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If you have anxiety in your life, working on your physical environment is one of the things you may not have looked at & it could actually be causing some of the anxiety that you’re feeling right now.
Our physical environment is a very dense, energetic space, so everything is energy (ourselves, our bodies, our furniture, our homes). If our home is feeling contracted and heavy, it will impact our energy dramatically. So I’m very excited to talk a little bit more about this today.
How to use Feng Shui to create a calming environment for your anxiety
1. Release the Energy
To release energy using your home, move around your house and clear the space. I have a video on teaching you how to clear negative energy from your home. I recommend checking out that video to give you insight into the steps to clear the space energetically. The space will feel lighter after you’ve done that.
2. Move Around Your Home
Move around your house & look at your house from the perspective of “Does this item (or this thing) in my house help me or hurt me?” Does this piece of furniture or these cushions on your couch make me feel good? Does it make me feel happy?
3. Look At the Artwork On Your Walls
If you’re feeling a sense of anxiety or stress in your life, I want you to go around your home and look at the artwork on your walls. Do any of the walls have pictures or images of things that are fighting? Or turbulent water? Or a sense of a solitary person looking lonely? Are there images of things that just don’t feel happy? Is that energy heavy or sad?
Artwork can be very subjective, but it can also impact our mood and humor. I’m looking at a picture that says “Stay Young And Go Dancing”. It’s uplifting, it’s happy, you know? I want you to think about “What could I bring in then?”
There’s pieces of art (or things on your wall) that kind of feel intense or busy. For example, a client had a huge picture of New York’s cityscape over her bed & she was really stressed out. We want to take away anything that can feel like hecticness & think about what feelings or emotions you want to feel.
How would you feel without the anxiety? Peaceful? Calm? Happy? Harmonious? Put it out there that you will find images and artwork that will reflect that. Maybe it’s a picture of two women walking on a beach laughing or having a cup of coffee.
What is a picture (or thing or activity) that would help you connect with your intention (that idea of being peaceful or calm)? Maybe it’s a picture of somebody meditating, who looks calm and serene. Bring that type of artwork into your home to allow your home to become a vision board for your future.
I have done a video about artwork and Feng Shui to get you started thinking about what’s on your walls.
4. Check the Cupboards
If there’s things that are associated with stressful times in our lives, I would recommend getting rid of them. Rid your house of anything that has a heavy, dense feeling.
I like to recommend the method of fresh eyes. Look into cupboards and spaces that you may not have touched in a while and clear them out. Feng Shui is not designated with decluttering but it is important to let go of things that don’t serve you anymore.
People think that clutter is the stuff on the kitchen counter. Or the clothes from yesterday on the bed. Or on the chair in your bedroom. If the kids’ playroom has toys that haven’t been touched for six to eight months, that for me is like, “Okay, it’s time to tackle that space.”
So I wanted to go to the places where things have not been moved, shifted, or cleared out. That’s where the stagnancy is happening. Feng Shui is about bringing things into flow & that’s what we want in our lives.
For the sake of this video I want you to look at Feng Shui in your bedroom. I have a whole video about Feng Shui in your bedroom.
The reason I want you to look at your bedroom is because you spend eight hours or more in your bedroom every day. This is a sanctuary, so I want you to work on the energy of your bedroom, releasing and setting it up so you can get a lot of rest. Hopefully that will help ease your nervous system as well.
There’s other aspects that I’d love to talk about, but for now I think this is a great place to start. I’ve also done a video on Feng Shui for emotional health, that I highly recommend.
Get started with a fresh eyes exercise. See everything that is a heaviness, let it out of your house & do that from a conscious place of allowing more to come in. As you let go, replace it with the energies of joy, peace, love, calm, and serenity that will make a difference in your environment.
How can I learn more?
I have a checklist that’s going to show you room by room what you can be doing to improve the flow of energy & activate Feng Shui in your home.
This guide will move you through every room to Feng Shui your space and get that flow of all the things that you want coming into your life.