A few years ago I was doing some reading, and took a class in Feng Shui - the art of placement. To be very brief it is a belief in the power of intension. Certain areas of a room or home or desk are associated with Prosperity or Abundance, Wisdom & Understanding, Health, Helpful Friends, Family, LIfe Path, Fame, & Creativity. The belief or more specifically, the practise of Feng Shui, entails focusing ones intension on one or all of those areas. It 's not as if a certain area has some magical power. Merely a way to focus one's intension. There is support for this in the scientific community in Quantum Physics.
Here is one of my experiences...
One day a few years ago my computer died. And I didn't have the funds available at the time to purchase a new one. So I focused on the Helpful Friends sector of my apartment by placing a rose in a vase with a ribbon around it.
The next day a friend of a friend called me and said she wanted to gift me with her old computer because she was buying a new one! Being a PC person I asked what she had and she said it was an Apple. I'm used to PCs but told her, sure I'd take it. I write every day so didn't want to be without one. She then mentioned that she was moving so it would be a month before she could take her info off and deliver it. I said ok, and thanked her, but knew I really needed a computer right away.
So, I placed a heart shaped object in that corner intending that it needn't be a friend that helped me. Maybe someone I'd once been romantically involved with might help :)
The next day someone like that called me! We chatted as I glanced at the phone now and then wondering why he had called. It had been several years! We had finished catching up when he asked me what was really on my mind right now. So I told him my computer died etc. And he said he had an extra one he didn't need that I could have!
I know, it could all be a coincidence -- but doesn't it sound like the power of intension at work?
To learn more about Feng Shui one great book I found easy to read, like a friend telling you about it, is titled
Move Your Stuff - Change Your LIfe by Karen Rauch Carter.