Cultivating good feng shui in your home can be overwhelming. It may be difficult to know what rooms to begin with, whether to strip a room and start fresh or leave it decorated. Thankfully, it does not have to be quite so challenging. This article will share a few ideas that will help you get started on your personal journey to a more energized, happier home. Whether you are a feng shui expert or new to the concept, below are several essentials to help you create good feng shui in each room of your home.
- Entry Way – According to feng shui, the entry represents how energy enters the home and life. It is said the front door is called the ‘mouth of qi’ so it is the place to begin when creating good feng shui in your home. Start with decluttering and removing all debris as objects tend to accumulate in this area of a home. This does not mean bare, just uncluttered. Then, sweep and clean the area well by wiping down the door, shaking the mat, and general cleaning. Make the space inviting by adding or removing items as needed. Finally, make sure the entry is well lit and bright.
- Clean Your Windows – Windows symbolize the eyes of the adults in a home and the voice of the children. To create positive fengshui, clean your windows regularly to let in more sunlight. Sunlight naturally energizes and wakes us up as well as rendering all the colors and objects we see. This means our homes become more expansive, energetic, and vibrant when more light is allowed to come inside. Clean windows metaphorically wake us up to see the world with the most clarity and precision. When possible, use natural or homemade cleansers like white vinegar and water with a few drops of essential oil.
- Focus on Doors – According to feng shui, doors are representative of the voice and communication. Doors are the way opportunities enter our lives which is why they deserve attention. There are two things to look for, first to be sure that all doors open to at least 90 degrees, meaning no clutter to stop them. This means you can receive a full portion of all that life offers. The second is to check that all doors properly work without squeaking hinges and effortless opening. You want the flow to be as seamless as possible.
- Commanding Position – One of the main principles in feng shui is the commanding position. This position governs how you position yourself in life so apply it to the location of your desk, bed, and stove. The bed represents you, the desk your career, and the stove your wealth. When in these spaces, be sure you can see the door without being in line with it, often meaning at a diagonal. When in a commanding position, you are in command of your own life and in a position to receive energy and opportunities.
- Remove Obstacles – Take a look at your daily path through the home. This is the actual physical path that you use to move through your home. We often become desensitized to all the physical obstacles and blocks that we pass each day. It may be a door that sticks or a light switch that flickers or even a cluttered hallway. When you peer into your closet, is it jammed with clothes? All of this has an effect. Over time, the obstacles accumulate and create problems. Adjust these obstacles with kindness, one thing at a time.
- Be Spacious – Feng Shui is less about decluttering and more about creating space. Make your life more spacious by starting with your home. Find a physical area, a drawer, a room, the fridge, size does not matter. Let go of what is not necessary and as this space is created you invite in fresh opportunity. If the space gets refilled, do not beat yourself up, this is how the universe works. Always be open to start fresh.
- Space Clearing – Being spacious means space is being cleared. In feng shui this is sometimes called a space blessing. Along with the physical space is energetic space which can be cleared at the same time. Try using smudging or visualization to clear the energy of the space.
- Plants – In feng shui, plants are the embodiment of life. Living, green plants connect us to nature while bringing vibrancy into the home. Plants introduce vitality and freshness. The most important thing to remember is to find plants that are appropriate for the space and you can care for well.
- Offer Gratitude – When your feng shui is complete, make sure to offer thanks to the home. This is a shamanic tradition that believes everything is alive and the life energy in us also flows through the home. Speak to your home with a humble heart to say thank you.