9 things you should know about fengshui


What is fengshui?

A lot has been written about fengshui. I’ve written about it myself on a couple of occasions. But as I am off to Asia in a couple of weeks, I thought I would take a minute and remind my blog readers of the practice and the art of fengshui.

Fengshui is about the balance and flow of energy. Feng means wind, shui means water. It’s about wind and water. Feng shui is important because good feng shui will bring positive energy and good fortune, bad feng shui will attract bad energy and bring bad luck. (Energy is called chi.)

Updating with fengshui

First of all, you don’t have to know a lot to update with fengshui in mind. Surround yourself with objects you love. The magic happens when you place the right objects and colours in the right locations.

Clutter, what is it good for?

Clutter in fengshui represents postponed decisions. When you are surrounded with clutter, positive energy (chi) cannot get to you.

Clear surfaces = clarity

When I meet with home sleeps I always tell them that “flat surfaces sell homes”. Clear flat surfaces is also good fengshui. Clear off countertops, tables and desks so that the clarity in front of you will make it easier to find it within.

Plant a plant, Robert

Taking care of plants represents positive growth, but avoid plants with thorns as they send sharp energy. Also avoid miniature plants as they represent stunted growth.

Bring out your dead

Get rid of dead and dried flowers. Dead energy does nothing but collect dust and is a reminder of lack of vibrancy and life.

Packrattery is for rats

Get rid of anything and everything that you no longer like, no longer need, no longer use. Three works: Purge, purge, purge.

The bedroom is for rest and romance

No work and no TV in the bedroom. Only objects that are important to you should be in the bedroom. That also means no to do lists, and no unfinished books.

Further Reading

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