Feng Shui means connecting people to their environment where we can live in harmony with our surroundings.
Your house is full of energy – good and bad. Any bad 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, you just need to cleanse your space. This can be done with a few simple tips. You can bring back the positives!
So how do you start removing the negative energy OR retaining that good energy? It’s pretty easy, you just need to be aware of it it. Feng Shui is a fantastic technique to improve the balance of energy in your home while creating an environment of peace, serenity, and prosperity.
Here’s the best 10 Feng Shui practices to abide by >>
1. Bed placement
If you sleep with your feet facing the door (as in, they face the direct exit) this is considered back luck. The story behind this reasoning is pretty gruesome, as it’s believed people leave the morgue feet first. Anyway, if you can flip the orientation of your bed, you’ll be better for it!
2. 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 and always put the lid down. Extra tip – make sure your mirrors are clean so as to not block the flow of energy.
3. Gold coins
To attract more money you need to see more money visually. The idea is to have a large gold coin in your purse as it represents abundance and real money. There is also 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, 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 (a plate of loose coins) and a plant.
4. Money at the entrance
A gold coin in a plant, or behind a picture frame can encourage the flow of money. The Jade plant is a popular plant often placed at the front door for prosperity. “Jade by the door, poor no more!” That’s what the Feng Shui lovers say! They are considered a “lucky plant” or “money tree”. The money tree is used as a Feng Shui cure to attract the energy of wealth and prosperity. The money tree plant is supposed to produce positive vibrations that will bring prosperity to the owner of the house or business. It is best placed at the front door and at the back door.
5. Clean your windows
Windows represent your vision. If they are dirty this can be blocking your view on prosperity and what’s in front of you. Clean windows are said to help attract new opportunities with this clear vision. Also, open them when you can. Toxins, un-fresh air and negative energy can all make your home feel stagnant. To counteract this, it is suggested that fresh air be constantly flowing through the home.
In the home mirror are best placed in living and dining areas. Mirrors which reflect the dining table doubles the food which signify wealth and abundance. It means that you’ve got plenty and more – always – for yourself and your family. Try to keep them out of the bedroom though. A mirror across from the bed can bring a third party into the relationship. Hmmmm we don’t want that. Mirrors can create all kinds of illusions and attribute to insomnia. An explanation is that when we sleep our soul leaves our body and when it sees itself in a mirror at night it becomes startled and this is not good energy! I don’t like the sound of that one, so it’s probably best to leave mirrors out of the room altogether. So keep the mirrors in the ensuite or a walk-in-robe, or inside a robe door.
7. Remove the dead
If your plant dies (or looks unwell), take it out of your house. If your fresh flowers have seen better days, then they must go. If your gold fish didn’t make it, then be sure to clean out the tank asap. Anything that is less-than-living needs to be out of your home. One of the simplest ways of keeping your home fresh and clean is to ensure that there are living and thriving things around the home.
8. 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 de-clutter 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!
9. Broken things
Get out the super glue, find the Allen key, repair that leaking tap, change the light bulb… You don’t want to unnecessarily attract broken or damaged energy, so make sure you keep on top of home maintenance. When you ignore broken things you’re not attracting abundance. When you DO pay attention to broken items you’re setting your intentions to fix things, move forward and not be in a spot of neglect.
10. Lighten your space
If you have a dark area in your home can you add more lighting (with a lamp or even add a skylight)? Darkness attracts negativity while light attracts good fortune and positive vibes.