Feng Shui Tips

Feng Shui Tips

Feng Shui is applied to a specific situation, a specific environment and for a specific person. This is why every Feng Shui consultation is individual and personal. However, when using Feng Shui, there are various methods applied. And some of these can be generalized a little bit more than others. Here you'll find some Feng Shui tips and Feng Shui tricks that you can apply at your home immediately. 

When you clear clutter you are not just clearing out old unwanted material things but you are actually de-cluttering your mind.

It is only in the process of throwing out material things that we actually realized that many of them (if not all) don't actually mean anything - they themselves definitely don't bring us happiness. And the more we think about it the more we realize how much clutter we have accumulated in our lifes already. And it is only then that we realize that clearing clutter is also a mental matter.

To clear out our mind we need to tune inwards. Cleansing our mind means cleansing ourselves of impurities, afflictions and negative thoughts. The process can be very painful especially with our ego constantly interfering. Our ego of course is tuning into surivival mode and will do all its can to ensure that none of the negative attachments and prejudices leaves us as - should we ever - come to the full realization that all that binds us in our current society is actually not real, then the ego would have died as it has no reason of existance anymore. So naturally it puts up a big fight.

Cleansing yourself is like washing yourself of all the dirt you have accumulated, you start by rubbing yourself and the water surrounding us turns grey and muddy from all the dirt we wash off. The process usually goes with pain and aches; your ego is resisting. You feel like giving up... but when you don't and you hang in there until the water clears you feel so much lighter, so much fresher. 

Your mind develops an acute sensitivity to the energy of space and time.

You all of a sudden see things you never saw before, you enjoy things you never even noticed before. Your mind all of a sudden develops an acute sensitivity to the energy of space and time that not just surrounds you but is part of you.

This process helps to de-clutter your mind and once you have felt the result of this dejunking you know you will do it again and again and again. Don't let the red dust settle too much again, keep that feeling of feeling lighter and brighter. Keep clearing away all the clutter you accumulate on your mind ... try and do this at least once a year.

PS: If you feel lost on how you can do this, what technique might suit you best, try and find a meditation retreat. A simple one like a zen retreat or a retreat at Kopan Monastry in Kathmandu will help you get through the clutter of your mind.
Small rooms easily tend to become clutters, crowded and stuffed up with things. It is difficult to move in them and no one really enjoys spending any time in them. However, sometimes it is necessary to use a small room as a home office, kids or guest room. So what is the best strategy to re-energize these cramped in spaces?

Make sure that at least once a month you let fresh energy circle in all your small and cramped spaces. These could be the aforementioned small room but could also be storage places and spaces underneath stairways. Any energy that circulates smoothly promotes health and positiveness. Any stale non-circulating energy is negative for your health and your spiritual and emotional being.

Ikea BookshelvesThe easiest way to promote this fresh flow of energy is by opening up all your windows and doors and let good fresh air from outside sweep through your house or apartement.

Other methods to improve fresh energy in your place is to avoid leaving newspapers and magazines piled up in corners, near the stairs or other prominent places. They tend to attrack negative energy because they tend to contain so many negative stories of crime, rape, war and worse. Seeing these brings your attention back to what you read and this in return keeps circulating negative thoughts and images. Of course glossy fashion magazines are not as bad, but they still tend to clutter up if you don't regularly sweep them into the bin.

One of the best remedies for small, cramped places is LIGHT. Use light whereever possible. Concentrate on 5.000 calvin light which is near daylight, not quite as light and cold but has a warmer tint to it. If you have plants in your small places make sure they are well. Don't keep any left-over plants that have previously died. 

By changing decoration and paintings regularly you keep a place alive too. Also when using part of the wall for storage, for example as a bookshelve, ensure it is behind closed doors or a curtain as especially books tend to draw attention and as long as there are not uniform looking will bring clutter and confusion to the room.

And where possible keep your walls bright, fresh and clean.
For many an antique furniture is usually attached to with memories. It is the old cupboard from my grandfather. Do you remember how grandmother used to sit at the old desk and take us through her photographs?

For many others antiques are standing for a time long gone, for a more homely style that they so miss in modern furniture design. And for others yet it is a way of investing money.

Whatever your reason for buying and bringing in antique furniture to your life, make sure to cleanse it of any energy it has attracted over time. Especially when the purchase comes with an unknown history.

The easiest way to cleanse antique furnitures is by salt. Salt dissolves negative energy and neutralizes the harmful and negative qi (energy).

Do not use the cooking salt available in your next-door supermarket. These have often been created by artificial production processes or have been cleaned by additional chemicals. Make sure the mixture is one of natural rock salt with natural sea salt of equal proportion.

Take the salt into your hand. Familiarize yourself with the salt in your palms by for example scooping up your hands with an up and down motion. Now, stroke the piece of furniture with the salt. Use something like a brushing motion as if to clean the surface of your furniture from dirt. If you like you can make a ritual out of this cleansing process by chanting a mantra. If you prefer not to use your naked hands you can also use a damp cloth.

Alternatively if the weather allows in your area you can also let the old furniture stand in the hot sun for ten to fifteen minutes. Sunshine is very powerful to eliminate negative energy.

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