After a period of time, the energy in your home is bound to get tired. You therefore need to revitalize and enhance the energy if your home is to continue bringing you good fortune.
Begin by making a list of all the things that are needed. Start with your own mind and inertia will fly out of the window. Motivate yourself by visualizing your home with fresh energy that is clean, clear and auspicious. Give yourself a time frame for this. Decide to do it all in one weekend or over four weekends, allotting yourself different rooms for different weekends.
Get organized. Spend ten minutes in each room with a notebook. List the things that need changing in every room, all the clutter you want cleared, and all the repair work you want to initiate. When you are finished, list the rooms in order of importance. Assign other members of the family to rooms if you want them to become involved. If not, assign yourself different days to address each room.
Here’s a tip. Start with the room that is of least importance to you and leave the room that is most important till last. This way, you are sure to finish the job.
Convert one of your bedrooms into a workroom. This will be a “halfway house” room for you to place all the stuff you want to give away, repair and sell.
Buy trash bags. Ensure that they are strong and large as you must throw into them all the things that you don’t want. Clearing clutter is really very therapeutic and gets easier with practice. Do not cause yourself stress by being indecisive about what to keep and what to throw away. When in doubt, keep it. It will get junked in the next round of clearing in six months’ time. Also, as you become better at this, you will find yourself becoming increasingly non-attached to possessions. Clearing clutter is not a one-time thing. Over time, you will find yourself doing it regularly – perhaps once or twice a year.
Revitalize your house with a fresh coat of paint at least once every three years. Get professionals in to do this if you can afford it. If not, make it a fun DIY job. Paint your home room by room. Have fun with colours but if in doubt, use white, which is very yang and suitable for all rooms. Give your home a proper scrub before you begin painting. Think of the layers of negative every being scraped away and being replaced with fresh new energy. The smell of fresh paint alone will make you feel better.
This is one of the most effective ways to revitalize the energy of homes. Invest in a few extra lights - new lampshades, uplights and light washes - and you will be amazed at how much warmer and brighter the energy in your house feels. Bring in sunshine energy with window crystals. Wash your curtains and hang faceted crystals in windows to draw in the sunshine during the summer. Sunshine has the power to revitalize everything in your home – the walls, furniture, pillows, cushions, beds, carpets and curtains. Sunshine energy brings fresh new yang energy into the home.
Let the wind flow through your house. Chi rides the winds. Bringing in the gentle breeze by inviting precious new chi into the home. It is therapeutic and very revitalizing. You can do this by opening more than one window. This works better if one window is at the front and the other at the back of the house. This way the air is allowed to flow right through, bringing all the new energy in and taking all the stale energy out.
The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (Sept/October 2008)". To subscribe, please click here.