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5 Feng Shui Tips to Bring Calm to Your Home

Posted by Julia Schaffer on

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that considers the flow of energy to create harmony between individuals and the natural world. Literally translated, Feng Shui means 'wind-water' and was originally used to guide the placement and setting out of spiritual places and tombs using the stars to establish direction. Today, it principles influence the design and layout of homes and offices the world over. Interior designer, Deirdre Renniers shares with us 5 simple tips that you can do today to bring harmony to your home. 
1. Keep the Path to the Front Door Clear

 The front door represents our connection to the world. it connects our inner world to the outer world. The front door is considered the mouth of universal energy. It is through the front door that you home receives it’s nourishment of energy. The quality of this energy determines the quality of energy in your home. Keep the front door area clean and clutter-free so that the positive energy coming into your life is not being compromised and your full potential is available to you..

2. Check your Commanding Position

This is the spot in a room furthest from the door and not in direct line with it. It puts you diagonally to the door. Ideally, you should have a clear line of sight to the door and never have you back facing it. The three major elements of the home that need to be in commanding positions are the bed (representing us); the desk (representing our career or purpose); and the stove (representing our wealth). Place these items in the commanding position. The essence of this position is about being the commander of your own energy so that you do your best in any situation. It also helps you to feel relaxed and secure in your space.

3. Keep Your House Clean and Clear of Clutter

Energy needs to flow freely, and clutter disrupts the flow creating negative energy. It can drain you of energy, keep you stuck in the past, and make you feel uncomfortable. Remove clutter and let clean air and light fill your home. Walk through your home and remove anything that could stop the flow of energy. Windows should be kept clean to let in the light. Make a habit of cleaning up your space each day and keep your home well ventilated to ensure positive energy and good luck.

4. Keep What You Love, Clear the Rest

In Feng Shui, every object in your home is a vessel of energy - both positive and negative. Every item in your home should either be useful or loved. Unwanted or unloved possessions hold low vibrational energy and negatively influence your life, representing the past. Remove these items to bring clarity and positivity in your life. Keep your home interior simple and understated, and surround yourself only with things that make you happy.

5. Remove or Fix Broken Items

 Broken things symbolise being broke and having diminished financial energy. They also contribute negative energy or block positive energy. When you ignore things that are broken, you set an intention of neglect. However, when you fix broken things, you set an intention to attract abundance. If you are not able to repair broken items, remove them from your space.

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