Sure, laying around on the couch on a Sunday afternoon in your undies watching your fav Netflix show feels good, but have you ever basked in the aftermath of good vibes after thoroughly cleaning your space or re-organizing your office desk? That’s some feel good sh%* right there! Or, in other words, that’s some good Feng Shui.
You’ve prob heard the term a time or two before, and while you may not know exactly know what “Feng Shui” means, you know the feeling of it. Cultivating Feng Shui into your everyday life doesn’t require a full day of scrubbing toilets and mopping floors. In fact, inviting this energy into your home and life can be easy and practical.
What is Feng Shui?
First, I want to explain what Feng Shui is. “Feng” and “Shui” are Chinese words that mean “wind” and “water.” Culturally, they are associated with good health and fortune. Feng Shui is a philosophy that focuses on creating balance. This practice includes arranging the pieces within a living space to create balance with the natural world. In doing so, Feng Shui establishes harmony between an individual and their surroundings and by influencing this connected energy, you can achieve a happier and healthier home. Let’s dive into a few steps you can take to cultivate good Feng Shui in your home sanctuary.
Step 1: Claim a Commanding Position
In Feng Shui philosophy, doors in your home are portals to life opportunities. One of Feng Shui's essential principles is setting yourself up to occupy what is known as the "commanding position" – the space in a room where one can best address and control what flows in and out of it. This spot should be the furthest away from and not directly lined up with the door, but rather in a diagonal position to it with a clear line of sight. This positioning represents how you energetically align yourself in life and allows positive energy and opportunity to enter your space, while still allowing you to act as ‘gate keeper’ to any negativity that may try to sneak in with it.
Start with your bedroom. Arrange your bed in a catty-corner position from the door to let the good flow of positive energy into your room. You can also command the position of your home office desk and kitchen stove.
Step 2: Brighten Your Entryway
Speaking of doors, let’s talk about the main entryway to your home, known in Feng Shui as the “mouth of chi.” Your front entry is the primary nourishing point of Feng Shui energy and creating a bright, clutter-free space will ensure a smooth flow throughout your entire home. It’s easy to clutter up this space with shoes, debris from the outdoors, and coats. Try adding a nice shoe rack or hanging up your belongings in a nearby closet, and don’t forget to shake out your doormat. If this area is a bit on the dim side, invest in some new light bulbs to brighten up your space.
Step 3: Clear Your Path
Take a look around you and walk through your home. Is your path cluttered with obstacles? Perhaps a closet that won’t stay shut or a piece of furniture that has no purpose other than to take up space? These obstacles affect your well-being and add roadblocks to the flow of Feng Shui energy. Take some time to clear your space, recognize, and toss those things that longer serve a purpose. I promise you’ll feel an instant sense of gratification!
Step 4: Go Green with Plants
Boost your life energy with plants! In Feng Shui, house plants are the most natural form of energy that connects us to nature. Green plants represent vitality, health, and fresh air. Just as eating our greens nourishes our bodies, living among green plants promotes inner-growth and well-being. Their natural energy can help boost motivation and action in our daily lives. According to the pros, Money Trees, Hedgehog Aloe, and Rubber Plants are some of the best plants for good Feng Shui.
While I’ve only covered a few Feng Shui practices, there are a ton of other ways you can boost positive energy in your environment. But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. I recommend starting with one thing and building from there. Also, you can’t go wrong talking with an expert Psychic who specializes in energy. Get a detailed, more custom approach to Feng Shui from an Intuitive who can look more deeply into your space. I hope you benefit from this info and use my tips for a more vibrant and happy home!