Carolyn Cooper, our official Energy Healing Expert
Just what is Feng Shui? The short answer is that it's an ancient Chinese art and science that was developed some 3000 years ago to help people balance the energies in the places they lived. It's pronounced Fung Shway and it translates to "Wind Water." In Chinese culture, the elements play an important part in everyday life, as in wind and water that bring good harvests, which in turn bring good health and prosperity.
Feng Shui is based on Taoist philosophy, which puts a great deal of stock in living in harmony with nature, and states that land is alive and brimming with energy, or chi (pronounced chee). This in turn means that your home is alive and full of chi as well and needs to be arranged in such a way that the chi can be maximized.
How can you use this Chinese art in your spring cleaning? You'll need to do some rearranging, but first, you'll need a bagua (pronounced bah-gwah) map. This map includes the eight building blocks of life, according to the Chinese Taoist philosophy: health, love/marriage, wealth, career, wisdom/knowledge, reputation/fame, children/creativity and helpful people, plus the center area of chi.
Read Carolyn's entire article Add Feng Shui to Your Spring Cleaning Routine