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Is your chi in check?

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

I can’t believe that the February long weekend has come and gone, and that we are just about to start a new month.  Crazy!  It seems as though since having my daughter my life seems to fly by. We are busy.  I love my life and wouldn’t trade it in, but I have struggled since having her with balance.  I still feel as though I haven’t quite mastered the work, life equation and often feel guilty that I have left one to fall by the wayside. This year I have committed to balancing my life in all aspects and ensuring that what’s important to me and my family finds its place in my hectic schedule.

In the spirit of balance I have also started reading more and more about Feng shui and it’s principles.  I am interested in the connection between your environment and you.  Feng shui is harmonizing your space to ensure that positive energy can enter.  It’s the idea that you should be in harmony with your space, energy for energy.

Although I believe wholeheartedly that what you present to the universe of to people comes back to you.  With your home it’s no different, you create a warm space and the warmth and balance will find a way back to you.  This being said, Feng shui intimidates me because I have always felt that in order to “feng shui” my space, I would need to tear down walls, re-position stairs and basically buy all new furniture.  It turns out Feng shui doesn’t have to be so complex. I was making it something much larger than it actually is.  Here are some tips on how to balance the chi in your home without breaking the bank:

1. Clear Clutter – Feng shui and clutter are not copacetic as it sucks the energy out of your home.

2. Clean the windows and oil all hinges – the windows are the eyes of your home and provide clarity.

3. Fix broken things – they are a barrier to your vitality.

4. Incorporate many shapes.

Give these a try, see how the universe and others respond to the new chi flowing in your home.  Check out my Pinterest account (click the widget on the side bar) to access my Feng shui-your way board.

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2 thoughts on “Is your chi in check?”

  1. Great Feng Shui tips Jane! I’m not sure of you know but I received my Feng Shui Practitioners Diploma from MRU about 7 years ago. I was also intimidated by it, especially having travelled to Asia so many times. Your #1 tip about clutter is the most important issue most North Americans deal with. If you don’t do anything else, just clearing out the clutter will create more positive, free flowing energy. I must say you might have been Asian in a previous life as you already seem to understand the basics and follow the principals. I have tons of books on Feng Shui (yes a bit of a hoarder problem!) so if you ever want to borrow, let me know.
    I love your blog by the way!
    Cathy Gotfried

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