You don’t need to follow every feng shui rule. But you do need to follow these.
There are a lot of feng shui rules out there.
And the good news is, you don’t have to follow them all.
These ones, though, are particularly important if you want to utilize feng shui to beautify your home and bring positive blessings into your life.
Unbreakable Feng Shui Rule #1: Clear Your Clutter
One simply can’t have good feng shui with a bunch of clutter. We all have a little now and then, which is why clutter clearing is a lifelong pursuit. But here’s the simple truth: holding on to clutter holds you back from enjoying your home and loving your life.
You don’t have to be a minimalist to have good feng shui! But you do have to get rid of the stuff you don’t love, use, or need.
A clean house is good-vibey house. 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. Keeping your house clean is good feng shui because prevents the accumulation of heavy and stuck energy and keeps the vibes in your space bright and clear.
Unbreakable Feng Shui Rule #3: Fix Leaks
I know you’ve heard a million times that leaks waste water. But every water leak is also an energy leak. According to feng shui wisdom, water leaks indicate and hold in place energy leaks in your life. This is most likely reflected in your finances, but it could also be a leak of vitality, energy, or success. The good news? Fix the leaks in your home and the corresponding leaks in your life will naturally follow suit.
Unbreakable Feng Shui Rule #4: Keep Your Toilet Lids Closed
Something great about toilets: they come with a lid. Once you get in the habit of closing the lid when you’re not using the toilet, you’ll notice a positive difference in the energy of your bathrooms right away. When your toilet lid is open, your attention gets drawn straight 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 enforcing this rule causes 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 practice good feng shui by arranging and choosing your seating with this principle in mind.
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.
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Did you follow all of these feng shui rules? Or do you feel inspired to start following them? Please share your thoughts in the comments.