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Living in balance and harmony makes people happy. People who live in a chaos fee anxious and unhappy. Applying Feng Shui principals help you create a harmonius environment. Feng Shui is a way to arrange your space and your lifestyle so that it is in sync with the nature and with you. The words Feng Shui mean "wind" and "water”. Just like wind and water swirl freely around in their environments, people should be able to move and function with ease in theirs. Feng Shui principals help create surroundings in which negative energy is prevented and positive energy is allowed to flow freely without obstruction. Failing to apply some basic rules and cures lead to disorder, chaos, turmoil, and sometimes even disaster. Beneficial energy flow in buildings is obtained by correctly arranging furniture and not allowing energy stagnation in any area. The latter is accomplished by not letting clutter build up. Clutter has non- beneficial effects on people mentally and emotionally, also it causes many physical problems. The main rule to prevent a build-up is having only what is really needed and loved in our environment. This requires a thorough uncluttering and letting go off many objects which accumulate for years. After this part is accomplished, the furniture is then arranged with energy flow and functionality in mind. The rest of Feng Shui principals and cures are applied for further enhancement. Sorting through belongings and deciding to let go is a hard process for many people. Attachments can cause great deal of anxiety. Decluttering is a difficult process for those who really have a hard time to let go.. Below are some simple and effective preparation methods
MEDITATION: Going for a walk, or just sitting quietly in a room by yourself. In your minds eye, imagine the way your place will look when everything is done. Picture your space in your mind. What do you want it to look like? Dream of the colors, the layout of the furniture, the fabrics, the décor and the mood of your place. Smell the new paint, and the fresh aroma of the cleaned rooms. Imagine yourself in your recreated space. Feel the smile and happiness in your face. :
ATMOSPHERE: Clean thespace. Bring in fresh flowers andsome candles. Prepare some music that you love to listen while you are working.
PEACE and QUIET: No phone calls- received or made, no TV, no radio shows.
I have been looking for something to help me with my clutter problem. I can't stand the stuff, but it's been hard to let it go also. Feng Shui sounds like what my soul has been calling for, and so today I am going to begin my freedom journey with your tip. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|