Changes from our New Water Feature?


Our new water feature at Floyd (our house)

So, our water feature is in; has anything changed?

Yes, I got some unexpected money (yay). I’m feeling more motivated, everything seems ok! So far, no big changes, but this feature is meant to allow the good chi to continuously enter Floyd (our house) and do its magic. I think this will take longer than 5 days.

This weekend, we are adding more stones and some saucers/stones for the birds to be able to bathe.

Floyd Shui Friday


So… I found this necklace while raking up in our yard. Floyd produced another interesting mystery. That, or a Brady Bunch Tiki God curse 😖

It appears to be a necklace made of wood beads and maybe plastic what is supposed to be saber tooth tiger teeth. Well, it is the year of the tiger. 

When Floyd gives us these little gifts, I always try to derive meaning from it. Why this? What does it mean? 

I think sometimes the why is just because I happened to unearth it and perhaps it has no meaning. It is strange, and nothing I would ever wear. It is wood and the faux animal teeth could relate to fire…animals= fire.

So maybe this gift gets hung somewhere, maybe not. In the end, if it sparks my curiosity, then it’s a good if not weird gift from Floyd. 

Never Underestimate the Power of Simple Tidying


Before

Our front porch-I can hear the intro song to Sanford and Son. Why let it get like this? Why the lack of motivation to clean it when I know I’ll feel so much better once I do? 

Feng Shui involves cleaning/purging/tidying and some Feng Shui practices involve nothing but this aspect. 

Either way, it feels good and redirects the chi! 

Never underestimate the power of a simple tidying effort. When you’re feeling tired/overwhelmed/give the front or what you use as the entrance of your home a quick clean.

You’ll feel the results immediately.

After

Water Features and Feng Shui


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📸: decoist.com

My Feng Shui Master and teacher, Richard Ashworth, is remotely (from England), placing a water feature on our property. It requires a lot of calculations, door angle placement, and detailed information about those in the household.

The goal is to place water at a specific time and place to create enduring protection and good fortune for the inhabitants. 

Putting water in the wrong place can be detrimental, so it needs to be determined by a Feng Shui expert. 

He has identified the specific date, time, size and place to do this, and the best material and shape of the feature.

Our house, Floyd, has a rustic vibe, so we are using a galvanized feed trough that is 6’ in diameter. The placement will be at 11:00 am on June 26. Stay tuned for more details as we approach June 26.

All Eyes to the South; Compass Direction, Body Parts and Feng Shui


Eyes are windows to the soul, right? In Feng Shui, eyes have a place in the bagua or area of a space-the South. 


If you are having eye trouble, chances are you’re having issues in the Southern part of your home. 


I recently had eye surgery to remove a cataract and insert a permanent corrective lens. Well, it didn’t go as planned, and my vision is actually now worse 😔. So it got me thinking about the South of our home, where we have a cracked window and we just removed a very “unsightly” non-structural and non-accessible Juliet balcony. It was, as they say, “an eyesore.” Deconstructed, and hopefully looking pretty soon, I hope I will be looking to the South with both eyes soon. 

If you have a part of the body in trouble, chances are the direction for the part of the house associated with the body part is experiencing some challenges as well. 

Tune in next week as I talk parts of the  body and with which part of the compass they are associated. 

Feng Shui Floyd



Floyd is getting new kitchen and dining room floors!


The floors we are putting in are slate, which is the element Earth. I need more Earth in my chart, so this is good!


Any tile or stone is considered Earth. If you feel you need grounding, this is a great choice for floors.

Floyd Fail


Sometimes, the Feng Shui is all wrong. This was the bed in Floyd’s master bedroom. Yes, they left the bed.

Some Feng Shui tips for furniture that is not yours:


If you can, buy a new bed including a mattress, new sheets and pillows when you move to a new home.

If you can’t do all that, at least seal the mattress and get new pillows and bedding. 


This bedding screams scary, sociopathic cabin. Wood, mirrors and bears do not really invoke peace and good sleep.

For the record, we did not sleep in this bed; we got it out of Floyd ASAP. If you can avoid it, do not use prior occupants beds, especially mattresses and bedding.


So what’s wrong here? Too much wood -this can spark arguments and inhibit rest. The mirrors right above your head are also disturbing to good sleep, and the bears speak for themselves. 

Stay tuned next week for the after!

Meet Floyd’s Feng Shui Floors


Floyd is getting new floors again-stone! Stone is earth, dry earth, and I know that this is good for me! 

In Feng Shui, it’s helpful to add elements that we are lacking and often our homes are lacking. Floyd has a ton of wood; he’s made of redwood, he’s surrounded by redwood. He needs earth and water. 

Earth is grounding; mountains don’t move so easily. So, if you feel out of control, angry, or have lost your way and have your head in the clouds, earth is a great element to add. 

Earth people are solid, nurturing, supportive-they’re the person you call in the middle of the night to bail you out of whatever you’ve gotten yourself into. 

On the flip side, Earth people can also be apathetic, lazy and stubborn. 

Earth is associated with yellow, and represented by actual dirt, mountains, brick, ceramics, stones and crystals. 

Stay tuned; I’ll let you know how the earth boost goes. 

What the Ch’i?



Yesterday, my Feng Shui master and I were discussing Ch’i-what it is and what it is not. People call it energy, but I think that is too broad and doesn’t really explain it. Some call it dust, and maybe that’s helpful for people to see why it’s so elusive and uncooperative.


I think we settled on life’s breath, for lack of a better description. 

He says he can feel it-I said I know when it’s not there. Feng Shui is based on position or place, and the idea is to attract Ch’i, making sure it travels throughout your space, not too quickly, and not stopping.

If it’s lacking, or doesn’t reach your whole space, that’s a problem. If it gets stagnant, that’s also a problem.

Almost every space I’ve ever visited has areas where I do not feel the Ch’i, including Floyd, our current house. 

There are, however, some absolutes when choosing a home or apartment.

If possible:

• Do choose a home where the air is calm and not constantly windy so the Ch’i can settle and enter the home through the main door -if it’s too windy, it just blows away (like dust in the wind).

• Do select a place that is not at the end of a T junction. You want to control the chi coming at your home with no car headlights barreling towards you (they call these tiger’s eyes), which is very unsettling to find coming toward you. 

• Do select a place where your neighbors that you can see from your home have similar home sizes and land. This creates continuity and better relationships. Avoid homes that look onto cemeteries or religious buildings. It may seem obvious, but cemeteries attract Ch’i too, so you may be in competition for it with your neighbors.

Bottom line; If you feel comfortable and at ease while visiting your prospective future home, then there’s probably a potential to create positive Ch’i and good Feng Shui. 

Front Door Colors and Feng Shui


Floyd’s new front door is in!!!

(It still needs the doorbell, which is a very old turn ringer-see below-and part of the reason I love Floyd)


People often ask me about front door color; what color they should paint the door? My answer- whatever color you like! In reality, the front door’s location is far more important than the color. 

Red doors do not necessarily bring you wealth any more than purple or green doors. If the green door is in an area where the color green is relevant, for example, maybe slightly helpful. Unless you know your best directions according to your gua number (my husband, daughter and I happen all to be west gua 8) then the color isn’t going to save you or your wealth gua.

If you want to learn your directions, you can go back to my post Are You East or West?, or you can just paint the door any color you fancy.

Notice the first pic is without lights, the second with lights on- look how different the light makes the same door!

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