Ready to create a more abundant home?
I am too!
Let’s do it today!!!
It may be a whole week of it!
In my house:
- A few lightbulbs are being replaced.
- Laundry is fluffing in a steady stream.
- Old journals are hitting the trash.
- Some art is being changed and donated.
Why all the commotion?
It’s my experience that each level of expansion requires a new level of energy, organization and empowerment. There’s a reason I drink more superfood shakes than ever and pay such deep attention to sleep. And organization. And cleaning.
The clear space creates more wealth, health, happiness and inspiration.
Meanwhile, when I saw Carol Olmstead’s latest newsletter full of feng shui to attract wealth, I had to share it! Abundance is very easy to engineer in your home, and it always looks gorgeous!
Ten Ways to Attract Wealth by Carol M Olmstead
Whether you feel you paid too much to the IRS, got a smaller refund than you expected, or vowed to keep more of what you earn, everyone seems to be focusing on attracting more wealth in April. Here are 10 of my favorite simple Feng Shui tips for attracting wealth to help you spring clean your finances and master your money:
Clear Your Clutter. You’ve heard me say it before – in Feng Shui clutter represents postponed decisions and the inability to move forward. Try this Feng Shui challenge: clear out the junk drawer, the messy hall closet, or the garage, then step back and watch the opportunities flow into your life to fill the space you’ve made for them.
Clean Your Front Door. The front door is the “mouth of chi” where all wealth enters your home. That means if your door is dirty or faded your ability to attract wealth into your home will be diminished. Dust and clean your door frequently, and repaint or replace it if it doesn’t send a positive message about your home.
Clean Your Windows. Windows are considered the “eyes” of your home, and dirty windows represent cloudy vision. When you clean your windows you bring clear vision of present and future opportunities back into your life. Whether you do it yourself or hire a service, be sure to clean your windows on a regular basis.
Replace Burned Out Light Bulbs. If your rooms are dim, so will be your financial future. When you replace burned out bulbs you symbolically brighten your possibilities.
Tighten Knobs and Door Handles. If your door handles and knobs are loose, in Feng Shui terms it means you can’t get a grip on your money and finances. Tighten knobs and handles and replace broken ones, and you will strengthen your financial future.
Replace Dead Plants. Dead plants represent dead energy, so replace them with healthy living plants to symbolically grow your wealth. Avoid Bonsai or other miniature plants since they represent stunted growth. If your plants always die, display high quality silk instead.
Keep the Toilet Lid Down. Water represents abundance in Feng Shui, so if your toilet lid is open you’re symbolically flushing your abundance down the toilet. Keep the toilet lid closed and you will retain more of your wealth.
Fix Gaps. Whether it’s cracks in your walls, broken shingles on your roof, or gaps in the fence around your property, when you have a place where energy can escape it represents wealth leaving your home. Money spent on making these repairs will be returned many times over.
Clean Your Mirrors. If your mirrors are hazy you can’t see yourself, or your finances, clearly. However, when you clean your mirrors on a regular basis they reflect a clear image, and clear insight into your future opportunities.
Fix Drips and Leaks. Water is associated with wealth in Feng Shui, so leaking water means you are losing your wealth. When you stop the leak you stop the drain on your finances. (*I’m on it! Who knows how long this has been subtly holding me back… but it’s going away now!!!)
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Love all of these tips! And it seems like they will just lead to a happier, cleaner home in general. Win win situation!
Thanks for all these wonderful, easy to follow ideas. They really bring happiness and prosperity in your life, if you have a goal and you believe in your success.
you are very welcome Diana! xoxo Dana
I have a question about clutter-clearing… I think I’m having a hard time telling the difference between “clutter I need to get rid of” and “stuff that will be useful, just maybe not in the next 2 (or 10) weeks.”
For example, I recently moved – and got rid of a lot of “clutter.” Two months later, I have thought of several things I’ve wanted/needed to use…and then remembered that I had gotten rid of them, “clearing things out” and had to buy them again(!).
Could you please talk a little about this? I have so much stuff that I *could* get rid of…but I know I’ll (most likely) use, at some point (and have to buy again, if I get rid of it – which seems pretty wasteful!)…but that “point” may not be for a year or, sometimes, maybe even more.
Awesome question! If you have the space and you can- in an orderly way- keep supplies you might need (i.e. I keep fabric and stuff for diy projects and sometimes don’t use paints for half a year then use them all the time) it’s fine.
But when you know you don’t need things, let them go.
Even with a few dresses I’ve had moments of… oh… man… why did I give that away… but then I realized exactly why.
So… if it’s useful, use your judgement. If it’s not really useful, use your judgement 🙂