The Feng Shui geek in me comes out for this blog. I love Feng Shui and everything about it. When I started dabbling in it I knew I wanted to take a course to become a Practitioner. So I did.
Please keep reading before you run off and think “oh this woowoo stuff again”. It’s so not. It applies to everyone everywhere. Trust me on that.
Is my home really the cause of my financial stress?
Yup. I mean clearly there’s so much more than that but it could actually be the number one cause.
I discovered so many things that finally just made sense to me when I started learning and practicing Feng Shui. One interesting thing I discovered is that our home is the main cause of our financial stress, anger, frustration and so many more issues you may be dealing with at the moment. .
First things first. You need to understand what Feng Shui really is.
Feng who what?
Feng Shui is a practice that involves balancing out the energy flow in your home. That’s the definition in a nutshell.
Energy is everywhere and everything is energy. So if you think about that statement for one second you will understand that if there is negative energy in your home, well guess what. It affects your life.
Feng Shui is about clearing out old energy, allowing new fresh energy to enter your space and your life, and in turn, balance out your life.
Sounds simple enough right? It is really that simple. Now that you understand a wee bit about Feng Shui and energy, you will easily see how your whole life is affected by it. Even your emotions.
Let me share with you now the 4 signs that the energy in your home is causing you anger and financial distress. This will blow your mind.
How your home is causing you financial stress, anger, frustration and so much more!
Clutter is toxic
Just saying “clutter” gives me anxiety and if I walk into a house that has clutter I can barely breathe. No guff. Clutter is so toxic and dirty and having all that negative energy in your house, no matter what room it is in, is the root of most of your problems.
So imagine you have clutter at your doorway.
Every time you walk in the door you’re tripping over something or yelling at someone to move their stuff. Every single day you go through this. Every single day you walk in your home and get upset.
And every single day when you have to leave the house it’s the same thing. Screaming yelling frustration anger.
Are you following me here? You’re angry before you’ve even had a chance to take your shoes off. And then you’re angry again when you have to put them on.
Clutter is the Devil of the Feng Shui world. Where there is clutter, there is anger, stress, anxiety, frustration and yes, even financial stress. Clear the clutter, get rid of that anger.
Anger affects every aspect of your life. Even your work life.
Check out this great video on how to start decluttering especially when you feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to begin
The air smells dirty.
Remembering that energy is everything and everywhere, keep in mind that when you have a fight with your spouse or child or someone on the phone or whatever, that negative energy is still hovering around in your house.
Yup, I kid you not. It’s lingering there and poisoning you. If the air in a room feels heavy or dark, that could be the reason why.
Clear that space right after an argument. Here’s how you can do that easily.
When energy is that heavy and dirty it’s hard to focus on abundance, inner peace and joy and all that other good stuff, amirite?
Old and ugly.
Your home is your castle. It’s your own personal space. The place you should be able to go to relax and feel “at home” and peaceful. It should feel warm to you and be beautiful to you.
Beautiful meaning, you should love everything you own. Oh, er…well maybe except that ugly picture Aunt Betty gave you but you keep it up out of guilt. Admit it, it’s ugly, fading, dusty and an eyesore.
Why do you want to keep ugly things in your home? Does it make you feel happy and prosperous and peaceful? Hell no it doesn’t. Think of beautiful objects in your home as symbols of wealth.
If you have something that is not even remotely close to being that symbol, guess what, your things reflect your wealth. Get rid of ’em. Now.
Out with the old, ugly and broken to make room for beautiful things that feel abundant and prosperous to you.
Can someone fix that please?
Talking about ugly objects what about your house? Is it all pretty and everything works good and the paint is nice and fresh and the doors open and close like they should? No windows or broken and there’s no garbage piled up anywhere, right?
Did you answer yes to all of that?
Don’t feel bad if you didn’t. Remember your home is your castle. If your home is not that and is more like the neighbourhood joke, guess what? Castle symbolizes wealth, shack symbolizes poverty. Capiche?
You don’t have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars trying to make your house pretty. A few simple tweaks, like fixing broken things, painting your outside door or fence, little things like that will make a world of difference.
Fix your stuff.
What causes financial stress?
Well, there are many other causes of financial stress other than the condition of your home obviously.
I think a couple other causes is living beyond our means and trying to beat out the neighbours.
Too many of us want things we can’t afford or don’t really need. Many of us also try to keep up with the Jones’. Bad idea.
In your quest to have nice things and keep up with your neighbours, you’re making yourself sick and stressed out. Tell me, is it worth it?
Of course not!
Stop pretending you are rich and stop buying lavish things you can’t afford and don’t need. And stop racking up your credit card too for God sake.
Are we really the cause of our financial stress and other issues in our life?
Let’s face it. Nothing is magic. Not even Feng Shui. Many of our problems we’ve created ourselves. We are the artists of our life and it’s up to us to paint the life we want.
With that said, if you are unhappy in your life or holding on to negative stuff from the past, that will not do your present any good. You may need to work on some inner demons in order to be happier.
We all want happiness and prosperity. Happiness is already inside you. Once you master that, prosperity will follow and your financial stress will be no more!
Does any of this make sense to you? Sure hope so! Start making some little changes a week and watch how your life improves.
Sorry Aunt Betty, the Feng Shui girl told me to throw it out!!
Peace and Love