7 Feng Shui Tips For Friendships
The world can be a lonely and dark place sometimes, right? It’s completely normal to feel like that now and then, some people might even feel it more than others. But the point is that we all feel that way at some point in our lives, especially with all the crazy and horrific things you see happening around the world in the news today. Let’s find out how Feng Shui can influence friendships.
How do we combat those feelings? Well, there are many ways, including Positive thinking, finding a hobby to distract yourself, charity work, etc. But the most significant and easiest way to fight it is to surround yourself with good friends. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines FRIEND as, “One attached to another by affection or esteem.” The simple definition is just “Someone you like and enjoy being with and vice versa.”
Feng Shui to Make Better Friends
Now, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of, “DUH – We KNOW what the word FRIEND means.” And I don’t doubt your knowledge one bit! But did you realize that there can be a correlation between your friendships and FENG SHUI? Up until researching and writing this article, I sure as hell didn’t. Who knew the Chinese system for spatial arrangement and energy flow could also play a role in your relationships with other people?! To those of you who already knew, bravo.
But to those Feng-Shui newbies like me, it’s a whole new world to explore and ponder! That, my friend, is exciting, so let’s embark on this journey together!
Here are just seven easy ways to use Feng Shui to start to develop, strengthen, and nourish your friendships as well as long-lasting relationships.
Feng Shui for Friendships
DE-Cluttering is SUPER important. Each room should have its main purpose, and the objects in the room should reflect that purpose. If that isn’t the case, you will need to de-clutter it as much as possible until it’s quite obvious what the rooms’ main purpose is.
For example, an office space should have items that prove it’s a workspace. Items like a desk, writing accessories, maybe even a computer. Too much going on in one setting can confuse the chi energy, and that confusion turns it into negative energy. A healthy chi will instead flow through the room and your environment to understand just what you need for happiness and success.
Try using some crystals to help enhance the qualities coming into your home. For example, using Rose Quartz in the southwest area will help promote happy energy through a romantic relationship, and is a Feng Shui love cure when placed in the bedroom especially if you use heart-shaped quartz.
Or you could try using Citrine to help heal any issues with self-esteem, which could give you the confidence to go out of your way to talk to strangers. People are drawn to spirit.
Rhodonite is believed to help you strengthen your respect, empathy, and compassion for those around you – from current friendships to strangers that you’ll meet day today. Having qualities like that will help you create stronger bonds with those around you.
Crystals are really easy and usually reasonably affordable to find. But if you don’t have any local shops that carry them, you can always find them online after a quick search.
#3. Make a Family & Friends Mantle or Shelf
Create an area in your home that’s entirely dedicated to family and friend relationships. You’ll want to use photos or mementos of people whose lives made a difference in one way or another in your life. Things like pictures together – especially with big smiles in them, or even ticket stubs to a group outing or souvenir mementos.
If you don’t have many framed pictures or mementos of your own, you can also use cut-outs from a magazine or photographs from online of good relationships and symbols of happiness. Also, you should place pictures and symbols of people that you want to come into your life.
- Pictures where someone is walking away from the group or has their back to them.
- Using Family pictures in the bedroom
- Sharp objects and clutter
#4. Avoid Broken Things
Don’t use broken frames or glass, and repair or replace them as soon as possible. As you may have guessed, the broken glass or frame represents broken relationships,onships which, can then attract negative chi into your home, as well as into your relationships.
#5. Gain Wisdom & Try New Things
Sometimes we think we need to focus on one part of feng shui when it’s a different area altogether. Sometimes it helps to not only focus on building and strengthening friendships but to also focus on ourselves and getting out there more. Try working on using feng shui to also gain wisdom and confidence. Then go out and try new things. Whether it’s a new sport, hobby, or even a new place or meeting like a mix-and-mingle group.
#6. Put Yourself Under the Microscope
Similar to that mentioned above, maybe focus on yourself for a little bit. Try to have more of an open mind to see that maybe you’re a part of the problem. It’s not always the case, but sometimes it’s true. Sometimes we get so caught up in lies or drama that we don’t even realize we’re pushing friends away. We all can be bad sometimes, and that sends out negative vibes so people will steer clear.
Take some time to put yourself under the microscope instead of focusing on feng shui for your negative relationships. See how compassionate and helpful you’ve been lately or if you’ve noticed that you have gotten more negative and made the needed adjustments. You need to remember as much as you need your friends, or what you expect from them… They also need and expect of you.
#7. Keep a Balanced Bagua
You can mix and match your decor to your heart’s content, but you will want to keep in mind that each section of the Bagua Map should be represented. You want a balanced and complementary home so that the energy can flow throughout and the negative energy stays away.
When decorating with your Bagua Map, you will notice that some sections have elements. And, while you can use multiple elements in one area, you want to be careful about which ones you use together. Why? Well, the elements can complement or cancel out the other elements in the area. Think of it like that Big Bang Theory version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. But you know Fire, Wood, Water, Metal, Earth. Fire will burn the wood. Wood will absorb the water. Water will erode the metal. Metal destroys the Earth.
Keeping this in mind also helps out when it comes to decorating areas with elements that you cannot move. For example, a sink. You can’t move the sink, but you can balance or cancel out the Water effect by using Metal or Wood. So maybe use a metal frame or a wooden shelf to get your desired effect.
Hopefully, I’ve given you some ways to strengthen your current friendships, as well as make new ones through the power of good Feng Shui. If you can think of anything definite.
But for now, I will leave you with a last bit of advice: Just be yourself! Say hi or at least smile at strangers passing by, believe it or not – It can help boost confidence and happiness! Finally, keep in mind that when it comes to friends. Don’t spend all this time rearranging your space or yourself, only to taint it with the negative energy of bad friends.