A Useful TipOnce you enter a hotel room, use a bagua map to determine the areas that need to be revitalized. Then place feng shui crystals, or just clap in those areas to attract positive energy.
Feng shui, in the literal sense, means wind and water. These are natural elements that create a flow of good energy, i.e., the movement of chi, which in turn helps us stay healthy and happy while dwelling in this environment. At home, you can energize the premises with certain smooth crystals, stones, and other feng shui pieces, and maintain a constant flow of positive energy. But what can you do while going for a vacation? How can you feng shui your travel? Well, there are a few easy and common feng shui methods you can use to make your journey a safe and enjoyable experience.
Just as the energy in the environment affects our physical and mental health, we also affect the space around us with our internal energy. Therefore, feng shui also means to care for your inner self to reciprocate the positive energy to the environment. This feng shui principle works best when you are traveling; where you don't have the support and nourishing power of your home. High personal energy levels, a positive attitude towards the things happening around, and 'feel-good' thinking will make your journey successful.
Feng Shui Tips for a Better Traveling Experience
Maintain Personal Hygiene and Environmental Cleanliness
Cleanliness and proper hygiene are the building blocks of feng shui. It starts right from the way you pack your bags and the kind of clothes you choose for the trip, to the destination you are heading to. It is important to pack things neatly, wherein all the essentials have separate compartments, along with some extra space to accommodate purchases made during the trip. Also, when it comes to the choice of clothing, it is recommended to choose bagua colors for a better traveling experience.
Next is your temporary home, i.e., the place where you have planned to stay during your travel. Be it a hotel room or a friend's cottage, it needs to be clean and fresh to allow positive energy into the room. However, cleanliness does not mean dumping things in closets and drawers, while presenting a clean bed and a clean dressing table. Cluttered closets and drawers can attract negative energy, and disturb the flow of positive energy in the room. Also, make sure that you keep your suitcases out of sight. This will make your room more spacious and attract positive energy with ease. It will also keep negative energy, which might have traveled with your luggage, away from you.
Carry Feng Shui Items Along
Feng Shui Stone
A feng shui stone is considered an Earth element that is beneficial for sound sleep. Buy a stone and place it under the head of your bed. This will help you relax and have a good night's sleep. A feng shui stone is also known to possess grounding energy, which keeps you connected with the earth's positive energy, despite all the movement during your journey. It helps to conserve the required amount of energy while draining off the excess.
These feng shui items are helpful, especially when the door of your room is in line with the bed or the ceiling fan is right above the bed. The chi (energy) in such a room does not circulate evenly, and hence, these crystals help disperse the energy in all the corners of the room. You can carry small crystals in your pocket or incorporate them in your jewelry to make it more subtle.
Scented Candles and Essential Oils
Look for places where you can place scented candles and enhance the ambiance of the room. The position should be such that the fragrance encompasses every corner of the room and offers a pleasant atmosphere. Similarly, essential oils, especially lavender oil, is best known to provide relaxation; just little of it should be sufficient for the entire journey. You can also opt for other essential oils of your choice and use them to feel refreshed.
Prepare Your Home for a Pleasant Return
Most of us experience a kind of post-vacation depression while returning from a trip, and if the house is not in a welcoming condition, it is all the more depressing. To avoid returning to an unpleasant atmosphere, organize your home before leaving. Manage the leftovers, declutter the bathroom, bedroom, and refrigerator. Clear out the trash from all rooms and discard it properly. Cleaning these areas before leaving will keep the flow of good energy intact, and offer you a pleasant and refreshing welcome when you are back home.
Moreover, a house that stays in the dark for a long time tends to accumulate bad vibes in the form of illnesses, theft, spirits, etc. Therefore, it is important to maintain the flow of good vibes in the house even while you are away. One of the best ways is to ask a close friend or relative to open the doors and windows of your house once in a while, and keep some fresh flowers in a vase for a pleasant aroma.
Drain Off the 'Bad Chi' Before Leaving the House
If you are heading for a long journey, take a shower to wash away the bad chi from your head down to the feet and out of your body. If you are running short of time, at least wash your hands and feet before leaving. The feet are considered to be a symbolic figure for travel, and hence, washing them before leaving for a journey pulls out the bad chi from the body, and also stops the bad energy that is coming your way.
Pack One of Your Favorite Things
Even if we have the urge to go out and explore newer places in this beautiful world, at some point, we tend to feel homesick. In such a situation, one thing that you brought along from home is enough to soothe your mind and give a homey feeling. It can be a photograph clicked with your loved ones (especially when traveling alone), your favorite pillow, blanket, coffee mug, or even your favorite music.
The main objective of feng shui is to create a harmonious environment. Be it your own house or any other place, certain art pieces, or just simple feng shui tips can enhance your stay in any surroundings. Therefore, use the above tips to get one of the best travel experiences of your life. Bon Voyage!