If you wish to gain wealth and prosperity, the Feng Shui tradition states this requires both the correct attitude and the right conditions. When flow of chi in your home or workplace is blocked by obstacles, a struggle hindering prosperity ensues. Removing obstacles and freeing energy is part of applying Feng Shui. It is wrong to believe prosperity is solely about possessing money or owning things. Feng Shui is about consistently focusing on achieving and maintaining a sense of abundance and safekeeping. When considered from a spiritual perspective, abundance is not specifically restricted to financial wealth, but focuses on an abundance of all the desirable aspects in life: balance, family, health.
Feng Shui is an effective tool in helping you reach your goals no matter what they may be. If your aim is true wealth and prosperity, you require an environment that works with not against you. If the environment remains static, it works against you. Since your environment affects your thought patterns, you are likely to become ensnared by it, dragged down. Your environment should be a symbol of your prosperity and reflect who you are and where you are going – one that exemplifies the intent to act. At this point, you should consider Feng Shui. If chi energy flows freely, it will move you forward towards your goals.
Ironically, to achieve prosperity, one of the first steps in applying Feng Shui is to remove all clutter in your life and from your environment. All that extraneous material blocking doors and windows, the old clothes and furniture collecting dust mites, can act as an inhibitor. Through Feng Shui, you learn to remove all such obstacles and liberate your space. The negative energy held by dead plants, broken and damaged furniture and uncompleted projects does not contribute to expanding your wealth and well-being. Clutter can be defined as anything unfinished, unresolved or unused. If you use Feng Shui, you can deal with the clutter and free yourself.
Clutter slows down chi energy, but, in many instances, environmental energy is moving rapidly, speeding through the area, as swift as money flying out the door. Once you utilize feng shui principles, you act quickly to restore the balance between too much and too little material.
In addition to removing obstacles, Feng Shui involves the accumulation or introduction of positive energy. When certain items are placed properly, they draw in the good energy that contributes to prosperity. From positive motivating objects and symbols of wealth, to coins and family photos, a variety of objects can play a role in manufacturing the right type of energy in your home. Feng Shui principles guide you in the process of adding the specific colors, objects and special features to your workplace and residence that contribute to prosperity. Feng Shui will even identify the “wealth corner.” Of all areas, this place requires special attention to neatness and cleanliness and must be designed to bring positive, prosperous thoughts to mind.
A further note: in introducing into or adding positive symbols and energies to your environment, you are not concentrating on what you lack, or on a sensation that your possessions are insufficient in some manner. Feelings of craving and dissatisfaction do not contribute to prosperity. In utilizing the principles of Feng Shui, you concentrate on gratitude, which, in turn, creates a sense of abundance. Feng Shui demonstrates two objectives: how to surround yourself with symbols of prosperity and wealth and how to imbue your environment with positive, forward-moving energy. Both, acting together, will help you bring to fruition your goals.