If you are working on a project–such as adding a new service to your business–you know it’s easier when you have a supportive family behind you. Family could be defined traditionally as blood relatives or it could be defined as your close friends or it could be both.
To strengthen the supportive energy of family for your business or home life, enhance the areas in your space associated with family. In feng shui, the bagua is like a template that is placed over the floor plan of your business, home, or a room. Each area of your space then represents (like a metaphor) an area of your business or life.
Once you locate the family area, begin to look at it with new eyes.
First, notice if there is anything in the space that could be removed. As you look at each item, ask yourself, “Does it add beauty, functionality or somehow contribute to a sense of support?” If not, box it up and take it to the Salvation Army or sell it on Ebay. Even the most expensive items can drain your energy if they do not align with your intention. Replace items that you are tolerating with items that you love and that work perfectly.
Second, place furniture so that when you sit in it you face the door. You are most empowered when you have a view of the entrance to the space. Try to arrange all desks and seating so that people have at least a peripheral view of the entrance. If you must face away from the door place a mirror so that you can see the door behind you.
Third, add an enhancement. “Family” represents your strength. Positive energy in this area can lead to more supportive relationships with those closest to you. To pick an appropriate enhancement for this area, spend a few minutes thinking about what being supported feels like. There is no right answer. Many people incorporate photos of family, ancestors or other significant people in this area. Other good enhancements are items that represent wood such as depictions of trees, plants or flowers, the colors green or blue, or artwork that symbolizes family to you.
As you make changes to your space, keep your intentions in mind. The more you link the physical items in your space to your intentions, the better.