De-clutter your home and make space for positive energy to come in and reside, suggests Meenakshi Agarwal
More and more home owners are now opting for the ancient Chinese science of Feng Shui to plan out their homes. This is because even a few minor changes that Feng Shui suggests bring about a remarkable positive change in one's life.
A family residing in a posh locality of south Mumbai too have experienced this miraculous change in their lives, merely by following a few principles of Feng Shui. The head of the family sought Feng Shui solutions for a gamut of problems. He recounted that the family had simply stopped growing in wealth or making anyprogress career-wise. He had a marriageable daughter, another in college and a school going son. He even mentioned that in the present scenario, it would have been impossible for him to carry out any major changes as per Vaastu Shastra or Feng Shui. So, he asked for solutions that could be easily implemented. This is where the beauty of Feng Shui lies. The idea is not to disturb the basic spirit of the house by suggesting breaking of walls, etc., but to bring about drastic changes in your life with the slightest change in your environment.
When I visited their house, I found that their three-BHK home was cluttered with old clothes, mementos, gifts, et al. They seemed to have never thrown away anything at all. So, the family was instructed to discard whatever wasn't required to make some space in their house. Following which, the family removed old unwanted clothes, chipped crockery and broken showpieces. They spent hours disposing all the gifts, the decorative trays, dusty candles, frayed cushion covers, outgrown sneakers, etc. The de-cluttering process went on till two weeks and after that the house looked like a changed place, without having made a single alteration. Post this, a few things were rearranged and the house was given a wet cleaning. Previously, every visible surface of the house as well as its nooks and crannies had been jammed with unwanted and unnecessary things. However, the de-cluttering created a lot of space in their home for positive energy to come in and reside.
Thus, in a few months time, things began to look up for the family.
They celebrated their elder daughter's wedding within six months. The second daughter settled in her career and the father's business too picked up. With better income and prospects, they gradually implemented the other changes suggested to them, such as a fresh coat of paint, changing the colour of their upholstery and repairing leaking pipes. In simple words, Feng Shui is all about ushering in positive energy (read that as wealth, health and good luck) into your living space and allowing it to reach everyone in the family.
(The writer is a Feng Shui consultant)