Clearing Clutter Based On The Flow of Qi

 

Feng Shui focus pertains to time and direction. The reason most Feng Shui experts advise on reducing clutter has to do with the flow or activation of Qi. The reason we want to reduce clutter within the lense of Feng Shui relates to SI (死) or Sha (殺) Qi. Si Qi is stagnant and degrading such as plant life at the end of the year, while Sha Qi is aggressive or harmful in nature.

Si Qi is energy that is stagnant and does not change in nature until certain periods of time are in season. Based on the principles of Feng Shui, everything exists in the form of one of five elements: (1) Fire, (2) Earth, (3) Metal, (4) water, and (5) Wood. Time and direction also determines the quality of Qi. Feng Shui analysis helps with identify the various types and qualities of Qi in our space. Many forms or types of Qi exist that can interact with each other in the same space. If we can determine the various forms of Qi within a space, we know how to minimize Si Qi, slow down Sha Qi, and direct prosperous Sheng Qi.

Si Qi: Degrading Quality of Energy

The nature of Si Qi is of low grade or quality. Yin and Yang are connected and can influence one another. If we begin a project in a sector where Si Qi exists, the resulting outcome of that project is surely to decline to utter ruin regardless of how positive minded we may be about that project. The reason is because of the nature of Si Qi. Another characteristic of all forms of Qi is collective. As Qi collects , Qi builds; and as Qi continues to collect, depending on the quality of that Qi can slow down incoming and promotional Qi.

Moving things around can activate or break up Qi very true, but we do not want to strengthen Si or direct Sha Qi. The reason we want to avoid unhealthy items is because even prosperous Qi slows down and becomes stuck due to the nature of Si Qi; decaying natured items exemplify Si Qi. Warn out, broken items can collect, build, and strengthen Si Qi. How do we know if items exemplify Si Qi? When we have these types of item sitting in a room or closet (drawer, underneath or in furniture) where Si Qi influences that space based on time and direction can defeat incoming or present prosperous Qi.

Si Qi is similar to the end of plant life at the end of the Fall season getting ready for Winter and dormancy. That plant life will not gain healthy vibrant status again and the direction of vibrancy of those plants is utter destruction. Items that are past usefulness will no doubt have the nature of Si Qi. I remember a ceramic figurine that was dear to me. The item was broken several times that I put back together. I read that placing items in the moonlight could clear negative energy of that item. The problem exists in the nature of the item. Even cleansing the item does not bring the newness and vibrancy back to the nature of the item because of the breakage or existing cracks.

You may wonder about furniture made of wood since the wood is no longer alive. The energy in items that are purposely aged or stressed are still strong in nature and of quality value. As long as the quality of those items are of quality grade we do not have to worry so much. Items that are broken or sitting for a long time and of little value will no doubt be  strengthen the nature of Si Qi in that space. For example, gemstones have value as long as they are of good quality. If the gemstone is scratched, chipped, or degraded in anyway brings down the value; the item is of degrading value. If a space has prosperous Qi qualities due to time and direction,  degrading items will defeat that prosperous Qi.

As auspicious Qi flows through the environment, the environment influences the quality and direction of Qi based on the natal chart of the space, the annual influences, and quality of items in that space. The reason we analyze our environment based on Feng Shui principles is to determine what type and quality of Qi exists as to harness and direct promotional qualities of healthy and vibrant Qi throughout our space. When we begin a project or activity in the presence of Sheng Qi or auspicious growth Qi, we are sure to succeed. In order to maximize on auspicious Qi, we want to direct the flow so to continuously nourish the environment where needed.

Sha Qi: Narrow Paths, Large Menacing Structures

We want to minimize Si Qi and slow down or avoid activating Sha Qi.  A narrow empty space, sharp corners, or menacing structures influence Sha Qi which is destructive and menacing in nature. There may be times when we need to adjust the environment as to slow Sha Qi from moving too quickly which is just as important as minimizing Si Qi lingering, collecting, and irritating.

Sha Qi is destructive to everything along its path. We want to avoid directing Sha Qi which can also flow based on the nature of the environment or placement of items in our space. Items stacked against a wall creating a straight path encourages the flow of Sha Qi. Curvy nurturing paths enhance the flow of prosperous Qi and ideal. Also, elevated and curvy furniture is ideal. Furniture with boxes, clothes, or treasures underneath can slow down prosperous Qi as well as block that flow completely. Large obnoxious items can influence Sha Qi such as large overpowering bookcase structures, columns, or enormous statues. The point here is the directness or overpowering nature of the items.

Conclusion 

We should not get consumed over whether or not we have too much stuff in our environment. Feng Shui does not so much reason with how many things but the quality and placement of things in our space and the art of directing prosperous Qi. So, what is the ideal for knowing if we need to clear clutter? We want to make sure our environment first has access to prosperous Qi and then maximize on the directing that Qi through our space.

Before we decide to let go of our things, we want to consider the quality and flow of Qi within our space. As long as you have the right type and amount of healthy Qi flowing throughout your space you should not have to let go of things that matter to you. Many times knowing the type of influential Qi that exists helps determine the quality and flow of Qi. Just organizing and creating a conducive environment to the flow of prosperous Qi may be all that is necessary.

 

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