Feng shui literally means connecting people to their environment where we can live in harmony with our surroundings.
When I feel like I am in a rut, or work isn’t flowing, or I am unwell I always think the energy around me needs to change. I have a really good clean up put a few feng shui practices in to play – out comes the compass so I can work out my lucky spaces (more on that below)!
The energy left around can be a result of negative feelings, thoughts, events, and stress that you have experienced in your home/office. Your house is like a sponge! Whatever takes place in your environment is absorbed into the walls, furniture, carpet, ceilings, and objects. These negative energies accumulate in the corners and are tucked away in places you can’t even see. Also, if you’ve had a negative event happen recently or a lot of sadness or fear, cleanse your space immediately.
So how do you start removing the negative energy? It’s pretty easy, you just need to be aware of it it.
Here are some easy tips to get you started…
Create a strong front door
Creating good chi (the universal word for good energy) through our front door is what helps our home get nourishment. A good strong front entry gives a better quality of energy for those who live in the house. This means it’s clear from clutter, it’s welcoming, there are no shoes out the front, it’s easy to come in and out of and the colour can even make a difference.
It is beneficial to place crystals throughout your home, office and in a special space to constantly surround yourself with free flowing positive energy. From the large geodes to the small tumbled stones, each of these gemstones and their meanings have a balancing, positive effect on your body and mind. Healing crystals are not medicine, so you cannot rely on them to improve a medical diagnosis, but if you believe in them, they can improve your mood and mindset. Energy creates energy. Here’s a list of crystals if you’re a beginner and would like to purchase some.
Clear your clutter
Your house is like a sponge, and it holds on to bad energy when you have too many things surrounding you. You need to be solid in your decision when it’s time to edit everything around you. If furniture and items can hold on to negative energy, then it’s time to start a big declutter in your home or office. I really relate to this one. Pack stuff up and put it away or throw it out. Kitchen benches need to be clear. So do your work spaces. Negative energy needs things to hang on to, so keeping your home clutter free you’re not giving it a chance to hang around!
Find your money area
There is a such a thing called your feng shui kau number. Knowing this number and working with it can help you define good energy in certain areas of your home or office. So then when you know your lucky number, you need to match that with a direction. Now you won’t be doomed if you don’t know your number and direction haha, but it’s nice to be able to feel an area in your home could do with some extra attention in the hope it’ll provide more luck and wealth. In my lucky corner at home I have some crystals, a money jar and a plant.
Create good flow in your home
Every time you clean your home you are removing negative energy. Cleaning your home or workspace will make it lighter and more positive. This is a result of organising, ridding yourself of things you no longer need and removing toxic items from your environment. Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy.
Keep bathroom and toilet doors closed
Seeing as money and wealth relates to water we don’t want our money being flushed away! Shut the doors.
Do a space clearing
Use white sage to burn out all the bad areas. Don’t forget to get in to the corners and mirrors where bad energy can linger. I love a good smudging session.
Plants add colour, life, oxygen and positive energy to your home. I wrote a post on indoor plants and feng shui over here if you’re interested in reading about their benefits. I have recently put a Chinese Lucky Plant in the south-east corner of my home (which coincidentally is in my home office – let the good energy flow in there!)
I enjoy reading and learning about feng shui practices because they don’t cost a thing to get my home and workspace feeling lighter and more energised. ♥ KC.