“The two most important days in our life are the day we are born… and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Adolescence is period of growth, discovery and experimentation. The teenage bedroom is an art form many parents may feel resembles a Jackson Pollack or Picasso. Access may be impossible, but parental hope and knowledge spring eternal, and just as the butterfly, the child they have been teaching and grooming will eventually emerge as a unique and self-actualized young adult. The Bagua template used in Feng Shui, also known as The Nine Life Aspirations, may serve as a useful tool for teens to design their bedroom refuge according to their own dreams and aspirations. Working with this template may be a solution to get belongings off the floor and into a meaningful placement and design where teens can express themselves artfully in an organized way. “A place for everything, and everything in its place”.
The teen years are a perfect time to have a conversation about life aspirations and goals related to Health, Wealth, Reputation, Relationships, Future Goals, Benefactors, Career Choices, Spiritual Life and Harmony and Balance. Once there is clarity, then placements may be made in the teen bedroom as an activation, similar to how the acupuncturist places his needles in places on the body where he wishes the beneficial ch’i to flow for healing.