Even as a little girl, Feng Shui expert Preetibala Sharma intuitively knew when a room felt just right. After learning about Feng Shui as an adult, she turned her talent into a thriving business that educates designers and individuals about the principles of the ancient practice. Her consultancy, Feng Shui for Life, provides one-to-one guidance that transforms negative energies. It includes a Facebook group with more than 19,000 followers, where she gives guidance and mentorship to her community. She also leads master Feng Shui classes and spiritual wellness retreats.
Preetibala believes the power of Feng Shui can beautify not only our surroundings but our entire lives to make them more fulfilling and a better reflection of who we are—one that creates harmony between our homes and nature. She believes when our homes speak the same language as our hearts, all aspects of life are improved. She is based in Monterey, California.
DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER
Your space should be ready to receive all the abundance The Universe wants to bless you with. If your space is cluttered, there is no room for anything new and fabulous to come in.
INVOLVE THE FAMILY
Bring all members of your family along on your Feng Shui journey. You share spaces, so enlist everyone to pitch in and do their bit to keep you home clean, decluttered, and filled with positive energy.
REMEMBER EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
Our surroundings determine our state of mind. Our Heavenly Luck, Human Luck, and Earth Luck each constitute one third of life. When we alter our Earth Luck with the help of Feng Shui, all aspects of our lives are improved.
LOVE EVERY THING
If you don’t love the items in your home, they do not love you back. That low vibration will then manifest in other ways in your life. Happiness starts at home!
TAKE IT SLOW
When deciding to include the principles of Feng Shui in your home designs, it’s OK to take it slow. Rather than feeling like you need to “Feng Shui” your home in a weekend, apply one change at a time, little by little, until you feel the energy improve.
LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Nature refreshes and heals. Open your windows and drapes to let in the fresh air and sunlight, and incorporate plants and flowers in every room. When you embrace the outdoors, you raise the vibrations in your subconscious mind.
Consider how a few interior changes can bring opportunity and positivity into your life and business. When I cleared space on packed shelves at a doctor’s private practice, we allowed space that new files—and new patients—could claim.
CLEANSE WITH SAGE
The burning of sage is a way to clear out negative, stagnant, heavy energies while lifting the aura of your surroundings. This practice can be done anytime, but especially after an argument, feeling of frustration, or illness. I recommend saging at least a couple of times a week, if not more.
LIVE WITH WHAT YOU LOVE
A beautiful living room is where you can truly express who you are via art, artifacts, rugs, decorative pillows, and lighting. Depending on where your living room falls per the Bagua, you can also infuse color and vibrancy into your space. Feng Shui principles help bring the right elements into your unique living room.
When we align ourselves with The Universe, Feng Shui is most beneficial. There is no point in adding Feng Shui to your life if you really do not believe it will work. When you believe without wavering, your thoughts are in line with your actions, and you can start building the life and home that you want.