As someone who is relentlessly intrigued by the way our inner realities are reflected outside ourselves (as within, so without), I have had a decades-long fascination with Feng Shui.
I've read quite a few books on the subject and gone through many passing phases in which I eagerly immersed myself in the study of this ancient Chinese system.
My latest romance with it has lasted now all summer and was sparked by Terah Kathryn Collins' book The Western Guide To Feng Shui : Room By Room.
This, finally, is the book that makes Feng Shui simple and fun for the Western mind, and I suspect it will have more than a passing impact.
That's because it takes a casual approach that is not at all overwhelming and is a great way to begin incorporating magick into the care of your home, which- if you listened to my latest podcast episode, you may now see as being directly related to care of the Soul...
★ "Balancing and enhancing your present home is one of the most powerful things you can do to energize and manifest your goals and dreams for the future." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Changing your living space anchors and supports the newest you, while the lack of change can keep old patterns in place." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Feng Shui invites us all to lighten up about change, embrace it, and allow our environments to grow and move with us." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Because we are essentially connected to every person, place, and thing, an important Feng Shui goal is to introduce healing thoughts, words, and deeds into every aspect of life." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Since everything is connected, the simple act of cleaning out a drawer can ripple out and attract positive opportunities." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Material well-being tends to increase in the presence of order." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "External order and harmony reflects internal order and harmony, while external clutter and chaos reflects external clutter and chaos." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Active chaos is an integral part of the creative cycle. The trick is to follow the natural cycle all the way around and bring your projects to completion. Enjoy the ride from beginning to end." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "The one constant in our physical universe is change. In Feng Shui, we accept change as a gift. We make friends with it." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "When we are fully engaged in the dance of change and just let it happen, we are drawn to reinvent our homes to reflect our personal evolution." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Bathrooms symbolize cleansing and letting go of the old to make room for the new. Make sure you aren't holding on to old attitudes that keep you from feeling the joy and promise of each new moment. Check for 'toxic' patterns of thinking and feeling, such as resentment, anger, or powerlessness. Then, during your next shower or bath, consciously release them into the cleansing waters." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Think of your front entrance as the avenue of good fortune that attracts helpful people and opportunities into your home. Roll out the welcome mat, and make it entrancing." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Even in the safest of circumstances, your nervous system relaxes more deeply when you have visual command of a room." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "We simplify our environments to encourage creative self-expression and clarity of purpose." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "The primary goal of Feng Shui is to bring you and your home into harmony so that you are not just surviving one storm after another, but are thriving in a paradise of your own design." -Terah Kathryn Collins
★ "Remember that, essentially, you are the blessing. The quality of your inner life is directly reflected in your home. No amount of external blessings will bring light into your home if you are unwilling to carry it within you." -Terah Kathryn Collins
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