By Jenny Wallis
Great question Denise, the answer is yes, you most certainly do. You would benefit from having your working and living environments harmonized. Going back to the question of what is Feng Shui? It is using the art of placement as well as intention, to work in your favor. Many offices have used Feng shui to make their businesses more profitable. Banks, restaurants, and corporations in Asia and the U.S. consult Feng shui experts before building as well as after they begin business. The Chinese believe that the fortunes of an entire company rest on the placement of its manager or president. More clearly stated, the placement of the manager’s desk is very important. Whenever a business consultation is done, that’s the first place they start. The desk should be in the most commanding position, often times, that’s the corner, farthest from the entrance.
Chi is affected by computers; computers can be good and stimulating to the office, raising wisdom and knowledge. However, the computer worker should face the door, never having their back to the door. If nothing can be done and their back is to the door, they need a mirror to reflect the door.
Chi can best be thought of in this manner, the flow of Chi is simply meandering down a pathway. It should be easy to walk through, with no clutter blocking up the pass. This should also be kept in mind when arranging furniture. Sharp edges cut through Chi, whether on desks or on walls, they should be covered with plants or material to soften the flow.
All five elements need to be used inside an office space, to harmonize existing Chi and bring forward new Chi. The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water and when they are all used good energy will be felt by the employees as well as the customers. This will make the office feel softer and more pleasant to be in.
Another way to set the tone in a working environment is color. The use of the correct colors can improve the productivity in a business, the relationships between workers, and attract and inspire clients to frequent an establishment, which helps to increase revenues. Certain colors are particularly effective and appropriate for specific businesses.
Feng Shui may sound mystical, but think of one of your own experiences. How do you feel when you walk into a day spa? Starbucks? Have you ever walked into a building or office and you immediately feel relaxed, peaceful, and welcomed? That is Feng Shui.
A well-known business man who used Feng Shui before building his tower in New York is Donald Trump, he once said, “I don’t believe in Feng Shui, but I use it because it makes me money.” Some other companies who use Feng Shui are Coca-Cola, Sony, Shell, Merrill Lynch, Wall Street Journal, Bank of America, Hilton, MGM Grand Hotel, Bellagio Hotel and many other hotels on the Las Vegas Strip!
Thanks for writing in Denise.
– ❤Namaste, Jenny
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