So, what is there to do? If the overall approach to Feng Shui is to find ease of movement in the home, than shouldn't the people living there LIKE their space? Of course they should. In this article I’ll share a few quick “fixes” that will improve the energy flow in your home. . . without hiring a contractor.
Feng Shui is a bit mystical for most of us and, although I'm not an expert, I do know that I want my home to feel open and clear. The overall goal of Feng Shui is exactly that. Our energy and the energy of the space are freely moving.
The name explains it:
’Feng’ translates as 'Wind'
'Shui' translates as 'Water'.
Both wind and water move freely in the natural world.
Feng Shui is essentially how our energy interacts with the environment we are in. Although it has evolved to meet and match modern life, there are still some simple changes or additions that can help us to improve the Feng Shui of our home without reconstructing the house or having a house built according to Feng Shui principles.
Thinking about the overall goal of Feng Shui, which is free flow of energy here are a few simple things you can do to open up movement and make your space feel more like you.
- Clear the clutter. Handle any space that's been collecting papers, mail, various trinkets, the things you weren't ready to deal with but want to... etc. This removes energy blockages in your space. Energy can move more freely.
- Have a place for everything. Being able to find what you need, right when you need it, brings ease.
- If you don’t love it or use it, purge it. Even if your living space is perfectly organized, minimized and beautiful, if you’ve got loads of storage in your garage or in a storage space elsewhere, the energy in your life isn’t optimized. Let go of that which doesn’t serve you.
- If you don’t like the way a space looks, make it aesthetically pleasing to your eye. This is also part of Feng Shui. You should find joy within your space
In Feng Shui The Home is Divided into Life Spaces
Each life space has associations to areas of life: Prosperity & Wealth, Reputation & Fame, Love & Relationships, Health & Family, Good Fortune, Children & Creativity, Wisdom & Growth, Career & Work Success and finally Helpful People & Travel.
Within each of these spaces are associations to colors, directions, elements and focus. There are many suggestions to add to a section that will bring more of that type of energy into your life.
For example, to bring more Prosperity & Wealth, place the color purple (as well as blues and greens) in the far left corner of your home, when standing at the front door. This would mean placing an Amethyst crystal in that part of your house. Of course, you could also choose Jade (green) or Apatite (blue). The idea is to enhance the energy of Prosperity & Wealth in that area of your home to bring more ease to that area of life. *This article is about using Clear Quartz, so we’ll do more on each section later.
Using Clear Quartz to Improve Feng Shui
As you might know, clear quartz is a favorite crystal for moving energy. It benefits all chakras, acts as a prism with the frequency of all colors and has a high vibration. This means it can work in any space of the home, bringing an improvement to vibration and energy flow.
How can you use clear quartz to improve Feng Shui?
To affect a whole room, choose a larger piece – something pretty heavy that fills your hand, or larger. Place it wherever it fits or looks nice to you or wherever your intuition guides you. Size does make a difference in how much energy is moved with a crystal. A small tumbled stone is perfect for carrying in a pocket or as a pendant, but to affect an average room, something much larger is appropriate. This is for general placement. But, using Feng Shui, a smaller crystal can be powerful when utilized appropriately.
Using a smaller quartz point, placed strategically, you can also affect the movement of energy in and through your home. There are some key locations to place your clear quartz points for this purpose. These will be attached to the ceiling and hang down, so you’ll need some clear or decorative string. You can use anything you want, but remember the overall goal of Feng Shui is to benefit how our energy interacts with the environment. You should like how it looks when finished. If it is distracting, it’s not ideal.
The point of the Clear Quartz should hang down; this allows energy to flow down into your home. It should also only hang 3-6 inches or so. There’s no specific measure for how long, but it’s meant to be up high, so no foot long strings or ribbons.
Where, in your home, should these hanging Quartz points be placed?
At major corners jutting out into a room
In the center of any room
Any place there’s congestion
At Major Corners Jutting Out Into a Room
This refers to any room there’s an extra corner. If it isn’t square or rectangular, you probably have some extra corners. This means the energy connecting to other areas is sent out in the direction that the corner sticks out. It kind of “mucks up” the flow of energy in the space it’s pointing at. Place a Clear Quartz Point hanging point down a couple of inches out from this corner. This will disrupt that energy and allow it to spread.
In the Center of Any Room
Hang your Clear Quartz Point (point down) from the ceiling in the center of the room to assist the flow of energy. If there’s a light or ceiling a fan, just place it as close to the center as you can do safely. In a long room, such as a common area, place one in the middle or place several where the center of an indistinct room is suggested. For example, in my common area, the entry leads into the dining area and then onto the living room. These are 3 indistinct areas which are made useful by what we put in them. I can hang a crystal in the middle from entry to the far wall of the total common area or I can hang 3 crystals, one at the entry way, one in the dining area and one in the living room.
Any Place There’s Congestion
Congestion refers to any place in the home that there are a lot of items, or energy coming from multiple directions.
Small hallways often lead off into 2-3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a linen closet. There’s a lot of energy flowing from many directions in that little space. Placing a Clear Quartz Point here can move it along.
The kitchen can get congested too, with people coming in and out, grabbing food, looking for something in the pantry and so on. It’s a high traffic area. Placing a Clear Quartz Point at any location people gravitate to can benefit the overall space. For my home, it’s the pantry and the refrigerator. Those get opened more often than any other place in the kitchen. I can place a Clear Quartz Point hanging in front of those.
Easy Fixes Are For Everyone
The goal with using Clear Quartz is to have a no-fuss, super simple Feng Shui “Fix” to help the flow of energy through your home. While you can certain go further, fixes often uplift the energy of the home immediately. One of the best Feng Shui books I read was all about fixes. Almost no one is going move and build a new home to perfectly match the ideal Feng Shui Bagua (map). So, fixes are suited for most of us.