Not every feng shui rule is made to be followed. (As we discussed last week.) But these 5 are.
Truth be told, if all you do is diligently follow these 5 rules, your feng shui is almost certainly in the top 10%. (If we’re grading on the curve.)
This one is absolutely a deal breaker. Here’s the truth: one simply can’t have good feng shui with a bunch of clutter. We all might have a little now and then, which is why I always say clutter clearing is a lifelong pursuit. But any significant amount is going to hold you back from enjoying your home and loving your life. In so, so, so many ways. It’s just not worth it.
You don’t have to be a minimalist or enjoy minimalist decor! Just don’t live with a bunch of stuff you don’t love, use, or need.
Lucky for you (if you’ve got clutter to clear) I’ve got roughly a MILLION posts to inspire you. Take your pick.
I love this tip because it’s just so friggin simple: a clean house is good-vibey house. Obviously, cleaning improves the scent, appearance, and sanitation of your home, which inspires, uplifts, and supports your health. But it also clears the space in your home. In fact, if you keep your home sparkling clean, in most cases, you don’t really need to burn sage or mist with rose water or ring a chime or do any of those mystical space clearing things. You can do all that stuff, and I recommend it because it’s awesome, but you don’t need to. Because cleaning alone (when it’s thorough and you keep up with it) prevents the accumulation of heavy and stuck energy, and generally keeps it super bright and clear.
Guys, OMG, please fix your leaks. I know you’ve heard a million times about wasting water, which is of course a concern, but the energetic concern is just as dire: not for the planet, but for you. Leaky plumbing is a literal, physical energy leak. Because your home reflects your life and vice versa, this means that leaks indicate and hold in place energy leaks in your life. This is most likely reflected in your finances, as water directly translates to wealth in the language of the human psyche. (Case in point: your water bill.) The good news? Fix the leaks in your home and the leaks in your life will naturally follow suit.
Oh yeah, and you’ll be saving water.
It is odd to me how few people naturally keep their toilet lid closed. Because, you know, the toilet is the toilet. And it comes with a friggin lid, people. So close that shit! Once you get in the habit, you’ll notice right away what a not-so-savory vibe is emitted from open toilets. It’s like your attention gets drawn right down into the bowl, no matter how lovely the bathroom decor. Indeed, few things suck energy downward and right out of a room like an open toilet. *
*Of course, if following this rule causes the least bit of drama in your household, pick your battles. Because we never want feng shui to be the cause of discord, only the solution to it.
We evolved to feel more comfortable when we’re in control of our surroundings. And we’re much more in control when we can see the main entrance(s) to the room we’re in. This way, we know what’s entering our space instantly, with no delay. When we regularly sit in power positions, we feel more authority in our lives and comfort in our bodies.
In your home, you won’t likely be able to position every seat so you can see the main door to the room. But choose your favorite seats while being mindful of the principle.
And if for any reason you can’t see the door at least peripherally from your regular seat(s), position a mirror so that you can.
(Want to go deeper and feng shui your space like a pro? Check out my DIY Feng Shui series!)