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Feng Shui to Boost Creativity and Spontaneity

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Feng Shui to Boost Creativity and Spontaneity

By Erica Sofrina, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World

Are you at a point in your life where you need to feel that child-like sense of adventure? That part that can be spontaneous and surrender to the unknown?

According to Feng Shui you can enhance key energy centers of your home which will correspondingly get the chi moving in this area of  your life. In this portion of my Bagua series, we will look at how to enhance your creativity and spontaneity and ignite that wonderful sense of play and adventure again.

This part of our home is called the Children and Creativity area and has to do with cultivating our  playfulness and child-like qualities.( See page 3 for how to locate it). It encourages us to laugh and lighten up and is about deep joy bubbling up within us in a light-hearted way. It is about creativity and the projects we have birthed or that we desire to bring into form. It is about inspiring humorous and happy work, not work that is drudgery. It challenges us to be in the moment and is about getting in touch with our playfulness, spontaneity and sense of adventure. It is also about our own children or the children we want to have.

The Chinese word for this area  is Dui which translates to ‘the joyous.’ It refers to the youngest daughter which in ancient Chinese patriarchal society meant the daughter who got to stay home and live the life she wanted, rather than being sold off to the highest bidder, as was the oldest daughter’s fate. She was the delight of the parents and could live a life of fantasy and play. She represents the harvest, the bringer of pleasure.

The element connected to this area is metal, which comes from and is nurtured by the earth. Using objects that represent the metal element will enhance this area. (See my article on the Five Elements.)

Work with enhancing this area of your home when you:

  1. Are ‘birthing’ something such as a new career, book, art project, or want to become more creative
  2. Feel creatively blocked
  3. Want to learn something you always yearned to do but didn’t have the nerve
  4. Want to have an adventure and make your life more interesting and exciting
  5. Want to explore and develop your spontaneous, child-like qualities and feel the need to ‘lighten up’
  6. You want to enhance and/or improve your relationship with children
  7. You would like to become pregnant

If you are working with any of the areas listed above, Feng Shui teaches that you can work with the corresponding Children and Creativity area of your home to activate the energy (chi) and get this part of your life moving in a direction that you desire.

Next: How to Locate and Enhance the Creativity center of your home

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at

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1:43PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011


8:32AM PDT on May 31, 2011

Thank you for the article.

4:20AM PDT on May 26, 2011

Creativity is very good for depression and such issues too.

5:58PM PDT on May 18, 2011


funny enough, the creativity and kids section fell onto a dresser where i had old mementos like a bunny make by my eldet daughter when she was in grade school.

the dresser was moved today so i have to rethink that corner.

as for the rest of the bagua map, i have a rectangle house with 2+2+2 rooms along the length of it, so i'm really confused by how i'm supposed to make this work...

still, the creativity timing is brilliant as i'm trying to go into that direction!

hmm... maybe it was your influence that got me going...?

6:11AM PDT on May 17, 2011


1:46PM PDT on May 16, 2011


12:54PM PDT on May 16, 2011

Thanks for the information.

6:34AM PDT on May 16, 2011

Nice info, thanks for sharing!

6:21AM PDT on May 16, 2011

Hmm ... I didn't change anything in that sector of our home (one of the few places which didn't get a do over recently) , but suddenly I've given myself time and physical space for a whole load of sewing projects; started a second cross stitch project; got cracking on my novel and lots of other stuff ...

Weird. But, as always, a well written and inspiring article. Now I'm back to the reason I turned the computer on: cross referencing DMC and Anchor numbers in my search for embroidery threads. :)

6:13AM PDT on May 16, 2011

Great artical! just what I need I think I will hang some of the pictures for my water fall book to get me on the road to finish the photography. about 60 more falls to visit this summer

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