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It’s a new year, new season—time for new love! Tracee Dunblazier gives us a rundown of the best ways to clean our homes to attract love with Feng Shui.
If you’re not familiar with Feng Shui, it’s the ancient Chinese art of the placement of objects and connection to nature and your environment, to support and regulate the flow of energy in your home.
The Chinese New Year began on the second New Moon of the year and ushered in the Wood Goat for 2015. The vibe of the New Year, heralding the winds of change and new opportunity, begin to blow at the end of the year, so for me, I usually begin the process of making changes around the home before the New Year.
Of course it’s always important to have a good idea of what you want in your life, or at very least, what you don’t want. The three most important principal’s for opening your mind, heart and home for love are: cleaning and clearing, preparing to receive and harmoniously having the object of your desire.
Love comes to us in our lives, in many ways, subtle and overt. The more we are able to recognize the subtle ways that love comes to us, the more harmoniously we will embrace the overt ways we engage in the giving and receiving of love. Believe it or not,our human consciousness needs to give love more than we need to receive it…and the Jedi mind trick here is that receiving love is a natural response to having given it.
The more you give love freely, the more it finds its way back to you.
Keeping that in mind, here are the changes to make in your home to manifest more love.
The most important thing to do when you want to have more love in your life is to create space for it. Getting rid of clutter, cleaning out drawers and having as much surface space in all the rooms of the home, but especially the bedroom, is vital.
Once you have cleared all that space and had a garage sale or taken a few loads to the GoodWill, now it’s time to clean, I mean really clean all of those spaces. Start with the bathroom and kitchen. Those two rooms in the house are where energy is piped in and dumped several times a day. You really want to scrub the baseboards and walls, all of the appliances and fixtures and keep the lid down on the toilet. Take my word for it, there is nothing sexier than a clean bathroom corner.
Satellite for Love
A person’s preparedness to give and receive love is always evident in their home if you really look. Take a moment to take your own inventory. How much extra space do you have? How clean is your environment? Do you have past memorabilia up everywhere in your home or is it concentrated to one area? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being ready, how prepared are you?
The southwest sector of the home is the direction that governs love and marriage in Feng Shui, and there are quite a few enhancers to support love and relationship in your life. My favorites are: planting a lime tree in the Southwest sector of the garden, placing pictures of Peonies or two ducks in the southwest corner of the house and bedroom. These are all symbolic of a happy relationship.
There are a couple of things that you want to look out for…
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Author: Tracee Dunblazier
Editor: Emily Bartran
Photo: Jen Badalamenti/Flickr