Many of us have varying beliefs when it comes to spirituality and religion. Recently, I have been involved in a very interesting discussion with some of my family members who are very overtly religious. It can quickly become a very heated topic to some and I find it best not to impose my beliefs onto anyone else, unless someone asks specifically for advice. In that case, I love to share and in turn love learning how different people interpret things. I explained, its not that I do not believe in God, but my interpretation is much different and my main belief system is rooted in the laws of attraction. Of course when people say that they are praying for my family or myself, I appreciate it. When I was in Florida visiting my Grandmother in the hospital, I certainly participated in the daily prayers…although its not my way of doing things. I respect that everyone has their own beliefs and that’s completely OK. You can even be very religious and apply feng shui to your life. I started learning about feng shui years ago and started applying basic principles to my home, myself and my life. Things definitely shift when you start paying attention to energy.

“Feng shui is not a religion, nor is it a superstitious set of beliefs; in its best application feng shui is a powerful tool to improve the energy of any space. This, in turn, improves the energy of people who live or work in the space. It’s that simple!”  Rodika Tchi. She is someone I respect very much as a feng shui expert.

Its no secret that this last year has been one of my most trying times. From financial, relationship, family health, my own health, car accidents etc….In feng shui, 2016 was the year of the Monkey and being that I am a Monkey, it was a very hard year for me. I am really very blessed to have the strength to persevere through my bouts of severe depression and anxiety. I haven’t always had a strong support system around me as I tend to become everyone’s mother, but I am working on creating a more balanced supportive group around me so that when I am down, I am easily lifted back up. I had also let a lot of my feng shui practices fall to the way side over the past year as I tried to handle the many issues I faced.

2017, is the year of the Rooster which starts January 28th-TODAY! In preparation for the new year, I have spent all week cleaning, organizing and cleansing my home. Its never suggested to apply any feng shui cures to an unorganized or dirty environment. I have affirmations that I repeat to myself. I believe that putting positive intentions out into the universe will attract positive energy, or chi.

I have cleansed my space this year with a singing bowl. It is a tool used in meditation but can also be used to break up any stagnant or old energies. I said my affirmations for each area of my Bagua and also placed various crystals around my home to absorb negative energy and to omit positive energy.  I am very excited for a new year, a fresh start and overcoming my obstacles. If you want to learn more about feng shui, I recommend Rodika Tchi. Making a few small changes in what energy you chose to put out there can make a big impact on your life. Happy Chinese New Year! Blessings to you all!