Feng Shui is something I have found absolutely fascinating for years and have even incorporated many of it's teachings in my life. Laura is one of the best feng shui teachers around so I wanted to share her thoughts for getting ready for the new year. You will be amazed at the difference you will actually feel after doing the things suggested here. Heres to a Happy New Year!!
How to Prepare your Home for the 2014 Chinese New Year
"Year of the Wooden Horse"
1. Give your home a "Deep Cleaning or cleansing"
Dust away the cobwebs from your home and office spaces...and dust off your mind. Positive thinking never hurt anyone. Turn something around in your mind until you can find the POSITIVE-and keep it there. Like attracts Like. We get back what we send out. Send out the best.
Extra tip: When cleaning be sure to start your cleaning from the front of your home to the back. Sweep away negativity gathered from last year. If you sweep from back to front, you risk sweeping away good fortune.
Attention to detail goes a long way. Look inside your refrigerator, get RID of old food and restock to start your New Year with Abundance. BUY SOME COLORFUL FRESH FRUIT as another sign of abundance and place it on your kitchen or dining room table. With Intention
2. Purchase those Red Envelopes.
These red envelopes symbolize luck and are to be filled with brand new one dollar bills which represent an abundance of wealth for the upcoming year. Traditionally, they are given to the younger generations but, are also passed to close neighbors and friends. How much money to put in each? I suggest eight or nine dollar bills, because in Feng Shui they are Lucky Numbers. This is also the time to write down your intentions before the next tip on how to prepare for the New Year.
3. Preform a Space Clearing for your home and business.
Native American White Sage is a great way to bless your home before the Chinese New Year. Do everything with INTENTION on what you'd like to attract this year. Space Clearings should ONLY be done during the day, when the sun is at its highest point---between 11:00 am to 1:00 if possible. Never at night. Make sure you address the corners where Energy can get ‘stuck' or linger. All levels of your home should be cleared, basement, attic and even closets.
4. Pay off whatever credit cards or other bills if possible.
The extra amount is not as important as the idea that you are creating a Debt Free year and starting it off with as little debt as possible.
5. Welcome the New Year with beautiful Fresh flowers
Take the time to hand pick them from your local florist and place them in a vase. flowers are symbol of abundance and new life energy.
6.Fix Those leaky pipes and replace burned out light bulbs flowers
Leaky pipes relate to negative health or wealth situations. Burned out Light bulbs relate to the lack of illumination with new ideas. Very simply ways to prepare that could have a huge impact later on in the year.
7. Do your best in bringing closer with those who you may have quarrels with
The year of the horse will be of a fiery nature so it's really important to put out those pre-flames of past negative emotions so they do not add to this upcoming year. Do all you can to forgive and let go so your new year and heart is open to amazing possibilities
8. Treat yourself kindly.
Take some time out to do something special for yourself. When we treat ourselves well, it is said others will treat us well, too! Maybe it's a manicure or that special outfit you've been wanting; maybe it's just taking home a movie you have wanted to see. YOU are Special....treat yourself that way :)
Laura Cerrano has been a certifed Feng Shui Expert for over 13 years. She is the CEO of Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island, a published author, Key note speaker on Feng Shui and Certified Reiki Practitioner. She specializes in connecting people to their environment and authentic self with the teachings of practical Feng Shui Ascension.
Mission statment: To provide each and every client with quality consultations that will give them new found knowledge and understanding of Feng Shui to empower themselves at a price everyone can afford.
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