Feng Shui is a practice that encourages flexibility. A client of mine in Brooklyn New York showed me a room within her apartment that was not being fully utilized. Her intention was to transform that room into a "minimalist meditation space."
Before and After photos
At first glance a you may say this room didn't change. But, before you jump to judgment, let me point out the subtle feng shui suggestions.
1. The pillow seating was brought together to acknowledge the life section of partnership (addressing items in pairs).
2. The accent color of pink though the use of candles was brought into the space to acknowledge the life section of partnership as well and invite warmth into the space.
3. The left wall in both photos connect to the life section of "fame." Based on her layout, the wall is creating a separation. To help reconnect that energy, the addition of two candles lite during meditation holds the intention of unity (partnership) and illumination (fame/reputation).
4. The artwork along the left wall also changed. The original artwork displayed a metal fence that created a feeling of separation. Currently, the artwork has been changed to dandelions flowers.
5. The element of wood (bamboo plant) and water (glass vase with water to nourish the bamboo plant) was added to encourage spiritual growth and movement within that room (even when it was not in use for meditation).
6. Two rose quartz crystals were added to honor earth element and partnership.
7. Finally, she placed inside the room an image of a spiritual master that inspires her.
Hopefully, this helps to also illustrate in Feng Shui that the changes you implement do not need to be "in your face" or complex.
"I implemented your suggestions, and the place looks/feels great."
-Victoria, Jewelery Designer, Brooklyn, NY
Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times.