Moving is never easy. The physical impact of a move is often compounded by the emotions that go along with leaving a familiar environment and moving into new, less familiar space. Feng Shui is the study of the environment and how it affects people. It goes beyond how a space looks and addresses the energy of how a space feels. There are tons of sites on the internet that can help you with the physical aspects of moving (packing, labeling, etc.) Instead of discussing the nuts and bolts of moving, I’d like to share with you the energetic aspects of moving out of an old home and into a new one.
Leaving your Old Home
1. Freely Let Go of What No Longer Serves You
I like to define clutter as anything you no longer want, love, need, or use. When you freely release that which no longer serves you (this applies to people and circumstances as much as it does belongings), you are literally and figuratively making room for new, better energy to come into your life. Holding on to people, places, and things that no longer have a purpose or bring you joy is usually rooted in some kind of fear. Fear that you may need that thing again some day (even if you haven’t used it in years), fear of change, fear of being alone, fear of lack, fear of never finding something/someone better, etc. These items and fears energetically weigh you down, keep you stuck, and slow the flow of something better coming into your life. When you let go of something that no longer has meaning and purpose in your life, you energetically open the door to new and improved people, places and things. There is no better time than moving from one place to another to freely and easily let go of the old and look forward to the new.
2. Clear Your Home’s Energy
As a feng shui consultant, I often come across homes that still have strong residual energy from people who have lived there previously. This residual energy can make the new occupants feel lethargic and often like they never really feel at “home” in the house, even if they’ve lived there for years. Just as you would physically clean your home for the new people, it is important that you do a energetic clearing on the home you are leaving (please refer to my book Feng Shui that Makes Sense if you don’t know how to do this) to energetically clear the home of your (and your family’s) energy. This will help free the home of your energy and clear the space for the new occupants.