Recently, a friend who had bought all of my books told me that she was confused, and had gotten stuck with the Feng Shui of her home.
I asked her if she was following the Q & A Key in my basic book: Feng Shui Your Own Home, and what step she was working on right now. Oh, she told me, “I didn’t even look at that.”
Like most people, she had gone directly to the chapter on the life areas to see what cures she could place to enhance the life areas that she was most interested in.
This conversation gave me the idea to write this article. I can’t really blame my friend, or anyone for skipping the introduction, where I had emphasized how important it was to follow the key. I usually skip all introductions myself!
Here is how you can use my books to Feng Shui Your Own Home
Start with the book Feng Shui Your Own Home.
Go to page 7 and answer the questions. They are all Yes/No questions.
If your answer to any question is “No,” skip to the next question. If your answer is “Yes,” then go to the section recommended there. When you are done completing the tasks you are asked to do in that section, go back to pages 7 to 10 and address your next question.
So is Feng Shui Your Own Home the only book you need?
Honestly, many people do not need any other book beyond Feng Shui Your Own Home. You may rightfully ask, “Then why did you write all those other books?”
Well, depending on the particular layout of your home or your particular circumstances, you may need more than just the first book.
For example, if your home is on a property that has something peculiar or different about it, you may need some help from the book Feng Shui Your Own Yard. Examples of these would be: a lot that has a strange shape, such as a triangle; steep gradients in the front or back yard; or a very hilly plot of land.
You would still start the Feng Shui of your home with Feng Shui Your Own Home but would put that book on hold when you have finished step 3, and before you start step 4. At that time, you would turn to Feng Shui Your Own Yard, chapters 1, 2 and 3. Once that is done, go back to Feng Shui Your Own Home page 36, and continue on with step 4.
Another reason you would want to get Feng Shui Your Own Yard is if you have a passion for gardening, believe in living part of your life outdoors, or have a big landscaping project in mind.
If you struggle with clutter in a big way, I would still recommend that you start with the basic book, but when you get to step 7, which deals with Decluttering, you may want to turn to the book Declutter Your Own Spaces to do this more efficiently. Once you feel that you have reached a good point in the organization of your home, go back to Feng Shui Your Own Home, to page 87 and follow the instructions for step 8.
Of course, if you have a passion for organization and love to help friends and family declutter, or if you have a business as an organizer, the book Declutter Your Own Spaces can give you tools you can use even with your most difficult friends or clients.
In the book Feng Shui Your Own Home you learn the basics of how to apply the bagua map to your floor plan, and how to choose appropriate cures for each of the nine life areas, but if you want to deepen your knowledge of the nine life areas, or if there is a particular life area with which you struggle, you may find that extra help in Feng Shui Your Own Life Areas, Room by Room.
You may also want to get Feng Shui Your Own Life Areas, Room by Room, if you are setting up house — if you just got your first home or if you are a newly wed, and want to learn how to create the right ambiance for each room in the home, putting rooms together from zero. This book describes the pieces of furniture and accessories that you need to set up each room in the home, from scratch.
This is also an excellent book to get if you are about to have your home remodeled.
The book Feng Shui Your Own Life Areas, Room by Room, also has extensive information about furniture placement.
The book Feng Shui Your Own Life Areas, Room by Room, is my favorite, and the one that I enjoyed the most writing, but it shouldn’t be used alone. The main and basic book to own is Feng Shui Your Own Home.
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