|Law of Attraction and Feng Shui|
Law of Attraction + Feng Shui = Powerful Flow
Most of us only think of using Law of Attraction for the big things in life, like acquiring health, wealth, a relationship and so forth. But as we now know, everything is energy and governed by universal laws. That includes your living spaces. When you combine the two powerful tools of LOA and Feng Shui in your spring cleaning toolbox, you can realize some pretty amazing results!
A lot of people I talk to do not bother with spring cleaning anymore. Or fall cleaning, for that matter. Personally, I still like it. For me, it feels like I can breathe better and have more energy afterwards. Everything looks and smells so fresh and clean! But that's me.
There are some really good reasons to be conscious of the spaces you spend time in, as well as their condition.
Dirt and clutter affect your mind, your body, your energy. The building up of these things creates energetic dams, affecting all areas of your life.
Benefits of Using LOA as a Spring Cleaning Tool
Aside from your home or office looking and feeling better after a good, in-depth cleaning, there are other important benefits of incorporating some Law of Attraction help throughout the process.
- Clear away past emotional residue and lethargy
- Unblock chakras
- Unclutter your mind
- Modify to improve life flow
- Provides an opportunity to make changes to support your desires
- Influences everyone living and working in the space
Isn't This Really Feng Shui?
If you are familiar with feng shui, none of this will be foreign to you. But an added benefit to using feng shui in conjunction with Law of Attraction, is that it can provide some really great support to your solid intentions.
Feng Shui [fuhng shwey]
The Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house. (dictionary.com)
What's the Difference Between Feng Shui and Law of Attraction?
Pretty simple, really. LOA works only for you. Your thoughts and emotions cause you to vibrate and attract at a certain frequency. You cannot directly attract for another person because you cannot vibrate their energy. Makes sense, right?
With feng shui, you are working with the energy of a space, which other people can enter into and be affected by. That's why a clean, peaceful home is great for the whole family. Be warned though, if you make your house feel really good, visitors may never want to leave. :)
The Relationship of Surroundings and Chakras
Did the point about using spring cleaning to unblock your chakras puzzle you?
The state of your home, car, office - surroundings, in other words - is a reflection of your inner life. Is you heart chakra blocked? Get to work cleaning the energy in your kitchen and dining room.
Each chakra has a corresponding area or room of your house and can provide clues to which of your chakras need attention.
About.com has an article on this very subject and lists which rooms/areas affect specific chakras.
How to Use LOA and Feng Shui to Spring Clean Your Chakras and Spaces - Some Tips
Please note that this is how I do it and I know that others utilize different techniques. Don't hesitate to put your own spin on things, or combine techniques. If some aspect doesn't feel quite right to you, go ahead and substitute with something that does. Most people 'just know' when something feels right.
Things You'll Need
- a strong intention that corresponds with the area you're cleaning
- one or two good affirmations to use while cleaning can be helpful
- a Bagua map, if possible
- your favourite cleaning products
- a vaccuum
- paint, if necessary
- supportive plants, fabrics or objects, if necessary
- smudging kit or incense
The two words that come immediately to mind are: intention and mindfullness. Try to be firm, not wishy-washy. Also, be conscious of your thoughts and emotions.
When cleaning and/or clearing an area, first decide what you want from that area. How should it look, what do you want it to feel like? What is it that you want from life that you feel is blocked, or not happening as quickly as you'd hoped?
If you're not sure, look at the area and focus on the feeling for a few minutes. Does that corner or quadrant of the room feel dark, neglected and cold? Is it cramped and cluttered, or empty? Does it need painting?
Consult a Bagua map to discover what part of life that area represents. There are lots available with a simple online search. I've always used Vicky White's but any standard Bagua map will do. If you've never seen or used one before, it can be a real eye opener. It might help explain why you've experienced certain problems. Sorry, can't link to Vicky's, as it is no longer available but it is a basic nine section layout.
As you go about your cleaning, feel free to use a good affirmation or two that correlates with the area you are working on. Don't forget to bring your emotions into it. Really mean and feel what you say.
1. Clear and declutter the space. Get everything out of there. Get rid of anything you don't love or use by throwing it out, donating it, selling it, or giving it to someone who will love or need it. If anything needs fixing, now is the time to take care of it.
2. Give the space a complete cleaning, ceiling to floor. Dust, vacuum, wash. Don't forget to clean the windows and wash the curtains. Since you're there anyway, open the windows and let the good chi flow in.
3. Give the area a great flow and feeling by only putting furniture, fabric, art and objects that are clean, attractive and supportive back into that area. Consider the colours and elements that are known to enhance certain aspects of life. For example, if you want to increase your financial abundance, try to incorporate red, purple and/or gold into your colour scheme.
4. Stand back and look at the space again, once you're done. Does it feel right now? Better? If not, what feels 'off'? What would make it feel better?
Now, if you want to pack an added punch, go through the space with a smudging kit, or incense. Don't forget to clear (wave the smudge or incense) the corners, as well as up high and down low throughout the room. Also, do the windows and doorways, to clear the energy and invite in wonderful things.
I like to also use an affirmation (aloud) or proclamation as I move with the incense throughout the room. It feels good to proclaim the room clear and ready to receive positive, abundant, loving energy.
Only do one room at a time. My personal suggestion is to wait at least a few days between rooms. I've experienced first hand, the chaos that can arise after changing the energy in a space. Sometimes, it has to happen before the calm. I believe the Universe is clearing and rearranging things for me. We're stirring up a lot of energy. Doesn't happen to me every time but does sometimes. If you find it happening to you, try to remember your Law of Attraction basics - trust and believe that it will all come out well.
End Note: There are different types of Feng Shui, along with a ton of (helpful!) information about elements and colours for spaces. If you want to really do a thorough job of using it as part of your spring cleaning process, I highly recommend that you read up on it. Also, if there is something you want to know more about, let me know in the comments and I will do my best to gather up something helpful for you.