Feng Shui Tips for Home Good Vibes
The ancient Chinese spatial laws of feng shui have gone full-on mainstream, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Marie Kondo among its enthusiasts.
Feng Shui has developed over 3000 years ago in China and is known as ancient art. Feng Shui is a system of harmonizing everyone to their surrounding environment and energies. It teaches us how we can balance the energies in certain spaces, such as at home or in your office.
Feng Shui is based on the idea of our homes being a mirror to our energy and what is happening inside of us. As we want to harmonize our environment with our own energies, Feng Shui is used to change our space to do just that.
In Feng Shui, the placement of objects can affect the flow of energy and your own personal energy. If your surroundings are put right, this can positively help good energy flow and cause yourself to have good energy to, which can help numerous aspects of your life.1. Clear Your Clutter
Some people say that clutter in your home causes clutter in your mind, and it can be hard to get organized and feel at peace when you are surrounded by clutter.
There will most likely be quite a few things placed around your house that you do not love or have the need for, so try and get rid of those things.
It may seem like hard work, but clearing away any clutter r can feel very therapeutic and at the end of it, you will have a much clearer space, filled with items you love. This is an essential step to take when you are trying to create a house that has harmonious positive energy.
2. Keep the path to the front door clear
"The front door is very important in feng shui," says Benko. After all, it's the main portal through which energy enters your home, remember? "Think of the chi as a first-time visitor trying to find your home—you want to make sure it's clearly lit, well-marked, and the address visible." On the inside, you want to make sure you're not walking directly into a wall—"it can metaphorically make you feel like you're up against a wall every day," she says.
The Solution: Install a mirror. When you hang the mirror, Benko advises connecting an intention to it, like expanding the opportunities in your life and not allowing yourself to feel limited.
3, Remove the negative symbolism
If you look for it, Benko says, "symbolism is constantly bombarding us on an everyday basis. From literature to traffic signage, to movies, we're always being guided by symbolism. In our homes, it's enhanced even more, because we are creating these intimate environments that most often represent our fears and challenges." Often, we unwittingly reinforce the challenges in our lives by having their symbols in our space.
Benko says there is a slew of emotional issues constantly being displayed in her clients' homes. "Do you have trouble getting clarity? Check if you have stuff all over your surfaces. Do you have self-esteem issues? Check if your mirrors are hung too high, so you can never measure up. Are you chronically single? Assess if you're loading up your home with single imagery—a single vase, a single chair, a single person in a picture."
The Solution: Evaluate what challenges you are facing in life, and try to identify whether they're symbolically showing up in your space. Remove the symbols, and replace them with items you want to attract.