Raise your hand if you want to welcome new opportunities, fresh energy, and amazing things into your life. I bet everyone on the planet is raising their hand right now. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to attract all of these incredible things into their life? Let’s see another show of hands of those who are aware of the key role that the entryway plays in the energy of our home. I bet that there’s not many hands raised now. From my experience, most people are not conscious of the powerful role that the entryway plays in their lives. After all it is the space that is quickly walked through, often left in shambles, and is most likely the last place we think to decorate. I believe that this neglected space deserves some much-needed attention. Read on to learn about the importance of your entryway and 3 Feng Shui cures that you can do right now to improve this space.
Importance of Your Entryway
The first thing I see, as a professional Feng Shui consultant, or anyone when entering a home, is the front entryway. The front entrance is where all energy comes into a house. What is in this area either graciously welcomes energy into your home or prevents any energy coming in at all! Think of it as an airport. It’s a hub for energy. The worst part about this neglect of the entryway is the fact that a majority of us are unconsciously blocking energy from entering our home, resulting in the domino effect in our lives. Whenever I do a Feng Shui consultation, I recommend first improving the entryway because it really is the first step to being in flow with the Universe. Our home should be affectionately inviting energy in and cleansing itself of anything that no longer serves us. Thankfully, this situation can easily be improved by assessing your space with the help of the Feng Shui cures shared below.
Feng Shui Cures for Your Entryway
1. Have a Clean, Organized Space
As a former professional organizer, with the urge to organize everything still coursing through my veins, I advocate for every space in your home to be clean and organized. And when I say this I by no means encourage the pursuit of perfection, as that does not truly exist. I mean clean as in there isn’t visible dust at all times, and the floor can be seen. I am also the mother to 2 (now fully-grown) children so I completely understand the struggle of keeping a home ‘presentable.’ The key to Feng Shui is intention, so if you clean with all of your might and have the intention of inviting energy in your home, you’re on the road to success. One of the best practices that I recommend for keeping a clean home is creating a schedule. Begin by determining when and how much time you are able to devote to your schedule. Maybe it’s once a week or 10 minutes every day. Then, decide what you will do during each block of time. Perhaps, vacuuming, dusting, or wiping surfaces. Then follow the schedule, doing your best to be as consistent as possible. Once you start to get into the habit, you will see that it becomes second-nature to maintain a clean, organized, and welcoming entryway.
Not only is keeping this space clean important but it is also important to keep this space organized. Remove clutter (ie. too many coats, knick-knacks taking over every surface or shoes pilling up against the wall) and get rid of any pieces that are too big for the space. Too often I see benches that add no value or tables that are awkward to move around. In this space, keeping it simple is best. Consider what can actually fit and what will add value. When it comes to placing furniture, do what causes the less obstructions to the path and feel the best energetically for you. When you feel happy and at peace with your choice, you’ve made the best decision.
2. A Well-Lit Entryway Boosts Energy in the Heart & Home
I’ve covered in entire posts about the benefits of lighting and the same can be applied to this fundamental area of the home. Keeping your entryway well-lit with bright indoor lighting or better yet natural light, will help boost moods and energy in the home. Dark spaces tend to drain the energy of all who live there so try replacing burnt-out lightbulbs, adding fixtures, or painting a brighter paint colour to help reflect light. Also, if you find that your entryway is dark and bleak, consider replacing your front door with one that has glass to help illuminate the space. Or if you can splurge, a beautiful stained-glass display is great for lifting the energy of a space.
3. Cobwebs are the Enemy
Although cobwebs make for incredible Halloween decorations, according to Feng Shui they are not ideal any time of year. Cobwebs represent built-up stagnant energy and when found in the entryway it blocks energy from entering the home, the worst possible outcome. This problem can be tackled by regularly dusting and vacuuming.
The entryway might not be the heart of the home but it is equally as important as it is the gatekeeper of energy. The entryway has the power to control the energy of the entire home so realizing its importance and prioritizing keeping it energy-friendly is crucial. But with a little Feng Shui, we can all restore our neglected gatekeeper back to its well-deserved glory.
Let me know in the comment section below, what is the main problem in your entryway?
Don’t you love it when you randomly find a $20 bill on the ground coming home from work, or your boss loves all of your ideas, or miraculously amazing things happen to you everyday? This is what everyone wants; to live a lucky life. And with the help of Feng Shui, the art of optimizing the energy of your environment, it is possible to use luck to your advantage and create a lucky life. There are a variety of ways to improve your luck using the sacred art of Feng Shui, including several cures that can be done right now!
What is Luck and Why Is It Important?
Luck is the force of the Universe that makes good or bad things happen. Some believe that there is no such thing as luck. Some swear by its forces. It all depends on how you see the world. Those who do believe in it, believe that luck is the root cause of their success, happiness, and peace of mind. It opens the doorways for them in life. On the other hand, when one has ‘bad’ luck it creates challenges, and destruction of the good things in life.
With this in mind, choosing to believe in luck should not mean that you should live in constant fear of the current state of your luck. It is an opportunity to realize whether the energy in our life or home is in alignment or not. When things start to go wrong or challenges come up in our life, it provides the opportunity for us to create a mental note to take appropriate actions to have luck back on our side.
Living a Lucky Life
The goal of any spiritual being’s life is to live in harmony and alignment with the Universe. In terms of Feng Shui and luck, this means to have a relatively consistent flow of ‘good luck’ in life. This looks like having healthy relationships with others, experiencing new opportunities for personal development, having a thriving romantic relationship, being blessed financially, having great new creative ideas coming to you on a regular basis, etc. Generally, it means to be in flow with the Universe and in alignment with your higher purpose. It can be a reality for you for life to be easy. It doesn’t need to challenging or deteriorating to your spirit. Your life gets to be full of love, abundance, and peace. We have the power to create our reality and creating better luck is one of the most effective ways to do this.
Luck-Boosting Feng Shui Cures
Since luck is a consistent theme in the practice of Feng Shui there are several Feng Shui cures ready for you to try, including those below.
Luck is a matter of belief in creating optimal energy in your home and life. It doesn’t have to be seen as a black-and-white situation of having good or bad luck. It can be seen as a tool for identifying when a change needs to be made. At the end of the day, you have the power to change your life for the better. You have the power to make the necessary changes in order to attract the circumstances that you desire. You are ready to take a step of this magnitude. To help you on your Feng Shui, book your complimentary 30-minute Discovery Session with me to create an effective course of action that will help you to not only boost luck in your life but to also make your dream life a reality. Don’t wait. Book today to get started.
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Decorating for fall is one of the highlights of my year, and it’s the same for many others. It’s the time to embrace the cooler weather and create an environment that is soothing to the soul. As a professional Feng Shui consultant, I can affirm that fall is one of the best times of year to implement Feng Shui into one’s life. This is because this new-year energy brings the motivation to start fresh and clear away clutter. The use of Feng Shui when decorating does not have to be challenging. Even a newbie to Feng Shui will easily be able to understand the colour symbolism of the fall colors, which pieces are Feng-Shui approved and how to perform 3 Feng Shui cures that can be done today. Let the autumn leaves fall!
Fall Colors Symbolism
To begin the journey of decorating with Feng Shui in mind, we must begin with understanding the symbolism of the colours most associated with this time of year. We will start with the iconic colour orange found in pumpkins and fall foliage. Orange symbolizes success and harvesting as we see the seeds that we planted in spring (metaphorically and literally) come into fruition. Using this colour in your house is great for celebrating your hard work and appreciating all that you have in your life. Next is the colour black, often associated with death, and although this time of year definitely embraces this key part of everyone’s life cycle, it also represents protection and banishing. Use this colour to energetically protect your home from those with bad intentions and to honor those who have passed on. Changing directions from the neutral color of the fall palette, is green. Now green is no-doubt associated with spring for its vibrant hues reminding us of the sprouting plants, but in fall it also represents grounding, wealth, and growth. Use this colour to attract new opportunities and promote present moment awareness. Finally, we have the striking colour red representing passion, lust, and swiftness. Use this show-stopping colour to increase passion in your relationship (perhaps to encourage your lover to plan some fall dates?), and to connect with your sensuality. Use these colours as you see fit and remember that the specific meaning of a colour is different to everyone. When it comes to energy, it’s all about intention so if you see one of the colours representing another thing, use it as desired. Either way, I know that your house will be beautifully decorating just in time for autumn!
Feng Shui Approved Décor Pieces
Every piece that you bring into your home should be well-loved and perfect for what you need. It should not be making your living space unnecessarily crowded, nor should it lack purpose. When incorporating Feng Shui into your decorating plan it is essential that you maintain balance throughout your home. This looks like ensuring décor is displayed equally throughout the home and each room, and having all of the elements of Feng Shui present. Here’s some ideas for you to try out that will show how easy it is to find the elements everywhere you look.
The element of metal has the energy of precision, clarity and focus. To enhance this energy, decorate a mirror with spooky touches or purchase a new one that you use exclusively for fall. Here is a rustic fall mirror that I love!
The element of earth is grounding, comfortable, and nurturing. This can easily be achieved by hanging a decorative wreath on your front porch. The extra bonus of this décor addition is that not only does it embrace fall and the earth element, but it also is great Feng Shui for your entryway! By making your entryway welcoming with special touches, you welcome a flow of energy into your home and new opportunities into your life.
The element of water is flowing, intuitive, and refreshing. Achieve a good flow within your life by switching out your typical dishware for a set with elegant, haunting touches.
The element of wood is creative, growing, and nourishing. Incorporate this element by placing real plants and flowers around your home. Keeping real plants (or fake ones with dirt sprinkled into their pots) increases lively energy in the home.
The element of fire represents action, enthusiasm and power. Enhance this element in your home by decorating with fall-coloured candles. If burning candles aren’t your thing but you enjoy the look of them, consider using led candles like these ones here.
3 Fall-Inspired Feng Shui Cures
Now onto the fun stuff! Here are 3 fall-inspired Feng Shui cures that you can perform right now to boost the energy of your home and welcome new opportunities.
1. Switch Out Summer Flowers For Fall Flowers
This goes for all seasonal décor! Living in tune with the seasons is not only aesthetically pleasing but it is also a good way to connect with the earth. By switching out your décor as the seasons change, you are welcoming their specific meaning and being in flow with the natural cycle of life. An easy cure to promote this energy of flow is to replace your summer centerpieces with fall ones. This is your chance to include seasonal goodies such as foliage, pinecones (representing regeneration and enlightenment) and acorns (representing fertility).
2. Balance Décor Throughout the House and In Each Room
I touched on this earlier but I wanted to emphasize this because it really makes a difference energetically! Creating balance in your home not only looks like incorporating the elements throughout, it also looks like having matching lamps on each nightstand in the bedroom, having an even number of candles on display, and using a colour palette that isn’t overwhelming.
3. Use Aromatherapy to Boost Energy
For many years I was an essential oil distributor for Young Living so I have learned quite few things about the benefits of using essential oils. In Feng Shui aromatherapy is used to remove non-beneficial energy, refresh the space, and energize the energy. There are so many blends out there that is perfect for fall but my favorite is below. If this isn’t your fancy, check out Pinterest for inspiration!
Fall Fresh Diffuser Blend (Not my Recipe)
Feng Shui is the perfect addition to any space of those who are looking for a better flow of energy and balance. With the intentional use of color, a few Feng-Shui approved pieces, and some simple cures, you can be well on your way to creating a space that you love that is just as ready as you for apple-picking, pumpkin-finding, and apple cider drinking. For more inspiration for your home, check out our Pinterest!
I am a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner, Professional Organizer, Young living Essential Oils Distributor and mother of two children.