What if I told you there’s a way to develop a loving and supportive relationship with your home? In this post, I’m going to give you a few feng shui tips for you to implement to help you allow happiness, health and wealth into your life.
I heard about the concept of feng shui many years ago and although it intrigued me even back then, I never took the time to look into what it is exactly. Now that I’m a homeowner, I’ve attracted it back into my life. This time I decided to take the time to invest in a book about it. I also decided to implement as many of the concepts introduced to me from said book to my house.
In this post I’m going to share the name of the book along with 3 major concepts mentioned in it so that you can begin your feng shui journey. This is only a snippet and I recommend you purchase the book, which is very easy to read and to follow along. As always, go into this with an open mind for best results.
What is feng shui?
It is “an ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment to achieve harmony and balance,” according to National Geographic. The term feng shui means “the way of wind and water.” Both are associated with good health and good fortune.
Feng shui has roots in Taoism and it focuses on the flow of energy, or chi, that is in everything. Chi is made up of opposing forces, yin and yang elements. The practice of feng shui works to balance out these two elements to bring harmony and “good” energy into the home.
I will be referring to the same book for all the information provided in this post. The book is called “The Happy Home: Your Guide to Creating a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life” by Feng Shui expert Patricia Lohan. There are different styles of feng shui and Patricia uses the Flying Stars Classical Feng Shui in her teachings.
One of the first ideas in the book the author introduces the reader to is to think of your home as a friend. This helps to begin to establish a new friendship with your home. Every home is filled with energy so it’s best to get acquainted with the structure and everything in it so that you can begin to clear negative energy and welcome positive energy into the home.
In the book, Patricia begins with becoming familiar with the anatomy of your home. She introduces the concept that every home has eyes, ears and a mouth. The windows are the eyes of the home and one of the first exercises she gives the reader is to thoroughly clean them inside and out. Before taking this action, she reminds the reader to do everything with intention.
The affirmation suggested when cleaning your windows is the following: “I can see clearly where I am going and what is coming to me.” So she invites you to think of the intention for your home and for your future before cleaning your windows. Then repeat that affirmation out loud or in your head while you continue this beginning step. This powerful exercise should bring clarity into your life because you can physically and metaphorically “see” clearly now.
The next step in the book is to focus on the ears of the house which are the walls of your home. The walls hold energy and memories from all the previous people that have lived in the home. A gentle reminder Patricia gives us is to never talk badly about your home while you’re in it because it can hear you.
The exercise suggested to clear negative energy from the ears of your home involves journaling. Write out all past stories and memories you have from being in your home. This exercise will take time so don’t rush it and be okay with it taking more than one sitting if needed. Write out everything you can think of including:
- anything traumatic/emotional
- interactions with friends, family or neighbors
- things breaking
- times you received bad news
- any stories you know about past owners, etc
After writing out everything that comes to mind, Patricia invites you to consciously decide to “let go” of every negative memory. The way to do it is by asking yourself out loud, “Do I want to let go of this?” Then answer intentionally “Yes, I do.” Do this to release every negative memory on your list. After completing this, go outside and safely burn the paper to truly release it out of the house.
The last step in the beginning of the book is to focus on the mouth of the house, which is the front entry. First of all, Patricia stresses the importance of using the front door of your home. This allows positive chi to enter the house. Some people (including me prior to reading this book) hardly ever use their front door and that’s a mistake. Using the main entrance is like “feeding” your house. One thing you can begin doing if it’s not possible to use your front door is to leave it open for a few hours daily. You’ll still “feed” your home with good energy by doing that.
The exercise suggested for this section is to thoroughly clean your front entrance. Keep it tidy and remove any obstacles that will stop good chi from entering the home. The affirmation suggested for the mouth of your home is, “I welcome good things into my life.” Do everything you can to make your front entrance as welcoming as possible. Remove any obstacles from the front yard, trim your lawn, add flowers by the entrance, etc. All of this welcomes positive energy to your home.
Those were only a few tips to help you familiarize yourself with feng shui and introduce good energy into your home. A few other tips mentioned in the book involve decluttering, clearing negative energy, and deep cleaning your home. Basically treating your home with love as you would treat a friend. I highly recommend the book because it goes in depth on how to map out your home to find the 9 guas (energy spots) of your home.
The 9 guas are the following:
- health and well-being
- career and life journey
- wisdom and knowledge
- family and community
- prosperity and abundance
- fame and reputation
- love and relationships
- new beginnings, creativity and fertility
- helpful people and travel
The book also describes how to properly enhance each gua in order to bring the most positive energy. Patricia gives you do’s and don’ts for every gua in a simple and tangible way. If you follow her tips, you’ll feel a difference in your home.
I hope you learned something new today! Let me know if you implement any of these feng shui tips in your home. My DM’s are always open on Instagram. Tag me in your IG stories cleaning your front entrance to allow allll the good chi into your home 🙂
I loved this book and completed most of the exercises in it. After cleaning my windows and front entrance, I felt a shift in my life and this was only the beginning! I now know where the 9 guas are in my house and have implemented tips to enhance them in order to bring prosperity, health and harmony into my life.
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