Why would you want to do feng shui in your home? Everything has energy. The energy of the land, the energy of the belongings in your home, the energy of the people who lived in your home or worked in your building prior to you, has the tendency to affect the environment. You want to clear out all negative or unnecessary energy that is in the spaces you inhabit, and create a loving, energy free-flowing environment. Feng shui helps you to do so.
There are many different skill sets involved with feng shui, and it can take years to learn them all masterfully. The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with some quick tips to help get the energy moving freely throughout your home. If you feel this is too monumental a task, start with the room in which you spend the most time, or start with the room which is for the area in your life you want to work on first. Some people would want to work in the relationship corner first, some people may think the abundance corner is more important. Whichever you decide, start with baby steps.
First, clear the energy of the room. I would put down sea salt on the floor overnight and sweep it up the next day and throw it out. Then set to cleaning up the room, decluttering, throwing out anything that is unneccessary and organizing what is left. I would also take a hand bell and ring it throughout the room to clear the energy . Then next thing I would do is to bring in a plant that best suits the area. A money plant, a pointy leaf plant, a bushy leaf plant - you can look up which is best for the specific area you are clearing. I would also decorate the room to balance the look, trying to represent earth, air, water, fire, metal, and wood.
There are plenty of books and websites to help, the most important tip I would give is to start small, and if you get overwhelmed, do it in small chunks. There are different schools of thought (as with most things) with the bagua map, and which items work best for specific intentions. Do what resonates with you. Most of all, have fun with it. You certainly don't want to be putting frustrated energy into the clearing of your home.
Here are some quick tips:
~ put some sea salt in a small bowl and place in rooms to clear the energy. Throw out salt and replace every 2 months.
~ if you have a water feature like a fountain, fish tank filter, or even a waterfall for a pond you have outside, make sure the water is flowing towards the middle of the house. Water represents money and abundance, you want that energy flowing in, not out.
~ if your bathroom is in your abundance corner, be sure to put stones (pretty decorative ones are available at home stores and maybe even Target or Walmart) in the sink and put the lid down on the toilet when you flush it.
~ fill your bathroom with live plants
~ have fresh cut flowers and plants throughout your home to brighten the energy
~ on your desk, put fresh cut flowers to the left of you and your phone or cell phone to the right of you to bring in more clients, money, abundance, etc.
~ make sure your front door entry (the outside and inside) is clean and free of debris.
~ make sure your back door entry (the outside and inside) is clean and free of debris
~ make sure you can open all doors all the way open, with nothing blocking the way (jackets or robes hanging on hooks or things behind the door)
~ mirrors are great for dark or small rooms, do not place them directly opposite a door or window, avoid mirrors opposite one another, keep mirrors in the bedroom to a minimum, if you have stairs that lead to the front door, put a convex mirror above the door.
~ hang wind chimes by your front door to disperse chi. If the wind doesn't blow them, make them chime yourself as you walk in and out the door.
Below is a sample diagram of the bagua map that I use from feng-shui-vibes.com:
Blessings and Love,