Space clearing is the Feng Shui art of clearing and revitalising the energy of buildings. It has many uses, but when I’m asked to summarise the three most important times in a person’s life to do space clearing, here’s what I say:
Moving into a new home
This is the most obvious time to do space clearing, to clear out the predecessor energies of previous occupants and land yourself energetically in your new home. Until you do this, it will never be truly yours. There will always be residual energies from the past affecting everything you do there.
If you move into a completely new building that no-one has ever lived in before, you might think this wouldn’t apply, but in my experience space clearing is still very helpful. It clears out any energies left by the builders and harmonises the space after the disruption of all the building work, so that it immediately starts to feel like a home. Without space clearing it can take much longer for this to happen.
For a home that has had a very chequered history, either because of problems during the building process or because of the history of previous occupants, . . . → Read More: The Three Most Important Times to do Space Clearing
Creating an Outdoor Oasis of Beauty and Balance
As spring invites us to get outdoors again and spruce up our yards, why not consider going beyond the usual habits of gardening, and instead work with your landscape in alignment with the wisdom of Feng Shui?
With the summer months our yards can become an extension of our living space, and the garden allows us to feel connected to nature. Since the effective application of Feng Shui techniques do wonders for shifting the energy of interior spaces, it makes sense that the same principals apply to your yard and garden. A well designed Feng Shui garden landscape appeals to all the senses, delights visitors, and provides a calm and restorative environment to fully enjoy the summer season.
Landscaping that is energized with the flow of chi will bring life to your home, and attract an abundance of birds, butterflies and a feeling of well being. By incorporating representations of the elements, you can make your garden a retreat oasis in alignment with the wisdom of Feng Shui.
*Remove clutter, weeds, dead plants, objects to trip on such as tools and hoses, and other strewn debris in order to clear the . . . → Read More: Feng Shui for your Landscaping
With Feng Shui it is all about placement however some elements are so powerful they will help improve the energy almost anywhere you use them. Plants are a force that expresses vitality and pure life essence in your space, not to mention that they purify the air that you breathe.
Everywhere there are plants there are people who have interpreted their meaning in the human life. From China we get these special plants that can help enrich our lives in particular ways.
1. One of the first plants that most people think in Feng Shui gardens is Bamboo. It represents fidelity, wisdom, flexibility, cooperation and wisdom. It can be used anywhere these qualities are desired or anywhere the there is a special need to lift the ch’i as the way the bamboo grows is particularly good for that.
2. Another ubiquitous symbol of Chinese gardens is the Pine Tree. It represents resilience, longevity, integrity, and dignity. It can be placed wherever you need to remember the big picture. It is always welcome near the front door where it will remind you daily of the stellar attributes that you can acquire.
3. Few flowers are more beloved than the Lotus. . . . → Read More: Nine Essential Plants for your Feng Shui Garden
Does your business’ entrance say ‘Welcome’ … or ‘Nobody’s Home?’ Whether you run a home-based business or are an executive in a large corporation, there are simple ways you can use Feng Shui to improve your business… starting at the front door. Your business entrance speaks volumes about you. Use feng shui to be sure it is giving the right message.
Start by standing outside your business entrance and asking yourself: ‘What does this door say about my business?’
Is your business entrance welcoming? Is it an image of prosperity, success and professionalism? Or are there faded ‘VISA accepted here!’ stickers on the glass? Do you have one of those cheap plastic ‘Open/Closed’ signs from the hardware store announcing your availability?
I recently went to a business that had a poster on the front door noting the date of the funeral for the original owner… who had died in 2008. Seriously! One would think that someone in the business should have recognized it was time to remove that image from the storefront. Talk about negative ch’i! A photograph and an ‘in memory of’ plaque in the Helpful People or Fame sectors would have been a more appropriate way . . . → Read More: Opening Doors of Opportunity with Feng Shui
Professional Feng Shui consultants from around the world shared some of their favorite tips and suggestions to help guide clients who are trying to sell their home. You have heard of curl appeal, now we are introducing you to Feng Shui appeal. What a space not only looks good but feels good too, it is bound to sell faster.
1. Clutter Clearing
• Nearly all agree, clutter clearing is one of the most important things you can do for your space. As one stated, “clear clutter, clear clutter, clear clutter!” • De-personalize the space, remove family photos, clear off the refrigerator, and put away extra electronics and cords. • Don’t forget to clean the basement (or lower level), as everything in the basement anchors a homeowner and can keep them locked in the current home .
2. Curb Appeal and Front Door
• Manicure the yard and put welcoming plants in red, yellow or lush green at both sides of the front door. • Put a wind chime at the entrance to create good chi keep the positive energy in the home. • A water element (mirrors work well) combined with plants and good lighting enhance the . . . → Read More: Top Feng Shui Tips to Help You Sell Your Home
To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow Feng Shui principles, keep these tips in mind.
1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.
2. Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms.
3. The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection, which is farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. It’s even better if you can place the bed . . . → Read More: Five Feng Shui Concepts to Help Sell a Home