Ups & Downs ~ Feng Shui for Stairs


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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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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Kim Julen, Feng Shui Intuitive Coach bringing harmony to your head, heart and home. WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner IFSG Red Ribbon Certified Practitioner Certified Angel Card Reader  651-230-7361


The Energetic Challenge of Ashes


Keeping ashes in your home is a Feng Shui Challenge

Many people keep the ashes of their loved ones in their homes and often they are placing them in a location within the home that is energetically harming them. The energy of non-living things (not only ashes, but also dried flowers and other “dead” items) can create many difficulties — everything from lost opportunities and income to health and relationship challenges.

Dead things and ashes, whether human or pet remains, represent stuck or stagnant energy and it is best to remove them from your home. If you have dead trees in your yard, remove them. If you have plants that are dead or dying and cannot be revived, remove them.

Note: If the plant was placed as a Feng Shui adjustment and died, it has likely taken the energetic “hit” for you. Thank it for it’s service to you and replace the plant with a bigger or more expensive one.

Remove dried flowers unless they have special significance to you, such as a wedding bouquet. Consider whether you can remember the event through pictures with the living flowers instead. If you wish to keep the dried flowers, preserve and honor them by placing them in a shadow box or other container.

Many of my clients do not wish to remove the ashes of their loved ones from their home. In these cases, I make recommendations on where the ashes can be placed to do the least harm. Let’s first be clear about where ashes should not be placed within the home:

  1. In the Bedroom or outside the bedroom door. The bedroom is your place of rest, rejuvenation and romance. Keeping ashes here can negatively affect your health as well as your romantic relationships, where the deceased loved one is literally coming between you and a vibrant life with those who are still living and with your own body that is still alive.
  2. In the Dining Room. The dining room is where you take in food to nourish your body. We want living things in this space to signify life-giving energy to your body.
  3. In the Kitchen. The kitchen is where your food is cooked, which also nourishes your body and the stove is located here, which is symbolizes your wealth so keeping ashes in this location can affect both your health and your finances.
  4. Near the Front Door. As you’ve read in my previous blogs, the front door is considered the “Mouth of Chi” where all the energy and opportunities come into your home. Keeping ashes, or other non-living things in this area can push opportunities away and prevent abundance from flowing to you.




Ashes you wish to keep should be placed in a common area, like a family room or living room and well away from the front door, kitchen, dining room or your bedrooms.

Do you wish you could connect with your loved one who has passed? I can help you with this! Through my work as an Angel Card reader and psychic I’m able to connect you with your loved ones. I’ve found these souls have beautiful messages for you and are so happy when I’m able to relay them and share the ways they are present in your everyday life. To learn more about my Angel Reading services and book your reading visit my website.

There is a special Feng Shui adjustment called the Sealing the Doors Ceremony that is beneficial and recommended to be performed when:

  • You are keeping ashes in the home
  • You’ve had bad luck in a house
  • You’ve been robbed
  • Occupants are feeling unsafe
  • Your home is located across from a church, cemetery or funeral home
  • You suspect other living spirits are present within your house

To obtain a copy of the Sealing the Doors adjustment, please email me at I will request that you honor the Red Envelope tradition in exchange for receiving the adjustment.
Sealing the Doors Kits are also available for purchase on my Finding Your Fiji Etsy site.


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?

Let’s chat! I offer a FREE 20 minute Virtual Coffee Chat. I’d love to get to know you better and give you 2-4 ideas to help you shift the energy in your space and in your life. Click here to book it:

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Kim Julen, Shiftmaster  WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner Certified Angel Card Reader Life and Business Coach bringing harmony to your head, your heart and your home.  651-230-7361

Bells Brrrrring Good Things


Bells are commonly used in Feng Shui for adjustments and for attracting energy and opportunities. Bells are used in many religious and spiritual practices as well. Bells even symbolize holidays such as Christmas or the winter season (think sleigh bells). There’s something magical about the sound of bells that makes you stop and listen. The sound of church bells ringing or a doorbell certainly gets your attention.

Bells represent movement and also have a calling or attraction energy. They can be used for protection and decision making as well. Brass bells are often recommended and you should personally like the sound or tone of the bell if it is something that you are using within your home or office.

So what about bells and Feng Shui? What can a little bell do for you?  Use bells as an adjustment for:

  • Clearing the energy in your home or office
  • Helps you find your ground and keeps your personal balance
  • Front door to brrrring in opportunities
  • Office door to call in new clients
  • Clearing energy in rental spaces/hotel rooms/vendor booths
  • Hotel room door for protection and a feeling of safety
  • Protecting your purse
  • Protecting $$ in your cash box or cash register
  • Ringing over clutter to help you decide what to keep
  • Helpful People corner of your desk to call in more clients

Bells can also be used as an adjustment for certain door situations in Feng Shui. For example, If you have a “empty door” (a door that leads nowhere as in the case of a door to a deck that hasn’t been built yet) you can hang a bell on the door handle, either inside or outside, to remedy this “going nowhere” energy.

Another one of my favorite ways to use bells is to call the money back when you have a door in your Wealth area. My client Amy experienced the power of this adjustment first hand.

“I have always been interested in Feng Shui and have even tried to apply it to my home and office space myself…although without any great success. When I learned that Kim would come and do a consult at my home, I jumped at the opportunity! I was amazed at the subtle changes or fixes I could do and what an amazing impact these can make.

I hung a bell with a purple ribbon on my patio door ‘to call the money back’ and just found a 401K investment from a previous employer valued at almost $100K! I also started as an Independent Meeting Planner a year ago and have had a very prosperous first year that ended with a business trip (and mini vacation) to Hawaii in November. My home feels harmonious and I am energized by all the wonderful things that are happening!”     

Amy-Marie Lemanski, AML Events, Plymouth, MN

You can hang your bell with a purple ribbon as Amy did (symbolizing wealth) or use a 9″ red ribbon. Red is considered an auspicious color in Feng Shui and 9 is about reaching new heights as it’s the last number before the numbers start over.

Find a bell you love and start brrrrringing in good things!

Kim Julen, Shift Master
WWS Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Certified Angel Card Reader

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Change your environment to SHIFT your mindset and your life


Changing your external environment helps you shift your mindset and your life. When you are in a new environment, like when you are traveling , your focus shifts to experiencing and noticing all of the new things around you. While I was in San Diego recently, I was captivated by the ocean, the birds, the seals and even the squirrels. Looking at these things I felt tremendous gratitude and joy. I could not look away. I was so engrossed in the scenery that I could not think of anything else. Being in this environment completely cleared my head.

Here’s the thing…you don’t need to get on a plane or travel to some distant or exotic place (although that’s fun to do) to clear your head. Try one of these ideas for gaining a fresh perspective, clearing your mind and shifting your life:

  • Visit a new place (state park, store, friend’s house)
  • Take a different route to work
  • See a new play or movie
  • Eat at a different restaurant
  • Spend time with a child…they see things as fresh and new
  • Watch animals at the zoo or in nature
  • Drive on a road you’ve never used before
  • Take a different walking path
  • Walk the opposite direction around the lake than usual

Get out of your head by changing your external environment. This leads to appreciation/gratitude and more joy on your life’s path to Finding Your Fiji.

Check out my first video from my San Diego trip here!