As a Classical Feng Shui Consultant, I’m always looking to share my insights with my clients in Canada and around the world. According to the principles of Classical Feng Shui, the flow of energy in your home is influenced by many factors including your natural environment, your home’s design, the people in your home, and so much more.
The energy in your home can become stuck or stagnant. Indeed, strict adherents of Classical Feng Shui measure the energy in their home annually and make adjustments for the year every February. Still, even if you are just dipping your toes in the waters of Feng Shui, there are things you can do. With that in mind, I offer you 8 ways to create an energy boost around your home that will ultimately help you connect with better health, more love, and overall happiness.
1. Plants and Fresh Flowers
Plants and fresh flowers are a simple but effective way to create an energy boost in your home. From a Classical Feng Shui perspective, we endorse plants such as jade, bamboo, money plants, and snake plants. On the other hand, I advise my clients to avoid plants with pointy or sharp edges as well as to avoid dried flowers. Spiky plants such as the cactus can bring sharp energy, whereas dried or dying plants resemble old or dead energy.
If you can’t have fresh plants in your home due to environmental conditions or other barriers, consider artificial or silk plants. Visually even artificial plants will impact your senses and can provide an energy boost in your home. Read more about Plants and Your Environment.
Crystals enhance the energy in your home. I enjoy crystal energy for its uplifting and healing effects. In Feng Shui, crystals are natural elements that are connected to the earth and can have a grounding effect in your home. Crystals in your bedroom can boost energy and prevent feelings of sluggishness. Likewise, certain crystals can protect your home and shield you from negative energy and can be placed strategically around entrances or even the corners of rooms.
In my Feng Shui practice, I recommend crystals such as Black Tourmaline with Mica, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Citrine, and Pyrite. Each of these crystals will have different effects and purposes, so collaborating with a Classical Feng Shui Consultant can help you choose the right crystals for your home.
One of the fundamental aspects of Feng Shui is the organization of your space. The placement and position of items in your home can influence the movement of energy. And yet, newcomers to Feng Shui often focus on the details of placement and positioning without taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture. De-cluttering is a simple and straightforward approach to creating an energy boost in your home. When you clear your clutter with Feng Shui, I always advise my clients to consider mindful de-cluttering. Introducing good energy flow into your home or office begins with understanding your connection to items in your space. Mindful decluttering involves removing items you don’t need or use, but also taking care not to replace those items with new clutter.
Language is powerful. The way we speak to each other and ourselves will influence our individual and collective journeys. Affirmations are an easy way to boost the energy in your home or office as they help you set intentions for yourself and your space. Write affirmations in the present tense and keep them in the specific room or area of your home to which they relate such as the bedroom or meditation room. And remember that your affirmations are private, so they needn’t be visible to visitors.
Lighting is very important for creating an energy boost in your home. I try to get as much natural light in my home as I can by opening blinds and drapes, but I understand that some of us are more blessed with access to natural light than others. There are other ways you can enhance the Chi in your home with lighting. Ensure entrances are well-lit, avoid low-hanging ceiling lights, or try investing in new lamps to bring added and various forms of light to any room. Also, allow fresh air into your home as much as possible – cracking the window even a little during the winter can help energize your home.
According to Feng Shui, your stove is an important resource that represents abundance in your home. The way you use your stove can create an energy boost in your home. Rotate between burners rather than using your one favourite as burners represent igniting the wealth energy. Keep your stove clean to stimulate prosperity and resources. Read more about How To Use Kitchen Feng Shui to bring Wealth and Abundance into your life.
Your bathroom can have a powerful impact on the energy in your home. I maintain and boost the energy in my home by making simple adjustments in my bathroom. For example, I recommend you keep the bathroom door and toilet lid closed when not in use so energy won’t escape through your pipes and plumbing. You can even use river rocks around drains to prevent positive energy from escaping downwards and out. Read more about Easy Feng Shui for Your Bathroom
8. Adapt and Adjust
Classical Feng Shui does not offer static solutions. On the contrary, when you adopt these approaches, you regularly re-assess the energy in your home and make changes annually. With that in mind, if you notice stagnant energy, you can create a boost by moving the furniture or reorganizing your space. Making changes can re-energize and revitalize your home.
Most importantly, remember that Feng Shui is a journey and there will always be ways that you can redistribute, revitalize, or reintroduce energy into your home for a happier, healthier and more prosperous life.