The applications of Feng Shui toward career success are seemingly endless. Try using a “three harmonies” cure to summon the right job for you! In this case, you’ll use the traditional “map of feng shui” AKA the Bagua, to help manifest the new job.
First, get yourself in order to receive this job by enhancing Skills and Knowledge gua, which is the front, left-hand part of your home office, bedroom, or the entire house (this area, of course, is found based upon you entering through the room or front door respectively.)
Add something made from earth element, like a bowl of stones or dirt or sand, or you could even use a picture of a mountain, to symbolize earth and groundedness.
If you want to take it a step further, use this gua to pump up your research about the job or companies that are offering jobs. Place any collateral material, or anything associated with the specific company you are looking towards for employment in this part of the home or room as well with intentions of “being wise” about this company.
The second area to work with is the Fame and Reputation gua, which is the part of the bagua that is located in the center back part of the room or home. Enhance this area by making sure there is enough light or “fire element” there. Even an unlit candle can hold the potential for you “being seen in the best light” if you give it that intention. Reds and hot colors may also help add fiery energies to this space.
The third spot to work on is in the Helpful People and Travel gua, which is the front, right-hand part of the room or home. This zone runs well with metal element, so anything made from metal or metallic-colored is helpful here. And of course, if you know me or have read my book, you know that I’ll also suggest employing the “helpful people box.” Write down on paper a note that says something like, “Thank you for the perfect job for me now…” I’d suggest writing whatever details that make this job the most compelling and juicy-sounding to you. Perhaps write something like, “Thank you for my new job that allows me to be completely creative, has me interacting with fun peers and associates, and gives me the financial rewards that make me feel free in all areas of my life!” Make it specific to you and your job, but be sure to include how you feel in that job or setting.
Armed with this triple-whammy cure, you are now ready to get out there and watch what opportunities show up! My advice is to be open…you never know the path that the universal energies will take to get you to your dream career, but if you stay in a state of excited-ness and openness, you’ll attract it more quickly than if you stay in fear or a continued sense of entitlement or some other negative-running emotion.
And finally, if you have trouble controlling those negative emotions and poor attitudes, set up a time with me to do a “feng shui your mindset” consultation – as it may be this very energetic sequence of staying in an unresourceful state that is keeping you unemployed or underemployed:
…could be the best money you ever spent! I wonder if it is a write-off if you do it specifically for a new job…
Finding a Job after Being Let Go
I often get questions about finding a job after being unexpectedly laid off.
Well, without knowing ANYTHING about your home, the first thing that comes to my mind is – what happened in your environment before you were laid off? Was something changed that may have supported you getting laid off? If you can think of something specific here, I’d go about trying to counterbalance that item, renovation, or thing that has changed.
What if you can’t think of anything specific like that? Then my guess on what is happening in your home is clutter. If things are stagnant – like five months without employment – you’ve got stagnation in your house.
- I’d start by moving stuff. Just moving stuff from one place to another can get things moving.
- Then, I’d highly suggest seeing if anything can move out – as in cleaning out anything that isn’t needed in your life at this time. If you understand that space equals opportunity, you’ll judge your stuff in a whole different light. Do you need that pile of old magazines more than you need a new job? Do you need that collection of depression glass more than a tip on an opening in your field? Do you need that garage full of old sporting equipment more than a job interview? I’d drastically sift through your stuff and release as much as possible.
- After you’ve got your stuff ordered as best as you can, then I’d consider perking up your space with a little fire. I have seen a lot of action come out of the simple act of placing a little fire element in each room. That could mean red flowers on a table, a red throw or pillow on a couch, or a lit candle in each fame and reputation gua of every room in the house! I just saw a lava lamp plugged in the fame and reputation area at a consultation I did today that the owner said was working wonders for her. Do the construction paper cure if you need to! The important thing is that you are consciously choosing fire element in your home. This helps to get you noticed in your current job if you have one and are looking for recognition or a promotion.
- Next, take a look at the front door. I’d just start by washing it, and hosing down the porch while you’re at it. This time of year, the porch can get a little overlooked. Keep the porch light on (that’s your fire element out there!) with the intention of attracting opportunities. If you don’t have a chime out there, this would be a good time to test it to see if it works! Hang it on the non-hinged side of the door and see what happens.
- Then, I’d sit quietly and visualize how it would feel to have the perfect job. What’s your salary? What’s the office like? Write it down to make you get it clear in your mind.
- Finally, there’s a traditional cure for just such a situation if you’re up for it. Get out and meet 27 new people for 27 days in a row…miss a day, start over. Introduce yourself to the person behind you at the grocery store or stop to chat with the mom picking up her kid at the same time you are picking up yours. It’s not about finding a job through these people (although that might actually happen.) As a matter of fact, make sure you don’t ask these people for anything. It’s about stirring the energy of “introductions and connections” in your life which will eventually be mirrored back to you. If this seems overwhelming take a look at why and try to counterbalance it in your home. I usually find that this is a lack of fire element and too much clutter again.
Here is a question I received from a client needing to find a new job after a layoff:
I was recently laid off from a high-tech company. Can you give me any tips on improving my chances of finding a job?
ANSWER: Here is a quick list of ideas that may help the big picture…
- Clear clutter – create space for a new job to enter….do not let that box of junk from your old desk sit there and wait for a new office….put it all away. And when you need it again, pack it up neatly and off you go. Clean your car too if it gets you to work.
- Shine up the front door by washing it, oiling the hinges, and perhaps adding a new welcome mat, chime, or potted plant.
- Add water element near the front door, either just inside or just outside with the intention of getting you in the flow of a good job.
- Add red in your life. Red activates, so this may help you stay in action looking for a job and avoid the couch potato syndrome. A new red tee shirt or undies can go a long way here with the right intention.
- Enhance the fame and reputation gua of the house AND EACH ROOM to double up on getting the spotlight on you. That would be the center back area of the home and each room from where you enter the home or room. Make a conscious effort to clean here and add the fire element (red stuff, candles, sun, fire, stars, etc.) or symbols of your fame (your picture, any awards, diplomas, etc) to any of these spots to attract that special job. Just keeping a small light on in this gua for 9 or 27 days can help.
- It can’t hurt to get the helpful people box involved here. Take a small silver box (or envelope) and place it in the front right-hand area of the home with the intention of bringing the right help your way to find a job. Write down anybody’s name that can help you or a simple affirmation (like “I am now happily employed by the perfect company for me.”) and place it in the box.
- If you want a more ritualistic cure, make it a point to meet 9 new people each day for 27 consecutive days…..introduce yourself to the cashier at the supermarket if you have to, but do it and you will see that special job come your way.
Try these and let me know how it works for you!!!