Spring Cleaning: Feng Shui Your Home to Manifest Your Desires

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Spring Cleaning: Feng Shui Your Home to Manifest Your Desires

By: Sandy Saintilius

It’s Spring. The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and you can finally wear that cute sundress without dying of hypothermia. Once barren trees are now covered in vibrant green foliage and pollen travels through the air to annoyingly awaken your allergies. Spring is a time for mother nature to start fresh but it can also be a time for you to start anew and realign your energies. In January you probably made a ton of New Year’s Resolutions about the goals you wanted to achieve and the kind of life you want to create for yourself, right? Spring is a great time to check in on those goals! This year, while you’re spring cleaning, think beyond the clutter in your home and think about the clutter of energies in your home.

Did you make resolutions to get out of debt, lose weight or get a new job? The energies in your home can play a huge part in manifesting the things you want in life and applying the principles of Feng Shui into your environment can help you channel all the right energies.

Originating in China, the art of Feng Shui uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Basically, every item in your home has its own “chi” or energy. Some have good chi and some have bad chi. Being intentional about where and how you arrange these items will either block or encourage the flow of certain energies.

Check out these 3 Feng Shui tips to help you attract the right energy:

1. Clear Your Entryway

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There should be a clear path to the front door of your home.

Take a look around.

Is there clutter? Miscellaneous items laying around making it harder to get to the front door?

Is your bike parked by the key hooks? Is there mail piling up or gum wrappers on your entry table?

If so, clean it up!

The front door is one of the main channels of energy in your home and any items that make it harder to walk in and out of can block the flow of good energy into your home.

2. Establish the Energy Map of Your Home

In Feng Shui, it’s believed that each area of your home is connected to a specific area in your life. Some areas are connected to love and marriage while other areas are associated with your career, personal growth, and even money.

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Each of the 9 Feng Shui Bagua areas has a specific element and color aligned with it as well.

For example, money is said to be connected to the southeast region of your home. The elements of wood and water are associated with money as are the colors blue and green.

Trying to pay off your debt this year? Consider adding plant or water elements to the southeast part of your home and if you don’t have a green thumb, pictures of plants and water are a great alternative.

Wanna attract fame, knowledge or health? Get a floor plan of your home and find out how to map out all the energies in it.

 

3. Position Your Furniture in Your Lucky Feng Shui Direction

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In Feng Shui there’s a Kua Number. This number is determined by your birth year as it relates to the Chinese New Year.

You can use this chart to figure out your Kua Number. 

Depending on your number there are certain directions that can help you tap into the strongest positive energies.

You’ll want to focus on the areas of your home you spend the most time.

For example, my Kua Number is 8 and my lucky direction to attract money is southwest. To channel this energy I’ll place my bed in this direction or my desk since I spend a lot of time working from home and on average people spend a third of our lives sleeping.

Find out which directions will help bring you prosperity and knock out those New Year’s Resolutions.   

Try these Feng Shui tips and tag @twentysomethinandblack and me, @sandysaintilus, so we can see your beautiful home!

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