My clients, readers, and workshop attendees often ask: “but my ____ is in the ____ corner! (Or “but my ____ is missing from my floor plan (bagua)!”) What do I do?” (Please note: if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see Chapter 4 of Magical Housekeeping.)
First of all, crack open the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Magical Housekeeping and remember the age old mantra: Don’t Panic. Where you are is exactly perfect for you right now, and intention is your most potent magical housekeeping and feng shui tool.
Now, once you’ve taken a few deep breaths and assured yourself that everything’s fine, here are some examples of perceived challenges with ideas for what you can do:
1. A “missing area.” Can you complete the space by placing a lamp post, solar light, statue, large rock, or tree at the corner of where the area would be if it were in the floor plan? If not, can you bury a quartz crystal point at this corner, point side up? Or, if it’s cement, can you paint a red dot at this corner? If you can do any of these things, set the intention to bring in the energy of this area and seal it with a custom-tailored Three Secrets Empowerment (for guidance on this, see Chapter 5 of Magical Housekeeping).
If you are in an apartment, or for whatever reason none of these things are possible, hang mirrors or art with depth on the walls bordering on the missing area to symbolically create space in this area. If these walls contain any windows, you might also (or instead) hang (faceted, prismatic, spherical) feng shui crystals from them. Finish with The Three Secrets Empowerment as above.
2. A garage in any area. Keep the garage clutter free (storage that is not clutter is fine) and hang a poster, postcard picture, charm, or other small reminder of the energy this area represents. Then empower it with the Three Secrets.
3. A bathroom in the love, radiance, or prosperity area. Make sure to bring in warm colors like red and upward moving items like bamboo or other plants. Hang a crystal from the middle of the ceiling, and decorate with imagery related to the area. Finish with the Three Secrets.
See? Told you! All cool.