Have you ever felt like your space just feels off? It could be you have an energetic block throughout your house. Arranging your furniture in a certain way can influence your entire life. By altering how your energy or chi flows around and through your surroundings, you can promote happiness, prosperity, and good health. You can promote an energized positive space which you are passionate about and drives you in motivation.
So let’s get to the point…feng shui and decluttering and how it can change your life. Start with one room at a time so you do not feel overwhelmed and begin going through every item. My personal rule of thumb is if you have not used it in 3 months donate it or get rid of it it. These extra materials are taking up empty space and blocking new things to flow into your life. Once you’ve completed this process throughout your entire home it’s time to move on to the magic of feng shui.
I think a basic starting point is to have knowledge of what every nook and corner of your house represents.
Wealth and prosperity – the southeast or rear left of the home.
Fame and reputation – the south or rear middle of your home.
Relationships – the Southwest or rear right of your home.
Family – East or the middle left.
Health – in the center.
Children- Creativity – in the West or middle right of your home.
Knowledge – in the southwest or front left.
Career – North or front door of your home.
Travel – Northwest of your home or the front door.
Now this is just one basic part of feng shui we also have the five basic elements which are metal, earth, water, fire and wood. When we make these elements flow it is called wuxing.
Now we obviously cannot control where the rooms are placed in a home so we work with what we have to make the energy flow properly for the build of the home or room. For example if your office is located in the Southeast corner of your home then we know that the element is wood and so we can play off of this by incorporating in live plants, earthy tones and colors and avoiding fire and metal textures as they do not mix with wood. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors that might not be your go-to. This is a total trial and error to do what feels good to you with guidance for space and flow through your home.
Stay tuned for part two where we talk all about placement of furniture and the biggest tips to create energy flow that feels joyful.