Not surprisingly, abundance is an aspect of life that almost all of my clients wish to concentrate on during their home or business appointments. While feng shui can assist with energy flow and stress reduction, it (unfortunately) can’t solve all our problems or undo poor decision making and choices. That said, there are ways to increase the positive energy in your home or business in order to make the most of the energy that is available to bring abundance into your space. The rest is up to you!
Here are eleven things you can do to help align your surroundings for greater abundance.
1. Get Rid of Clutter
We all know the feeling of lightness and joy that de-cluttering can bring. In order to free up the energy in your space, get rid of anything that you don’t want, love, need, or use. When you hold onto an object you no longer use “just in case” you may need it some day, you are energetically telling the Universe that you don’t trust it to take care of you. If you need that object later, you can always get another one. For now, toss it, donate it, or gift it.
2. Live Abundantly
Drink your tea or coffee out of a beautiful cup in the morning to start your day off with luxury. Go to a discount home store and purchase the fluffiest bath towel you can find. When you get out of the tub or shower each day you are going to enjoy the sensuous luxury a towel like that brings. This will help you create the mindset of deserving, accepting, and welcoming more luxury and abundance into your life.
3. Create a Vision Board and an Affirmation for Abundance
Vision Boards are incredibly effective when done correctly. Make a vision board of all the items that remind you of having abundance in your life and hang it some place where you can see it every day. Work on saying, “I welcome, accept, and deserve positive abundance in my life.” This way you’re not limiting the way abundance comes to you, but you are making sure that the abundance you are drawing in is positive. You don’t want to draw in an abundance of negative, so be specific!
4. Fix Things that are Broken
When items aren’t working properly they create stress and frustration in our lives. Repair or replace anything that needs to be improved and feel the difference in your life as things move more smoothly.
5. Invite Nature into Your Home
Flowers, plants, pretty stones, etc. all remind us of the abundance found in nature. Don’t forget to spend some time each day outdoors appreciating the abundance that nature provides us.
6. Practice Gratitude Every Day
In my opinion, this is the most important thing of all. Make sure to start and end your day by appreciating five things that you are grateful for. Gratitude puts you in a state of “having” rather than lacking and creates energy to bring more into your life to be grateful for.
7. Conduct a Space Clearing on Your Home
Chapter 9 in my book explains in detail how to conduct a space clearing. It is vital to remove old energy from your space to allow fresh energy to come in. You can purchase the space clearing energy chimes by clicking here
For the next four items, refer to the guidelines in chapter 6 in my book, Feng Shui that Makes Sense. Accuracy with your measurements is vital to your feng shui success!
7. Career Feng Shui
On the north meridian point, place a fountain and keep it running 24/7 unless you’re going to be away for more than 24 hours. This point is associated with your career and your life path and helps things run more smoothly. Try to avoid placing too much stone or earth in this area as it is the undesirable element for the north.
8. Wealth Feng Shui
Place healthy plants on the southeast meridian point and remove any metal you have there. The southeast is associated with wealth and abundance. Water can help provide a boost to the southeast meridian, so feel free to add a fountain along with your plants (and yes, the plants have to be real and HEALTHY.)
9. Fame Feng Shui
The fame meridian point isn’t about being famous. It’s about making things bigger and better. In the south, place a lamp and have it turned on for at least three hours every day. The south is associated with fame and opportunities. The element for the south is fire and the safest way to bring fire into the area is by putting a lamp on a timer for at least three hours per 24 hours. Avoid water in this area if possible.
10. Synchronicity Feng Shui
Being in the right place at the right time with the right people is an important aspect of having abundance. On the northwest point, place metal objects such as metal picture frames, metal artwork, tables, and sculptures. Metal stimulates the energy of synchronicity in the northwest.
Doing one or two of these things may help, but believe me, doing ALL of them will definitely put you on the path to having greater abundance in your life!
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