Are Your Sink & Stove Arguing?

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If you’ve been in my tribe for awhile you may have heard me say that your home both reflects and affects you. Everything is energy and the things in your home and the way they are positioned impact you.

How do you know if your sink and stove are arguing? 

Look at the placement of the sink and stove in your kitchen. If the sink is directly across from the stove, this is considered an “arguing” sink and stove. This is energetically challenging because it can literally cause arguing in or outside of the home. Many clients don’t mention arguing as an issue, but when I point out the arguing sink and stove and ask them, they agree that they do argue and often right in the kitchen between the sink and stove!  Once we remedied the issue, the arguing subsided.

There are two options for using Feng Shui to remedy this challenging situation:

1. Place a round rug between the sink and stove or place a rug in front of either the sink or stove that has a pattern with circles on it.

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2. Hang a crystal from the ceiling between the sink and stove. A 20 mm crystal is a good size. The crystal should be round and made with at least 30% lead (this has a balancing energy to it). The crystal should hang freely and can be hung with a 9″ red (lucky color) thread or 9″ fishing line. In Feng Shui the number 9 is auspicious and is about reaching new heights (and who doesn’t want to do that?!)

The round energy of the rug or crystal will disperse the arguing between the sink and stove and balance the energy in the space.

If arguing continues to be an issue after the adjustment is placed, please reach out to me as there are other circumstances within the home that can also contribute the energy of arguments.

I would also recommend that you energetically clear your space if there has been a lot of arguing in your home (either during or before you moved there, as in the case of a divorced couple having lived there prior to you).  Watch this video for instructions on how to clear your space with sage.

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Your Stove Can Increase Wealth

Your Stove Can Increase wealth
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In Feng Shui stoves represent wealth and abundance no matter where in the home they are located. This comes from the belief in ancient China that stoves represent wealth because that was the way you fed your family. The more burners you had, the wealthier you were because you could feed more people.  Stoves nourish the occupants of the space and friends and family who come to visit and share meals there as well.

You can boost your wealth and abundance using your stove by:

  1.  Keeping your stove clean – this shows respect for the nourishing aspects and attracts good chi or energy.
  2. Putting pots and pans away – we don’t want to dowse our wealth by covering the burners. If you have a tea kettle that you like to leave on the stove, you may choose one that is reflective or place it on a different burner each day.
  3. Use all the burners instead of just the ones in the front – activating all of the burners will bring more abundance to you, like firing all the engines in a jet gives it more power.

Stove Placement

Another energetic challenge I see in many homes is the location of the stove. Many stoves are situated so that the person cooking has their back to the room. This is a challenge because then you are not in the “command” position of the space. This can lead to feeling unprepared for what is coming at you in life and being surprised by what unfolds.

To remedy this situation, I recommend placing a mirror or reflective surface behind the stove. This adjustment is powerful for 2 reasons:

  1. It allows you to be prepared fro whatever happens in your life (and to see what and who is coming up behind you) and…
  2. It effectively doubles your burners and therefore doubles your wealth!

Powerful Feng Shui Stove Adjustment
This adjustment will really give your abundance a boost and activate your wealth!

For 9 days in a row, turn on all the burners on your stove on high for a few seconds until they are bright red. While they are lit up, visualize abundance in all forms flowing to you. The intention to attract more abundance and wealth into your life is the most important part.

Let me know what happens and what forms of abundance you attract into your life as you do so!

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Kids Rooms Are Their World

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Applying Feng Shui to children’s bedrooms helps create happier, more successful and well-balanced youth. It’s important to remember that kids rooms are their world – like their “home” and unless they are very little, like under 4 years old, you don’t want to make changes in their rooms without their involvement.

Similar to adults, we want to make certain that children feel safe and supported within the family and within their lives.  As with adults, we create a feeling of support for children with a solid headboard.

Slatted headboards have a cutting energy, which can lead to health and other issues, so if your child has one of these, you will want to remedy this. Several stores, including Ikea, carry headboard covers that slip over the top of an existing headboard. Another option is to weave material through the slats to create a solid look. Or, you may hang a blanket or quilt over the top of the headboard.

If your child does not have any headboard at all you can, of course purchase one. Or you can create one by:

  • Painting a square one on the wall behind their bed
  • Painting the entire wall behind the bed a different color than the rest of the walls
  • Hanging a banner, tapestry, flag or other material behind the bed

Bunk Beds

In Feng Shui, we are not a fan of bunk beds for a number of reasons. For the child in the bottom bunk, it can feel overwhelming as the heaviness of the one above hangs over them or the feeling that the upper bunk could collapse upon them. For the child in the upper bunk, there is usually not a lot of space between the bed and the ceiling, which again gives the child the feeling of overwhelm and a limited view of life and the world.

If you must have bunk beds for space reasons, use these remedies. For the upper bunk, hang something with depth above the bed – I love the glow in the dark stars – to expand the space above the bed and give the illusion of more expansiveness. For the lower bunk, a poster of scenery or a picture with depth, as long as it is calm and soothing, can be hung under the top bunk above where the child lays. This again will help expand the space and leave the child feeling as if they can breathe again!

Unlike adults, children do not need two nightstands and they can have bookshelves in their bedrooms. I do recommend the books be waist high or below, however, to prevent the children from feeling overwhelmed or like things could fall on them.

Lastly, to help your children get a good night’s sleep I recommend closing closet doors before bed. The open doors are a lot of energy rushing at them while they are trying to calm their minds. I also recommend choosing plain solid color sheets and avoiding action figures or cartoon characters, which are very active and do not allow children to relax into their dream state as easily.

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Ups & Downs ~ Feng Shui for Stairs

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Stairs and steps are necessary for moving from one level to another. Yet stairs can impact your life depending on where they are located, the type of steps and risers that are used and what they face.

Stairs are heavy and can bring down the energy in those areas of your home. Steps can also cause “up and down” energy in the area of the Bagua where they are located. For example, a staircase in the center of your home (which relates to health in the Feng Shui Bagua) can have an up and down effect impacting your health so sometimes it’s good and sometimes it is not so good.

Steps can also confuse the energy, as in the case of split level entries. The energy and opportunities come in the door, but then they aren’t sure where to go… to go up or down or stay in the foyer?

Another common placement of stairs that is challenging is right across from the front door. This leads the energy upstairs instead of keeping it in the main living area where it can have the most positive effect. Or the energy drains right back out of the house causing loss of money and opportunities.

Some staircase issues may leave you feeling drained. For instance, stairs ending at a bedroom door may cause it’s occupant to feel drained. Open risers don’t allow the energy to flow to the upper levels and can also lead to feelings of being unsafe or drained.

Curved Staircases

Preferably, stairs are curved and have no landings, which allows for a gentle flow of energy to the upper level. Landings stop the flow of energy through the space.

The greatest offender in the realm of stairs in Feng Shui are spiral staircases. Think of this like a corkscrew boring a hole in whatever area of the home it is located. Spiral staircases typically have open risers as well, which can leave you feeling dizzy, unbalanced and unsafe.

Balancing the energy of your stairs to bring more harmony to your life

No need to worry or freak out about your stair issues. There are Feng Shui adjustments to remedy most everything!

  • Steps in the Center
    Hang a 40-50mm round crystal (with 30% lead which also has balancing properties) over the stairwell. This will also serve to honor your home since it’s in the center!
  • Split Entry
    Hang a small (20mm with 30% lead) round crystal or place a round rug in front of the steps. Then, direct energy up to the main living area by placing something to attract attention and energy there (a beautiful vase, a piece of art, a plant, etc.)
  • Stairs in Line with the Front Door
    Hang a small (20mm with 30% lead) round crystal in between the front door and the steps. You can also add pictures or art along the walls to slow the energy down as well. Then, direct the energy into the main living area with an attractive item that draws guests’ eyes to that space instead of up the stairs.
  • Stairs Ending at a Bedroom Door
    Hang a small round crystal between the door and the steps, which will disperse the energy coming at the door.
  • Open Risers
    Close them in, if possible and desirable or add lights along the stairs to direct the energy upwards.
  • Landings
    Light this area well. A light that shines up here will bring the energy up to the second story of the home and keep energy moving.
  • Spiral Staircases
    Add lights along the staircase to get the energy flowing up and to slow the “corkscrew” down. You could also add plants under the stairwell to anchor it and feel more balanced and grounded as you are ascending and descending these stairs. The home I stayed at in Paia had a spiral staircase outside and they did a lovely job of anchoring the staircase by adding a trellising plant that wound through the railing. It was beautiful to see the blooms as you went up and down the stairs, too.

What’s under your stairs?

This is an important area of your home because whatever is stored here affects you. Don’t store any type of water under a stairwell as this can be harmful to children in the home.

Whatever you store under the stairs will grow, though, so it’s a wonderful place for wealth bowls, safes, money, work items (if you want more work that is!), altars, books and luggage (to increase travel opportunities).

Remember Feng Shui is all about balancing the energy in your space!

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Selling Your Home with Feng Shui

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There are many factors that affect the speed with which your home sells. As I write this blog, it is very much a “Seller’s Market” and realtors say there is not enough inventory of homes to meet the needs of all the buyers. And yet, some homes take longer to sell than others. Why is that?

Homes have an energy to them, just like people and objects do. Prospective buyers can feel the energy of your home. Take my house, for instance. It has great energy. People love to hang out there. I enjoy hanging out there myself! But, as many of you know, I am moving to Maui. So my house needs to be sold.

As I prepared my house for the market, there was much to do. Doing this “work” requires that you look at the space that has been your home in a whole new light. My realtor and home stager helped me see my house and the things in it from the buyer’s perspective. I also prepared my home energetically using Feng Shui and other helpful practices.

If you’re preparing to sell your home, start with:

  1. Clearing Clutter
    Anything you are not using should be removed. I found sorting items into categories such as Sell, Give Away, Keep and Store was helpful. If you’re planning on having a garage sale, pricing items and boxing them in categories will make sale set up easier.
  2.  Remove Personal Items
    The big high school graduation pictures of  my boys and all my family photos had to go. For me, this also meant removing the majority of my Feng Shui cure items and many rocks and crystals. You want prospective buyers to be able to visualize themselves and their things in your house. They can’t do that if you have a lot of clutter or personal belongings in the space.

    Selling your home involves more than making physical changes to the space. It is an emotional job as well. I felt sadness removing the Feng Shui adjustments I had placed with intention and love. I took time to process and FEEL these emotions. To help you do this emotional work, next…

  3. Write a Letter to Your Home
    Let your house know what’s going on, why you’re moving and where you’re going. Homes have names and personalities. Uncover yours through meditation (or Schedule a House Whispering session with me!)  Thank your home for all the beautiful memories and for how it has supported you, kept you safe, warm, dry and comfortable during the time you have lived there. Encourage your home to help you. Ask what needs to be done to attract the new owners.
  4. Journal About Your Feelings
    Emotions will come up for you as you clear the clutter, remove your personal belongings and otherwise prepare to sell your house. Journaling helps you process your emotions and energetically let go.Lastly, there are several “Feng Shui” adjustments  that can help speed up the sale of your home. These are a few of my favorites…
  5. Oil  Squeaky Doors
    Doors represent the voice of adults and squeaky ones can lead to complaining. Read more about doors.
  6. Paint Your Front Door
    Red is a lucky color, if you like that, and if it is different than the rest of your house. Or, if you can’t or don’t want to paint the door, hang a beautiful wreath on the door.
  7. Add Something With Movement
    To attract energy (and buyers) to your home, add a flag or a whirly gig near the front door. Another great option, that I used, was a wind chime. The movement of these things (please only use one!) attracts the attention of prospective buyers.
  8. Boost the Helpful People
    Place the names of your realtor, home stager, anyone that’s helping you pack or move and “the perfect new home owner” on pieces of paper inside a gray box or envelope in the Helpful People area of your home. This can be hidden.
  9. Sage Your Space
    Removing clutter, changing things around and cleaning stirs up energy. Smudging (using white sage in bundle or incense form) helps clear all of that out.  The result is that prospective buyers feel welcome and comfortable in your space.
  10. Set Positive Intentions
    Wouldn’t it be nice to sell your home quickly, with ease and grace and have fun while you’re doing it? Those are the intentions I set before selling my home. I also performed a very special Feng Shui adjustment called “Selling A House.”  This adjustment is provided to my clients who request my assistance in selling their home. It works for them and it worked for me!

    I had nine showings (a magical Feng Shui number about reaching new heights) in the 2 days my house was on the market and by day 3 I accepted an above list price offer. Through it all, I constantly reminded myself to relax, breathe and have fun!

  11. Go with the Flow & Surrender to the Highest Unfolding*
    There can be many ups and downs that occur with selling your home. It’s important to continue to FEEL the emotions that come up for you, everything from excitement to disappointment. Remember, that all of this is happening FOR you (as does all of life) and there is always something for you to learn from whatever happens. Let go of controlling the outcome. Be unattached to the timing and price your home sells for. And remember to follow your intuition throughout the process.  
     
    *This last tip is a BONUS add on!  On the evening of Day 4 the buyer cancelled the sale. So, it is currently back on the market. I’ve received another offer and have several more showings so it is sure to sell soon!

Remember, you are beginning a new chapter in your life. Go with the flow and remember you are abundant.  Let go of your attachment to how things should go and selling your house will be a wonderful experience on your life’s journey!

If you need help, I am here for you! I provide many services that can assist you in Buying and Selling a Home including:

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Doors Affect Your Voice & More

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In Feng Shui, doors represent the voice of adults in the home (windows are the voice of children – see more tips for children in Back to School Feng Shui Tips). Your doors may be having a bigger effect on your life than you know.

Door issues can cause:

• Arguing
• Complaining or whining
• Confusion
• Lack of direction
• Voices to be silenced
• Blocked energy
• Money going “out the door”
• Relationship conflict
• Slanted vision of life or self
• Opportunities to be limited

One of my clients was a couple struggling with Career issues. He was looking for a new job and she was uncertain about her career path. Balancing an issue with the doors in their Career sector had amazing results for them. The day after they made the adjustment, he received a call back for a third job interview and subsequently got the job. A short while later, she was offered a new job opportunity that she wasn’t even looking for. Balancing the energy in your space CAN shift what’s happening in your life!

Below are a few common door issues and cures to help you start using your “voice” more effectively. Remember, intention is key so focusing on what you want is as important as placing the cure.

  • Having too many doors in an area can cause confusion or lack of direction in that part of your life. Hang a small round crystal (30% lead) or place a round rug in the middle of the doors. This will help balance the energy and create clarity, focus and direction.
  • Have you or others in your household been complaining? Check for squeaking or creaking doors. A little WD40 will go a long ways to stop the complaining “chatter” of the doors and people.
  • Do your front door and back door align (where if you rolled a ball from one it would go out the other)? You may have plenty of money coming in, but this will door issue will lead to it going right out the back door. Place something round anywhere between the two doors (round rug, crystal, bowl, table, etc.) This will deflect the escaping energy and help you save and keep more of what you are earning.
  • Does your new neighbor have a sliding glass door, but no deck? This is considered a “dead” door because it doesn’t lead anywhere. Buy them a sun catcher or a mirror to hang on the door to remedy this dead energy.

Problems with doors lead to an inability to voice your opinions and express yourself. Make sure all of your doors can open fully taking care not to store things behind them. Read more tips for your front door in Shut The Front Door.

If you’re having difficulty or feeling blocked, I’d love to help! Feng Shui can be confusing. Do you need help figuring out your Bagua? Do you want help determining what to do within your home to boost the power of your intentions for Health, Career, Finances and Relationships?

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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Feng Shui Properties and Placement of Mirrors

Mirrors are a wonderful tool to use for Feng Shui adjustments yet they also carry a lot of energy, so you want to be certain you are placing them appropriately.

Mirrors have many properties and in Feng Shui represent the element of water. They provide vision, bring clarity and can also lift energy “up” in a space. Mirrors help us see and be prepared for what’s coming to us (illuminating our blind spots). Further, mirrors affect how we view ourselves.

Common Feng Shui Uses for Mirrors

  • Filling in areas of the Bagua that are missing, such as when a home is not a complete square/rectangle (read this Blog for an explanation of the Feng Shui Bagua)
  • Expanding spaces
  • Remedying a “blocking” wall (a wall that is too close to the door)
  • Adding the element of water to a space
  • Softening a “blade” edge created by an odd-shaped bedroom
  • Deflecting energy
  • Doubling burners on your stove, and thus your wealth
  • Pulling in a bedroom that is in front of the front door or outside the bagua
  • Lifting energy in bathrooms
  • Creating a “window”
  • Containing or dousing fire energy (fireplaces, furnaces, stoves)

I often make Feng Shui recommendations that involve the placement of mirrors. For some adjustments, size doesn’t matter and we’ll use small “lipstick” sized mirrors to fill in a missing piece or to act as a virtual carwash at the entrance to an office. For other adjustments, such as pulling in several bedrooms that are in front of the front door, we want a more substantial mirror.

Mirrors Dos

  • Have a full length mirror in your home as this gives you a clear vision of where you’re going, of who you are and how you make your way through the world
  • Use a mirror behind your stove to “double your burners” and thus double wealth
  • Cover mirrored closet doors in bedrooms
  • Have a mirror at an appropriate height for children
  • Use mirrors in bathrooms to lift the energy (counteracting “draining” toilets)
  • Add a mirror in a room that needs more windows (we want a 3 to 1 window to door ratio in each room) except in bedrooms
  • Consult a Feng Shui practitioner before placing a Bagua mirror (octagonal shaped) as these mirrors carry very powerful energy and are warranted in very few cases

Avoid…

  • Cracked mirrors (and glass in photo frames)
  • Antique or tinted mirrors (cloud your vision and decrease clarity) These mirrors may also carry the energy from the prior owners.
  • Mosaic or mirrored tiles (cutting energy can lead to health issues)
  • Split mirrors in bathrooms as this splits the couple
  • Mirrors that reflect toilets, dirty drains or clutter (don’t want to double that!)
  • Placing mirrors too high/low (tallest and smallest adults should fully see their face)
  • Mirrors in the bedroom (it’s a lot of energy which can disrupt sleep)
  • Seeing your reflection in a mirror while in bed (it will bring a third person into your relationship)

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NOTE: There are many mirror placements I cannot recommend without laying an accurate Bagua map on your space. For these situations, a home consultation (in person or via Skype) is recommended for proper placement.

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Feng Shui can be confusing. Do you need help figuring out your Bagua? Do you want help determining what to do within your home to boost the power of your intentions for Health, Career, Finances and Relationships?

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