A space that invites wealth

A space that invites wealth

Creating a space that invites wealth and abundance at home is a dream for each one of us. Wealth and Abundance is a big area of focus in Feng Shui. However the bigger question is, how does mending a space, invite wealth into our lives? Here’s the simple answer- Our minds feed off our environment. An environment that speaks of abundance and prosperity, makes an impact on our subconscious mind and the law of attraction takes charge. Intention is the essence of Feng Shui.

Personally, I like to mix Feng Shui with a little bit of crystal grid theory. Creating a crystal grid for attracting wealth, with a collection of wealth crystals and prosperity stones like Citrine, Pyrite, Jade, Aventurine and Clear Quartz, can do wonders. Here is a grid for the placement of these crystals for your convenience. Ideally this grid must be placed in the home office or the wealth corner of home. The south east of any room, home, office or garden is the universal wealth corner.

Feng Shui also helps you use various methods to create an environment at home and in the office that will strengthen you and attract the feng shui energies of prosperity and wealth. The most essential aspect of this is keeping your space clutter-free. Clutter confuses the chi and also us. Have you ever seen the desk of someone buried in work all the time? Its full of clutter! Clutter creates a vicious cycle of stress and disharmony. I love the rule of 9, which means that you only pick up 9 things every day , if your clutter is over whelming you and you do not know where to start. The sooner you start, the sooner you clear the path for the wealth chi to enter your space.

Keeping your front door in good working condition is imperative for wealth to flow into your home. Many homes just use the garage door to enter the home, thereby making their front door useless. The wealth Chi enters our home through the front door, so even if you are not using it, be sure to open it every so often to let the fresh air in. Keep the front door path free of any obstacles, garbage cans, toys or superfluous stuff. Ideally the front door must be well lit and must look inviting. Throwing some potted plants and a “welcome” rug are great additions to the front door.

One of my favorite wealth adjustments is organizing my wallet. Believe it or not, the way you treat your wallet sends an important message to the universe. Keep your wallet with as less credit cards as possible. More credit cards signify a life of more credit. Debit cards however have an opposite energy. They signify your wealth accumulation. Make sure to not keep any bills or receipts in your wallet. Just as your home, keep your wallet light. And on that note, do not keep any unpaid bills in your wealth section. Pay them, file them and put them away. They should not be seen everywhere around the house.

I also highly recommend keeping un-popped corn on top of the toilet tanks. Toilets are known to drain wealth. Keeping un-popped corn will help stop that drainage and hold your money back in the house. To add to that, makes sure to always keep the toilet lids closed.

Placing a mirror behind your stove is another excellent wealth adjustment. A mirror doubles your stove, thereby doubling the abundance. Placing a mirror in the dining room will double the amount of food on your table during meals and acts as a stimulate to bring twice your current abundance. Make sure your mirror is big enough so it doesn’t cut off the heads of those sitting at the table.Set a bowl of garlic as a dining table centerpiece to accumulate wealth. This can be any type of bowl. The garlic doesn’t need to be real. You can select any imitation garlic. Gold-colored garlic is also a great choice. While the north sector governs career, many people look to their earnings for their main wealth. The element for the north is water. To stimulate this sector for career success and subsequently enhance your earning potential and wealth, you can add a water element. Keep the water feature, either a tabletop water fountain or aquarium in proportion to your room. Too much water will drown you career and earning possibilities. As with all thing feng shui, balance is key. You can also add metal to this room since metal attracts water. Use metal objects, such as wall art or furniture. Do avoid sharp and pointed metal objects since these create poison arrows.

And as with all Feng Shui tips and adjustments, your intention plays a strong role. Keep your intentions positive and intent to attract money via these adjustments. Its important to not feel the lack, even if you do face it. The more grateful you feel for what you have than feel negative about what you don’t, the more you will set the universe conspiring to pay your gratitude. And as always, feel free to leave your queries or comments below.

-Kanika Babal

 

The little hearts that hear us

The little hearts that hear us

Our subtle body language and lifestyles become the beliefs our daughters carry in their tender hearts and mind about their own bodies and worthiness. How we, as mothers, act and behave in-front  of them, sets the roots of how they will eventually become. Someone rightfully said, daughters are the shadows of mothers. That is how we create stronger families, communities, countries and world. Love will never go unanswered, no matter what. Period.

Resolve not be belittled by others and  to stand up for yourself. Their little hearts, soon to be teenage hearts turning into young hearts will know instantly what to look for in men. How to be treated by them and how much to keep up with. The girls see you, in your everyday relationships, with the men, friends, associates in your life. Every moment is a moment of learning. So be sure to always keep these subtle signs positive and full of learning. It does not mean we are not allowed to break down, but it does mean that we must rise again to set the right examples.

Let our daughters only carry stories of strength, of courage, of kindness. May they arrive stronger, as healers, as teachers, as loving mothers with a very deep knowledge of love to draw from!

Allow them to falter and still be loved, allow them to fail and still be accepted, allow them to hurt and help them heal, allow them to fall and be ready to wipe off the tears. Let them emerge as a stronger version of the new (wo)mankind! Let them emerge as a stronger version of you!

-Kanika Babal

Home is a Feeling!

Home is a Feeling!

Home is a feeling, warm like the sun
Inside everyone needs a safe place to run…

Out of the many blogs I have written on home, good Feng Shui, positioning of the furniture, importance of elements etc, the one thing that underlines it all is “the feeling of home”. You may get everything right in your house per Feng Shui, but what really turns the house into your home is your connection with it, your intuition. I can never talk enough about the importance of a ” Home Naming Ceremony”(read previous blog) in this regard. Our homes are the reflections of our lives. The happiest and the saddest moments are often contained in them. And sometimes, unknowingly, we turn our homes into “houses of pain”.  This is a very subtle change that takes years to fructify. And it all starts when we start to overload our homes with things that do not bring us joy or serve us any purpose. Ah! the dresses in the closet that do not fit us anymore, but yes one day when we lose weight, they will…surely worth keeping them for a few years. My advice, if you don’t lose the weight within one year, donate them! For years I have been a victim of this thought process, until my senses gave up on looking at the same clothes in my closet that were not worn for years! And what about that wedding dress that is still hangs in closet after a divorce? Don’t forget the old tea set you inherited from grandma, she will surely be unhappy in heaven if you part with it now, even if you have never used it or never will.

The general rule to follow is, if you are not using something for over 6 months, put it in a box, in your garage. If you don’t miss that stuff in another 3 months, donate the box- pronto! Whatever brings your energy down, does not belong in your space. Get rid of the thought, ” what if one day I need it”, the chances are, if you didn’t need it so far, you possibly won’t in a couple years.  And that’s how you really honor your space and intuition. Learning to let go of old obligations to things that serve as reminders of what didn’t happen in your life, is an art to be embraced. Give yourself permission to throw them away. Let your home speak of your tastes, your life, your adventures and your happiness. I also would like to mention here that things bought in a garage sale, often have the energy of the previous owner, so unless you know the family well, keep away from other people’s seconds.

“Home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams. The magic thing is that it feels good to leave, but it feels even better to come back”. Your space is sacred to the memories you make, the relationships you build and where the laughter never ends. Such a space must be honored and taken care of. Keeping things clutter-free and organized, goes a long way in helping you connect with your space. Open the windows of your home to let the fresh air and sunlight seep in and bless your home. Invite birds via bird feeders and bird baths to stir up the chi with other life forms. Pet a fish or a dog or a cat or something! Keep your front entrance clean and beautiful and hang wind chimes. Bring in some plants and change those bed sheets every so often.  Keep a mental tab of what you own and how much. Often times we lose track of our possessions and they become a dead part of our homes blocking the chi.  Making a home out of a house does not require you to spend a lot of money, it just requires you to be conscious of your space!

Embrace your home. Make it the best feeling in the world!

Love and Light

Kanika Babal

 

Are bunk beds bad Feng Shui?

Are bunk beds bad Feng Shui?

One word answer…YES!!

Much as the bunk beds help save the space they are not considered good Feng Shui for the following 3 reasons:-

  • The person sleeping on top will experience sleeplessness because of the lack of support directly below the body.
  • There will be reduced energy getting to the lower bed because of the force of the upper bed on top.
  • The person sleeping in the lower bunk will feel inferior to the person in the upper bunk, potentially igniting fights between the two.

Its hard to come to terms with something like this that saves space, looks elegant and makes the room look bigger. And how lovely is it for kids to share their space and learn how to coexist. So what can we do to make the bunk beds Feng Shui conducive? Before we look at these tips, I would still like to stress that if space is not a constraint, keep the bunk beds as your last option. Lets see how we can make bunk bed adjustments.

First and foremost, make sure that the bunk beds are not made out of metal. They must be made out of solid wood. The element wood supports sleep and gives a sense of stability. If the bunk beds can be built into the wall, that would further add an element of strength and stability. Make sure that each bed has its own headboard. I cannot stress enough the importance of headboards for good sleep. Secondly, paint the bottom of the upper bunk or cover it with a fabric with calming colors, night sky, clouds, etc. Just make sure to avoid too dark of a color, as you don’t want your child in the bottom bunk to feel like they are in deep water. This would give them a sense of not being under someone else’s bed and hence would reduce the feeling of being dominated or inferior. Thirdly, make sure that the bunk bed does not squeak or rock when kids are flopping around on the top bunk. This is both unsafe and takes away the feeling of being grounded. Having a solid stable bunk beds is imperative. Lastly, secure the top bunk bed from all sides so there is a feeling of security while sleeping on top. It might be a good idea to have  a tent like enclosure on top or even solid wood support on all 3 sides while a headboard on fourth.

If you feel your kids are fighting a lot and sleeping on bunk beds, I recommend a small water fall in the room. The soothing sound of water helps with sleep while the element water helps diminish the fire a.k.a fights. Feng Shui is very intentional, so make sure your adjustments hold the right intentions. Be sure that the bunk bed is placed in the command position, i.e  the door of the room, can be seen while a person is on the bed. Also make sure that no windows are covered in the room by the bunk beds. Pay close attention to the colors in the children’s room. The kids room must be fun yet provide  a feeling of security. Use of earthy natural colors is highly recommended while avoiding the fiery reds and royal blues.

Your kids must enjoy their space while simultaneously connecting with it. If your kid is constantly agitated or irritated, and none of the above solutions seem to help, it might be time to pick up the phone and call me!

Love and Light,

Kanika Babal

Invite Success at your work!

Invite Success at your work!

 

Corporate settings use two general seating arrangements: individual offices (one room per worker) and the dreaded cubicle (or office isolation tank). The move to more people sharing space, whether in cubicles or not, contributes to an admirable flattening of hierarchies within the corporation. However, the downside is sterility, a lack of privacy and personal space; you may feel like a unit in a machine rather than a person with individual needs and desires. Should that be the case with you, there is an immediate need for correction, for a feeling of stagnation and boredom in a space that you spend 6-10 hours in, is not only detrimental for your progress but also your well-being! This is how you can address these situations.

In a private cabin, make sure that the desk is in a command position, meaning, when you are sitting down, you either face the door or can see it without having to turn yourself. If your office is extremely irregular( not a square or rectangular), you can have inexplicable setbacks and continuous frustrations at work. If you can’t switch offices, you can apply the special nine green plants cure: Add nine healthy new plants to your space all on the same day. The plants should be purchased new for the purpose of this cure. If convenient, you can place the plants near particular irregularities in the room, such as strange angles, posts, cramped areas, and so on. Otherwise, just stick them where they fit best. For full results from this cure, visualize that your job and career are going very well. If you have glass walls try to cover them with blinds to create some privacy. Like the majority of office workers, if you work under fluorescent lighting, you can use a couple helpful hints. You may be able to replace the tubes yourself with healthier full-spectrum ones or let the natural light find its way into your space by keeping the blinds off the windows. I love the idea of having a water fountain in the cabin for some soothing sounds of water to address the high stress situations. Its best to keep the pictures of loved ones and family out of your space of work, so as to not confuse the chi with relaxation, and to be able to focus better. Its your office, not your home. Lets keep the energies separate. Having a painting or a picture of a mountain brings good luck and prosperity in work. If that can be incorporated, there isn’t a better success adjustment!

A cubicle is a much trickier Feng Shui situation than an office room. Cubicles are unfortunate paradigms of vulnerability for the individual worker. One of the chief problems is that you don’t use a real desk but work from a counter top, unless you work in one of the large manager type cubicles. However, you can do plenty to improve your situation. Bringing living flowing energy into your work space is a great idea. Try to have a small gold fish bowl on your desk to bring in the water and Fire element (don’t forget to feed the fish or change the water every so often). Place a plant in your space to invite some wood and Earth energy. Always be sure to keep live plants and not fake ones. Should your back be facing the entry of the cubicle, try to put a mirror in front of you, to reflect the entry. This is an excellent Feng Shui adjustment if you cannot place your desk in a command position. This adjustment helps with feeling of vulnerability at work and keeps your grounded.

Having a visualization chart in your office space is a great reminder of what you want to attract in your life. Simply take a chart sheet and place pictures that inspire you to be better, happier and more successful. Visualization, as a quantum technique, is gaining a lot of popularity, for you attract from universe, what you feed your senses. I like to put pictures of places I want to travel to, inspirational figures and coaches, sayings that inspire me and sometimes words that represent success on my “Visualization Charts”. My clients have found a great amount of success via this technique.

Last but not the least, try to keep the clutter at bay.The idea is that clearing away clutter helps bring in vital energy which promotes clarity and focus. Overall, 70% of your desk should be cleared and be empty space. You want to be able to arrive at a clean desk when you get to work and leave with a clean desk at the end of the day. Taking the extra time to organize things correctly and efficiently will help you from having to do it again in a few months.Another idea is keeping an organized schedule that segments your work accordingly. For instance, do your paperwork once per day. Don’t try to multitask, as it will interfere with your working memory. When scheduling, try to always complete difficult tasks first.

How you interact with our space is how the universe interacts with you! Keep it clean, loving and lovely! Sign up for a Business and Career Feng Shui at  https://heavenearthfengshui.com/product/business-and-career-feng-shui/

-Kanika Babal

 

ADHD and Feng Shui

ADHD and Feng Shui

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” is most often diagnosed in people when they are children, and it carries with them throughout their lives, but perhaps manifesting in different ways. It is recognized as a condition where the person will be very impulsive, will be unable to follow directions well, won’t be able to focus or remember information, and often has trouble organizing or accomplishing other tasks.

My little client, whom I will call Max, was 4 when his mom approached me in desperation after having tried everything under the sun for her son! She was at her wits end, but what we often forget is that it is equally frustrating for the child who is undergoing bouts of ADHD and living with it, while getting judged or misunderstood. On my visit to their home, and to Max’s room I noticed posters of superheros, a big bright car bed, shelves overloaded with books, and lots of gun and sword toys!!! Hmmm……rings a bell? It did to me.

We often underestimate the power of our surroundings and what our mind is feeding off of it. Don’t let the house and what’s inside get out of control. There is no need for a home to be piled high with junk. They don’t do anyone any good, and it will bring both the energy of the ADHD person and the vibe in the house, down. A child who is already overwhelmed in his personal environment is only getting more overwhelmed by the “too much” he sees around him. If a cluttered and disorganized room will create a stressful environment for someone without ADHD, just imagine what it would do for someone with it! Also, it can be useful to not display too many decorative pieces or articles around the house.

If it’s the child who has ADHD, don’t place too many toys or overstimulating items in their room. It will distract from the entire purpose of the child’s bedroom. In Max’s case, his bedroom had posters of super heros which reminded him of all the power struggles and fights, to top it all off he played with only guns and swords. All these are high stimulants for a kid with ADHD. It was imperative to rid his room of these stimulants. The person with ADHD has a mind that is always on the go. It can’t stop doing and thinking and just ticking along. The natural world can be a boon. I recommended Max’s mom to use essential oils to calm his senses down and keep stress balls in his space, that he can squeeze or play with. One great tool for these kids is a rubic cube puzzle. It can keep them occupied for hours and their energy can be well channeled. These toys and tools also help reduce the time with technology, which is a must. Studies are cropping up that are showing the connection between the use of electronics and lack of good sleep which in turn leads to muddled and over stimulated minds.For people with ADHD who are always moving, they especially need their sleep time to recharge and restore themselves to prepare for the next day. So, keep the use of electronics confined to a certain area of the house and for a certain time.

Colors have a significant impact on the way a room feels and the way people think when they enter it. Choose colors that stimulate calming energy such as blues and earthy tones. These colors do not overstimulate or over-energize. Consider painting a kids room in these colors. In Max’s room, the colors of red and orange created too much of fire element. Balancing it out with water and wood was essential. Wood is an earth element and therefore helps to bring calmness and a grounded feeling to the room. So, it was be a good idea to have a wooden bed in Max’s room.

If someone has this mental disorder, it doesn’t mean they aren’t capable, smart, or able to have relationships. But, this disorder can get in the way of a lot of things.As a child, it can display itself as poor behavior in the classroom because of distraction and impulsiveness , or as not doing homework because planning is too difficult. As an adult, it can manifest as forgetting appointments or due dates.Or, it could mean having a lot of relationship troubles because it’s difficult to listen and stay focused when someone is talking for extended periods, and it can be hard to remember dates or everything a partner has said. That is why Feng Shui tips are so great, since they help calm the immediate environment of the child or an adult which reinforces a sense of calm and togetherness in the person. It helps them feel renewed and confident.

In my work with kids, I have noticed a 60-70% change in their behavior immediately after applying Feng Shui tips to their room and space.Healing therapies like “Color Healing” and “Recenter Yourself”, that I offer, have done magic to boost the self confidence of the kids. Using the child’s date of birth, to see what element he is ruled by and then to balance his space with the appropriate elements can go a long way. The use of colors, the placement of furniture to allow the chi to flow freely and taking too much clutter and sound out of their space can help the child feel at home!

Feng Shui for ADHD

Kanika Babal