So you’ve purged your closets and drawers of unwanted clutter; you’ve got your fountain gurgling near the front door to attract wealth; and your “pairs” of items in the bedroom to attract romance.
The question is, why are your goals still out of reach?
Because the “final frontier” of Feng Shui is your own head. As long as your mind is full of emotional clutter and negative associations, your home’s good Feng Shui can only go so far.
I’ve mentioned in a previous letter there are
“3 Lucks” that Feng Shui masters subscribe to. They are:
- Heaven Luck
- Human Luck
- Earth Luck
When these 3 Lucks are in alignment, things come to us effortlessly. Heaven luck is the power of the Universe, or God. Earth luck is Feng Shui, the influence of your environment. Human luck is your own self-will.
While we may have little direct influence over Heaven luck, we can greatly affect Earth luck with good Feng Shui, and Human luck by our efforts towards our goals.
So let’s look more closely at how you can address Human luck. You probably take lots of actions, plot and plan, but what if that still isn’t generating the changes you want?
Then its time to Feng Shui the brain.
Affirmations often don’t work, and vision statements, treasure maps and the like only go so far. It’s important to look beneath the “positive talk” around your goals and find out what you really believe about what you want.
You can start by honestly answering these questions:
What do you fear might happen if you get everything you want? Do you fear you’ll lose something in the process? Do you fear you’ll have to sacrifice something or compromise your values in order to have what you want? Do you fear you might fail in reaching your goal, and therefore don’t want to work too hard at it, to spare yourself the potential upset?
In what ways might you not be telling yourself the whole truth in regards to your goal?
Once you’ve honestly examined your inner obstacles, it’s a powerful act to share your insights with a close friend or someone you trust in order to formally let it go.
When we share our fears out loud we often see how unfounded they are. They are just stories that we made up, not facts. And in the same way that we made up fearful stories in the past, we can now make new, inspiring stories about what attaining our goals will mean for us.
For example, I used to avoid having a successful business (although I told myself that I really wanted one) because of a secret fear that I wouldn’t be able to have both a thriving career and a happy marriage. This might have been a story I made up as a child, how I created it is not particularly important. What is important is that I realized it was a scary story that kept me from taking all the career opportunities that were being offered.
Once that old fear was identified, shared, and discarded, I could create a new story about how fun and easy it is to have both a thriving business and a great relationship! As a result career and romance are the best they’ve ever been.
Feng Shui the brain and, like your home, keep only those things (thoughts) that inspire you and move you toward your goals.
You can send everything else to the dump.