Create a Healthy Home with Feng Shui
A new year is a great time to shift and clear the energies in a home, and to support new intentions and goals for the coming year. Feng shui is an ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. In literal translation, feng means “wind” and shui means “water.” In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune.
Feng shui believes holding on to things from the past can anchor our energies into old patterns, and that clutter can create health issues in the body. Dense amounts of stuff can make it difficult for new opportunities to enter our lives because there is no room. Go through your bookshelves, closets, and table tops and release everything that you haven’t used in 2018 or that doesn’t make your heart sing. Do not hide it all in the attic, as this creates its own set of energetic and health issues.
Blessing Your Home
Once you have cleared out obsolete items, the energy of your home will already start to shift. You can support this shift by blessing the home. Depending on your belief system, you can use holy water or burning sage, or wipe the walls and floors with lavendar-infused water—or even simply clap your hands through the house. Walk through each room, saying a prayer and/or setting your intentions. It can be as simple as, “Please bring this home more peace and love.” This brings in more positive energies focused on your desires.
Decorating with Intention
Feng shui breaks your home into 9 segments, each allocated to 9 life issues. Identifying those segments and decorating to support that segment’s purpose focuses the energies of your intentions. As an example, two of the most sought-after segments are love and money.
At the front door of your home with your back to the outside, point your right arm to the rear right corner of the home. This is the love & marriage segment (upstairs and downstairs). Pointing to the far left corner of the home identifies the money segment.
Notice how are the rooms decorated. Does the love segment’s decor reflect love, partnership and joy? Does the money segment make you feel abundant, wealthy and luxurious? You may want to paint the room a color that supports the intention of the segment, or change curtains, paintings, throw pillows, etc. If a bathroom falls in either of these areas, there are important steps to take to ensure that your love life or your money isn’t “going down the toilet”.
Ariana Zariah is an intuitive Realtor, intuitive energy worker, and feng shui consultant. For more information, call 864-915-2313 or visit NamasteRealtyGVL.com.