Feng Shui and the Importance of Creating Space for New Beginnings
Create a void for attracting new opportunities for success by clearing old, stagnant energy stuck in your surroundings.
While you're putting away the tree trimmings, take the time to let go of the Old and ring in the New with the help of good Feng Shui advice.......
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement. It deals with energy flow and dates back a few thousand years to a time when the Chinese were concerned with placing their homes in a protected position against nature's vagaries. Feng Shui means "Wind and Water". Both wind and water in large amounts can be very damaging so the ancient Chinese learned that building a home high on a hilltop left it vulnerable to strong currents. Placing the home in a valley where there was a water source such as a river caused concern for flooding safety. The "just right" position was determined to be at the base of the mountain, protected from the wind and yet far enough from the water to be safe. This configuration was known as the "belly of the dragon", but any comfortable, safe site was said to have good Chi, the vital life force energy that flows through the Universe.
When your home or office is cluttered, the Chi is restricted and can't flow freely throughout the area. Since energy flows in a circular spiraling motion, it tends to slow down and get stuck in corners. It doesn't move easily around too much furniture in a small space, and it stagnates where it finds accumulated dirt, cobwebs, discarded items, junk and disorganization of any kind. In fact, clutter attracts more clutter, resulting in piles of rubble that really keep us stuck in old energy. The word clutter comes from a former English term, meaning to coagulate or clot.
Since physical clutter contributes to how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to our environment, I tell my clients to clean up and organize before attempting to enhance their surroundings with Feng Shui applications. I have been into homes where I was not welcome to check the garage, basement or home office so my consultation included a discussion of the negative impact of clutter on the occupants. Clutter usually accumulates over time, and without realizing it, people become accustomed to living with low-level vibrations emanating from piles of old papers, boxes, trash and unused items.
Energetically, everything emits vibrations that "talk" to us. Steeped in low energy levels, we can become irritable, inefficient, lazy and even depressed. Candace used to keep piles of newspapers and magazines on the night stand by the bed in hopes that she would have time to read them before going to sleep. When she wanted to settle in for the night, the collection would start telling her that she was behind in her reading. (She had a similar set that she carried around in a briefcase.) I'm happy to report that after the pile was cleaned out and the few remaining items were organized into a drawer, she was able to go to bed without guilt!
It takes dedication and time to clear clutter. I tell my clients that it is a continuous process. I advise them to investigate simple organizing systems that help them sort, file and store needed items. The de-cluttering test is easy: Ask yourself, "Do I need it? Do I use it? Do I love it?" Everything else is thrown out or given away. Negative or unused objects have to be eliminated in order to lighten your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual load.
Good Feng Shui begins with clearing clutter and encouraging good Chi flow. Once good habits are established, our clean and organized spaces can free us to focus on the more important aspects of our lives - whatever that means to us personally.
Love & Peace,