How to rid home of negative energy? Accomplish this task by applying feng shui principles and cures.
Identifying the Problem Area
The first step is to determine if there is any negative energy in your home and where that energy resides.
Kinds of Negative Energy
There are several kinds of negative energy with many causes. Correct or remedy this negative energy with feng shui principles and applications.
Blocked Energy Flow
This is the most common problem creating negative (sha) energy.
Several things cause blocked energy. Clutter is the main cause of trapped energy that blocks its natural flow. Like air, energy moves through your home, but if it bumps into a stack of old newspapers or other clutter, it can't move freely and becomes trapped. This creates stagnant energy that continues to accumulate until you get rid of the clutter.
Once you remove the clutter, the energy circulates and moves through your home once more. The stagnant energy is carried away and new fresh energy begins to constantly flow through your home.
A dirty untidy home creates stagnant energy.
Stagnant Energy Culprits:
- Pet hair or fur
- Debris tracked in from outside
- Dirty dishes stacked in a sink
- Dirty clothes piles on the floor
The solution to this kind of negative energy is simple. Clean regularly. Don't allow the dishes to pile up in the sink. Set a realistic goal of keeping up with the laundry since it's an ongoing task. Wash the floors, vacuum and dust regularly so the chi flows and doesn't accumulate to become negative energy.
One of the biggest creators of negative energy is placing furniture or objects in pathways. If you aren't sure if you have blocked pathways draw a layout of your home. Indicate where each door and window is located. Now examine the pathways from door to door and room to room. Do you have a large sofa placed directly in the natural pathway from the den to the kitchen? Do you and your family have to walk around the sofa and across the room to get to the other door? Imagine the chi energy entering your home and attempting to maneuver around furniture or other obstacles. When the energy flow is slowed down, it accumulates at the furniture blocking its natural movement through the room.
Other blocked pathways can be windows. If a bed is placed in front of a window, it can interfere with energy moving in and out of the room. It can also disturb your sleep. A couch that screens part of a window blocks energy and creates negative chi.
Sharp angles, corners and columns can create what's known as poison arrows. These angles redirect the energy funneling it into a powerful thrust that transforms chi into sha energy. If your bed is in the direct path of a poison arrow you'll suffer sleeping disorders and possible ill health.
Exterior Causes of Negative Energy
In feng shui, the exterior surroundings are the most important aspects affecting the chi flowing into your home. If you don't address these issues, no amount of interior feng shui applications and cures can counter the negative impact.
Exterior Poison Arrows
Poison arrows can come from exterior sources. An outbuilding or neighbor's home can create sharp corners that point directly to your home. A cemetery, landfill, hospital and other places that are associated with negative energy create poison arrows. Streets and roads that intersect directly across from your home create a poison-arrow effect aimed at your home.The best way to counter exterior poison arrows from a building is with a bagua mirror suspended outside or in a window, facing the poison arrows. The mirror reflects it away from your home.
A poison arrow created by a road dead ending at your driveway or an intersection can be weakened by placing a large rock with two or three trees in a berm-effect between your home and the street or road. Make sure what you create is an attractive landscape feature. You can also weaken the sha chi by creating a space of tranquility between your home and the street.
Flying Star and Negative Energy
Flying Star (Xuan Kong Fei Xing) feng shui theory is the most accurate because it uses the date your home was built to create a chart. Because the stars move about, they can create negative influences in areas that previously were filled with positive chi. Charts can be created for a 20-year period, one year period and monthly periods.
Cures: Negative Impact of Flying Star
The negative affect of flying stars can be remedied by filling a glass container with salt and water. Next place six Chinese coins tied together by a red ribbon in the salt water and leave until your chart indicates the star has moved.
How To Rid Home of Negative Energy
There are numerous ways to negate sha energy in your home:
- Keep all faucets and drains in good working order
- Fix any leaks or drips
- Make your bed each morning
- Close toilet lid prior to flushing and keep closed when not in use
- Dispose of dead flowers and remove dried floral arrangements
- Replace worn out equipment
- Remove plants with pointed or sharp leaves
- Keep drawers organized and free of clutter
- Keep appliances in good working order
- Repair broken fixtures, locks, doors
- Keep bathroom door closed at all times and hang a full length mirror on inside of door
Living Without Negative Chi
It may seem impossible to learn how to rid home of negative energy, but with time and consistent effort you can.