Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Feng Shui

I had so much fun doing the spring cleaning series last week.  Spring is the season of growth, renewal and I take it as a great opportunity to show our home a little love.  I truly believe that a nice clean home helps us to feel more energized and then more productive, don't you think?

I was very happy to have Anjie Cho as my guest this week and wanted to recap all her Feng Shui tips so you can have them handy!

Feng Shui meaning according the Wikipedia:
Feng shui is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi (energy flow).

The bathroom is a place where water is always coming in and out of the home.  In Feng Shui, water represents wealth and money flow.  Make sure you keep the toilet seat closed, as well as the bathroom door.  This will keep the wealth from flowing away from you!
Keep It Simple

What's your favorite burner on your stove?  Mine is located in front, on the right.  In Feng Shui, the stove is very important in your home.  It represents wealth and how we nourish ourselves in the world.  so next time you use a burner, try using a different one.  Don't automatically go for your favorite one.  Instead, open up your opportunities and try something different.  Also, be sure to keep your stove clean, and use it at least once every day.
Recycled Shells

Our bedrooms are tied closely to our personal energy because we spend a lot of passive time in the bedroom sleeping.  So, while you're spring cleaning, don't forget to clean underneath the bed!  Clutter under the bed symbolizes subconscious blocks in your personal life and relationships.  This is an ideal time to re-organize and clear out any clutter and anything you haven't used in the last three years.  Also make sure that if you must have storage under the bed, everything should be soft and bed related.

Living areas
Make sure all your windows are really clean!  The windows represent the eyes of the inhabitants.  If they are dirty and cloudy, take special care to wash them well, the inside and outside.  Make sure the frames are in good repair so you can open and close them easily.  In Feng Shui, the windows should be clear and easy open, so you can feel seen and heard as well as nourished.

eclectic home office by Susan Hopkins at least three different shades of white

Thank you so much for those great tips Anjie.  Make sure to visit Anjie's Holistic Spaces to learn more about Feng Shui and how we can apply it on our home!

Do you have a special tip to make your home more relaxed?  I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading!


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