We’ve all had them – good and bad neighbors. They’re either the types that borrow everything and return nothing. Or, they’re the kind that show up with a plate of cookies when you move in. Then there are the neighbors who you never know because they keep to themselves.
Everything in our life is in some way a reflection of our life. And by everything, I really mean every thing. Our stuff has a tremendous influence over us – our thoughts, our feelings, even our mental clarity, or lack of it, as evidenced by TV shows that portray hoarders.
Well, it’s that time of year again! In America, we celebrate all our blessings and bounty with holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah that features food and family. For some families, this is only the first, or maybe, second time they have eaten in the dining room this year.
Stairways do more than just provide a way for us to get from one floor to the other. If placed properly, stairways can help the energy that exists in our home, called chi, to move up and down easily and smoothly. If stairways are not done well, they can inhibit the proper flow of energy throughout the home. Worse still, poor stairways can create problems or even harm us.
Feng Shui and Clutter — How An Overstuffed Home Robs You of Vitality, Opportunities and Money and What to Do About It
Today, many of us share one common problem: too much stuff in our homes. And, if you’re willing to invest just a couple of weeks – or weekends — you can get a grip on clutter and start feeling more in control over all the stuff in your house. Better still, you won’t have to live in a disorganized, cluttered home that frustrates and annoys you.
The peach is a highly symbolic fruit in Chinese society and the Taoist religion. The plant is imbued with immortality and the wood is thought to keep away evil spirits and entities. The peach flower is also believed to be able to entrance men. Its petals were thought to possess the ability to cast a romantic spell on them and as such is seen as a romantic symbol by the Chinese.
Grand homes, like the Palace at Versailles in France, the Medici Estate in Florence, or Biltmore House in North Carolina are all beautiful landmarks in their own right, but they are also noted for their glorious gardens. That’s because the architects and designers of these estates understood that what creates a magnificent estate is more than just the structure — it’s also the natural environment that surrounds the home.
Creating a healthy, energetic home or office relies on diligence. It’s much easier to let your home or office become cluttered and messy than it is to keep on top of papers, throw out old magazines, or otherwise dispose of the things that you no longer need, want, or use. For that reason many people don’t bother with this kind of routine maintenance. And that’s how Spring Cleaning should be looked at: maintenance for your home.
Many people fear feng shui consultations. They worry they’ll be told that they have to move out of their homes, do major renovations or stop using certain rooms. A qualified feng shui consultant rarely tells someone that their home is hopeless with regard to feng shui. Good feng shui consultants will also talk to you about your life in addition to your home. They’re trying to understand how the house is affecting you and they look at your life and your home at the same time.
Living in a home that promotes contentment, harmony, and success means creating a thoughtful environment. These days everyone understands the importance of environment because, after all, we are a product of our environment — and if that’s true, then what is your environment saying about you? If your home is messy, dirty, and disorganized, chances are you are tired, struggling, and frustrated. But this is just one correlation. However, even in homes that are seemingly “together”, there can still be things that work in the background to undermine our success.
As the New Year approaches, you may find yourself thinking over the past year and you may be thinking about making New Year resolutions. Maybe you’re counting your blessings or thinking about what you could have done differently. If you’re like me, you might do a little of both. Whatever the case, it’s important to start the New Year off on a positive, hope-filled note.This can include everything from stocking the refrigerator to clearing out old junk from the closets. If you’ve missed the January 1st deadline, don’t worry: the Chinese New Year isn’t until a few weeks later…. so you’ve still got time!
Many people think of feng shui as a technique that can help them to make their space more comfortable, more productive, and more prosperous. But you can use feng shui to improve your health and keep you from falling sick. Feng shui is based on energy. And, we all know from our basic grade-school science classes that energy is constantly moving and changing. Therefore, feng shui is constantly moving and changing.