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Feng Shui Your Home

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Feng shui Luopan compass

Feng shui Luopan compass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ll assume you all know what I mean by Feng Shui but in case you don’t it’s basically setting up your home in a way conducive to positive energy flow. You place your furniture strategically for good energy to enter your home. I’ve had a book on the topic of dealing with clutter in a Feng Shui method for years but have never done much with it. Now I feel like I should make an effort you know to arrange my stuff for maximum potential.

The whole thing is kind of daunting so I’m just going to deal with my computer room that I use most (for blogging) and see how it goes. Anyone Feng Shui their home before? If I had lots of money I’d hire an expert to do it for me but I think I can figure it out for myself. I’m not sure if I should have my desk with computer in the area of creativity and projects or prosperity, abundance and fortunate blessings. Or maybe I should place it in the space for knowledge and wisdom. This is probably covered somewhere in the book but me being the lazy (efficient) person I am, I avoid bogging myself down with unnecessary information. Ah heck, maybe I’ll scan the index or something.

Well I got side tracked and ended up weeding out a pile of books from my larger bookcase (I have two). So that feels good but I never got to anything else because just weeding books is hard for me! I get attached to them but the ones I took out are books I didn’t feel I needed anymore. As a sentimental slob I hang onto things most would chuck in the bin but I struggle with guilt, guilt over tossing something someone gave me; especially when it was well thought out and suited me. Then there are the countless journals and diaries I kept that I know I would be better off without but I hate the thought of throwing them out. What am I supposed to do with them? I’ll be shredding all weekend! Call me paranoid but nobody’s going to be able to read my old journals. Good thing I have a fairly good shredder.

This Feng Shui stuff might take me longer than I thought. Apparently you have to clear your clutter first to help with the proper flow of energy. Crap! I’ll be all year with my things. Well maybe not all year but certainly a few weeks anyway.

What do you think about Feng Shui?

Β©Natalya, 2013.

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11 thoughts on “Feng Shui Your Home

  1. I think feng shui is great and although I am not sure how it works exaclty it can really help to give space in the mind by making space in the environment – and don’t worry i have the same problem with the clutter, mostly under the bed, which I have been through several times already and need more shelves and storage space! if i could afford to live on my own i would have it all arranged completely differently. Definatly worth following up.

    • Thanks, good to know I’m not alone with this issue! LOL You know if you are okay with the Dollar Store they usually have some storage options, such as bins/buckets/shelves etc. Not sure if you shop there. I am conflicted ethically but still shop there because being unemployed it’s just accessible. Likewise, discount department stores usually have options to help with your storage and space saving problems.

  2. thanks for the tips,I did get some storage boxes cheaply, but the main problem is the need for extra bookshelves – i have a kind of building site of them around my bed. πŸ™‚

    • LOL, I love books but have you considered weeding your collection? Or even converting to an e-reader device? That would solve your problem quite nicely if you aren’t attached to your books.

  3. I am afraid that the current building in progress may turn into the pyramid which i will eventually – in many years be buried in on account of the fact that most of them are text books and the ones that aren’t i do use for reference, there is of course always the oppertunity to weed, but i’m thinking of sacred geometry here and so a pyramid has good chi right? πŸ™‚

  4. It took me a very long time to clear my clutter, being older and having saved so much stuff for so long that was basically clutter. I got a book from the library called Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui by Karen Kingston. I found it very helpful.

    http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Your-Clutter-With-Feng/dp/0767903595

    Good luck in your feng shui efforts. πŸ™‚

    Good and healing thoughts to you.

    Kate

  5. I have been throwing things out last summer, and will continu when the weather get a little better. Don’t know much about feng shui. I just need space, and silence. If I could I would organize it the zen way, but lucky for my stuff, I don’t love alone.

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