Did you know you can energize your home and your gardens through Feng Shui?
What is Feng Shui?
The system of Feng Shui is considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. The ancient art and science of Feng Shui was developed over 3,000 years ago in China, and from this body of knowledge, one can reveal how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it.
This Taoist vision is based on the understanding of nature, your surroundings, and particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi (life force energy). Feng means wind and Shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, and therefore, good feng shui came to mean good fortune.
How Feng Shui can Energize Your Home
To create a happy home the first thing you must do is clear out your clutter. The effect of clutter on your health can make you feel drained and overwhelmed. Get rid of everything you do not love! Clutter clearing can be a time and energy-consuming process that may feel like therapy, but in the end, it will help you lighten up the load, so to speak, and provide a boost of energy to your home as well.
Good energy in the garden will always feel good and will draw you to spend time there. Colors and shapes of plants and trees, a water feature, all can strengthen, balance and bring beauty to your home. Delight your senses and see what can happen.
Other Feng Shui Tips for Your Santa Fe Home
Open curtains during the day to let the natural light into your home.
Make sure the pathway to your front door is clear of any clutter or “blockers” such as recycling/garbage bins.
Trim branches that are overgrown and clear your roof/gutter of any leaves or clutter.
Remove any mirrors that face the front doors.
There are so many ways to use the principles of Feng Shui. By applying good design along with the understanding of nature, positive energy can circulate through your home and gardens with ease. Elements of nature, peace-inducing landscape design, high ceilings, open room concepts, rich colors to illuminate certain aspects of any home can create a harmonious energy flow.
For more information on Feng Shui and the home, watch this interesting episode of The Home Within: