Feng Shui originated from China. It comes from the belief that everything has energy, even inanimate objects. Proper placement of objects around the home can guide that energy and allow it to flow freely. Feng Shui uses those energy forces to harmonize people with their surrounding environment, thus creating good energy that helps to boost your energy levels and brings about a sense of happiness and well-being. Here are our top tips to create positive energy in your home.
It makes sense that energy cannot flow around a cluttered home as there are too many things to be navigated; this does not create positive energy. De-cluttering is a really great way to get the energy flowing freely around your home. Get rid of anything that no longer serves its purpose or that you have not used in a long time. Keep things you love close at hand. You will be amazed by how much this will boost your energy levels. You could sell your unwanted items on eBay or hold a garage sale to increase your finances too.
Use lots of circular or oval shapes where possible as this shape allows the energy to flow more freely. Use circular or oval mirrors or dining tables for example and you will start to see quite a difference in the energy of the room. Mirrors are important tools for Feng Shui as they enhance the natural light in the room and recirculate good energy. They do draw attention to what they reflect though, so make sure they are placed carefully and show your home off at its best. A well-placed mirror can make a room look a lot bigger too which will help the energy to flow around it. hometipsor.com has lots of great tips like this.
Lighting is important as it activates energy. Make sure that you have enough light sources in every area of your home. Dark areas represent the parts of your life that you are ignoring or neglecting, so keep these to a minimum. A dimmer switch can work well as you can change the ambiance of the room to match the activity you are doing. Softer lighting may work for the evening but if you are working from home, you may prefer to use a brighter light or task lighting to save your eyes from getting tired.
A bed should feel like a little room within a room so make sure that yours is cosy and it has a lot of soft materials. If the space allows for it, place the head of the bed on the wall furthest away from the door, but preferably not directly opposite the door. Make sure you have a clear view of the space outside the room. This allows the energy to flow freely and you will find that you get a better night’s sleep in this position.
Keep electrical items out of the bedroom as these prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Leave your phone in another room if you can and don’t be tempted to get a television to watch in bed. A good rest will boost your energy levels enormously.
Use these Feng Shui tips and you will create positive energy in your home.
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