Balancing the Helpful People and Support area of your home

What’s it all about and why is it so important to make sure this area of your home is in balance? The North West sector of your home is often referred to as the “Helpful People and Travel” area, but I prefer to call it the “Helpful People and Support” area, because on a much deeper level, it actually reflects the level of support, guidance and connection you have in your life as a whole, and in our society of increased dis-connection, this is especially important. Yes, we are in many senses more connected than ever before, with pretty much everything we “need” a mouse click away, however online connection does not translate to the connections that we really need. Physical connection, a heartfelt hug, the quality of relationships you have versus the “likes” on your Facebook page, your connection to the amazing planet we call home and, and most importantly, your connection to your core self, your true Divine Self, the Source of your being. These connections are the ones that bring you feelings of being seen and supported, rather than being isolated and alone, and you cannot underestimate their importance. On another level, this area also relates to the father or alpha male of the house (if there is one). The state of this area will reflect how supported and how motivated he feels, and this can have a huge impact on the rest of the household, because if he isn’t motivated to do what he needs to, …

Enhancing the Wood element in your home

Balancing the Wood element in your home

To honour the start of Spring, I thought it would be timely this week to talk about the element of Wood in your home, because in terms of Feng Shui, Spring is governed by the Wood element. The Wood element rules two sectors of your home – the East and Southeast sectors. The East relates to your health and family relationships, and the Southeast relates to abundance* – not just financial abundance, but your perception of the abundance and blessings in your life. If either or both of these areas of out of balance, you will notice imbalance in these areas of your life.  So how do you enhance the East and Southeast areas of your home? Colours that are complementary to the East and Southeast areas of your home are blues, greens and black – of course other colours here are fine too, but if you can add a noticeable dash of any of these colours, in the form of soft furnishings, artworks etc, they will enhance the energy here. Placing wooden furniture and rectangular objects in this area also nourishes and supports the energy here, as do green leafy plants or gorgeous flowers (just make sure you discard when they start to wilt!). What if the area is “missing”? Missing, or partially missing, areas of a building reflect an imbalance or lack in that particular area of your life, so if possible they need to be balanced, usually by placing a supportive object or structure in the area. …

Your Perfect Space Clutter Clearing

Is a wardrobe crisis part of your routine?

Have you ever had a wardrobe crisis?  Hang on, let me reframe that question… Do you have regular wardrobe crises and does your room often end up looking like the one in the picture? Hit the Like button girlfriend! We’ve all been there, and what woman doesn’t know that feeling of total frustration and panic?  Because let’s face it – it doesn’t matter whether you have two items in your wardrobe or 200, there are days when not a single one of them feels right. Right? We all have fat days or frumpy days, bad hair days or days when we just feel like we’re the wrong shape altogether and everything looks hideous on us. (if you don’t, you’re in the tiny minority and we envy you) So what does this have to do with Feng Shui? Just like every object in your home and every colour around you,  every piece of clothing is energy that is vibrating at a certain frequency, and what you wear on your person also co-creates the energy that you are radiating out to the world, and what you are attracting back to yourself.  There are days when I leap out of bed and just know exactly what I’m wearing that day. It’s just a green day (or blue, yellow, purple etc…) and no other colour will do. Or an entire outfit will be chosen based on which crystals need to be with me that day.  These are the days when I know who I …

Importance of art for manifestation. Your Perfect Space. Feng Shui and Energy Balancing.

Does it make you want to scream…?

The artwork pictured is called “The Scream” and if you’re not familiar with it, it’s a famous painting by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. There’s no doubt that this is an incredible artwork, but would you want it on your wall? Especially when the artist himself allegedly stated “can only have been painted by a madman”.  Would you want this to be the first energy that hits you when you walk through a door, and would you want to manifest this kind of feeling or energy in any area of your life? A massive print of this painting almost completely covered my boss’s office wall many years ago. This is what he chose to hang directly behind his impressive desk, and the energy was not only projected straight at anyone who walked through his door, but this energy also “supported” him behind his back.  This is particularly interesting given he was at that time the State Manager of a large insurance company. So I guess his job was literally made possible by people’s fear, loss and pain – by people literally or symbolically screaming – in frustration, anguish, pain or fear. Not a happy industry, not a happy energy to be surrounded by, and certainly, from the few small glimpses I had into his personal life, that was also fraught with all manner of problems. On the surface, he appeared to be a pretty cruisey dude, but underneath that chilled out facade was a great intensity, and people did what …

The colour red – passion or warning?

Red is the colour of passion and fire, and in Feng Shui it has a very strong impact on a space. Whether this impact is positive or negative in your life depends on where it is. In some areas a strong fire form such as red needs to be used to neutralise a challenging energy, however in other areas, such as the one pictured, the strong red can stir things up and have an enormously challenging impact on the occupants.  The couch pictured is one of two that moved from house to house with me over many years. I bought them from a friend and loved these couches from the moment I saw them.  So when I met my husband and moved in with him, it was only natural that eventually his really old, dodgy couch got the boot and my beautiful red couches moved in as well.  An important note is that they were actually in storage for a couple of years before they moved in, because he was very attached to his dodgy old couch and refused to part with it until it literally fell apart… this is important because we were obviously in the honeymoon phase of our relationship and whilst there were challenges – and quite big ones, we were so in love they didn’t make more than a slight dent in our bubble. Back then I knew “a bit” about Feng Shui, as I’d been dabbling in it by reading books (as it turned out …

Breaking the Love Drought…

Seventeen years ago my mum and I went to a conference in Brisbane called “Metaphysical Mastery”, which showcased about ten (mostly) fantastic speakers, who opened my being up to a whole new world of wonder and inspiration on so many levels. It was on this day that I discovered Wayne Dyer who, if I had a guru, would be it. I also met the inimitable Louise Hay, who I believe is one of the most inspiring people on the planet, not only for her incredible mind-body-spirit healing insights, but for the fact that she launched her publishing house at the age of 64 and hasn’t slowed down since! There was another speaker that day who really sparked my interest and stirred something inside me, and that was a woman called Terah Kathryn Collins, who authored a fascinating book – “The Western Guide to Feng Shui”, which mum and I went halves in and shared back and forth for years. Listening to this woman speak, and subsequently poring over her book, literally changed my life, gifting me with a completely new awareness – and perspective – about my life, with the realisation that my immediate environment has an enormous impact on how it flows. Have you ever had a dream involving a house or building, where certain events or interactions happen in particular rooms, hallways, gardens etc? I have come to realise that the house in these dreams often symbolise our own consciousness and the many rooms contained within our own …