Easy Feng Shui Tips for Your Home

Dated: June 4 2020

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Does your home feel like its in a funk energy wise? Now that we are all spending so much time at home it is a great time to get your home out of its funk with a little Feng Shui.

Hi I’m CC Summerfield and I want to share with you 10 easy tips to get started with Feng Shui.

1) Open your front door. Energy flows through the front door. This doesn’t mean you have to physically keep it open all the time just create an open and inviting pathway to it which will allow positive energy to flow into your home. Want opportunity to come knocking? Place a red-flowering plant outside or put some red accent colors on or around your front door. Red attracts energy, fortune, and luck. 2) Clear the Clutter - In feng shui, a cluttered house equals a cluttered mind. Even worse, clutter literally sucks up the energy in a space. 3) Seek Balance - Make sure you have something representing the five elements — wood, earth, metal, fire, and water — in every room. The goal is to stay grounded, centered, and balanced in your life and your environment. For example, place a wooden bowl filled with stone pebbles alongside a candle and a vase of flowers. Or try to incorporate colors that symbolize the five elements: Black = water Green = wood Red = fire Yellow, tan, and brown = earth White = metal 4) Bring the outdoors in - Nature creates a sense of peace. In fact, research shows that viewing nature reduces anger and anxiety and enhances feelings of pleasure. So flood your home with natural light, open windows and doors to let fresh air inside, and bring plants indoors. Decorate with bamboo, wood, or wicker, and use stones and rocks to add texture. You can also adorn the walls with paintings of nature and its serenity. 5) Use mirrors wisely - Mirrors reflect energy, so position them in places where you want to increase energy flow. Also, make sure that mirrors reflect something beautiful. Think twice before adding mirrors to your bedroom decor. They can energize the room, which, though it may be great for hot sex, is not so great for getting enough sleep. 6) Stop Runaway Chi - You can't benefit from the positive energies (or opportunities) that flow through your front door if they zip right out the back door. If you open the front door and there's a direct line to the back door or a window, that's runaway chi. You can stop runaway chi by placing furniture or some other decorative object in or near the questionable path and by using rugs to impede energy flow. Hanging a room separator or a faceted crystal near one of the doors will help, too. 7) Make your bedroom restful- The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the home, according to feng shui, because it's where we seek restoration, balance, and peace. It's also the place of dreams. In feng shui, the items you place between your mattresses have an energetic association with your intentions. So yes, you can make money (or find true love) in your sleep. Use sensual fabrics and fluffy pillows to promote relaxation and don't store things under your bed — shoes, suitcases, books, pictures, and files are too energizing for restful slumber. 8) Place family photos wisely – Do not put family photos in your bedroom, pictures of children, relatives, and friends may cause you to think about your obligations — and that doesn't allow the mind (or body) to rest. So keep only pictures of you and your spouse or partner in the bedroom, and put other pictures in the dining or family rooms. 9) Place living plants- Live plants have their own chi and will draw chi to them. The best places for plants are in the kitchen between hot and cold appliances to create balance, in the dining room to draw abundance and in the family room to promote health, life, and connection. 10) Light up your life - Bright lights rev up energy. If you're trying to keep energy costs down, then place high-wattage bulbs in the hallways, and lower-wattage bulbs in the rest of the house. Want to light up internally? Place objects around your house that elicit positive emotions and lift your own personal chi. If a particular item makes you feel giddy, put it in a place where it's easy to see.

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CC Summerfield

I have been a real estate agent here in Ocean Beach for the last 11 years and have lived in and loved this little beach community collectively for 20 years. My passion is helping people and after reti....

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