5 Feng Shui Tips to Create a More Positive Energy Flow
"If you get it right, feng shui always improves your living and work condition." ~ Lillian Too
The pandemic and world events of 2020 may have you feeling more melancholy, stressed, and anxious than ever before. One way to help lift your spirits is to make your home feel like a haven. How can you do this without breaking the bank? It’s easier than you might think.
Set your sights on achieving a more positive flow of energy throughout your home by incorporating feng shui into your daily life. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of spatial laws that dates back more than 3,000 years. It is believed that the placement of furniture and other household items can effect a positive energy flow meant to improve your mood, finances, and life in general.
“Arranging a home to hold happiness in place is the primary goal of feng shui,” says the author of The Western Guide to Feng Shui for Prosperity Terah Kathryn Collins. Also the founder of the Western School of Feng Shui, Collins goes on to say that “Your furniture is essentially alive, interconnected with the rest of your life, and subject to being moved around at any time.”
Collins is not saying that your couch is going to start talking or walking. And it most certainly won’t take a jaunt into the next room. What she is saying is that if you don’t like your couch, your mood will naturally take a dip whenever you see it or sit on it. And, if you don’t like the position of the couch, then you might feel even more irritated whenever you sit on that dreaded piece of furniture. End result? Your energy flow will be moving in a negative direction.
Here are 5 simple household feng shui tips that will get your energy flow moving in the positive direction and help ease anxiety:
1. Keep your foyer clutter-free—the foyer is known for being a place in the home that becomes overrun with coats, shoes, boots, and backpacks. Clutter can make one feel lethargic and is thought to attract negative energy.
2. Place the couch against a wall—the living room is typically the first room seen by visitors as they enter a home. A couch floating in the centre of the room is believed to interrupt the flow of energy. A couch anchored to the side of a wall (it doesn’t have to be touching the wall but should be close to it) is said to provide support and stability to those residing in the home.
3. Let natural light flow through your family room—don’t cover up the windows in your family room with heavy drapery. Natural light, and lots of it, contributes to the flow of positive energy.
4. Avoid metal headboards, especially those with railings—according to feng shui laws, the bed is the most important furniture in a home because of the amount of time spent in it. A solid headboard, with wood being the preferred material, will provide your body with a sense of support as you sleep.
5. Fix a leaky faucet—be it in the bathroom or the kitchen, a drippy or leaky faucet is a definite feng shui no-no. A faulty faucet is a symbol that your money is draining away.
If you're feeling sad, stressed, or anxious as we enter the final months of 2020, try incorporating even a few of these simple feng shui tips. You just might find yourself feeling a little more empowered as you welcome a more positive flow of energy into your home and your daily life.