Here are some of my latest findings and activities in Feng Shui…
It’s actually a pretty complex subject and I don’t pretend to be an expert, but rather a student. Also, without making certain specific Feng Shui calculations, individual for each person and each residence or work place, it’s impossible to say a vast amount.
That said, there are still certain Feng Shui principles that are universally applicable, and we can certainly discuss those.
One is the notion of clutter and not holding onto old things. Holding onto stuff you no longer need symbolizes holding onto the past, or else not being willing to let new fresh energy into your life. When you hold onto hold stuff, you are not making space for new things in your life. You are closing down the flow of abundance.
Take your attic, for instance…
In Feng Shui, your attic symbolically represents your future. However, most people stash a pile of old junk in their attics! What do you think this has to say about their future? That is quite apart from the fact that the sheer volume of all this old stuff blocking the free flow of Qi energy through the area of your home that is supposed to represent your hopes and dreams.
Clutter throughout the house also blocks free flow of Qi energy through your home and your life, according to Feng Shui. Even psychologically, and quite apart from any Feng Shui concepts, we can understand that a blocked environment could have a blocking influence on the mind, and hence on one’s ability to perform well at life or work.
I remember when I bought my first home outside the UK, and went over to live there for the first time when it was totally empty. It was a unique experience, probably never to be repeated. For the first, and perhaps only, time in my life I was totally unencumbered by the enormous weight of possessions. No computer, No crowded bookshelves. No wardrobes stuffed with suits, shirts, and jeans. Nothing, apart from what I had brought over in one suitcase.
It was an extraordinarily “light” sensation, like being liberated from heavy shackles. Maybe we’ll feel this way just after we die? I don’t know… but maybe.
Anyway, even if you can’t get bear to get rid of much, try starting small. See what you CAN dump without regret. Remember that if your hand is clenched tight gripping onto something, it can’t be open at the same time to accept whatever the universe might be offering.
Take a good look at what is in your attic. If it’s there in the first place, it means you are not using it much. Will you EVER use it? If the brutally honest answer is no, then think of getting rid of it. In general, according to Feng Shui, it is best to keep the attic as empty as possible. If you have an out-house such as a garage of some sort, maybe you can store your stuff there?
Take another look around your house. What could you do without? How about those old clothes in your wardrobe? You know the ones I mean. The nice stuff that’s three sizes too Small. But you keep it anyway because…. who knows… One day, you just might fit in it again!?
As you unblock your house and get rid of clutter, consider that you are symbolically unblocking your life and freeing the energy of the universe to flow freely once more.
What stronger incentive could there be than that?