Connecting to and changing the energy in our homes is one way to create a stable foundation from which we can make many mindset and other actionable changes in our lives to create an inner and outer environment that is safe, secure and nurturing and that promotes wellness in our lives. Feng Shui and Certified Soul Coach Felicia D’Haiti shares 5 ways you can shift the energy of your home.
Living in harmony with nature is essential to nourishing our soul and feeling more balanced and joyful in our lives. We have the ability to use our homes as a tool to connect us to nature. This connection to nature will make us feel less isolated, less stressed and more in tune with ourselves as well as the world around us. If we reflect upon the seasons, each one brings its own characteristics, associations, and energy that we can use as a foundation to bring more balance, joy, and anything else we desire into our lives.
Why is the setup of your bedroom important in feng shui? First of all, most people spend about 1/3 of their time in the bedroom. It is the spot where our bodies and minds balance, recover, rejuvenate and more every day. It is essential that our bedrooms to be a place where we feel physically, mentally and emotionally safe – a place where we can be ourselves and express ourselves. Our bedroom is also a symbol of our inner self. Who you are and what you desire for your life to be like should be reflected in this heart of your home.
Did you know that your Home is a Metaphor for your Life? The homes we choose as well as the way in which we arrange them tell stories about our thinking and the way we currently live our lives. Imagine you are a stranger entering your home for the first time, what stories do you think your home will tell about you? What secrets of your subconscious are screaming out for attention?
Let’s look first at what clutter is. Clutter is ANYTHING that we do not use, love, or want. It can include broken items, unfinished projects, duplicates, or borrowed items. It can include the parrot figurine that a wedding guest gave you that you think is hideous. How many outfits do you have in your closets that are too big, or too small? Just as keeping clothes that no longer fit do not honor who we are today, keeping objects that do not fit our lives do not honor ourselves!
If we look at the Merriam-Webster online, it defines clutter as “disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness.” What thoughts, feelings and things do you have that are reducing your effectiveness? Reduced effectiveness can come in many forms. It could take the form of wasting time looking for things you can’t find, procrastination, buying duplicates because you can’t locate the original, or postponing your dreams because you become to bogged down with “the business of living.”