Thank you for your question, and thanks for checking out Practical Feng Shui! You’re correct that in July our focus was finding your purpose. It was a really great class, and I hope you’ll be able to join us for a future session so we can go over your specific floor plan!
One of the things that came up during our July class was that we often think our purpose has to be our career. This isn’t always the case, though the two can be aligned. In feng shui, both concepts relate to the Kan gua (or area) of the bagua, often called the career area, which also has to do with your path in life. I would recommend activating this area in your home, office, or bedroom if you want help finding your purpose. If you’re doing this on your own, it’s generally easiest and most impactful to start with your bedroom. To find the Kan area of your bedroom, stand in the doorway looking in and find the center of the wall aligned with the door.
Another pattern I noticed in our class was that a lot of people wanted to work on not only improving their career, but also finding something that was inspiring and meaningful to them that made a difference in the world. That is related to the Li gua, which has to do with fame and recognition. Li is the gua directly opposite Kan. If you’re standing at the door of your bedroom looking in, Li is the center of the wall opposite you. Because they are directly opposite each other, Kan and Li are intimately linked. It makes sense intuitively too; your reputation and how you are seen and recognized by the people around you impacts your career, and vice versa.
Li is also associated with the fire element, so if you want to work on finding more inspiration and passion (fire qualities) in your career, I’d recommend activating both Kan and Li. You can do this by adding new green plants, which bring in new energy. Another way to activate these areas is by hanging a feng shui crystal ball.
Those are simple things you can try on your own. Since you said you’re feeling stuck, I would definitely recommend working one-on-one with a practitioner who can help you with your specific situation!
by Anjie Cho
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