The Art of Feng Shuiby Karen Kingston
Clutter and Feng Shui
It is important to realize how fundamentally intrinsic clutter clearing is to the whole practice of Feng Shui. Most books on the subject mention it only in passing or not at all. Perhaps they assume their readers have already dealt with this issue, but of course the truth is that most have not.
I do not consider clutter clearing to be one process and Feng Shui to be another. I have come to realize that clutter clearing is one of the most powerful, transformative aspects of Feng Shui, and in most cases, Feng Shui cures and exhancements are at best only minimally effective until this has been done.
If you have already been using Feng Shui for years without knowing this you will be delighted at the every upsurge clearing your clutter will bring about. And if you are new to Feng Shui, you will be pleasantly surprised to realize that the first and most important steps to learning these arts are already well within your reach.
Clutter is Stuck Energy
The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English work “clotter,” which means to coagulate – and that’s about as stuck as you can get.
Clutter accumulates when every stagnates and, likewise, a symptom of what is happening with you in your life and then becomes part of the problem itself because the more of it you have, the more stagnant energy it attracts to itself.
You know what it is like. You are walking down the street and you see that someone has thoughtlessly thrown an empty cigarette packet in a corner near the roadside The next day you walk past the same spot, and the empty pack has been joined by a few more items of trash. Before long it becomes a full-blown garbage dump. Clutter accumulates in the same way in your home. It starts with a bit and then it slowly, incidiously, grows and grows – and so does the stagnant energy around it, which then has a corresponding stagnating effect on your life.
If you somehow get your life moving again, you will instinctively want to clear the clutter out of your home and make a fresh start. It will feel like the obvious thing to do. So one approach to clearing clutter is to embark on a course of self-improvement and wait until you get to the stage where you just can’t stand having clutter around you anymore. There are many self-improvement books you can read and courses you can take (and I certainly recommend that you do), but it can take a while for you to get inspired enough to clear your clutter taking this route.
A new approach? Sorting out your life by sorting our your junk, which results in a tremendous renewal of your life force energy. This is something practical and tangible you ca do actively to help yourself.
Stuck Energy is Very Sticky
….This is why it is easier to let your clutter stay put. You have to have some pretty good reasons to rouse yourself enough to do anything about it……..tackle it one step at a time.
Every aspect of your life is anchored energetically in your living space, so clearing your clutter can completely transform your entire existence.