Improve Your Home Aura Before You Move In

Feng shui Just like there are those who believe that placing a statue of St Joseph will help to sell their house, there are also those who believe that there is a need to remove negative energy auras of the prior residents when one moves into a new place. And needless to say, there are all sorts of new age experts who can help you rid a home any negative energy. Some of these experts use feng shui and some use other methods.

When I move into a new place I first bring in a broom, sugar and salt. These rid homes of any negativity. But for those who use feng shui, there are more rituals to do before the space is cleansed. But there are actually experts who you can hire who will remove all ugly auras before you ueven step int he door with your furniture.

According to an article in the New York Times, the business of space clearers and smudgers is looking up even in these recessionary times. Space clearers and feng shui experts chant and burn incense that can seep into every crevice of an apartment. One would also meditate over an altar that includes bowls of water with candles and wildflowers and a stack of brightly colored papers on which you can write your wishes such as finding a soul mate, starting a family and having more success in a career.

Judith Wendell, feng shui expert says that her fees are driven less by apartment size than by “what’s in the space energetically.” “I want to bring a positive energy that’s not tied to anything specific and also get rid of the energy of the previous owner."

The New York real estate industry has been a job machine for thousands of brokers, lawyers, managers, architects, engineers and tradesmen. But since worries about the future or negative vibes from the past are two things New Yorkers cannot complain to management about, a very tiny industry of smudgers — or “space clearers,” the term Ms. Wendell prefers — has evolved to fill these needs. Read more in the link above.

If you prefer to do these rituals yourself, try reading Spiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Protection

Top Books on Feng Shui

Change Of Address is a great site for those who are moving ... or moving furniture around. They just published a wonderful list of the top 40 best books on feng shui. Blog mistress Sheryl has amassed a great list and pithy appraisals of each book so you can make the best choice. Here are her top ten. Go to the link above to get the other 30.

Feng shui Feng Shui, which started in China in ancient times, is now being used world wide by various people to improve their lives and attract positive energy. If you want to learn more about managing your house, your office, or even your own body, here are some great Feng Shui books that you can read to get you started with this Chinese art form.



1. The Principles of Feng Shui
by Larry Sang
This book will be helpful if you want to know more about the core of Feng Shui. The book talks about the Yin and Yang, Ba Gua, and many other systems and components of Feng Shui.

2. Feng Shui
by Richard Craze
This book has 192 pages and is published by Collins. It discusses the guides on achieving good fortune and harmony through the use of Feng Shui. It also includes illustrated and practical tips for enhancing your home and office environment.

3. Feng Shui Your Life
by Jayme Barrett, Mary Steenburgen, Jonn Coolidge
One of the authors, Jayme Barlett is a well-known Feng Shui consultant in Beverly Hills. This book, which she has co-written with two other writers, explains the techniques she uses in creating positive energy in various spaces.

4. Feng Shui: Harmony by Design
by Nancy SantoPietro, Lin Yun
The book is an ideal source if you want to understand Feng Shui deeply. This workbook presents easy-to-follow tips on how to locate power spots in your home.

5. Feng Shui: North American Edition
by Lillian Too
The book was published in 1997 offering information on Feng Shui that is easy to understand especially for beginners.

6. Feng Shui: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers
by Vincent Smith, Barbara Lyons Stewart
The book contains history and fundamental principles of Feng Shui. It also explains on how to apply these principles in architectural setting.

7. Feng Shui: Back to Balance
by Sally Fretwell
The book has 197 pages and was published by the New World Library in 2002. It was created after Fretwell noticed increase in people’s reliance to Feng Shui. The approach of the book is fun and at the same time rational.

8. Feng Shui
by Debra Keller
The books talks about the basic definition and principle of Feng Shui. It is not recommended for serious practitioner but can be helpful for people who want to practice Feng Shui personally.

9. Feng Shui
by Jon Sandifer
This 150-page compact book contains comprehensive guide to the Chinese art of geomancy. It contains in depth background information and tools you’ll be needing in your own Feng Shui.

10. Feng Shui: The Art of Living
by Rosalind Simmons
The book primarily teaches the readers about living in harmony with their surroundings.

50 Effective Feng Shui Tips For Your Dorm Room

Feng shui Dorm rooms tend to be small and cramped and they can be an epicenter of activity, stress and clutter.

Here is a great list of feng shui tips for maximizing the energy flow of your dorm room to create a calmer, more relaxing and friendly place. And maybe these tips can help you concentrate better, study better and attain better grades.

Feng shui is the placement of objects, furniture, use of colors and design that help the flow of energies through your living space. If you want to learn more about Feng Shui, read the book Feng Shui Your Life

This list is from the  nursingschools.net blog and was generously offered to the Cosmic World blog for reprint. And you may find that the feng shui suggestions in this list are also very useful for any living space. Here are the top five tips in each category culled from their post:

Feng shui is all about improving the flow of energy through your living space–what better way to address a small, crowded place like a dorm room. From the way you arrange your desk to the colors you use for decorating, use these feng shui recommendations for your living space at school. If your dorm room and your life could use a burst of positive energy, then be sure to give these 50 tips a try.


Use these tips to make sure your sleeping time provides you with the best rest and energy flow.

  1. Foot of the bed. Don’t place the foot of your bed directly facing the door–this is known as the death position. If you can’t move your bed, then place something between the bed and the door.
  2. Computer away from head. Try to keep your computer away from where you put your head to sleep. Again, if you can’t avoid this placement, then turn off and cover your computer at night.
  3. Books. Books are considered cutting instruments, so do not place them so they are facing your body or head as this can "cut" into your sleep or study time.
  4. Windows. Place your bed so that it is not directly under or next to a window. If your bed must be in this position, keep a heavy curtain over the window at night.
  5. Plants. Keep plants away from the head or foot of your bed to avoid their taking chi from you while you sleep.
  6. Points 6. to 10. Are on their site, nursingschools.net


Where you put your desk and what you keep on it can affect the energy in your dorm room.

  1. Placement. If possible, put your desk in the northeast corner, the area of knowledge.
  2. Fountain. Put a small fountain or some other type of water feature on your desk. Water brings energy and provides calm.
  3. Organized. Keeping your desk organized will help you stay focused and relaxed as you study. Cluttered piles of paper can be straightened up and stacked neatly if they can’t be filed.
  4. Cords. Keep cords neatly in place and out of sight. Tangled cords dangling everywhere can inhibit the flow of chi.
  5. Reference material. Keep dictionaries and other reference material at the left side of your desk to promote knowledge.
  6. Points 16. to 19. Are on their site, nursingschools.net

Nine Areas

In feng shui, there are nine areas of the room or house that are associated with growth in specific parts of your life. Focus on these areas with the right colors and decor to boost everything from creativity to romance.

  1. Career. The entrance to the room is associated with your career. Be sure to keep it clear to allow chi to enter. Decorate with black here.
  2. Knowledge. Knowledge is represented in the corner to the left of the door. Put books, hanging plants, and wood here and include black, blue, and green.
  3. Prosperity. Prosperity is associated with the back left corner of the room. Decorate this spot with royal colors such as green, purple, and black. It is also a good place to keep valuables.
  4. Fame. The center back wall is where you can encourage fame. Use fire symbols such as candles, lamps, and red items here as well as mirrors.
  5. Relationships. The back right corner is associated with relationships. Decorate with red, pink, and white. Add a light in the southwest corner to encourage a busy social life. Decorate with pairs of objects to encourage strong relationships.
  6. Points 25. to 28. Are on their site, nursingschools.net

Colors and Elements

One principle of feng shui is that a room should incorporate the five elements of water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. Another principle is related to the colors used in the room. Find out how you can incorporate elements and colors to your best advantage.

  1. Wood. To represent the element of wood, or personal growth, in your dorm room, use plants, flowers, pictures of trees, columns, and stripes.
  2. Fire. Since using actual fire is probably discouraged in your dorm, instead use lamps, electric candles, images of summer, and triangles to represent fire–or the idea of expansion and transformation in life.
  3. Earth. Use pottery, stones, brick, and squares in your room to represent the slowing and grounding energy of earth.
  4. Metal. It is easy to include gold, silver, or brass in your room to have metal present, which represents intelligence and creativity.
  5. Water. Besides the obvious aquarium or fountain, use glass, mirrors, and free-flowing forms to represent water for renewal and personal wisdom.
  6. Points 35. to 39. Are on their site, nursingschools.net


Being able to decorate your dorm room the way you want is a part of personalizing your space. Find out what you should include in the decorating to make the most of the positive energy.

  1. Mirrors. Mirrors not only make the room feel bigger and lighter, they also bring energy into a room.
  2. Flowers. The type of flowers you keep in your dorm room can bring specific energy. White narcissus brings success in your career and a chrysanthemum brings a life of ease and balance.
  3. Clutter. Having messy clutter prevents the flow of chi and makes you stressed. Pick up dirty clothes, keep books and papers stacked neatly or filed away, and make your bed each morning. If your space feels too small for all your stuff, try using storage containers and organizational units.
  4. Wall color. If you aren’t allowed to paint the walls in your dorm room, cover the walls in paper or fabric, or use posters to change the color.
  5. Florescent lights. If your room is equipped with florescent lights, then you know they are harsh. They also can reduce chi, so use natural lighting or other types of indoor lighting instead.
  6. Nature. Decorate with pictures of nature or elements of nature such as branches, flowers, and plants. Nature is a soothing element.
  7. Wind chimes. Place metal wind chimes at the front right corner of your room to trap negative chi as it enters the room.
  8. Sage. If you would like to have something to soak up the negative energy in your room, place bowls of sage and uncooked rice in your dorm.
  9. Plants. Including plants in your decor will help absorb the "poison arrows" of bad luck that can come shooting off sharp objects. Plants at the door keep negative energy from entering.
  10. Water. Water is another good item to have by the door, as it also keeps negative energy out.
  11. Year of the Tiger. 2010 is the year of the tiger, which is represented by white metal. Decorate your dorm room in white, silver, and metal this year for bring fortune your way.

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