Feng Shui Your Wallet for Financial Freedom
by Ken Lauher
Using Feng Shui when you select and organize your wallet can also help you increase your income. Here’s how.
Choosing a Wallet
Your wallet should be large enough to hold everything you need in terms of coins and paper money, with separate sections for each.
When you select a wallet, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but it should make you feel good. Creating wealth (and happiness, for that matter) is all about living a specific experience. Each time you take out your wallet, it should make you feel good. You shouldn’t be ashamed of your wallet.
Many times, people find a wallet they like and use it until it begins falling apart. It’s time to treat yourself to a new wallet, one that reflects your goals, who you are, and the positive experiences you want to create in your life.
What to Put (and Not to Put) In Your Wallet
Just as family photos don’t belong in the master bedroom, they don’t belong in your wallet, either. Your wallet’s focus should be on money — attracting it and holding on to it. Consider a digital photo keychain or keep photos on your smartphone or tablet, instead.
Don’t keep receipts in your wallet, as these represent spending money, rather than acquiring it. Make time each night, or once a week, to empty your wallet of receipts, business cards and random scraps of paper you accumulate.
Some people believe you should limit the number of credit cards you carry in your wallet as credit cards represent debt. But credit cards may also represent wealth, since you need good credit and some level of income to obtain a card. You may not need to keep every single card you own in your wallet, but it’s okay to keep the ones you use regularly, enjoy carrying, or want to have handy in an emergency.
If there is a high-end credit card you have that makes you feel proud to carry it, give that one a place of honor in your wallet and feel good about your financial life when you pull it out of your new wallet that makes you feel equally happy and secure.
Storing Your Wallet
Find a special place for your wallet — perhaps a special basket in your entryway or a spot near your keys and coat — and always place it there. When the money in your life feels secured and treasured, you will attract more of it.
Don’t just toss your wallet on the kitchen table when you come home in the evening. You should always know where your wallet is when you need it, without having to hunt through your home or apartment or even think about it.