Octagon graphic, Bartett Designs
What does a romance/erotic author know about Feng Shui? Early on in my writing career I discovered this ancient Chinese art as a means to organize my desk space. The impressive results prompted me to employ this art well beyond my novel writing, and a dozen years later I've applied Feng Shui to every area of my home. Every Friday I'll share tips to help bring positive energy to YOUR writing...and life. I'll begin by introducing the nine main zones of a house as defined by Feng Shui.
This week: The Fame Area (rear wall)
Flip the above octagon so the Career line lies against the wall where your front door sits. Continuing clockwise around the octagon from last week's Wealth area discussion, if you're standing inside the octagon facing the front door, the Fame area falls along the rearmost wall of the house (or room). Energies here influence fame.
Why is this important for the average Joe? What if you're not a football star or movie celebrity? Fame is still vitally important. This area controls not only the literal concept of being "famous," but also recognition in your field and interests, as well as your personal reputation. So keeping this area spit-spot can help people see you in a positive light.
As always, the Fame area is affected by the same chi-blocking factors (chi=natural, life giving energy) as discussed previously. These include:
*Lack of vital purposing (dead or incorrectly apportioned space)
Fame Area Fixer-Uppers:
1. Clean it up. Yep, literally once again. Dust, remove clutter, etc.
2. Light it up. Bright lighting is especially vital here, and candles are extremely helpful.
3. Dress it up. RED is an excellent color here--it denotes not only personal power, but is dramatic enough to attract major notice. The Fame area is a great place to display personal power items like awards and visual representations of your "power" goals and interests--but don't go overboard. You don't want clutter blocking your path to recognition!
4. Fix it up. Avoid water features in the Fame area if possible, as well as broken light fixtures and stubs of burned candles. If your Fame wall includes a bathroom, balance the water here with candles in groups of three (nine total is great if your bathroom is large enough to position without cluttering the space), or by bringing in all five feng shui elements in the decor for harmony--Water, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Wood. Red accents can also help.
Here's my Fame wall. While you can't see it in camera, my desk sits in front of this wall. I use a round mirror as a cure on this wall. Mirrors reflect "chi" and can be a potent energy activating light cure in feng shui. My mirror includes an image of the sun, a powerful "fire" symbol. Fire is the natural element of the Fire element, so on the shelf just beneath the mirror I have a red candle. Alongside this display I have a chime consisting of brass bells to activate energy and red tassels--the color of Fame.
As always, when making changes to the Fame area do so with intention! See yourself gaining that "spark" of recognition when you light your candles, and sweep negatives away from your reputation as you clean.
Romance writer duties call!! I hope you've enjoyed Feng Shui Friday. Have a Fame area tip or dilemma to share? Please post in the comments! Until next time, may you find the magic within that brings fame your way!