Home is where you kick off your shoes and settle in after a long day. Home is where you give and receive goodnight kisses and morning snuggles from the most treasured people in your life. Your home is the foundation for everything. When your home's energy is out of whack, the rest of your life will be too.
Feng Shui is all about energy or chi. In essence, Feng Shui is acupuncture for your home. It’s a way of keeping the energy flowing in and around your home. The practice of Feng Shui is about making that energy as positive as possible, making your home aligned for the highest good of you, your life, your business, your relationships, your opportunities and the home itself. Feng Shui has many layers and is often misunderstood. Feng Shui is not about moving furniture, knocking down walls, hanging weird trinkets or painting your entire house white and throwing everything out. Even interior designed home may not be ‘good feng shui.'
There are plenty of basic tips (aka keep the toilet seat down to hold your money in) and steps you can take to improve your environment and you can continue moving deeper to uncover the hidden energies in your home that are repelling what you want in your life. The best thing is every little step helps create a happier environment. I recommend using your home like a vision board for what you are creating in your life going forward and not a shrine to the past.
Clearing physical items creates space to welcome your dreams – whether that’s a relationship, better health, more recognition, wealth or success.The first step is to clear your home of the physical things that are in your home that are depleting the energies aka broken items, things that don’t spark joy, anything that isn’t working 100 percent and is not aligned with where you are going in your life.
All of these items as insignificant as they may seem are having an impact on your energy of your home and YOU! This also allows you to feel more flow and ease in all areas of life.
Secondly, I would check out the central area of your home the centre area is smack bang in the centre of your home and represents health, wellbeing, unity, self-love, self-acceptance and gratitude. The state of this area of your home will affect your vibrancy, your energy, and your sense of looking after yourself. This area has a powerful effect on your life overall and underpins everything. You can also enhance this area by adding a bowl of fresh fruit or vase of flowers and some affirmations about great health and vibrancy.
Many years ago, I was working with a client. As she took me around her home so that I could get familiar with it, she came to the central area and introduced it by saying, "Welcome to the dumping ground." This accurately represented the state of her family’s health and it was no wonder. Her father had been sick and unable to play golf in two years. As part of our work together, we cleared out that central area. After de-cluttering an enormous amount of stuff from that space, her father went out and played 18 holes.
Thirdly I would minimise the colour red - the colour red represents the energy of fire - just like a real fire it can cause a lot of damage it also can go out of control and be very dangerous. Too much fire can irritate people in the home and affect your health negatively
I recently had a client who had been having unusual anger issues since moving into her home, she couldn't believe how her energy and these sudden outbursts faded away after she removed the excess of red in her home.
These are my Top three Do’s and Don’ts of Feng Shui :
- Do fill your house with items that spark joy and feel happy
- Do repair all leaks and dripping faucets so that your money isn’t leaking away.
- Do fix all your door handles so that you can have firm grip on life.
- Don’t have a mirror facing you when you walk into your home – this will repel all the good energy from entering your home.
- Don’t use too much blue in your bathroom and if you do have blue bring some earth tones into it.
- Don’t place family photos over the fireplace