Sunday, January 21, 2018

Zen Space: The Office: Bright and Fresh

Now that I’m done with the clean out, I’m ready for the setup. This requires planning as well. Like I say, my office space is set up in a  shape. Once this space is set up to my specifications, I can reach anything I need to work on quickly and easily. Your space will reflect your goals and your personality.

Part of setting up this space comes in the form of a vision board which I’ll talk about next time, but first, I get everything else cleaned and polished, so I can clear my head by clearing the space. That way I can focus on what I want to accomplish this year.
The first thing to do is to make sure all the old clutter is off the desk, and organize the jewelry table in a workable order, which I must confess is much easier said than done when dealing with that many small pieces, and when everything is off the desk, I clean and polish the tables. Then I can begin the new set up. This is the fun part.

Personally, I like to use a blend of Chakra balancing stones and Feng Shui principles to balance my space. You may find that other techniques work for you. The main thing to remember is that your space must reflect you since only then will it help you achieve your goals, but this works for me and will give you a place to start on your own Zen space.

My space is set up so the computer desk is in the command position of Feng Shui, in the space facing the door, so I can see opportunities that might appear, and I have a solid wall directly at my back when I’m at my computer, which to be fair, is where I spend most of my time. Then, a basic Bagua map will show what each area of your desk represents in Feng Shui. I use the map for the whole space, rather than just my desk, but your space will reflect how you interpret it, if you choose to use it. 

Power, Wealth, Abundance, Prosperity
Element: Wood
Colors: Purple, Green Gold
Number: 4
Fame, Future Reputation, Social Life
Element: Fire
Color: Red
Number: 9
Love, Marriage, Relationships
Element: Earth
Colors: Pink Skin Tones, Earth Tones
Number: 2
Family Health, Community
Element: Wood
Color: Purple, Green Gold
Number: 3
Good Fortune, Well Being, Balance
Element: Earth
Colors: Yellow, Earth Tones
Number: 6
Children, Creativity, Entertainment
Element: Metal
Colors: White, Bright & Pastel Tones
Number: 7
Knowledge, Wisdom, Harmony
Element: Earth
Color: Blue, Green
Number: 8
Career, Work, Life Mission
Element: Water
Color: Dark Blue, Black
Number 1
Compassion, Travel, Spiritual Life
Element: Metal
Color: Gray, Mauve
Number: 6

In my set up, I basically sit in the position of the Earth element and have it as the center of my horseshoe, and then on the back wall is where I put my vision board to remind me where I want to go.
The other thing I consider is my Chakras. I like to keep stones in areas that will help the prana/chi/kundalini to flow freely through the setting to help keep the space and my personal chakras in balance.

Ø  Root chakra stones: Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Fire Agate, Hematite, Red Garnet, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Tiger’s Eye,
Ø  Sacral chakra stones: Citrine, Carnelian, Coral, Moonstone, Orange Calcite, Tiger’s Eye. Sunstone
Ø  Solar Plexus chakra stones: Calcite, Citrine, Malachite, Topaz, Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Rutilated Quartz, Pyrite.
Ø  Heart chakra stones: Aventurine, Chrysoprase, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline, Jade, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz,
Ø  Throat chakra stones: Aquamarine, Angelite, Blue Apatite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Sodalite,
Ø  Third eye chakra stones: Amethyst, Angelite, Black Obsidian, Fluorite, Iolite
Ø  Crown chakra stones: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Moonstone, Selenite,

I choose one for each Chakra and place one or two on each table. This helps me feel more balanced when I’m in my space. I know people who use candles, pyramids, or statuettes to create that same sense of balance. You will create according to your own leanings and space, so I hope this helps you in creating your own space. I know I thoroughly enjoy mine.