Category: Feng Shui

Feng Shui for Pets

Feng Shui for Pets

Feng Shui for Pets

Pets can be the cornerstone of our lives—they love us unconditionally, soak up our every emotion, and are the final link that completes our family tree. With the gravity of their impact on our lives, our fuzzy friends should veritably be considered when it comes to the Feng Shui of a home or office space.

There are many facets to Feng Shui, and in reworking the energy of our home, we balance natural dynamism, elevate our space, and align all inhabitants in their best directions. Animals, in particular, exude a natural, child-like and loving energy that effortlessly lifts the vitality of the space they occupy. They bring us benefits to our own personal health, relieving stress and nudging us to be more active and live an increasingly balanced lifestyle. When harmonizing our homes with Feng Shui, it’s important to consider all occupants—even our fuzzy little creatures.

Comfort and Safety

Are your animals comfortable and protected from harm in your home? Coming from a household that accommodates both a dog and a cat, a learned area that deserves attention is the ability of each animal to have a safe refuge for a timeout or time away from another animal or child. Remember to give extra consideration to areas around your home or office that you spend the most time in—have cozy alcoves in those particular areas for your pet to feel safe and relaxed while next to you.

Natural cleaning products are essential to maintaining proper Feng Shui and are a health-promoting alternative for the well-being of everyone in the home—especially our little ones and fur babes. Family pets, along with children, have a closer connection to the ground, and any toxic chemicals that seep into our floors are easily exposed to their sensitive systems. Enlist in natural products and steam-cleaning devices to foster a safer environment.

Plants

Plants are a vital element to the Feng Shui of your home. They can raise a low ceiling, nurture your relationship to the outside world, and most importantly, create a rhythmic cycle of oxygen, producing live energy and filtering the air in your home. It’s important, however, to consider animal-safe plants that are non-toxic or have questionable greenery placed in spaces that are out of reach.

Your Pets Personal Trigram

In Classical Fen Shui, a person’s birthday is calculated to find the individual’s personal trigram and natural elements. The same can be done with your pet’s birthday to find their optimal directions for sleeping and eating. If your pet is, for example, an Earth Element, shades of brown or yellow would be supportive colors for your pet’s bed, leashes, and harnesses.

Elevating the Energy

Pets are natural energy boosters and can likewise ground negative energy. Having an animal in the home can calm, ground, and foster harmony of a space—but the needs of the animal have to be met in order for this to happen. Just like our pet needs adequate nutrition, daily exercise, and restful sleep, having a space that caters to them living a fulfilled life is necessary for the complete balance of our homes.

Feng Shui is the caring and feeding of a home and its occupants on an energy-based level. Finding the perfect balance is an individualized endeavor to every home, and has to include everyone residing in the space—including our most precious pets.

declutter for energy

De Clutter your home and Energize your space.

declutter for energy

 

De Clutter for more Energy

Feng Shui is the Art of balancing the energy within the structures we reside in, and one of the most basic principles is de-cluttering. Has your energy ever felt zapped when surrounded by clutter? Based on Feng Shui principles there are different areas of our homes and businesses that correlate to different areas in our lives, and clutter can block the flow of energy throughout a space.

Subconsciously everything we surround ourselves with can affect us and getting rid of things that no longer serve a purpose or need in our lives will not only free the flow of energy within a structure, but it can also have profound effects on how we feel within a space.

The first step

Pay special attention to the areas of your home you spend the most time in and start there.  Scan the whole room and take mental note of any clutter that needs dealt with including objects.  Clutter takes many forms and it could be that there are just too many objects for the space.  If it’s an office and paper is the issue find ways of organizing that works easily for you or consider going paperless and file everything digitally. Objects and furniture may be the culprits of clutter, if so think about what you actually use, need, and love.

Take it one step at a time 

If you have a room that needs a lot of attention break it down into smaller projects and before you know it the whole room will be complete.

Extra Help

If you need a helping hand ask the support of a friend, sometimes just having company can give the project momentum.  Professional organizers can also be a wonderful resource for de-cluttering and organizing.   Whatever approach works best for you just remember it’s not a race and even the smallest little steps will get you where you want eventually.   Just notice the shifts of energy along the way and have that be the inspiration that keeps you on your path to finishing that next small project.

Feel the Shift

A room can feel brighter and the energy can flow easier when a space is clutter free.  Clearing out clutter and repairing things around a home or business is what I call energetic maintenance.  Making it a regular habit of going through rooms and only keeping things you actually need, use, and love can shift energy and feel amazing!

Elizabeth Denton

 

4 Feng Shui tips for Blessing Land before you build

Feng Shui is the ancient art of balancing energy within and around structures to support all its occupants. Blessing the land and setting your intentions before a new structure is built can be very powerful and heartfelt.  An important element to Feng Shui is clearing spaces of old stagnant energy so that new fresh positive energy can flow freely.

Land Blessings can clear the land of  past energies and set intentions for new beginnings moving forward.

Here are a few steps to consider when Blessing Land:

  1. Cleanse the Land with Sage – Release old energy that may be lingering in the area in which you intend to build.  Depending on the lands history there could be energies of the past that have left their imprint.
  2. Giving Thanks to Mother Earth –  Gratitude comes to mind for all the things the earth provides including the land in which our homes grace this planet.  Take a moment to share your gratitude and give an offering to the land as a way of thanking it for all its support.
  3. Setting the intention – Going forward consider how you want your new structure to support you.   Maybe you would like a peaceful, comforting, supportive, and loving environment in which beautiful new memories and gatherings with fill the space with love for all.   How do you want your new space to feel write it down on a piece of paper and bury it in the soil or say it aloud for all to hear and affirm.
  4. Share in the experience – Make it fun and bring together all whom will be living and enjoying the future space.  Intentions can be very powerful shared.   Share in a toast to the future and so be it.

May love and positive energy fill your homes and hearts.

Elizabeth Denton