Feng Shui Ways to Deal With Negative Energy

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There are many feng shui ways to deal with potentially negative energy in your space--both the energy created by human emotions, as well as the negative energy created by specific details in your home structure, such as a ​staircase in the center of the home or a bathroom above the main door.

Here we are exploring the main ways to deal with negative energy created by negative human experiences, as well as by the presence of challenging annual feng shui stars.

  • 01 of 08

    Space Clearing

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    Space clearing basically means clearing the energy of your space of any negative residues that might have accumulated there, either from previous owners or from specific negative experiences in your life. Even though it might sound complicated, space clearing is not hard to do.

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    You can do smudging as part of your space clearing procedure, as well as just smudge the space without necessarily going through the whole space clearing ritual. The term smudging is not a feng shui term; it comes from the Native American healing and shamanic traditions of working with energy.

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    Salt Water Cure

    Salt Water Cure

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    The feng shui salt water cure is a popular feng shui cure from the traditional or classical school of feng shui, used to neutralize the potentially negative effects of challenging feng shui annual stars in a home or office.

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    Pi Yao

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    The Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is the only feng shui cure used in the flying stars school of feng shui to protect against a specific type of negative energy, called the Grand Duke (Tai Sui).

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    Medicine Buddha

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    The Medicine Buddha is, as the name implies, the Healing Buddha. In the traditional paintings (Tibetan thangkas), he is surrounded by various herbs and medicine, with halos of healing energy radiating from his head and body.

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    Quan Yin

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    Quan Yin is welcomed in many feng shui applications and is one of the most popular (and sacred) feng shui cures. Due to Quan Yin's commitment to helping humans, she is approached with any concerns, troubles or worries.

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    Metal Wind Chimes

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    If you need a strong metal feng shui element in a specific bagua area, a feng shui consultant might recommend a metal wind chime with six strings/bells; six being the feng shui number for Northwest. The best choice would be considered a chime with hollow tubes.

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    Dzi Beads


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    Do you know why the Dzi beads are considered to be a powerful protection amulet in feng shui? Almost all feng shui retailers carry variations of Dzi beads jewelry, so it might be helpful to look at some basic facts about these beads. The word "Dzi" translated from Tibetan means "shine, brightness, clearness, and splendor;" and the Chinese interpretation of "Dzi" is "heaven's pearls." Quite powerful for a small bead, isn't it?