Have you ever let the mundane house chores fall by the wayside? Laundry piles up, mail scatters across tables and dust bunnies wash over your yoga mat — creating a not so inspiring space.
With ever expanding To Do Lists, it can be hard to prioritize home-care. But, a little extra TLC for your home is really worth the investment of your precious time. Why? Because every aspect of your life is anchored energetically in your living space.
In other words, your home is a direct reflection of your reality. When it’s treated as a dumping ground, you send a subconscious message to the Universe that you, too, accept other peoples’ baggage. And when it’s treated as a sacred sanctuary, you welcome in high vibes.
But, your home is so much more than a reflection of your present day life. It’s also a powerful tool to plant your creative ideas and watch them grow from tiny seedlings to big mama plants.
So, what reality do you want to create?
In the spirit of Cancer season, the cosmic crab calls on you to design your home with sacred intention. With these six steps, inspired by Feng Shui, you align the energy of your home to the life you want to create. And those vibes send a powerful message to the Universe — you know exactly what you are manifesting, and you welcome both divine and earthly support.
Cleanse Your Space
Start by decluttering your home of everything that either doesn’t serve you or doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Once you have cleared the clutter, cleanse the energy in your home with a good sage smudge. Let the smoke billow under and over furniture, and in all the tight corners.
Write Your Intentions
Write down your intentions for the month, season or year. What areas of your life are you working on? Select one or more of the nine areas of life: Wealth, Fame, Relationships, Family, Health, Creativity/Children, Knowledge, Career, and Travel.
Map Your Intentions
Next, find those selected areas on the Bagua map below. The Bagua map is one of the main Feng Shui tools to determine the areas of a space.
Keep in mind that there are other variations of this grid. Of course, choose the Bagua map that resonates most with you.
Map Your Space
Choose a room in your home. With your Bagua map handy, find the wall of the main door — that’s the Career area of your room, according to the Western or BTB School of Feng Shui. The other eight areas are determined based on their location relative to the room’s entrance. Next, select the areas of the room that align to your intentions.
You can also zoom out, and imagine that the Bagua map is a blueprint of your entire home. In other words, you would find the front door to locate the career area, and each room relative to the entrance would represent a different quadrant on the map.
This is my favorite part! Start with one area of your space, and select decorative items that jibe on an energetic level with your intention. For a little inspiration, the guide below provides the sacred objects and goddess associated with each intention.
Wealth & Prosperity
Sacred Oils: bergamot, patchouli, basil, benzoin
Fame & Reputation
Sacred Oils: anise, cinnamon, heliotrope, marigold
Sacred Oils: rose, marjoram, lovage leaf, rosalina, ylang ylang, linden blossom
Crystals: jasper, clear quartz, diamond
Sacred Oils: basil, marjoram, morning glory, rose
Sacred Oils: rowan, dandelion, st. john’s wort, thyme, cedar
Children & Creativity
Sacred Oils: cardamom, cinnamon, clove, ginseng
Crystals: charoite, danburite, iolite, azurite
Sacred Oils: frankincense, rosemary, spikenard, sage
Sacred Oils: rosemary, vervain, cedar, oak, lemon balm, sandalwood
Crystals: turquoise, sapphire, leopard skin jasper
Sacred Oils: dandelion, morning glory, mugwort, olive
Now it’s time to make sure your space is balanced with a little fire, earth, air and water energy. Earth helps you feel safe and protected. Water brings an ever-renewing well for restoration. Air brings mental stimulation and the world of ideas. Lastly, Fire brings passion, determination, and a zest for life.
Make sure your sacred space has at least one item associated with each of the four elements. For instance, candles for fire, crystals for earth, herbal incense for air, and sacred oils and fountains for water.
May your new zen den help you manifest all of your wildest dreams!
What are you manifesting? And what sacred objects are you using to call in your intentions? Share in the comments!
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