You have probably heard the phrase: “If you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people.” By focussing on hanging around the energy of success to achieve your goals, you position yourself to win and you create your reality. The same is true with the energy of abundance.
Feng Shui teaches how to create an environment that elicits positive energy to support our well-being, our health, our relationships, and our prosperity. To allow abundance to easily enter our life and nourish each aspect of it, it is extremely important to examine our surroundings and assess the current energy of abundance in our living and working environment.
When evaluating what we have, we should not confuse quantity with quality. When we examine our basements, for example, what’s in our boxes that we have we been holding on to and can’t let go of? What do these items represent and why do we still have them? One of the main reasons why we keep too much stuff is that we don’t trust the future, and our self-defeating thoughts sabotage our prosperity.
Clutter is anything broken, not used or loved, disorganized, and anything unfinished. Clutter is what we call “stuck energy” and it prevents us from moving forward, and from thinking clearly and creatively. Having too many things often leads to chaos and can get expensive because when we can’t find what we need, we go and get new stuff. Clutter pulls our energy down which in turn makes us procrastinate instead of taking action towards our goals.
Releasing clutter is the first step to abundance as it opens the door to new possibilities to enter our life. Only then can we start enhancing our home with items that symbolize abundance for us.
While the balance of our house as a whole is important, let’s focus on the entrance and the Abundance sector of our home.
The entrance is considered the “Mouth of Chi” and the state of the entrance determines the quality of energy, and therefore opportunities, entering our life. Making it appealing and welcoming, and enhancing it with the appropriate Element should be a priority.
The Abundance sector (located in the far left corner when standing at the front door) is governed by the Wood Element. When choosing items that incorporate the Wood Element, the color, shape, and material are equally important. What matters most is its relationship to us and our intention to create our personal abundance. Creating collages and displaying quotes and affirmations are also powerful ways to put our attention to our goals and taking steps towards their manifestation. Ask yourself how your life would look like if you had all the abundance you wished for.
And last but not least, develop an attitude of gratitude for the abundance that is already in your life. As the definition says, abundance is the plentifulness of the good things of life. What are your blessings?