progress with my career so I'm dwelling on it. I'm at the top of my career progression at this point (I've got five years experience and I'm up against people with fifteen years experience who are asking for the same hourly rate) and I'm struggling to work out how to climb out of the bucket I'm in so I can fall into the bucket of the one above. Lifts appreciated!

Sam, Feng Shui Tips

Get Rid Of Clutter

Get rid of that clutter
by Mary Lambert:

"Why is it that clutter seems to build up so easily in our homes? No sooner do you have a clearout than it seems to start creeping back in - one pile appears in the hallway and before you know it, it has spawned other piles that go down the hall and up the stairs.

So what actually is the definition of clutter? Basically it is:
• something you don't use or dislike every time you look at it or wear it
• an unwanted present
• a broken item that can't be fixed If you love an item, or it still has a use it's not clutter, so display it, wear it or store it where you can easily find it.

Clearing out your clutter is the first aspect of feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice of furniture placement and energy flow. Improving the flow of energy (chi) in your home and creating good feng shui is believed to improve different areas of your life, bringing about increased wealth, career success and better health. But when you home is full of clutter, the energy that first comes through the front door will struggle to move smoothly around the rooms if it keeps encountering piles of junk stored in the hall, hidden behind doors, sofas or crowding surfaces in kids' bedrooms, the kitchen or bathroom. The slow, sluggish energy that this creates then has a negative effect on you and your family, often making you feel confused, blocked, lethargic, depressed and reluctant to progress or move on in any area of your lives.

Clutter hotspots So which are the worst areas in the home where clutter tends to gather?
• The door and hallway - Piles of children's paraphernalia, shoes and bags, boxes and newspapers stacked around here makes a bad impression for visitors and can stop energy entering positively, and prevent new opportunities coming in.
• Attics and lofts - these can become veritable dumping grounds for our past. They are often full of mementoes and memorabilia that creates a heavy, oppressive energy that is constantly hanging over us - old love letters and tokens, old school books, diplomas, old appliances and sports' gear and ancient board games - all gather here.
• Wardrobes in bedrooms - these are havens for old clothes, items that no longer fit and shoes that are too tight or never worn. Most people only wear about 20% of their clothes. Your wardrobe should reflect the person you are now, not who you used to be.

Clear out and move on So have a big clearout, be ruthless keep only what you really like and want. Do a few hours here and there and see how you lift your home's energy and atmosphere. It is truly liberating, once you create a shift and dump that rubbish that has being annoying you for months, you will soon notice new exciting things starting to happen.

Clutter clearing tips
• Go round each room with a pad and assess your junk, highlight the priority areas to sort out first.
• Do one small area at a time, focus on clearing out a drawer, cupboard or a wardrobe - don't overwhelm yourself.
• Get together five bags or boxes and label them: Junk, Charity shop or friends, Things to be repaired or altered, Things to sort and move and Transitional (keep in the loft for 6 months, if you don't miss them, throw them out). Sort out all your clutter into these bags.
• Don't hold onto presents you don't like just because a friend or relative gave them to you, give them to charity or someone who will like them.
• If anything is broken, get it mended or get rid of it as it promotes negative energy.
• Remember linking yourself to past relationships won't let new ones come in, so keep a few romantic mementoes, but throw away the rest.

About the Author

Mary Lambert is an experienced feng shui and decluttering consultant and can be contacted at www.marylambertfengshui.com"

I know, another "get rid of clutter" article Sam? I can explain. I live in Australia so it's spring time here and of course with spring comes spring cleaning, but that's not all. I'm at a stage in my life where I'm trying to work out what I want my life to be like for the next 30 years (yes, it's my 20's, remember yours?)

I'm doing a lot of throwing out the clutter, organising the mess, and focusing on a leaner, cleaner lifestyle where meaningless junk doesn't drain my energy. I really do think these articles are of great value, which is why I keep posting them.

Sam, Feng Shui Tips