“Every time you move things around and you align yourself in certain directions, you’re actually aligning to energy forces, which most people don’t understand. But what are these energy forces? These are cosmic energies.” ~ Lillian Too
Feng Shui is over 3,000 years old, developed in China and now embraced around the world with celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and Richard Branson embracing this ancient art. So what does Feng Shui mean? Feng Shui literally translates to ‘wind water’ meaning life in flow.
Feng Shui is one of the five arts of Chinese Metaphysics including Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui, Divination (I Ching), Physiognomy (face reading) and Chinese medicine. Basically “invisible forces” connecting the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi (a vital force forming part of any living thing).
Wondering how to get started with Feng Shui? Here are my top 15 energy tips for you:
1. Clear your entire home/office first then Feng Shui one room at a time.
2. With your Western Feng Shui Bagua Map, stand at your front door facing in. Your money corner is far left, love corner far right, fame and reputation back middle, helpful people front right and spirituality front left. Remember stand at your front door facing in. You can cover each room this way (imagine standing at your front door) except for your bedroom which aligns from the bedroom door according to western Feng Shui principles.
3. In your far-left corner representing finance and abundance place a plant, amethyst crystal, golden Buddha and/or a money box. If your laundry or bathroom is in this area add a lucky bamboo plant, make sure your toilet seat is down at all times and cover the drain with a plug if possible to stop the ‘chi’ life force energy flowing out.
4. In your far-right corner representing love, friendships and partnerships, place rose quartz, happy couple picture and/or a plant for growth.
5. Hang a sun-catcher in front of a window to bring good life force energy to you. If you’re in an apartment or busy location this is a wonderful cure.
6. Keep clutter clear from your home, computer, car and office. It’s creating stagnant energy and taking up your very precious space. When you look at that clutter, subconsciously you’re being told, ‘I’m stressed and I don’t have enough time’. There’s also scientific evidence proving clutter causes anxiety. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter wrote in an article for Psychology Today:
“Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.”
According to UCLA’s (University of California LA) Center on Everyday Lives and Families, women react more to clutter than men do. They found that women in cluttered homes have higher levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone.
7. Keep it simple. Life wasn’t meant to be complicated. Remember the universe can only give you more when you have the space.
8. Mirrors are a great way to expand your environment – they also carry a strong imprint. A mirror opposite your front door might seem like a good idea however you’re just pushing the energy right back out. Don’t put a mirror at the end of a hallway it extends negative energy.
9. When sitting in your home or office you should be facing towards – or at least sideways to your door. You need to see who is entering or you’ll be creating alarming energy when people come in. Can’t move your desk? Place a mirror slightly above you.
10. Plants should not be placed close to your bed. Basically plants in Feng Shui represent growth and vibrancy, which is not what you want when trying to sleep. Unless you have a big bedroom and can place the plants away from where you’re resting. Camping and sleep like a baby? Generally we’re out of our usual environments of technology.
11. If you have the space and light, plants are great Feng Shui yin energy in your bathroom to balance and earth the constant flow of water. Lucky bamboo is perfect! My bathroom is covered with plants – including air plants bathing in rose quartz crystals.
12. A water picture is best placed in front of you as it can weaken your energy from behind. Mountain pictures are best placed behind for strengthening your energy.
13. Keep the toilet seat down – otherwise you’re flushing finances away.
14. Have an overactive child? Keep their bedroom colours lighter for a chilled space (blues, whites, silvers and pastels). On the flip-side a shy or overly introverted child should have vibrant colours – reds, oranges and yellows.
15. Place a red fan above the entrance of your bathroom especially if built in your finance area (far left of home/business) to increase (fan) good energy flow.
Sage when you’re done with intentions. You can purchase white Californian sage online or even better from your local health center. Burning citrus oils uplifts and creates a beautiful, warm space afterwards.
Life is about energy…so is Feng Shui.
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