Some Feng Shui Tips
'Less is More' is an important principle. Especially in the West, where we live in a culture addicted to accumulation, we tend to collect much more than we need. Our homes are full and then many people have storage rentals as well.
As every object exerts an influence on the mind, we cannot enjoy harmonious 'Qi' if there is just too much stuff crowding our floors, shelves, eyes and minds.
What is beautiful emits ‘Sheng Qi’, or good energy. Being conscious of creating beauty and harmony--lack of clutter being a key element--makes for good Feng Shui.
Clutter and Cleanliness
Oversized furniture and garbage can block the smooth flow of Qi in a house. In a business this can be messy piles of paperwork, piles of boxes, crowded inventory etc.
A place has to be clean and tidy to enjoy good Feng Shui. Precise arrangement is not necessary, as an active area will have a certain amount of random placement.
"Look around your environment. Rather than seeing items as objects, see them as magnets for your attention. Each object gently pulls a certain amount of your attention toward it.
Whenever you discard something, the tug of that object is released. You get some attention back."
Look at the Images
Look at the images in your home or workplace as if you were analyzing a dream. Each image can be like a metaphor. Does the metaphor support what you want or hinder it? What would the images tell you about the people living with them? Remembering that every object exerts an influence on the mind, decide if what you see is uplifting or holding you in a negative pattern.
Your home is like your living, breathing, 3D vision board!
If possible, it is best to have a room, or an area in a room dedicated as sacred space. The amount of the good energy found in homes that have an active sacred space is quite tangible - however that may look and feel to you- compared to those without one.
This small change can make a positive difference in how life unfolds for you. To learn more about Sacred Space in your home:
Children's Areas & Rooms
Children are very open energetically and respond directly to the Feng Shui of their environment.
The Feng Shui of where they live, sleep, play and learn can have an immediate effect on their behavior. Supporting your children with Feng Shui tailored specifically to who they are can make a big difference in the harmony and peace in your home.
For more on this:
Your Entry is also of key importance! Both the front door and any door you use regularly to enter your place.
"People think Feng Shui is only about furniture placement, arrangements and colors; in fact it is about so much more — It is about how to harness the natural energy of your place for your benefit.