Feng Shui Series: Making the most of small spaces - Part 1

You might be wondering what in the world is Feng Shui? Well… Feng Shui is a practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what's happening inside us. The purpose of Feng Shui is to match your environment with who you are and where you want to go, i.e. to harmonize your energy with your home's energy. According to Feng Shui practices all objects possess an energy called chi, and that you can use this chi to bring luck, wealth, and opportunity into your home. However, Feng Shui, literally meaning “wind and water,” is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of man to his environment. Sounds pretty great right? Simply rearrange your house to get what you want out of life! All that remains now is… how do you do that? By carefully considering what you bring in to you home. How you arrange your rooms, and how you maintain the space. Everything has energy, even inanimate objects. Feng Shui helps guide that energy and let it flow freely through your home.

The Basics: The first 3 Steps in Feng Shui

Clear Your Clutter for Good Feng Shui

Get rid of everything you do not love in your house. Clutter clearing is a time-and-energy-consuming process that will feel like therapy, but it will help you "lighten up the load," so to speak. Do not skip this step, as it is an essential one in creating harmonious house Feng Shui energy.

Get Good Quality Air and Light

These two elements are essential for good Feng Shui energy (Chi) in your home. Open the windows often, introduce Feng Shui air-purifying plants or use an air purifier. Allow as much natural light as possible into your home and consider using full-spectrum lights.

Define Your Energy Map

Define the Bagua, or the Feng Shui energy map of your house, by using one of the two main Feng Shui methods: the classical school Bagua or the BTB grid. Once you define the Bagua, you will know which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life. For example, in traditional Feng Shui, the Southeast Feng Shui area of your home is connected to the flow of money energy in your life.

Disclaimer: While there has been a lot of research done around Feng Shui and its successes, the results of Feng Shui are not guaranteed. (#fengshui, #homedecorating)

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