I recently met up with Feng Shui expert Reiko Gomez to learn more about this ancient Chinese art and how it can be used to attract prosperity and success in Business. According to Reiko, “Feng Shui is about creating harmonious environments that attract health, wealth and supportive relationships. The best time to use Feng Shui is when you are starting or growing a business and if you generally want to increase your income.”
What are the top 5 Feng Shui principles for prosperity?
“The simplest and most effective Feng Shui principles for the office are the use of water, a clutter free environment, natural light, desk placement and plants” says Reiko.
Water represents money. You want to place moving water at the entrance to your workspace. This can be done with a small fountain or even a bowl with fresh flowers in it. Aquariums are also often used.
A Clutter-Free Environment
A well lit space with plenty of natural light is essential. Minimize the glare of fluorescent light, which causes eye strain and exhaustion. Use full spectrum bulbs which replicate natural light. You can also purchase a full spectrum desk lamp or replace the bulb in your desk lamp with a full spectrum bulb.
The placement of your desk is critical. Keep your desk in the commanding position. The commanding position means a position of power, where you have a direct view of the door, a pleasant view out the window and a wall behind you for stability.
Plants help us connect to the natural world. Placing plants in corners where there isn’t a lot of movement will help the Qi (energy) flow. Green is the Feng Shui color of renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings so strategic placement of plants in your workspace can stimulate growth and creativity.