FENG SHUI 101
Feng shui wisdom places a big importance on the center of your place, also called the Heart of the Home. It is a sacred feng shui energy spot from where all the other energies (called bagua areas) of your home originate.
Keeping the center of your home clean, open and clutter-free is a must for a healthy and harmonious home.
In feng shui terms, each area of your house is connected to a specific area of your life. For example, East feng shui area of your home is "responsible" for the energy of health and family, while Southwest area is connected to the energy of love relationships and marriage.
In order to successfully apply feng shui in your home, it is always helpful to know your home bagua. The Bagua, or feng shui energy map of your home, is used to access the relationship between the physical space and the lives of people who live in that space.
Ideally, you would start applying feng shui cures only after clearing your clutter. Living in a clutter-free home will bring amazing clarity and heightened energy levels into your life. A home free of clutter will also be able to really benefit from your feng shui decorating efforts and nourish the good feng shui energy.
Feng shui teaches us that everything is energy, and we are in a constant energy exchange with everything around us. Thus, it is it very important to create a feng shui home that has a happy and healthy energy.
As such, feng shui has a variety of tips for a happy feng shui home, all based on the fact that if you live in a healthy and happy feng shui home , your own energy will inevitably become healthy and happy.
Have you noticed how happy people change the energy of the room when they come in? And how you become happier and more optimistic when you hang out with your happy friends?
This is happening because you are in a constant energy exchange with everything that surrounds you - people, animals, buildings, trees, etc.
Now is the best time to do yourself a big favor and use feng shui to create the ultimate happy feng shui friend - your own home.
The more you know about the anatomy of your space , i.e. feng shui bagua, the more you can achieve in terms of establishing a healthy and nourishing relationship with your home. This new relationship will beneficially reflect in all areas of your life: your love life , your career, the relationship with your children , and many other areas.
If you are just beginning to explore feng shui and are curious what can it do for you, here are two essential feng shui starting points:
1. CONNECT to your home just like you would connect to a person. Ask, listen and pay attention.
Look and see which feng shui areas of your home are hurting. By hurt I mean they are not working well, not looking good, you don't like to spend time there, etc. Just like the pain in one part of your body stops the energy flow in the whole body, the same happens with the feng shui of your home.
As every part of your home is connected to a specific part of your life (for example, the East feng shui area is connected to your health & family life) ; low energy in a specific feng shui part of your home will start reflecting in lower energy or blockages in specific areas of your life.
2. ACCEPT whatever state your home is in without a strong emotional response, just do your best to witness it without judgement .
Let's say you hate to see that bathroom upstairs, but you are also resistant to deal with it. No matter what the reason is, be it time, money, low self-esteem or all of the above, just accept your feelings about it.
Then find some time to sit down and write several feng shui steps you need to go through to fix the bathroom and make it look beautiful. Again, try to define it with no emotional attachment, look at it as a job you have to do, a little (or big!) project you have to manage.
Strong emotions will most probably come to the surface, and you will have to be ready to let them flow, but do not let them stop you from what you are doing to use feng shui to heal your home, thus specific parts of your life.
To have a family that is loving and supportive at all times is a blessing. To have a healthy, beautiful and happy home to share with your family is to be blessed twice!
To bring more harmony into your family life, consider implementing some basic feng shui cures that are guaranteed to shift the energy in your home, balance and harmonize it.
A feng shui a fountain in the East area of your home will bring benevolent Chi to your family. Be mindful about keeping the water clean at all times.
Have many happy images of your family throughout the house, especially in the kitchen, living room and the East area of your house.
Be mindful about keeping your bedroom, as well your children's bedroom in the best possible condition.
Balance your environment according to the five elements, taking into consideration the feng shui birth element of each family member.
Lower the EMF levels in your home, limit the use of harsh and dangerous chemicals. Opt for having a healthy home.
A harmonious home is a home that can accommodate a variety of activities and a variety of people without losing its healing essence. Creating a home with such power takes time.
The beauty of this feng shui process is that the more love you put into it, the more love you receive back. Do not delay and start loving your home now, no matter how it looks at the moment. It just needs your help to uncover its healing feng shui potential.
We tend to do a lot of de-cluttering and cleaning at the beginning of spring to bring in fresh feng shui energy. It comes as a given. However, if you can make a habit of applying the feng shui spring cleaning concepts to your environment in any season, the quality of your life will considerably improve and your heart will feel healthier and happier.
The # 1 need expressed by my feng shui clients (either consciously or unconsciously), is the need for more love in their lives. It may be categorized as the need to "improve personal relationships", or "have a better social life", or "family harmony", but it all comes down to the feeling of being loved, appreciated, and accepted for who we are. Your home, being your second skin, is a very powerful (and crucial) feng shui ally in this quest.
Relationships are difficult to keep fresh and alive. While a new relationship is full of excitement and fresh energy, the one you have been in for a while may become a bit boring and stagnant.
No matter you are in a relationship that is going into its second year or its second decade, here are 7 basic feng shui tips to help you keep it fresh, beautiful and alive.
1. FOCUS on bringing fresh energy into your space - fresh flowers, fresh air, fresh fruits on the kitchen table, fresh (recent) photos, etc.
2. MOVE your furniture around, even if just a couple inches. Do not keep your bed in the same position year after year. Just moving your bed an inch or two will shift the flow of energy in the room.
3. KEEP the television out of the bedroom.
4. CLOSE the bathroom and closet doors in your bedrooms. Keep them clean and clutter free.
5. FILL your space with beautiful music according to mood - sounds, just like colors, are strong expressions of energy.
6. DISPLAY photos of you and your partner/family enjoying life.
7. RESPECT each others boundaries and create space and time where each partner/family member can be by him or herself.
Feng Shui is a great way to redirect the old energy and create a new flow in order to enhance important aspects of one's life. And what can be more healing for the heart than to live a life filled with passion, purpose and abundance?