Who are you?
Inessa has practiced Feng Shui for 15 years. She started by using Feng Shui to land her casting jobs. That turned into working with people in the industry, and Inessa found herself Feng Shuing their offices and lives. Even though it started off as a fun thing to do, Inessa evolved it into something that she did full-time.
Because of the topics and personal lives of her clients, Inessa went back to school and earned master’s degrees in both Spiritual Counseling and Archetype Depth Psychology. Inessa considers herself a Feng Shui therapist, and likes to take the time to understand her clients personally while designing their space. Inessa also teaches lectures twice a week at the Carillon Hotel and Spa when she’s not working with clients.
What is Feng Shui?
There are many systems in Feng Shui, and there are two main umbrellas. There is classical Feng Shui and there is Contemporary Feng Shui Classical Feng Shui practitioners figure out what your best direction is, and try to make your home achieve your best placement.
With Contemporary Feng Shui, the front door is used as the entry point. So your home and furniture are placed in relationship to the front door of your home. Contemporary Feng Shui is based more around attention and intuition, and has a more flexible system than classical Feng Shui.
With that being mentioned, Feng Shui, or Chi (energy) is the space between objects. It’s likened to water, or money, because you want to make sure that it can flow through a route in your home.
So with Feng Shui and finances, what is the biggest Chi blocker?
Inessa says that when it comes to Feng Shui and finances, the biggest chi blocker in your home is clutter. When someone is surrounded by clutter, the Chi can’t flow in and around your home. Your home should be spacious in the sense of being uncluttered so that Chi can flow freely. This doesn’t mean you have to be super minimalistic, but it means to not have a bunch of items that you don’t use or need.
Inessa also believes mental clutter plays a part as well. Many people keep items or things that they don’t need or want because they may hold a sentimental value. But in reality, that thinking is scarcity thinking, and it can really hinder a person’s energy. So instead, Inessa believes you should have an abundant mindset, so that you aren’t holding on to things that are hindering you just for the sake of it.
How does second hand items work with Feng Shui and finances?
Inessa says that because second hand items aren’t historical tied to one specific person, meaning you had no connection with it until you bought it, second hand items are fairly neutral when it comes to Feng Shui and finances. It’s much easier to clear the energy of something that you’ve purchased vs. something that has been passed down from generation to generation.
What are some things that people can do to Feng Shui their office?
Inessa recommends not having your back to the door. She says it makes you vulnerable energetically and can lead to you feeling drained, or increase your stress. Instead, Inessa says to position yourself in the commanding position, where you’re facing the door. If you can’t see who is coming in, you can’t see the money coming in. If you can’t see what’s behind you, you may be letting opportunities pass you by. If you can’t position yourself to face the door, you can get a mirror that will allow you to monitor what’s going on.
For those who cowork, Inessa recommends a little aromatherapy, and prepping the space before you start work. Set the energy of the space by doing a bit of meditation. For example, you can say that the space you are at is dedicated for creativity, to inspire joy, and getting work done.
What is one financial tip you have that could help the readers improve their finances right now?
When it comes to Feng Shui and finances, the best thing you can do is cover all of your trash cans. Inessa admits that these are Chi collectors, so by keeping them closed you are able to hold onto your money.
How do you make money your honey?
Inessa makes money her honey by recognizing that money truly is energy. She believes that there’s an abundance of money (because she has an abundance mindset), and she is able to have a positive relationship with money.
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