Body, Mind & Spirit

How to Enhance the Energy of Your Home with Feng Shui

Published on August 1, 2018

Article by Deborah Kagan for Bodhi Tree

More often than not, clients who hire me to feng shui their homes and offices recount stories of things breaking in their homes after having an argument with a loved one or after a particularly challenging week at work. Over the past 19 years, I’ve heard of light bulbs shattering in hands, a trusted coffee maker that suddenly stops working, a hot water heater bursting. And not one story surprises me.

Why? Because everything is energy. In 1964, British physicist Peter Higgs published a paper proposing the existence of a particle field (now known as the Higgs field) that permeates the entire universe. In 2012, the discovery of the Higgs boson particle confirmed the existence of the Higgs field. Nicknamed “the God particle,” the Higgs boson is the energy source behind all energy, giving all other particles mass and piquing the interest of cosmologists (those who study how the universe began). In 2013, two of those physicists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, won a Nobel Prize for this research.

When you accept the fact that everything is energy, it becomes apparent that “your home is not only a composite of materials assembled for shelter; every cubic centimeter of it, whether solid or seemingly empty space, is composed of infinite energy,” as stated by world-acclaimed feng shui and space-clearing expert Denise Linn. Your home, therefore, is actually an environment body, one that is living and breathing much like we are as humans.

Harnessing Your Home’s Energy

The good news about that is you can consciously use your home to enhance your personal energy. Feeling under the weather or like you lost your get up and go? No worries. Use a combination of the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) in the room you spend the most time in. The elements can be used literally (an aquarium, plant, candle, crystal and chime) or symbolically via their corresponding color (black, green, red, yellow and white, respectively). When you group the elements together, you balance them, which translates into a more harmonious emotional, physical and psychological state for you.

According to feng shui Grandmaster Professor Thomas Lin Yun (1932–2010), of the Yun Lin Temple in Berkeley, California, your energy “can be enhanced through a number of means: meditation, positive human relationships and a healthy environment—good feng shui.” The key here is to acknowledge that when you make positive adjustments in your home, you also positively affect your own energy.

Keeping the Energy in Your Home Positive

All energy is constantly in motion. As Albert Einstein said, “energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” The lines of energy between you and your home are fluid and alive. And in our fast-paced world, it can be challenging to keep the energy on the positive side of the meter.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to do this is by closing the door to the bathroom once you’re done using it. People chuckle when they first hear this and then thank me after a few consistent weeks of doing it. While I love a beautiful bathroom and its convenience, its energy is draining—literally; everything gets flushed and sent down and out. Leaving the door open drains energy from the rest of your home—and you. By physically closing the door (for an added bonus, shut the toilet seat lid as well), you’re blocking the energy outflow with something solid so it slows down and sticks around instead of being easily flushed away.

Another easy boost can be created by replacing burned-out light bulbs or empty light-bulb sockets, as broken objects represent broken energy; it’s a thing that once worked and now doesn’t. The empty light fixtures create a gap in your energy field and simply adding a bulb makes a positive connection, therefore enhancing the working energy in your life.

Finally, I invite you to consider the walls of your home like the skin on your body. How would you like to clothe them? What message would you most like to send to yourself and the world each day? Is there a signature style that suits you today and supports what you’re creating? Adorn the walls from this perspective and watch your energy soar sky-high.

When you become more aware and in tune with the vibrations in your home, you become skillful in truly creating a life you love from the inside out.

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Published on: August 1, 2018

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