Career, just the word sends some of us into a tailspin of confusion, frustration and dismay. Is a career the same thing as a job? And is it something I even want?

In Feng Shui, Career is tied to finding our true calling. Diving deep into the depths to connect to our inner knowing, that place where we know who we are and what we're supposed to be doing.

Who you are isn't necessarily what you do. You are not your job. But if your job is in alignment with who you are, your job gives you the opportunity to embrace your talents, abilities and knowledge.

For many of us, that place of connection is elusive at best. The good news, with a little feng shui knowledge you can find your path. Or at least you'll be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Begin your journey by connecting to your passion. What brings you great joy, satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment? Is there a way to combine your passion and your work?

Sometimes we have to be willing to change what we do in order to find our passion. Other times we have to add something new to our lives, such as volunteering, or giving of ourselves in a way that enables us to embrace our passion. When we are passionate about what we do, we experience a sense of vitality, enthusiasm and contentment.

Embracing your passion, expanding your spirit and aligning energetically with who you are at the core of your being takes commitment and clarity. It's all about movement and flow, keeping moving toward what you desire.

Based on the Bagua, the Career area is located in the center front 1/3 or your home or room.

Career energy is water energy. Flowing along the river of life we are taken from one opportunity to another. Movement, adaptability and discovery are the keywords to a bountiful career path. The best results occur when we go with the flow instead of trying to force it.

To symbolically reinforce the flow of water in your living space, make sure your furnishings are positioned to optimize movement throughout the area. Remove anything you dislike, or that doesn't represent your current or future intention. Remove clutter, clutter creates stagnation and stagnation stops flow.

To connect to the energy of water, place pictures or images of flowing water in the Career area of your home or room. Incorporate an object that represents your aspirations, something that has symbolic meaning for you. This is the perfect Bagua area for a fountain! Beautiful, clean water flowing in your space, sparkling sound and energy. A great enhancement!

Top 5 Feng Shui Tips for Career

Water fountain or aquarium
Pictures or images of flowing water
Incorporate accents in the colors of black or dark blue
Place a mirror in Career to expand your opportunities (and to really juice Career energy, place the mirror behind the fountain to multiply the benefits of flowing water, flowing energy and opportunity in your Career!)
Healthy, vibrant plant with white flowers - such as a Peace Lily

Incorporating all or some of these enhancements and changes into the Career area of your living and working space will put you on the fast track to an energized Career!

Author's Bio: 

Laurie Bornstein is a Feng Shui coach, author, speaker and teacher. Her business, Harmony Life LLC, blends methods and techniques from holistic design, the principles of Feng Shui and the power of life coaching. Laurie is one of the 12 teachers in the world certified to teach beginning and advanced Interior Alignment and to teach and certify new Interior Alignment teachers. She is one of the original Interior Alignment Board members and remains actively involved as a member of the Advisory Board. Laurie is active in the International Feng Shui Guild where she serves as both the CEO and the Education Director; working to establish standards for practitioners and schools within the Feng Shui community. Laurie Bornstein, Professional Interior Alignment Feng Shui Teacher, Author, Speaker, Life Coach and Business on Purpose Marketing Expert. Offering Interior Alignment Certification, seminars, one-on-one and group coaching for Feng Shui professionals, and women entrepreneurs.