While some solutions in Feng Shui are Universal, more often than not, the solutions are like a prescription; they are specifically provided to correct your home’s symptoms. I am a big fan of the “Do-It-Yourself” technique. That is one reason why I became a Feng Shui consultant to begin with. One of my very favorite quotes of all times says it best:
“If you want to learn a thing, read that; if you want to know a thing, write that; if you want to master a thing, teach that.” – Yogi Bhajan”
There is only one problem with doing it all by yourself. Unless you want to do it for a living, it is much more simple and cost-effective to hire someone to help you. I think everyone who originally sparks an interest in Feng Shui can admit to having at least one, if not more, books on their bookshelf that propose to teach them all the tricks of the trade. One look inside some of these books, and it becomes abundantly clear that this Feng Shui thing is a little more complicated than originally thought! As much as I love doing it all myself, I know my limits. For example, when I need website work done, I don’t crack open a book and try to tackle it on my own. I call someone to do it for me, and quick!
The real challenge in Feng Shui is not actually about discovering what is wrong with your surroundings based on 3,000 or so years of this ancient wisdom. It is about putting it to practical use and not letting yourself get overwhelmed by what you find. Another challenge is in piecing together a tangible plan of action that utilizes all the wisdom that is available from all the different styles of Feng Shui. Wait . . . . you mean, you didn’t know that there is more than one style of Feng Shui. Yep, some styles incorporate the cardinal directions and the best possible directions for you based on your date of birth. Other’s use the Ever-Changing Mouth of Chi as a guide for finding your commanding positions. Each Feng Shui “school” has a different name, different rules and different meanings. It is enough to make a person throw up their hands and give up.
The way I see it, most destinations can be reached by a wide variety of roads, and paths. Feng Shui is no different, and in this case, the Universe has got your back. Are you one of those skeptical folks who needs to see it before you believe it. There’s a style of Feng Shui for you. Or, are you an intuitive
empath type that can walk into a space and feel welcomed or rejected just by the energy of the space? There’s a Feng Shui style for you too! The truth is, there is no truly wrong way to find your path using Feng Shui, there are just multiple routes and some have more speed bumps than others.
So, going back to the idea that some Feng Shui solutions are as unique as you are, the question is, “how do you know?” What are the chances that you will muck something up that you read in a book because it was a Universal solution and not a specific one? Do I really need to answer that question?
Feng Shui could be called a study of the Macrocosm to the Microcosm. We go from a very public perspective to a very private one. Think of an onion, and the many layers that comprise it. Your home is an external reflection of your internal life. As we move through the layers of your life experience, energy shifts; change occurs. Only one thing is certain, there are times when the changes will take you way out of your comfort zone. But just like in yoga, when you are playing your edge, when you are challenging yourself just enough to see progress, the discomfort fades, and the thrill of discovering your authentic self and your deepest strengths spurs you forward.
Your prescription today is to call me, and schedule change, growth and opportunities into your life. If you’ve been asking to be guided to something that will change your life, this is it. Are you ready?
Logynn B. Northrhip
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