Sometimes, it’s difficult to get started on an organizing or downsizing project, so clients will first work with a Feng Shui expert, to give themselves a goal or a sense of how their home could be. And a Feng Shui consultation often motivates the person to clear the clutter, when a reorganizing goal isn’t quite energizing enough. Yes, I did say that reorganizing sometimes is not energizing. So, how to engage your brain and your heart?
I’m delighted to share a guest article today from Julie Pelletier-Rutkowski, MS, RN and … Certified Feng Shui Consultant, from Feng Shui Services of New England.
I’ve gotten to know Julie from our work and networking together. I’m delighted to share her 9 ways to change the energy in your home. Her website and contact info appear here, so please do click and see what she might do for you and your home.
Feng Shui is a Chinese science and art that has been practiced for more than 4,000 years in Eastern cultures. Over the past 20 years Feng Shui methods have become more accepted in the West. You can enjoy the benefits of Feng Shui in your home today and improve your health, wealth and happiness.
Feng shui literally means wind and water. Wind and water is energy that circulates in the environment clearing and nourishing our world. Feng Shui is the art of designing your space to capture this positive, beneficial energy.
In Feng Shui energy is called chi. Chi is the power behind Feng Shui. Everything in our environment is connected by chi because everything has chi.
Chi can be positive or negative. Positive chi is safe and welcoming. Negative chi is energy that is stuck, stagnant, unbalanced, or slow. Negative chi can harm our physical and mental well-being.
Below are tips to clearing a home to capture and redirect energy flow. These Feng Shui adjustments will help nourish the people who live in the home.
Easy ways to change the energy in your home
8. Remove all the energetic blocks in the hallways and stairs. This is the the main artery for chi.
7. Wipe to remove dust build-up. Dust is an energetic magnet that slows good energy.
6. Remove items in your home that are broken or unusable. These items are dying energy.
5. Fix any leaking faucets. The energy leak is energy “going down the drain.”
4. Clean your closets and remove hidden and forgotten items. This will uncover “lurking” energy.
3. Organize bookshelves and remove old books. Book on the shelf are energetically “talking” to you.
2. Limit photos to a grouping of three. Leave room on the table for more friends!
1. Call a professional certified Feng Shui consultant to help you rejuvenate the energy in your home.
So I’m curious – which step sounds like a place for you to start? — Sue
Julie Pelletier-Rutkowski, MS, RN
Certified Feng Shui Consultant
Feng Shui Services of New England