Thursday, June 15, 2023

Feng Shui Tips to Refresh Home’s Chi



Tips for a sweet home at Colors 4 Health

Why do people the world over use Feng Shui techniques to attract peace, joy, and balance into their homes and lives?

Feng Shui is the
ancient Chinese art of placement and decorating. It has many simple-to-learn concepts that can help us today to align health, hearth, and heart in harmony with our desired lifestyle.

Read this post to see which Feng Shui tips resonate with you, and practice using them to cleanse, declutter, refresh, and correct imbalances in surroundings and life.

Then find ways to tune into life force energy (chi, qi, or prana) and apply it to Feng Shui principles to gain a greater sense of well-being.

When chi flows freely through our bodies, minds, and spirits, this energy creates feel-good vibes and helps us thrive by merging the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual realms.

Free-flowing chi provides inspiration for  abundance manifestation, and makes space for insights that improve relationships with ourselves, our surroundings, our family, and others.

Happy Family and Feng Shui Tips

An important point to remember when implementing Feng Shui ideas is to proceed at your own pace.

Some people need to block off a chunk of time and schedule a Feng Shui activity in a planner. They try to accomplish one Feng Shui project at a time.

Others prefer to work full speed ahead, until one room or the whole house is cleansed and refreshed.

Others work best spontaneously, and grab a few spare minutes to seize the moment.

Look Below for Feng Shui Tips to Refresh Home's Chi

Tip# 1 

Keep entryway attractive, welcoming, clutter free, and chi-friendly.

A clean front door and open space at the main entrance helps usher in improved wellness, career satisfaction, personal progress, and loving, restorative energy into homes. 

Dust the front and back of the front door, as well as the hinges, knobs, and frame. Remove leaves, twigs, and particles that have accumulated on the front door mat, walkways, or behind front porch plants, wreaths, etc. 

If your house or apartment number isn’t visible from the street or hallway, guests and delivery people may find it hard to locate you. 

Likewise if overgrown plants, shrubs, benches, display items, or furniture crowds the main entry to your dwelling, it puts obstacles in the path of new opportunities from entering as well.

Check outdoor lighting and replace lightbulbs if necessary. Bright lighting elements illuminate the path and neutralizes stuck or stale energy. 

Once inside, make sure windows and glass doors are clean and in good working order. This allows natural light to shine in. 

Open windows or door for at least 20-30 minutes a day to take advantage of the healing power of fresh air and natural light.

Tip# 3

Declutter countertops and other flat surfaces morning and night. Read, file, and/or shred mail each day. 

Cancel as many paper statements, circulars, newsletters, and the like that you can. Sign up for paperless billing, if you haven't done so already.

Don't leave dirty dishes in kitchen sink, on countertops, or in other rooms of the house.

Tip# 4

Clean out junk from floor, chairs, bed, and closets. Donate, trade, or recycle as much as possible.

Remove yellowing, dying plants and flowers as well.

Throw out artificial or dried flowers, and faux plants. They release dying or dead energy into the air, and can cause an adverse effect on health and mood.

Tip# 5

Weed out duplicate or broken sports or exercise equipment. Keep those you want to save in good working order in a gym bag and/or on a garage shelf, or laundry room or mud room bin.

Set up a dedicated space for hobby paraphernalia, books and magazines, keys, wallets, hats, outerwear, and accessories. 

Take out garbage and recycling daily, and keep indoor garbage containers out of sight.

Sort through stuff in closets, drawers, and other storage places. Give away or repair items that are not broken. 

If you never use, have outgrown, or hold on to things with bad memories associated with them, they may be the ones to discard first. 

No matter how beautiful an item is, if it overcrowds the space you have, swap it out for a smaller version or eliminate it entirely.

Tip# 6

Live plants are an important part of Feng Shui decorating. Plants emit positive energy and cleanse the air. 

Vegetation's green and other earthy colors remind us of health, renewal, and growth.

Bring the aura of the outdoors into your home and notice how living things including pets contribute to the positive flow of chi throughout your home. 

Tip# 7

Study characteristics of the 5 Elements in Feng Shui which are FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER, and WOOD and their corresponding COLORS. 

These elements help us combine, add, subtract, and align Feng Shui energies in our living space. Each element is represented by specific colors.

Use 5 Elements to Balance Home Chi

Fire: Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple and Pink. Fire represents high energy levels, passion, and transformation.

Earth: Light Yellow, Sandy Tones, Light Brown. Earth represents stability, nourishment, and support.

Metal: White and Gray. Metal represents mental strength, influences intelligence, focus, and clarity. 

Water: Blue and Black. Water represents release and renewal, inspiration, relaxation, and flow.

Wood: Green and Brown. Wood represents expansion, creativity and new beginnings.

For additional information about colors and ways to balance chi see:

Balance Chi with Chakra Colors

Did this post intrigue you? Do you think any of these tips can help improve your sense of comfort and pleasure at home? Are you willing to experiment with Feng Shui ideas?

Please comment below.

Use simple Feng Shui tips to feel centered, happy, and uplifted at home. 

To keep the ball rolling and get more organized and refreshed in living space deep clean home or apartment at least once or twice a year. 

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  1. Hi, Nan: Yes, I do use Feng shui. The new thing i learned from your post was to clean the front and back of the front door. These were good reminders. Thank you! Janice

    1. Thanks so much Janice for your Feng Shui comment. Wishing you a beautiful day.

  2. Nancy, this was a very inspirational post. I could definitely use many of these ideas. I tend to clutter more than I want to and do feel relaxed in peoples home who us Feng Shui ideas. Thanks...

    1. Thamks so much for your comment. Please get back to me if you try any of these ideas. From my own experience, they all have amazing results. Have a beautiful day and enjoy your travels!

  3. Wow...great post. You explained very clearly, and I find it easy to implement.

    1. Thanks so much. Please come back again. New posts on the first and fifteenth of each month, plus posts from Jan 2016 onward on topics including self-care, healthy lifestyle ideas, color energy info, food and nutrition, and colors everywhere.

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    1. Thanks Vanya. Please let me know which things you tried. Wishing you a beautiful day.

  5. These are great tips! Adding live plants and clearing out old clutter/unwanted items can really make such a difference!

    1. Thanks so much Katherine for your kind comment. Wishing you a beautiful day.

  6. Great tips Nancy, thanks for sharing with SSPS, we appreciate it.

    1. You are welcome and thanks for hosting SSPS. Appreciate the opportunity to attend and see such great posts. Wishing you a beautiful day and Happy Summer.