According to Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, “Any kind of clutter creates an obstacle to the smooth flow of energy around a space. This in turn creates stuckness and/or confusion in the lives of the occupants.” I often speak with potential clients are looking to enhance their career, finances, family relationships or romantic prospects. They are looking for Feng Shui to provide the catalyst into whatever desires they have. But, oftentimes, these same people have clutter issues that only become apparent in our interview process or perhaps during the consultation. Clutter has such a significant impact to the flow of energy in space, that removing the clutter can often be the “Feng Shui cure”. Other Feng Shui enhancements help move them in the right direction, but the removal of clutter is essential.
What is Clutter? The Oxford dictionary says clutter is a “crowded and untidy collection of things.” In addition clutter is anything that is no longer useful, does not uplift your energy or something that you do not absolutely love.
How Clutter Impacts Us In addition to stopping the smooth flow of energy, clutter weighs us down. Imagine that everything you own has a string that connects it to your body. Just imagine how heavy your body feels. When you learn to let go of things, you feel energized, cutting the cords that weigh you down. Also, using the Feng Shui Bagua will show you in what area of your life the clutter is impacting you most.
Where in your home? Entry – If your clutter is by your front door, you are impeding opportunities in every area of your life. Those opportunities remain stuck and cannot reach you. This area, for the large part, is the worst area to have a clutter issue. Bagua – Using the Feng Shui Bagua, first determine where the 9 life aspirations are located within your home. (See this article) Where is the clutter located? Your Romance area? Your Wealth corner? Your Career? Are these areas of your life that you feel stagnation? Clear them out and you will get amazing results! When I started learning about Feng Shui I was recently unemployed. I realized that our clutter was in my home office which was in my Career area (a double-wammy on symbolism!) The next day, I cleared out the clutter and within a week, I received a call from an old colleague on a small freelance assignment that I wound up working on for nearly two years! So, get going! Nothing is stopping you, but yourself and your clutter!
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