The fall season is about a transition from the fiery shui energy of the summer season to a deep and inward energy of winter (water feng shui element.) Is the feng shui of your home space prepared for this? Do you know how to use feng shui and space clearing for a healthy and easy transition for yourself and for your home?
Fall is the season when we tend to let go of the past and do the same with the feng shui energy of our home space. And while feng shui has blossomed into a billion dollar industry catering to corporate CEOs and Hollywood celebrities, by using a few simple feng shui space clearing tips, even a beginner can clear out their own environment. You can use feng shui tips to sweep out the “old energy” and make a new place for “good energy.”
1. Clutter: To our subconscious, clutter triggers images of stagnation and decay. Clutter represents places we don’t want to put our attention. If you want to welcome good changes into your life, use feng shui to clear the clutter. On a personal note- my apartment seems much brighter as I purge out my junk. The good news- I haven’t missed a single thing I got rid of and/or donated!
2. Corners: Corners are the places in your home where the vital energy, or Ch’i comes to a stop like traffic light. Use feng shui and discover how plants, artwork, or small pieces of furniture in your “corners” can move the energy. This is something I’m working on. Since I’m in the process of packing and moving right now– this will have to wait until I’m more settled.
3. Closets: In a word–use it or lose it! Keep your closets neat and free of unused items. Don’t allow your closets to become chaotic or they will spread this bad feng shui energy throughout your home. I continue to “skinny down” the contents of my closet. I have a new rule- before I buy something new I have to figure out what I will get rid of when I get home. And if I buy something and either haven’t used it or worn it after 2 weeks then I must return it. (so far, so good– I’m hopeful I can keep this up!)
4. Ceremony: Ceremonies honor life, seasons, and aspects of living beyond the physical. Make time for ceremony in your life: use candles, music and symbols to let your home receive a fresh flow of healing and inspiration. Burning a candle each night lets the problems and worries of the day burn in the fire. I should know– I do this frequently!
5. Consciousness: Energy flows where attention goes. Create good energy for the fall season with warm colors, rich textures and a comfortable feeling.
6. Cycles: There is a rhythm to everything in life. Cycles are important. Observing the cycles of the seasons is important in order to maintain good energy in your home.
When we align ourselves and our homes with the cycles of nature, we find more harmony in our lives. We can use feng shui in making our homes a sanctuary to reflect our hopes and dreams.