Whether or not you closely follow this philosophy of living life, and living life positively or not; applying Feng Shui principles in the home is quite easy once you know how. Many people do organise Feng Shui consultations in the home, especially when it comes to positioning certain objects in the home for good luck and prosperity, that comes as the by-product of hard work. Whether this is true to not, as metaphysical concepts are not always proven, you will feel a lot better when you apply some of these simple ways in improving the energy flow in your home. Less blockages and more flow. This is what we all want.
1. Toilet seat
In Feng Shui, it is not recommended you leave the toilet seat up after using. Feng Shui experts advocate that leaving the toilet seat up sucks money right outside the home. Then again water (one of the five elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine) symbolises wealth and career in the home. Maybe you mum was onto a good thing, by telling you to put that toilet seat down after use. Yet old habits can indeed die hard, can't they? Bathrooms are the wettest room in the home after all.
Toilet seat down when not in use
Feng Shui experts also advocate the importance of keeping plugs on drains, both in the bath tub, as well as on the drains for both sinks - in the kitchen and bathroom areas. After all, you don't want your hard earned wealth going "down the drain."
Block and cover the drains
Flowers in the home (before they die off) are awesome, and hence come with some positive energy, which is wonderful from a Feng Shui standpoint. It keeps the positive energy in flow, and any stagnant energy through negativities and/or indecisions gets blocked off. Flowers with no clutter in the home is a perfect combination for activating good chi and positive energy in the home for a higher quality of life. Then again, everything is energy.
Plants are great too
4. Buddha Statue
If such a statue resonates with you in the home, then go for it. Surround it with candles and/or with a Feng Shui ornament, to attract what it is you want to attract in your life. For example, as in the picture below, two love birds kissing (those little objects) is good Feng Shui for attracting a love based relationship on the back of God.
Buddha statue with a little Feng Shui in front
Having a piece of jade in the home, especially on the back of the front door, is great for attracting wealth and abundance overall. Many Chinese people love the use of jade plants for a similar purpose. Most of the jade products on the market for the home come from either China, the USA or Russia. Jade is known to purify.
Some jade hung up
Having chairs in the middle of a kitchen is not good Feng Shui for the home either. This is because (apparently) such an action would cause energy blockages. For further home decorating and improvement tips using Feng Shui, please click here.