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Improve your knowledge and boost your skills with Feng Shui

Updated on March 5, 2012

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Simple practices in Feng Shui can help you improve your skills and knowledge. If you boost your skills and knowledge sector, you can not only get better grades and make better decisions, but you can also attract better business opportunities your way. It will help you tap into your inner wisdom and even have better relationships through the use of wise and thoughtful behaviour. Thus, Feng Shui is a very useful tool to improve this often neglected area in your life. Remember, you are only as good as your decisions. Having all the money in the world is of no use if you can't invest it wisely or take care of it soundly. Similarly, attracting your dream partner will do you no good if you ruin your relationship through careless talk or foolish behaviour.

So if you must Feng Shui one area in your home or room, make it this one. It may not seem as glamorous or trendy, romance, wealth and fame fit the bill better in that respect, but none of those areas are as useful as this more prosaic one.

I'm suing the Black Hat School of Feng Shui here. So to find this sector just walk in through your door and turn left. This left hand corner in the Feng Shui square nearest to you is your skills and knowledge area. If your doorway is situated in the corner, you might enter through your skills and knowledge sector directly. Either way, this is the corner we are going to focus on for the moment.

How smart does it look? Does it make you think of someone that has got their brain switched on? If not, this is what we are going to do to increase your skills and knowledge. Remember, any cures you attempt must be done with intention, belief and verbal affirmation. This will help you send a clearer message about what you want to achieve from your Feng Shui.

Tools for energising your skills and knowledge

Blue - This is the colour of knowledge. So anything that you have that's blue in colour, goes here. It can be something as simple as a scarf or jacket, but hang it up here.

Books - This is an obvious enhancement and tool to energise this sector. Use all you have or just a few, but do place some books that incorporate a skill or some knowledge that you would like to acquire.

Light - Again for obvious reasons, light is a wonderful way to energise this sector. Remember, knowledge brings light to the darkest mind. Wise people are after all said to gain enlightenment. So any form of light would be ideal here, from candles to light bulbs, from lamps to lanterns, all are suitable. If you've got a blue lava lamp, so much the better.

Food - Since brain power requires fuel, food is a good tool. If your fridge is in this corner good for you. Be extra mindful and make sure you eat good, nutritious food that really helps your brain cells. Perhaps some blueberries?

Mementos of wisdom - Anything that symbolises thinking or being wise is good here. From a bust of a really wise person like Socrates or Plato, or a sculpture like Rodin's The Thinker any thing is good here. A chess set, a book of philosophy, anything really.

Symbols of wise people - If you're lucky enough to have a mentor or someone you look up to for their wisdom, but that here. From Merlin to Gandaff, from the Three Wise Men to King Solomon, all of them would be suitable additions here.

Metal - Metal is useful for it helps you cut through the clutter and noise of ignorance. From coins to metal objects, all of it is useful here.

Water - Water will enhance the flow of thoughts, so anything from a little vase to your fish tank would be good here.

Black - Just as water is good, so is the colour black which symbolises water. So anything black, place here.

Wood - Wood helps strengthen your thinking. Remember all those books are trees in action.

Green - If wood is good then the colour green is also symbolically perfect, so anything you have that's green can go here.

Items that help promote meditation - Quietening your mind is an important part of opening up yourself to your inner wisdom, so anything you have to help promote this behaviour is helpful here. Perhaps you can place your chair with a blue cushion here and give yourself a place to think?

A place for expressing gratitude - This is the ideal place to have an altar to thank your chosen deity of everything you have already received. Thinking of all that we have can help in our quest to learn and grow, to become wiser and more aware.

Symbols of knowledge and skills you want to have - Do you want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a judge. Find something that symbolises your goal or aspiration and put it here. If you're studying at university, perhaps a picture of an honours graduate would be suitable. If you're learning a hobby or craft, here is where you should display your work.

Things that drain your skills and knowledge chi

Clutter - This really is a big drain on all the sectors. If your skills and knowledge area is cluttered up, you won't be able to think or see clearly. So make space in this area and arrange, organise and declutter. Dust and dirt really are a drain to your thinking processes.

Things that stop you thinking clearly - Drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, they all cloud your ability to reason and think, so if you can, don't leave them in this corner. If you're bar or beer collection is here, make sure you've got some non-alcoholic beverages to balance out the space.

Symbols of folly, bad judgement and stupidity - Don't leave anything here that speaks foolish people and decisions. The newspaper for example must be avoided as must be magazines, especially if they have articles of people who have made bad choices. Similarly, when placing your books, try to avoid books that speak of things you don't want to attract like murder, corruption, theft and so on.


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      Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great tips to improve knowledge in your own home. I'm new to feng sui. Voted up for usefulness.

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      home witch 7 years ago from Manchester

      Dear Sue,

      Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you found it helpful. I really find it convenient to. As soon as compass directions and things like flying stars come into the picture, things get harder to understand. This is much more based on intent and doing things to suit your lifestyle and home, not just adding flutes or Chinese Fou Dogs when that type of accessorising might just not suit.

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      Sue 7 years ago

      just noticed the "bome" in my comment please ignore that.

      meant to say:

      I like the feng shui black hat tips,on much easier to understand than some of the books that i have.

      feel better now i have put it right.otherwise it will bug me.

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      Sue 7 years ago

      I like these feng shui black hat tips,so much easier to understand than some bome of the books I have.


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