Balancing the Helpful People and Support area of your home

What’s it all about and why is it so important to make sure this area of your home is in balance? The North West sector of your home is often referred to as the “Helpful People and Travel” area, but I prefer to call it the “Helpful People and Support” area, because on a much deeper level, it actually reflects the level of support, guidance and connection you have in your life as a whole, and in our society of increased dis-connection, this is especially important. Yes, we are in many senses more connected than ever before, with pretty much everything we “need” a mouse click away, however online connection does not translate to the connections that we really need. Physical connection, a heartfelt hug, the quality of relationships you have versus the “likes” on your Facebook page, your connection to the amazing planet we call home and, and most importantly, your connection to your core self, your true Divine Self, the Source of your being. These connections are the ones that bring you feelings of being seen and supported, rather than being isolated and alone, and you cannot underestimate their importance. On another level, this area also relates to the father or alpha male of the house (if there is one). The state of this area will reflect how supported and how motivated he feels, and this can have a huge impact on the rest of the household, because if he isn’t motivated to do what he needs to, …

Space Clearing Tips for Travellers

Have you ever arrived at a hotel room (or spare room in a house) and you just feel yuck? You arrive somewhere late at night, alone, and you feel out of your depth and homesick, or a bit vulnerable and emotional. Or when you enter, the room simply doesn’t feel good, you feel uncomfortable and you really don’t like the idea of being in the room for any length of time, let alone trying to sleep in it. Hotel rooms have seen and heard A LOT. Goodness only knows who’s been sleeping (or other activities) here, and what their state of mind was at the time. Many places of high traffic flow and transit absorb a lot of energy, and even if it’s not heavy or negative, I kind of liken it to getting into a bath that perhaps 100 people (maybe 1000!)  have been in before me. If I have to dip a toe in it’s one thing (like walking into a shop I can leave quickly) but I don’t want to wallow in it for any length of time. Quite aside from that, many places, particularly smaller guesthouses or even friends’ houses, contain antique ornaments or furniture, which also hold a lot of old energy that can really impact a room (particularly if it’s a bed). So if I know I’m travelling and staying for even one night in a hotel or other accommodation, there are a couple of things I’ll take with me so I can give …

Your Perfect Space Clutter Clearing

Is a wardrobe crisis part of your routine?

Have you ever had a wardrobe crisis?  Hang on, let me reframe that question… Do you have regular wardrobe crises and does your room often end up looking like the one in the picture? Hit the Like button girlfriend! We’ve all been there, and what woman doesn’t know that feeling of total frustration and panic?  Because let’s face it – it doesn’t matter whether you have two items in your wardrobe or 200, there are days when not a single one of them feels right. Right? We all have fat days or frumpy days, bad hair days or days when we just feel like we’re the wrong shape altogether and everything looks hideous on us. (if you don’t, you’re in the tiny minority and we envy you) So what does this have to do with Feng Shui? Just like every object in your home and every colour around you,  every piece of clothing is energy that is vibrating at a certain frequency, and what you wear on your person also co-creates the energy that you are radiating out to the world, and what you are attracting back to yourself.  There are days when I leap out of bed and just know exactly what I’m wearing that day. It’s just a green day (or blue, yellow, purple etc…) and no other colour will do. Or an entire outfit will be chosen based on which crystals need to be with me that day.  These are the days when I know who I …

The colour red – passion or warning?

Red is the colour of passion and fire, and in Feng Shui it has a very strong impact on a space. Whether this impact is positive or negative in your life depends on where it is. In some areas a strong fire form such as red needs to be used to neutralise a challenging energy, however in other areas, such as the one pictured, the strong red can stir things up and have an enormously challenging impact on the occupants.  The couch pictured is one of two that moved from house to house with me over many years. I bought them from a friend and loved these couches from the moment I saw them.  So when I met my husband and moved in with him, it was only natural that eventually his really old, dodgy couch got the boot and my beautiful red couches moved in as well.  An important note is that they were actually in storage for a couple of years before they moved in, because he was very attached to his dodgy old couch and refused to part with it until it literally fell apart… this is important because we were obviously in the honeymoon phase of our relationship and whilst there were challenges – and quite big ones, we were so in love they didn’t make more than a slight dent in our bubble. Back then I knew “a bit” about Feng Shui, as I’d been dabbling in it by reading books (as it turned out …