Feng Shui is not only applicable for your house or office, but offers many other applications for your wellbeing. Feng Shui is applicable to your car or in the garden as well as for the improvement of your personal energy. However, the best introduction to Feng Shui is through your home. Once you have mastered this, you can move on to higher and more complex levels of this energy influence.
All Feng Shui calculations start from your date of birth. They include your personal birth element, your lucky directions, Kua number, and your Chinese zodiac sign.
1. Remove Clutter in Your Home
Clearing your home of clutter may take a while, but it is highly therapeutic and creates a harmonious feeling of Feng Shui energy. This step is essential for Feng Shui and you will have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you have completed the job. Anything around the house that you do not like, get rid of it.
This applies to your wardrobe also. We all have clothes that we do not wear and they occupy your closet space year in and out. Now is the time to bid them farewell, take them to a thrift shop and let somebody else enjoy them. This is good Feng Shui. The out of sight strategy does not work with Feng Shui. Painting the inside of your wardrobe white is also good as this color is considered the best for the Feng Shui influence.
The same applies to your children’s clothes and toys. Let them ‘bag’ things they no longer wear or play with and pass them along to children less fortunate who would love to have something new.
2. Let in Good Quality Light and Air
Open windows wide and allow good Feng Shui called Chi into your home. Make use of an air purifier or have Feng Shui air- purifying plants around the house. The more natural light you have for your home, the better it is for your chi. Defining the energy map of your house is known as Bagua and it specifies areas that relate to your life. In traditional Feng Shui, the southeast area of your home is a connection to your money flow energy.
3. Other Bagua Area Definitions
• South - fame and reputation
• Southwest – love and marriage
• West – creativity for children
• Northwest – helpful people and blessings
• East – Health and family
• Northeast – spirituality and personal growth
• North – career
4. Creating Basic Feng Shui Elements
To create balance, vibrant energy and attract prosperity, introduce the Feng Shui elements of water and wood to the southeast area of your house. Should you need to improve your health, put rich wood Feng Shui elements like plants or wood furniture in the east area. It is also possible to express Feng Shui elements in colors and different shapes.
Find out what your Feng Shui birth element is in order to create a home that nourishes and supports your energy. Should your personal element be fire, you need to introduce expressions of fire colors into your home such as red, orange, yellow, pink and magenta or else some triangular shaped items. In the Feng Shui relationship, wood feeds the fire. You want to create a family home that is harmonious with the different Feng Shui elements.
5. Your Kua Number and Lucky Directions
In order to receive the best energy from your Feng Shui directions, you need to adjust the position of your bed, your working desk, even the seating in your dining area. An example is that if your personal Kua number is one, it is best for you to face one of the directions of East, Southeast, North or South. Be aware of the feel of your home and reflection of energy influences on your well-being. Pay close attention to the Feng Shui ‘trinity’ that is connected to your health, such as your bedroom, bathroom, and your kitchen. Keep them, like the rest of your house, healthy and happy.
Once you have mastered the basic Feng Shui steps for the home, you can advance and learn more about Feng Shui deeper levels.