GETTING RID OF FEAR
Easy, yet effective ways feng shui 
can help you in dealing with fear

Getting rid of fear is easier than you may think with the help of feng shui. In addition to the fear and anxiety cures addressing your inner world (check out these 4 powerful steps to getting rid of fear on emotional and mental levels), proper feng shui is an excellent way to feel more safe and secure. Here are the most important actions to take immediately:


  • Locate the power position in every room
  • Make sure your home is physically safe
  • Choose safe and comfortable furniture
  • Use the earth element for extra support, protection, and stability
  • Add yin enhancements for an added sense of security
  • Include extra lighting to make your home feel more safe
  • Clean your basement
  • For children, put a picture of their parents in their bedroom
  • Use earthy, passive and muted colors
  • Avoid sharp corners and poison arrows

  • Locate the power position in your room 

    Word of Advice

    Sitting and sleeping in the power position will help you in dealing with fear.

    The power position, or command position, is extremely important in feng shui. It positions you so that you can see the incoming flow of chi and protects you from behind.

    If you sit with your back to the door, you will not only miss opportunities that are coming your way, you also will be unprepared and unprotected from behind—on a symbolic level you are open to attack.

    Always make sure you face the door from your bed, desk, and other primary pieces of furniture like the couch in your living room. Sit as far away from the door as possible with a solid wall, high-backed chair, or large plant behind you. This will “protect your back” and give you a commanding view of the room.

    Make sure your home is physically safe

    A home that is physically safe and secure will assist you in getting rid of fear. Make sure you have secure handrails, night-lights, childproofing, solid furniture, etc. Keep your entrance or foyer safely lit and clutter free.

    Choose safe and comfortable furniture

    Watch out for sharp edges or corners (soften them with fabric or plants if you need to). Make sure your furniture is stable and secure and that you can move around easily. Avoid items that may make you feel insecure and unsafe like a heavy mirror over the head of your bed.

    Use the earth element for extra support, protection, and stability

    The earth element will ground, strengthen, and stabilize your space. To increase earth in your home, place things low to the ground and use heavy, solid furniture. You can also add items like gemstones, rocks, soft and nurturing objects, and art portraying earthy landscapes.

    Add yin enhancements for an added sense of security

    Yin enhancements like candlelight, dim lighting, and low ceilings will add a sense of calm and stability.

    Include extra lighting to make your home feel more secure

    Place a dim, soft light in every corner to surround your space with light. It will give you a sense of safety. 

    Word of Advice

    Your basement represents your subconscious, including your deeply rooted fears.

    Clean Your Basement

    Carl Jung believed that the basement represented subconscious fears and beliefs. If you want help in getting rid of fear, then make sure your basement is clean, free of clutter, and is a symbol of security, strength and order 

    For children, put a picture of their parents in their bedroom

    Children will feel much more secure with a picture of their parents nearby

    Use earthy, passive and muted colors

    Try to avoid bright colors. Rather, use earthy, muted feng shui colors to ground and stabilize your environment.

    Color has a remarkable impact on you both psychologically and physically. You can actually use colors to assist you in letting go of fear so that you can feel more safe and secure.

    Avoid sharp corners and poison arrows

    Poison arrows are a result of sharp edges and corners that concentrate a large amount of energy in one direction. Because of the intensity of this energy, poison arrows are considered very undesirable. When you have a poison arrow aimed at you (like from a corner of a desk or any other sharp, protruding corner) you may feel uneasy, tired, irritable, your health may suffer or you may even have bad luck. Either avoid poison arrows all together or soften them with fabric, a plant, or even a crystal or mirror. 


    'Many of us crucify 
    ourselves between two 
    thieves - regret for the 
    past and fear of the future.'

    - Fulton Oursler


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