DIY feng shui projects

Jenny Blume - Feng shui for home's entrance

Whether you’e a true believer or not, there’s a lot to be said for many of the principals of feng shui, in creating a happier, calmer and more organised home. Why not try these quick tips yourself and see what effect they have?

Beautify your entrance

To draw the best possible energy into your living space, make your home’s entrance is as clutter-free and inviting as possible. Not only will you attract more luck and good fortune into your life, you’ll attract more visitors too. Weeds, cracks and peeling paint convey poverty in feng shui, while creaky gates and overgrown gardens subconsciously say ‘stay away’. For an instant lift, jazz up your entrance with extra lighting or pop in a load of fragrant flowers or culinary herbs.

Reassess your art

Step back and take a good look at what you’re inviting into your home. Depictions of sadness and violence can conjure up negative feelings, while images of beautiful places or people you love tend to promote a sense of peace and wellbeing. If you’re after romance, avoid displaying lonely or solitary figures in adult bedrooms, and parents, don’t overdo photos of kids. Sunrises, landscapes, aquatic scenes and mountains are especially fortuitous.

Move your mirrors

Strategically placed mirrors can draw more natural light and pleasant views into your living space, but reflecting dark corners or boring walls will only emphasise your problems. It’s said that mirrors facing the front door can scare people (and good fortune) away, while reflecting bathroom doors can magnify health problems. Attract abundance by reflecting your dining table or a big bowl of fruit.  Click for more on mirrors 

Clean your kitchen

In feng shui, the kitchen symbolises a household’s health and wealth, so try to keep your kitchen as clean and well aired as possible; broken taps and appliances should be promptly repaired or replaced and the stove kept sparkling clean. To encourage a steady income, use all hotplates regularly, rather than favourites. Make your kitchen an inviting place to spend time in; food cooked in a calm atmosphere will nourish the soul and warm the heart.

Shift your furniture around

Sounds ridiculously simple, but moving your furniture around can shift energy within your home or office. Wipe down walls, vacuum and declutter as you go, then spritz some kaffir lime oil for an extra lift. As one of my favourite feng shui masters recently said, to change your life you must first change your habits – and your surroundings. Even sitting in a different chair will start the process!

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What is space clearing?

‘Space clearing’ can be likened to spring cleaning your home on an unseen, energetic level. As negative vibes – from previous occupants, arguments or illnesses – are cleared, you should feel a fresh sense of energy and enthusiasm. After a clearing, objects may seem to sparkle or colours will appear to be brighter. Best of all, this energetic lift should reflect onto you and your family.

When are space clearings beneficial?
After moving into a new home
When you feel ‘stuck’ or need a lift
If the atmosphere doesn’t feel right
When the feel of past occupants is strong
After a death or run of illness
If nightmares are getting you down

What’s involved?
Space Clearing involves some preparation both at your end and mine, with the actual clearing taking roughly 2 hours. Before any space clearing, a thorough clearout is recommended. Hanging onto clutter  can not only trap you in the past, it can block fresh opportunities from entering your life. Various rituals and procedures are involved, including a protective four corner blessing.
Jenny conducts seminars, space clearings and feng shui consultations in the Sydney and Gold Coast areas.

Photo: Thanks to Nikki Yazxhi

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Woman’s Day Space Clearing story – 2012