I wasn’t aware of my how my surroundings were affecting me until about ten years ago.
I had just started a new business called LookBetterOnline.com and was putting a tremendous amount of effort and time into it — without much return.
I knew something was stuck with the energy.
I started looking into Feng Shui and found a book called “Feng Shui and Money.”
The first chapter gave me the answer I was looking for.
The book contained a map of a house in which each area corresponded to a different aspect of life. The money area in my house at the time was… my bathroom! No wonder so many working hours went down the toilet!
I knew what I had to do. Since moving the bathroom to a different location was not an option, I decided to simply make it feel better by giving it a makeover. I cleaned it up, bought a new curtain and rug, got rid of all the clutter and placed a vase with beautiful flowers on the sink counter. Now every time I walked into the bathroom, I felt like I was in a luxurious hotel. I felt expansive, and happy. I changed the way I FELT.
The power of feeling good
What happened next was nothing short of a miracle.
Within three days, I landed my first (and last) corporate job, with a salary that for me back then was unbelievable. I’ve been on the right track financially ever since.
The second was that my LookBetterOnline startup was featured in USA TODAY It picked up an enormous amount of traffic and sales, and lots of other publications picked up the story.
It put us on the map.
That experience was a huge lesson for me. Although I wasn’t as deeply into spirituality as I am now, I learned even then that feeling good about my surroundings was important — even if I didn’t know exactly why.
Since then, I’ve learned about The Law of Attraction and how our emotions affect our life. Now I can easily explain what happened: when I started feeling good, my point of attraction changed and I was able to manifest what I wanted.
How does your environment make you feel?
How you feel is your point of attraction.
How do you feel when you get into your car — a car that is not only old and dirty but also full of trash?
How do you feel when you look at that old sofa with the coffee stains on the seat and the splashes of red wine on the arm?
How do you feel when you see piles of dirty crockery in the sink and a larder full of ancient foodstuff you’ll never eat.
It’s possible that the feeling is so subtle you hardly notice it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not there and that it doesn’t have an impact on your life.
It certainly does and in a very profound way.
But unless you start paying attention to how you feel within your surroundings, you’ll be missing this awesome opportunity to make a change that will impact your life in a positive way.
It doesn’t have to cost much
You might be thinking that yes, you hate that old car or the stained sofa but you don’t have the funds to buy new ones.
But the makeover I did to my bathroom required very minimal funds. If you can’t buy a new car, at the very least, make sure it’s always clean from the inside and out. That alone will make you feel a whole lot better every time you drive it.
Can’t stand that sofa? Get rid of it and find one that feels better on Craigslist, re-cover it or buy new cushions. Do whatever you can do in order to make your environment feel better to you. It’s easier than you think!
Get rid of stuff you don’t need or like
We live in a consumer society in which we shop not because we actually need more stuff. but because buying makes us feel better temporarily. The result is a whole bunch of stuff we don’t need. It clutters our homes and make us feel overwhelmed.
Clutter drains you both emotionally and financially
Sometimes I look at someone’s office desk and cringe. I see piles and piles of paperwork they will most likely never get to. I see kids’ toys, and empty cups and all sorts of things that have nothing to do with their work and being productive.
Seeing this clutter day in and day out makes its owner feel overwhelmed and unhappy — and they usually don’t even know why.
When I see that, I also see little self-respect and a low sense of well-being, and I can usually assume accurately that they are not doing so great financially either.
Clutter is energy draining. Every single item out of place grabs your attention even if for a split second. It drains your energy.
A clean, organized and beautiful environment is energy-giving. It makes you feel expansive, happy and optimistic.
So it would make sense to take the time and make the effort to rid yourself of clutter and learn to make peace with throwing away stuff that you “may need one day”.
How to improve your financial situation
If you’re not thriving financially, first look at your environment. Most often, there’s clutter, ugly furniture and dirty cars in the picture (right?).
Throw away everything they don’t need. Clean up the house and car. Buy at least one item that you absolutely love and focus on it daily. Taking these simple steps will improve how you feel and will change your point of attraction. What comes next will surprise and delight you.