How to Create Good Feng Shui in Your Home
Coronavirus has burst into our lives uninvited and if the news is anything to go by, it’s here to stay for a little while, we are invited to stay at home.
We’ve compiled a few ideas that will kickstart your journey to a happier and healthier home. So whether you’re new to feng shui or an expert, here are nine essential steps to create good feng shui in every room of your home.
Brighten Up Your Entry
In feng shui, your entry represents how energy enters your home and your life. We say the front door is the “mouth of qi.” Naturally, the entry is first place to start when you want to create good feng shui in your home. Start with decluttering and removing any debris. A lot of objects tend to accumulate at the front door. I’m not saying it needs to be completely empty, but rather uncluttered. Make it work for you.
Next, sweep and clean up the area. The front entry (interior and exterior) is often overlooked. Wipe down the door and shake out the door mat. Take a good look around.
Then can you make this space more inviting and spacious by removing or adding anything. This creates a place for the energy that enters your home to collect and gather.
Finally, make sure this space is well lit and bright. Add lighting or change the bulbs.
Clean Your Windows
To create good feng shui in your home, clean your windows on a regular basis. Clear, clean windows let in more sunlight.
Give Your Doors Some Attention
In feng shui, doors represent your voice and communication. Doors are also portals in which opportunities can come into your life. This is why your doors deserve a bit of your attention.
There are two things to look out for. First, be sure that all your doors can open to at least a full 90 degrees. When there is a bunch of clutter behind a door, it can’t open all the way. This means that you’re only able to receive a portion of the opportunities life has to offer. There’s parts that you’re closing yourself off to.
Second, check that all your doors are working properly. Make sure that the hardware functions effortlessly and the hinges are not squeaking. Look to see that the door can close well and with ease. All these details affect how the energy finds its way to you. You want the flow to be as smooth as possible.
Remove Obstacles in Your Path
Take a good look at your daily path through your home. Yep, we’re asking you to literally look at the physical path you walk as you move through your home. From when you wake up and arise from bed, then to the bathroom, and so on as you head out the door. Then from when you get home, make dinner, and end back in bed.
How do you make your life more spacious? Start with your home. Find a physical spot: a drawer, room, corner of the refrigerator, desk—the size doesn’t matter—and let go of what’s no longer necessary. When you let something go, you create open space to invite a new, fresh opportunity.
Hand in hand with being spacious is space clearing. Sometimes in feng shui, we call this a space blessing. Along with the physical space is the energetic space and both can be cleared.
When you space clear your home, try to associate it with a positive intention. Hold an intention of what you want to cultivate and create in your life.
Plants Bring Life Energy
In feng shui, plants embody life energy. What does that mean? Well, living green house plants connect us to nature and bring vibrancy into our homes. Green plants are like fresh pressed organic green juice for our homes. Think freshness, health, and vitality.
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