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Feng Shui Tips for Creating Positive Energy in Your Home

Have you ever felt that life was moving too fast? Whether it’s the constant rushing of your mind or trying to rush from place to place, it can do us all some wonders to take a moment and slow down. However, these moments of calm and quiet can be fleeting and rare for our fast-paced lifestyles. Wouldn’t it be good for all of us mentally and physically if we could live a more present life?

Thankfully, there is such a practice that’s been treasured for nearly thousands of years. It’s the ancient Chinese art of feng shui. This practice emphasizes mindfulness and slowing down to truly exist in the present moment. In direct translation, “feng shui” means “wind” and “water.” Just like how those elements are natural parts of our bodies and the world, feng shui showcases just how detached we’ve become from our roots. After all, being open and free in a park can’t compare to being cooped up in a tiny New York apartment. 

By implementing feng shui into your habits, you can reconnect with the experiences and details of life around you to experience the magic of being alive. Though it might sound challenging at first, there are some easy ways to subconsciously ease into a feng shui mindset. One of the best steps you can take is to incorporate feng shui into your home. Through some awareness and decoration, you can have your home radiate good energy and help set you up in a positive mindset. 

Let’s dive right into some of the best feng shui tips and tricks for your home to help you live your best life. 

• Brighten the Entrance 

When thinking about your mindset, you’ll always want positive energy to fill up your body. Because that energy needs to enter through an entrance, feng shui emphasizes your home’s doorway as a similar entrance to invite good feeling throughout the interior. You can start to create a great entrance by clearing the clutter away and making it clean. Take a moment to wipe the dirt down and make it a bright and spacious place. The more inviting you can make it seem, the better the energy will feel in that space. 

• Clean the Windows

Just like the popular phrase of how your eyes are the windows to your soul, your windows are especially important for feng shui as well. You should clean them often and keep the curtains open to allow in the light. Sunlight in general can naturally brighten our auras and keep our energy levels high. Our homes can become so much more vibrant when exposed to the light, so clean windows allow us to see more of the world in its natural beauty. 

• Remove the Blockages

Take a moment to re-trace the physical movements of your body from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall back asleep. How do you find yourself navigating through your home? Are you finding yourself swerving past clutter that’s on the floor, swinging open the door that doesn’t seem to be well-oiled, or having to squeeze through a messy closet? Now that your mind is consciously aware of these obstacles, it’s time for you to physically move or fix them with ease. By removing the physical barriers in your life, the good energy of feng shui will help ease the mental ones as well. 

• Add Plants

Whether you’ve heard of feng shui before or not, you might already innately know that having plants around can bring good vibes. That’s because as living beings, they have a lot of life energy flowing through them. By bringing some potted plants or vines into your home, you’re bringing vitality and vibrancy into your living environment. Not only will they help purify the air that you’ll breathe, but they’ll also naturally lift your mood as you go about your day. 

• Emphasize Gratitude

Unlike what biology says, feng shui believes that every single element around you is alive, including the very air that you exist in. It’s this life energy that helps nourish you to grow. Your house in particular does a lot to protect you, give you a space to sleep, eat, and endless activities more. By emphasizing your gratitude to your home, no matter how silly that might seem, it’ll only treat you better. 

• Look Within Yourself

Our physical lives are often the manifestations of the bottled-up emotions and feelings that we’ve hoarded within our brains. If you’ve felt down for a while and lived as if something was holding you back, take a look at what’s going on in your home. Do you still have photos of an unrequited love still hanging up somewhere on your desk? Do you post your unpaid bills high up on the fridge where you walk by and see every day? The practice of feng shui teaches us that we should create the intimate environments that we want our mindset to embody. Take a moment of your day to do a cleansing detox by taking down elements that make you feel sad. Even though your home might be a little emptier, that’s your opportunity to fill it with things that make you feel at your best self. 

• Check the Doors

Doors have a lot of symbolism when it comes to feng shui. As the representations of your voice and the portals through which life-changing opportunities can come through, you’ll want to make sure that the area surrounding your door is free of clutter. Additionally, you want to ensure that it can open to its fullest extent and is working properly. 

Final Thoughts

If you’ve ever desired to live a more happy and present life, then you can start today by incorporating feng shui into your home. In utilizing these simple tips and tricks, you can transform your living space into a temple in which good life energy can flow straight to you. 

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Brian Burds

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