Happy 2013 everyone! Now that the festivities are over, the resolutions made and begun, it’s time for the thing that everyone loves (insert sarcastic tone here), finances! Does the thought of it make you want to run the other way? April 15th is not so far away and now is a great time to get started on a healthy financial plan, what most of us too often put on the back burner.
When I meet with clients, one of the topics that comes up most is money. There is so much anxiety around finances therefore most people prefer to avoid it. It relates to Feng Shui because Feng Shui is practiced to keep spaces and its occupants in balance and anything that upsets your qi or your energy is less than optimal. If you think about your bank account and you suddenly feel a pit in your stomach, that’s less than optimal. I’m here to bring enthusiasm and levity to the subject today with some simple tips that can hopefully get you started. I’m not a financial expert but these are some things that I have done for myself and have had great success.
As I don’t want to overwhelm you, I’m breaking it down to two parts: Transcendental Feng Shui remedies and Mundane ones. First let’s work on your Transcendental remedies, the ones that involve your mind, your heart and your spirit. It’s the knowing that you feel in your gut when something is right.
Set your financial intention/goal. This is first and foremost. Before you even get started, you need to figure out what you want. This may take some time to come up with so don’t rush it. Do you want to pay off your student loan or credit card? Save enough for a down payment or is it just to be able to put a small amount each month into a savings account? Go ahead, write your goals down on a piece of paper and sleep on it. In the morning, re-read the list. The one that jumps out on the page – the one that gives you the biggest pit in your stomach – that’s the one we want.
Put your written down goal in your Benefactor/Helpful People section of your desk or bedroom. We all need some help every now and again. So take that paper where you joyfully wrote down your goals and put it in the Benefactors section of the bagua which is the bottom right hand corner of your desk or bedroom. Line your bedroom door to the bottom of the bagua to see where this is. For your desk, place the bottom of the bagua where you normally sit. The Benefactors section will be near where your right hand falls. When you are done, energize your goal by smiling and feeling that good ole feeling of success again.
Visualize your financial success. After you have the very clear goal of what you want, close your eyes and take a deep breath and visualize the new healthy financial you – a healthy bank account, ease of paying bills each month and even having some disposable income to treat yourself every now and again. Be very specific about what you see and feel. Do you pay your bills at the living room table? See yourself paying your bills within minutes and then getting up to do what you love. It’s so easy that you even look forward to it! The most important thing is to feel how great the experience is and how happy it makes you feel.
Do these three things this week and you’re already well on your way. If you get frustrated, it’s normal. Who says change was easy? If you have any questions, leave in comments below. Stay tuned for Part two!