Do you want to get rid of bad energy? Follow our 6 simple steps to happiness.
WHAT IS YOUR HOUSE SAYING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LIFE?
The idea for this blog came after I received feedback from a customer who said:
‘After your guys did such a wonderful job professionally deep cleaning our carpets today, I immediately felt so much lighter and happier. This has given me the inspiration I need to get on to the rest of my projects! Thank you so much!’
It made me reflect on something that I have found to be very true – that any stagnant area of the home will eventually express itself in areas of your life.
Look around your house. Is your outer life experience mirroring your inner home experience?
Are you having ‘unpleasant’, ‘unsuccessful’ and ‘unlucky’ experiences?
Dirt and dust = stagnant and stuck.
Your house is like a sponge! Whatever takes place in your environment is absorbed into the walls, furniture, carpet, ceilings, and objects. These negative energies accumulate and are tucked away in places you can’t even see.
HOW DO WE GET RID OF BAD ENERGY?
A good suggestion to get out of a rut is to use good old fashioned elbow grease. So it might be time to get to work!
Whenever we give our home a thorough cleaning, there is an automatic lifting of our spirits. We feel more at ease and relaxed. It is as if our home is smiling and saying thank you!
Feel good in your space, step into a new way of being. Renew your home. Purify. Then, fill it with a happy and healthy energy of excitement.
Just a couple of quick, easy things can make a huge difference! Here are some quick tips to get you out of your dirty rut and into a prosperous groove…
OPEN UP AND AIR IT OUT.
Open your windows and doors right up, turn on your fans and let the fresh air and sunshine fill your home. This is the best thing you can do to welcome new, fresh and flowing energy into your life.
In feng shui having a positive flow of energy (chi) is said to result in the positive flow of health, money and love.
Even just a few minutes of fresh air can push lingering negativity out the door. Feel the freshness coming inside!
WHAT YOU DON’T SEE STILL AFFECTS YOU.
Even if you can’t see negative energy, you can feel it. Have you ever visited someone else’s home and it just didn’t feel right? Or have you visited someone’s home and it felt light and positive and happy? Spending just a small part of your day cleaning, sorting and removing bad energy can really improve your life.
Vacuuming is my favourite thing – especially behind furniture. This is where energy can really get trapped.
Sometimes when vacuuming I find myself moving forward and back, forward and back, forward and back over the same space. If I check my vac bag I see an amazing amount of dirt, fur and debris. How could this be? The carpet didn’t even look that dirty! After I finish, I sometimes have the urge to re-vacuum and see if there’s anything left to pick up – and there is! From this simple act of vacuuming, I fully realised how much debris we become clueless to in our homes.
Most of the time, the reason we feel stuck in our lives is because we have this residual gunk handing around. It needs to be cleaned up to allow us to continue moving forward. If it hangs around too long, it will likely cause dis-ease in the forms of anxiety, frustration, depression, weight gain and general dissatisfaction.
GET RID OF THE UNWANTED ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE.
To keep things fresh and flowing it’s important to clear out any unwanted clutter… and keep it that way.
Negative energy needs things to hang on to, so by keeping your home clutter free you’re not giving it a chance to hang around.
Don’t hold onto things you can no longer use. Either pack stuff up and put it away or throw it out. Put together a donation bag and get rid of the old, unwanted aspects of your life to create a free pathway of chi and energy into your life.
Once a year, or as needed, get your carpets, rugs, couches and mattresses STEAM cleaned.
Why steam? It’s hot and it’s water so it will clean REALLY well without hurting anything or leaving behind any kind of soapy residue.
Some people get their carpets cleaned or use grocery store carpet cleaning products and equipment only to find they need to do it again and again and again because the carpets get dirtier faster and faster and faster.
Why is this? It’s because of the soap-based cleaning products that stay behind in the fibres. And soap is sticky, right? That’s where all the dirt is coming from: it’s being attracted by all that soap that is left behind. Those rental machines can not sufficiently extract the residue because they operate under such low pressure compared to a professional truck-mounted machine.
Carpets, furniture and mattresses take the most abuse throughout the year and hold in more dust, grime and negative energy than other surfaces. Professionally cleaning these items will make a significant shift in a room’s feel.
CLEAR SPACE FOR YOUR DREAMS!
The bedroom area is really, really important! When we’re sleeping our subconscious is putting everything in perspective and reprogramming our life.
You actually spend a lot of time in the bedroom and when you sleep you are breathing in everything that’s in the room.
Make your bedroom your own little sanctuary of paradise and that’s what you will create.
- Give the bed a good airing too and make a point to clean under the bed as well.
- Wipe down the blinds and wash the curtains, bedsheets and blankets.
- Have a good quality mattress if you can, but do make sure it is clean!
- Vacuum, (yes, vacuum!) the mattress and flip it.
- Have your mattress steam cleaned regularly as well. Mattresses are a haven for things like dead skin cells, dust, mites, pet mess, you name it. Just as with your carpets and other soft furnishings, a deep steam clean will welcome fresh, clean, organised thoughts and ideas.
- Another good idea is to refresh your decor by changing out anything that you no longer absolutely love.
You will function so much better in your life when you sleep well. Create a dreamy space and watch miracles happen!
NATURE WILL NURTURE.
Bring nature inside and immediately feel the difference! Plants and flowers add colour, life, oxygen and positive energy to your home.
Put plants in your front entrance and kitchen for the best feng shui – this really welcomes new life. As well as indoor plants, think fragrant herbs and vibrant blooms. Your own yard will no doubt reveal some beautiful hidden gems that you can use.
Or you may also like to visit a florist and find a gorgeous bouquet which makes your heart sing (we love Otto’s Fresh Flower Market!).
A clean house is a happy house, so now that you’ve rejuvenated your home with some elbow grease and feng shui, just sit back in delight and watch your dreams come true.