Thursday, January 15, 2009

Feng Shui Tip of the Month: January 2009

So, now that I've given some of my background, on to the tip of the month.....

This may sound like a no-brainer, especially to those of us living in winter climates, but I think the topic bears some discussion:


Many people already do this. It saves wear and tear on flooring and cuts down on the need for cleaning. There are some other good reasons to do this.

It can be a symbolic way of leaving the rest of the day at the door, and entering your own space free from everything except that which you truly Want to bring home with you.

Energetically, it has the same effect. Removing your shoes can help you avoid bringing unwated energy into your home.

Getting out of your shoes and getting your feet on the ground can be a grounding experience, and help you feel Home.

From a practical stand point, it can require some adjustment, especially when it's cold. I have learned to drop my groceries inside the front door and other items that need to be unloaded, and I keep my slippers waiting to welcome me home near the front door as well.

So Happy January! When I have a moment, I'll post a bit of a description of classical Feng Shui, but for now, stay warm!


  1. What a cool blog!
    I am part asian and love to apply feng shui in my home whenever and wherever I can.

    When I was looking to buy my house (12 years ago), my real estate agent thought I was crazy everytime I consulted my compass.

    Let me be the first to follow your blog.

  2. Auntie:

    I'm thrilled that you like my blog, welcome!

  3. BTW,
    When I was growing up in Asia, I remember visiting people's homes. Most families had a NO SHOES policy. It was simply the norm.
    Extra slippers were kept in the foyer for guests.