Review of Week 49 – Optimizing Yourself – Clearing Clutter with Feng Shui

For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I purged my clutter following the principles of feng shui.  I cleared many items that didn’t have a place, or that I no longer needed, used, or loved.

Those items were providing stagnant energy and blocking the flow of energy, or chi, in my house.  Creating some space allowed new energy to circulate around the rooms.

I started removing items from the carport, because that area wasn’t working.  There were items from a car stereo installation lying around, and once I got rid of them, it looked much better in there.

My purging was effortless, as I was in a calm mood when I started, so my energy wouldn’t be counterproductive.

I opened the windows, and fresh air provided new energy to the rooms.  As I filled up bags with stuff, I sipped a cup of hot green tea, and had fun.

By throwing away and donating items that did not have good memories and fond associations, it made me feel good, and the bad energy in the rooms was replaced by good energy.

 

Linda Binns – Feng Shui

Optimizing Yourself – Week 49 – Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2013 – Feng Shui Winter Clutter Clearing

Feng Shui

Flowers add fresh energy to your home

For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I am going to do the feng shui exercise of going through each room and filling up a bag to give away, sell, or recycle.  The goal of filling a bag per room will help me identify which items I don’t use, don’t like, or don’t have a place for.

In Feng shui, clutter is defined as low, stagnant, blocked energy that drains energy from you and lowers the quality of your life.  Clutter doesn’t have to be overriding your house to be in need of clearing, it is about clearing things that aren’t serving you, and are hurting the flow of energy or (chi) in your space.

You must bring good energy to clear the clutter, such as beautiful lighting, fresh flowers, open windows to introduce new energy, music that you like, and a burning candle for the clutter clearing session.  You can’t clear stagnant energy if you are frustrated or angry; it should be a fun and easy experience, where you can look forward to treating yourself to a nice warm cup of coffee or tea when you are finished.  I will let you know how it goes next week.

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