Give Your Home an Energy Makeover At Least Once a Month
Keeping the energy of your living space fresh and happy is vital for maintaining good feng shui. Just like our bodies, energy in our homes can get clogged up and grow sickly. When this happens, Yin energy starts to build up in our homes, resulting in conflict, aggravations, accidents and illness. Regular energy rejuvenation helps to harmonise your environment and keep its vibrations well-tuned for attracting happiness and prosperity. Whenever there has been an illness, or a big conflict within the home, carry out these rejuvenation techniques below to restore positive balance to your home environment. Here are six easy steps to give your home an energy-makeover and we recommend scheduling this into routine at least once a month, ideally just before you enter into a new flying star month!
REMOVING DIRTY VIBRATIONS
Cleanse your living space of negative vibes that have built up over time. Think that you are not just removing physical dirt but also clearing away negative energy that has accumulated from afflicted feng shui stars.
TIDY UP YOUR ROOM CORNERS
Corners are the collection points of energy, and when they get clogged with junk, it can seriously affect your feng shui. Take a walk around your home and check all the corners of your living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and family rooms. Have you inadvertently left a messy heap of laundry, toys or old magazines built-up in a room corner? If yes, then invest in additional storage or throw them out! When you get rid of your old things, you make room for new things to enter your life!
REMOVE BLOCKAGES FROM YOUR DOORWAYS & WINDOWS
Chi enters your home through doors and windows, so be extra particular about what is placed there. When there are blockages near your entrance, it creates obstacles to progress. Here’s a test: Walk through your doorway and pause for a minute, scanning your eye across everything you see. Have you let cartons of old items build up near your entrance? How about dying plants or dusty fake flowers in unclean vases? If you spot any clutter, remove it immediately. Do not ever let your doorways or windows be blocked by anything!
CLEAN YOUR FLOORS WITH SUN WATER & WHITE VINEGAR
A great way to remove negative vibes that seep into your floors is to mop it up with “Sun Water” mixed with White Vinegar. White vinegar will lift impurities off your floors and Sun Water infuses a healthy dose of yang energy.
WASH CUSHION COVERS, CURTAINS & CARPETS
These everyday items are usually the last to get cleaned! As a result, they gather massive amounts of stale energy, as well as dust and dust-mites! At least once a month, have your cushion covers removed and washed with sun-soaked water. Curtains should be wiped down and thoroughly washed every three months. Bask your pillows, cushions and duvets in the sun to remove any lingering negative vibrations.
RE-ENERGIZING YOUR LIVING SPACE
Once you have cleaned out all the clutter and got rid of negative vibrations you are now ready to commence these simple rituals of rejuvenation!
OPEN YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS!
Start by opening your doors and windows to let new energy in! Ideally you should do this early in the morning either during the Dragon Hour of 7am to 9am, or the Snake Hour between 9am and 10am on a sunny day. If it is raining outside, or if this is your Conflict Day, select a different day.
PURIFY WITH INCENSE
Regularly offer incense
to the local guardian spirits who live in your home. This protect your family and keep things running smoothly! Not all incense are the same, as the ingredients must be pure and sourced from clean places.
THE RITUAL: Light an incense pellet and walk clockwise around your home. You can add a spoonful of Prosperity Incense Blend which contains ingredients that appeal to the Wealth Protectors. If you wish to remove obstacles, you can add a spoonful of Protector Incense Blend. Walk around your home while chanting the following offering mantra:
NAMA SARVA TATAGATHA AVALOKITE OM SAMBHARA SAMBHARA HUNG (21x).
While doing this think that you are purifying the energy in your living space and offering this incense to all the Wealth and Protective Guardians living in your home, and explicitly offer it to your local landlord spirits. This incense ritual can be done 3X a week to maintain the quality of vibrations in your home.
SPRINKLE SAFFRON WATER ON DOORWAYS AND CORNERS
This activates the energy points of doorways, corners and windows, allowing good fortune to re-enter and flow. Soak a pinch of saffron in a pot of hot water and allow the golden honey colours to seep into the waters. After the water has cooled, chant OM AH HUM 3X to remove vibrational impurities in the water. Using the branch of a fruit tree, sprinkle this water clockwise around your home (outside) and at doorways, corners and windows inside your home. Think that this water is blessing your home, infusing it with positive and wholesome good energy. You can also verbalise your wishes when sprinkling the water “PROSPERITY IS ENTERING MY HOME. MY HOME IS HARMONIOUS”.
RING THE SINGING BOWL or OMANI BELL
These are powerful instruments for energizing your home with good vibrations! The secret lies in the mixture of alloy metals that goes into making these items, as well as the sacred images and mantras engraved on them. Select a bowl decorated with auspicious symbols
. When you sing such a bowl, you infuse each atom of your space with powerful, positive vibes! You can also ring the Omani Five Element Pagoda Bell, which releases the powerful blessings of the Goddess Kuan Yin each time you ring the bell.
THE RITUAL: Begin singing your bowl or ringing your bell from your doorway and walk clockwise around each room 3X. Make sure you reach into each corner and spend a little extra time in sectors where the Five Yellow or Illness Star 2 is located this year or this month.
The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (May/June 2013)". To subscribe, please click here.