Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
As our knowledge of energy grows, we become more aware of how everything is energy. Not only does this include our own individual beings, it also refers to our homes. The place where you live has its own energy aspects, as well as each piece of furniture, walls, drapes, appliances, etc. How much thought have you given to the energy level of each item, and the combined energies that compose each room, and ultimately your entire home?
Feng Shui is an ancient understanding of this concept. The practice of Feng Shui encompasses the home’s interior; the outside yard, trees, plants, or concrete; the entire neighborhood. When a person buys a house and decorates it, based on Feng Shui principles, you can feel the difference the minute you walk through the door. There is a pleasant serenity, an “ahhhh” feeling. Add the special touch of Reiki to the mix, and you will never want to leave!
The first step in Feng Shui is to declutter your home – not only the areas people see, but also the hidden areas of attics, closets and garage. A healthy flow of energy in a home is impossible when blocked by too many things. Often, items are serving no useful purpose anymore, but no one has made the effort to give them to loved ones, sell them, or donate them to a charity. When items have no meaningful purpose, their energy becomes stagnant. This is not unlike our own energy system, when our life tasks become unclear or meaningless, causing energetic blocks and feelings of being stuck.
If your house is cluttered, use Reiki to motivate yourself in getting rid of it. Ask Reiki to assist you in “letting go”, if that is difficult for you. If you continue to struggle, sit down with a journal, sending Reiki to the intention of figuring out where you have an emotional block. Perhaps, you discover you continue to feel a lack of abundance in your life and giving away things exacerbates those uncomfortable feelings. Perhaps, you have put a piece of furniture in the attic because it was associated with a painful event in your life. Often, our actions (or non-actions) are a result of unresolved emotional issues.
After the items have been removed, clear the room with Reiki. You can simply go into the room, sit comfortably, put your palms up, and begin Reiki by setting the intention to clear the space of all negative energies.
Another wonderful aspect of Feng Shui is the attention paid to color. The concepts are similar to the colors associated with the chakras. Feng Shui teaches us to use red’s and orange’s to bring warmth and security to a home. Use mellow, soothing green’s for the walls of a bedroom, encouraging quiet, and a restful night’s sleep. In fact, some people think of their homes as having a chakra system with energetic centers, each room being used for different functions. Blessing each room with Reiki is a certain path to bringing full energetic functionality to the space.
This is a very brief summary of a few Feng Shui principles, and there is much more to learn. What is important to know is this: the energies in the spaces where we live – home, work and play – are interactive. People bring energy to the spaces and the items within them, just as the spaces and items can affect the energy of the people who live among them. Becoming aware of this fact is essential. Otherwise, we can feel exhausted, walking through our doors each evening, without understanding why. Or, we can feel soothed and refreshed, and not sure how we created it. Bring Reiki into your home and the relaxing energies will emanate around you!
Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, working with a hospice agency in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and was stricken with polio at the age of three. To relieve fatigue from post-polio syndrome, she learned Reiki. This complementary technique led her to explore other alternative modalities. Her personal journey, along with life lessons learned along the way, is detailed in her book, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)