Feng Shui Tips to create a new energy template for your home. Simple ways using feng shui elements to change your surroundings and positively influence your life.
Here are some simple ways to change your surroundings and positively influence your life and help manage stress...
Did you know that you can dramatically alter the conditions of your life simply by implementing changes in the energy fields in your living environment?
A Good Read:
I have read some interesting books on the subject, and one that I really enjoy is Sacred Space by Denise Linn.
I recommend this for further reading for anyone interested in feng shui tips for creating positive living space.
Linn talks about creating the template that you want in your home...
By changing the energy template in your home, you can change the energy. This will affect the way people feel about you and the way you feel about yourself and the world around you. So you must decide what area of your life is stressful and create the template in your home that remedies the stress. For example, if you want to create abundance in your life, create an abundance template in your home. If you seek peace, create an environment that projects an enegy of deep inner peace.
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Here are some simple tips you can use to create templates that can positively influence your life...
To Create More Abundance
Start by creating the feeling of luxury in your living space. Use your creativity! Buy inexpensive things like richly coloured fabric. Include a few items that appeal to your sense of self-indulgence.
Start with one room - maybe your bedroom. Drape your bed with the rich fabric. Add lots of pillows. Display pictures or photos that portray abundance to you. Create a 'treasure map' to hang on the wall. A treasure map is a collection of photographs or magazine cuttings that you have put together to convey the image of what you want to manifest... A vision board. Place the 'treasure map' where you can see it and it will soak into your subconcious mind.
To Create More Love In Your Life
Look to see what symbolises love to you and then fill your home with that. If the color pink reminds you of love - paint a pink wall in your bedroom. Put pink flowers in your lounge. If hearts remind you of love, put heart shaped pillows on your bed. Lots of them!
To Create More Passion in Your Life
My feng shui tips for this may seem obvious...
Purple velvet curtains, luxurious pink towels, candles everywhere, overlong curtains folding onto themselves as they lay on the floor, an assortment of pillows everywhere, a mix and match of colors and fabrics. Place bowels of flowers wherever you feel. Toss your shoes over your shoulders when you take them off. Throw a paisley shawl over the sofa. Put a burgandy scarf over the lampshade. Put an oversized nude painting, slightly skew, as the central focus in your living room. Spray flower essence throughout your home. Play your favourite romantic music. Of course, passion means different things to different people. Find out what it means to you and make a BIG show of it. It can be really fun! Maybe the energy in your home is too precise and confined for passion to enter and feel comfortable? Rearrange things. Create a template of passion and form will follow.
To Create More Fun in Your Life
If you feel depressed or heavy in your soul, try opening up your environment to light in every way. Open the curtains. Put candles everywhere. Try hanging gauzy fabric from the ceiling. Consider a bird for a pet! You will be amazed at the affect on your mood! One of my most effective feng shui tips is to use color. Happy colors! Use bright yellows and cheerful colors on your walls and in your home. Have a look at my color meditation page for more info on the moods of different colors.
Open the windows and let as much light in as possible. Put up a wind sock, colorful banners and a bird feeder. Put a whimsical sculpture in your living room. Paint one dining room chair with stripes and another with polka dots. Have fun, colorful, carefree household accessories and this will spill into your life.
To Create More Simplicity in Your Life
Get rid of absolutely everything you don't need or you don't love! Be ruthless. If you haven't used it in the last two years, get rid of it. If you haven't worn it in a year, get rid of it. Clear your cupboards, clear your coffee table, clean your shelves. Revel in the bare simplicity of your home and your life will begin to be more simple too. Great for stress relief!
To Release a Negative Past
As with all feng shui tips, the idea is to do in the material that which you strive for in the mental and emotional. So, to release a negative past, release all objects in your home that carry the energy into your present life.
The Zulus will burn clothes that someone wore when going through a difficult time to release the emotional residue left on the clothes. Some cultures will burn the clothes a woman was wearing when she gave birth so that she and the baby symbolically step into a new cycle.
If there are objects in your home that have bad memories associated with them or that were given to you by some one you don't feel good about, get rid of them. (Or clean them thoroughly.) The objects in your home should make you feel happy! Otherwise negative associations will drag down the energy in your home. When you shop for or aquire new items for your home, be aware of how you feel when you shop for it as this will affect the energy of the item once it is in your home. Mindfulness is the key! Get rid of 'unhappy' objects and you will feel more free to step forward in your life.
To Be Healthier in Your Life
There are two areas to work with here. The first deals with the physical environment. Check EMF's in your home and eliminate as many as possible. Invest in an air-purification system. Drink purified water. Check for allergens and find ways to neutralize them. Another way to create a 'health' template is to create an environment that feels healthy and vibrant. Put healthy plants everywhere. Color the walls bright, clear colors instead of murky ones. Put up photos of healthy looking people. Completely clean your home and cleanse the energies. The more energy and vitality your home projects, the easier it is for you to stay healthy and well.
To Be More Spiritual
Find photos or paintings of spiritual people or teachers who are on a path that you admire. Place these pictures in a prominent place. Not everyone likes the idea of gurus, in which case you can place reminders of Nature's creations around your home. Other good feng shui tips for creating a spiritual template include putting affirmations or inspirational quotes where you can see them. Write them in calligraphy, or have someone do it for you. Frame them and use as a decoration. Create a home altar to give your home a charge of spiritual energy. At it's most basic, an altar consists of a collection of physical objects that are symbolic of your connectin to spirit. It need not be big, a tabletop or part of a shelf will do. My altar in my home is a great source of comfort and connection to my spirituality. Your altar should be the center of your home and the energy will radiate out to the rest of your home.
Denise Linn writes beautifully about home alters in Altars: Bringing Sacred Shrines into Your Everyday Life
To Be More Beautiful
To feel more beautiful, follow these feng shui tips and create beauty around yourself. Take time to be still and be aware of what represents beauty to you. A bowl of pink roses. Sunlight streaming through the window. Your child. The sound of birds. The taste of your favourite fruit. Buy one perfectly beautiful sheet for your bed and every time you get into bed feel yourself being enveloped by this perfect sheet. Create an environment that feels beautiful to you. The more you perceive, see, feel, smell, hear beauty all around you, the more beautiful you will become.
To Create More Peace in Your Life
Lots of feng shui tips here! To create more peace in your life fill your home with the energy and feeling of peace. Paint a room blue. Replace reds and oranges with blues and pastel colors. Get rid of any object that you don't like or anything that makes you feel irritated. You DON'T have to display it just because your granny gave it to you! Play soothing music. Dedicate your house crystals to peace. Have pots of ferns in your home. Invest in an aquarium with slow-moving, graceful fish. Create an indoor waterfall so that you can listen to the sound of water flowing. Display photos and paintings of peaceful nature scenes. Soften sharp corners by draping with soft fabric. Spray lavender aroma throughout your house periodically. When your home looks and feels like a sanctuary of peace, peace will fill your heart.
To Have More Adventure in Life
I think you can guess what feng shui tips I am going to give you? Create an environment that says 'I step beyond personal boundaries. I am willing to go for it in life.' No color-coordinated furnishings here. Be daring. Mix styles and textures. Put up photos of exotic places. Use your best stuff everyday. If you want more excitement and adventure in your life then break loose. Take risks in your home environment and this creates a template for you to step into adventures in life.
What is your current home template?
Examine the template you have created for yourself in your home. Does it add to your stress or does it bring stress relief? What overall energy does your home project? Does your home project the template that you want for yourself? Are you happy about the messages that your home displays? Or could you use some of the feng shui tips?
If your home doesn't display the template that you desire, use these feng shui tips to change it and watch your life change!
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