Welcome to the Feng Shui Your Life series! In this series, I will help you get started with Feng Shui in your home and show you how and easy it can be!
When I first learned about Feng Shui, there were SO MANY things that I thought I needed to do in order to bring balance to my home. In fact, even still I can look around my home and think of 10 things I want to do right now that I know will help me.
But the point of Feng Shui isn’t to add one more thing to your to-do list. The point is to bring balance to your home and FEEL BETTER! And if you’re anything like me, the thought of adding more things to the maintenance of your home doesn’t make me feel better.
So when you’re looking at how to get started with Feng Shui cures, try your best to not get overwhelmed and start throwing colors everywhere in an attempt to get everything under control. Instead, try ONE THING at a time and see how it works for you!
What’s the easiest way to get started with feng shui?
I firmly believe that the place to start with feng shui is decluttering. In Feng Shui – everything counts. Everything. Even if it’s stuffed in a closet or hiding under the bed. Maybe even ESPECIALLY if it’s stuffed in a closet or hiding under the bed. 🙂
The whole point is to help the energy in your home and life to feel better and move more freely.
So let’s start here:
List out the areas of your life in the following way:
- Career/Life Path
- Helpful People/Travel
Once you’ve listed those areas, give each area a rating of one to ten, 1 being very dissatisfied and 10 being completely satisfied. Now look at this list and decide on ONE area that you would like to change.
Let’s say you’d like more wealth and abundance. According to the bagua map, the wealth and abundance area of your home is the far back left corner of your home, when you’re standing at the front door and looking into your house.
(Click here to see a picture of the bagua and how to use it! This post will open in a new window so you can refer back to it as you work.)
In order to intentionally signal to the Universe that you’d like more money, we are going to start here by decluttering that space. If there is a TON of clutter or dirt/debris in this area, then start with 10 minutes at a time. Set a timer and DO SOMETHING.
This will start the chi moving in your wealth area, which is the easiest way to get started with Feng Shui. It also makes you feel more in control and just lighter in general. The whole point is to rearrange and clean this space to get the energy moving around and intentionally show the Universe that you mean business.
How I Got Started With Feng Shui:
The wealth area of my home was actually the first area I chose when I started playing with Feng Shui. I figured it couldn’t hurt, right? And it was something I could do immediately and see if it had immediate results. (Spoiler alert: it totally did.)
This area is in my dining room but there also happens to be a desk area there. I pulled everything out and organized and threw away old papers. I cleaned out the cabinets and wiped them down. I cleared off the dining room table and cleaned the glass. I swept and cleaned up the baseboards. I even cleaned the window inside and outside! I did all of this with the intention of making this corner of my house the happiest corner.
When you really think about it – clutter anywhere is a reflection of an unmade decision, and sometimes is a reflection of hanging onto things just because you might “need it someday,” which is not a sign of abundance or trusting the Universe! This area in my house also contained all of our old tax papers and bank statements — quite literally the things I was not happy with and wanted to change. Moving those items out of the area really lifted the energy of the space because I was no longer confronted with them every time I opened that drawer.
Within just two months of decluttering and cleaning this area – and keeping it clean – my husband landed a new job making almost twice as much as he made at his current job. To me, the decluttering totally worked. And honestly, it was something I needed to do anyway.
Now any time something seems weird or wonky with my finances, I deliberately clean that area and do things to shake up the chi. It gives me something to do, and it never, ever hurts.
If you really want ONE place to start with Feng Shui, this is it: CLUTTER IS STUCK ENERGY. Pick that area of your home that bugs you the most and get that stuck energy out.