In preparation for the Summer Solstice and the new stage that my life is embarking on, I decided to deep clean, clear out, and re-arrange my space. In my old home that I had for nearly 10 years, I had completely transformed it both inside and outside, based on the principles of both Feng Shui and the Way of Vastu, and though I had those principles in mind when I moved in here, I felt it was time to re-energize my space.
Both Feng Shui and the Way of Vastu work to enhance and maximize the energy of space so that our lives are happy, healthy, and full of abundance. Both systems can be applied to land, a house/home, a room, or even a small space such as a desk or altar. Feng Shui and the Way of Vastu each work with balancing the five elements so that we can live in harmony with nature and within our space. Because they come from different traditions, Chinese and Indian respectively, the five elements involved are different. Feng Shui, as with Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture and Chinese Astrology, uses the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The Way of Vastu, as with Ayurveda and Jyotisha/Vedic Astrology, uses the five elements of earth, fire, water, air, and ether/space.
Times of new beginnings, whether already begun, about to, or desired to begin, are great times to work with the energy of space. It helps us clear out old stuff and old energy and vibrations, and clear the space and the way for the new to come in. When our physical, mental, and energetic space is cluttered, there is no space to welcome in the new or more abundance into our lives. This energetic cleansing and clearing of our external space will also reflect itself in our internal mental and physical health. We will feel lighter, freer, more energized, and clearer about what we wish to flow into our lives, and the Universe will match those vibrations that we put out.
Space is the most abundant thing in the Universe. Invisible and seemingly empty dark energy is said to make up about 73% of outer space. Working with our space – home, room, cubicle, garden, etc. – to allow the universal energy (chi, prana, vastu) to flow free of obstructions and in harmony will create the space for healing on all levels and allow greater abundance and joy to flow into our lives.
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it is everywhere
it is in everything
it cannot be grasped
but it can be held
Vibrate with the cosmos and the cosmos will clear the path. – Yogi Bhajan