“Unclutter your life. Unclutter your home. We feel best when everything and everyone around us is in harmony and in balance. The peace and the beauty of your home will raise you up, and give energy to your goals.” – Eileen Anglin
A home with a good feng shui is said to have a smooth, strong and clear energy flowing through it. To achieve this, your home should have a feng shui friendly decor – from colors, furniture, and the things found in your home. Even a fortune teller in the Philippines would suggest having a feng shui friendly home. To give you some ideas, we list down some tips on how you can achieve the right energy for your home.
Do a space clearing
First things first, do a space clearing. It is one way to retain the energetic imprint of those that inhabit your home. Moreover, clearing off the mess you have at home helps burn off the old energy to welcome fresh and new “chi.” Feng shui experts suggest these methods of clearing your space: burn palo santo, smudged with white sage or spraying natural orange essential oil with water. Palo santo is light and ideal for everyday use. The white sage is heavier; it is usually used for heavy-duty space clearing. While the orange oil is great for uplifting your mood,
Be mindful of your bed
Your bed is one of the most important furniture at home since it is where you spend many passive hours sleeping. Feng shui experts suggest your bed in the “commanding position.” And to place you’re in such position, your bed should be facing the door while not in line with the door while lying in bed. You can also put your bed diagonally across the room from your bedroom door. However, if these locations may not be applicable on your bedroom, then find a standing mirror for you to see the door while lying in bed.
Plants above the kitchen cabinets
Your kitchen cabinets play a big role when it comes to inviting the good energy. Take a look at your kitchen cabinets and check if they are built up with the ceiling or a soffit. To create a good energy, there should be no space above the upper kitchen cabinets. Having plants above the kitchen cabinets is helpful since it brings life to space and transforms the energy. However, if you leave these areas above, this attracts dust and stagnant energy. The “chi” gets stuck there and encourages dead energy which may hold you back in life.
Use your front door
If you have a garage at home where you can enter your home from there, try not to use your back door. In feng shui perspective, entering your home from the back door may limit good energy and opportunities in your life since the entryway or front door represents how “chi” enters your home and life.
Fix your squeaks
Doors that squeak or whine whenever you open or close it should be fixed. The squeaking sound is as if the door is crying and this can affect your mood and well-being. If you think your doors already make a noise, do not delay and fix the squeaks.
Keep your bathroom door closed
Your bathroom is also one of the sources of good energy since it has water on it. And in feng shui, water symbolizes wealth. Experts suggest that you need to close your bathroom always for as not to flush the money or wealth away. Not just with your bathroom door, but you also have to close the toilet seat cover to reduce the effect.
Creating a feng shui friendly home is not that hard as you think it is. You just have to make sure that you know what and what not to do when it comes to inviting the “chi” or good energy in your home.