Feng Shui Tips

The entrance to a home in Feng Shui is known as the 'Mouth of Chi' This is where all the positive and nourishing energy enters and so it is a very important in Feng Shui to be mindful of this. 

5 top tips

1. Keep clutter free, the door should be able to open into a clear space which is inviting. Beautifully placed artwork which is uplifting, good lighting and a mirror placed on the wall that your door opens to is ideal. 
2. If you have a staircase directly facing the front door, you need to slow the Chi down. This can be done with artwork, plants and colourful objects. A wind chime can be placed between the front door and stairs. 
3. Mirrors in Feng Shui are very important. Do not have a mirror directly facing the front door as the mirror here will push away all the good Feng Shui energy back out.
4. If you can see the back door from the entrance, the chi needs to be slowed down. This can be done in a number of ways: by positioning plants, placing a folding door to create a separate space, place a round table with a vase brightly coloured flowers or a tall plant at the back door. 
5. If you have a bathroom or toilet opposite the entrance, make sure the toilet lid is always down, the door is shut and create a focal point such as a round table with flowers to draw the energy away from the bathroom. These basic space clearing tips will help to maintain the balance in your home.


Space clearing tips

Space clearing tips

Susie Shaw: A Stroke of Love

Susie has run her own alternative business for 18 years. She feels blessed to be spending her days doing what she loves. Her expertise includes Healing Houses and Space Clearing, Feng Shui, Hypnotherapy, Aura Healing and Dowsing. You’ll often find Susie walking her dog or in deep in meditation with a glass of Prosecco at her side. She enjoys sparring with her boxing trainer at her local gym and has a great right hook. 

Help me I'm being Haunted!

Theresa George, 45, is a freelance graphic designer from Silvertown, East London.

My flat terrifies me. It all started three years ago. I'd be standing at the sink washing the dishes and, out of the comer of my eye, I'd notice a figure walking behind me. When I turned round, no one was there. Once when I was getting a hot lasagne out of the oven, some unseen entity whacked it out of my hands and sent it hurtling across the kitchen. All my appliances have broken down I've had to replace my TV and washing machine three times, and my new boiler packed up. Could this be the work of a ghost?'

THE SOLUTION We called in home healer Susie Shaw, who works using a combination of Space Clearing, Spirit Release, dowsing and earth acupuncture.

SUSIE SAYS: As soon as I walked into Theresa's flat, I sensed a spirit who hadn't moved over to the spirit world. In my mind's eye, images unfolded like a film. I saw a man in his thirties with mousy hair and brightly coloured clothes. who had died of a drugs overdose in the living room many years ago.

I cleared the spirit by silently asking his ancestors, as well as Archangel Gabriel, a healing angel, to help him get to the next level of his journey. As the spirit left the flat, the atmosphere became a lot lighter:

Theresa told me she'd had a terrible migraine for three days before I arrived, so I decided to clear her aura the energy field around her, with Aura Healing. I gazed at a photograph of Theresa while she was in the kitchen, then directed my healing energy towards her. Moments later, Theresa emerged from the kitchen to tell me her migraine had completely disappeared.

Using two dowsing rods, I walked around the flat to detect detrimental earth energy called Geopathic Stress, which is caused by very deep streams that have become stagnant. When the rods crossed, I knew that Geopathic Stress existed in the flat. I wanted to get Theresa involved too, so I asked her to do the same exercise. Sure enough, our rods crossed at the same points, Indicating Geopathic Stress lines in the living room, by the front door and in her bedroom.

In order to release this negative energy, I carried out some earth acupuncture. First I dowsed and silently asked for guidance about where to apply the acupuncture. re dowsing rods crossed in the living room and bedroom, so in these areas I placed a quartz crystal on the floor and held a tuning fork, called an om, on top of it. I visualised the energy rebalancing and called the universe to heal the earth. I then asked Theresa to walk around the flat dowsing, and this time the rods didn't cross, showing I'd got rid most of the negative energy.

Next, I did a Space Clearing to thoroughly clear any negative energy that might still be lingering. I set up an altar in the living room where I placed my equipment, including a Balinese bell, a drum, a lit candle and incense. Then I walked clockwise round the flat starting at the front door; banging the drum to break up energy. I repeated the process with the bell. then smudged with dried sage. Smudging is a Native American protection ritual in which herbs are lit, then the flame is blown out so the herbs smoulder. I walked clockwise round the flat again, this time wafting the smoke around.

Theresa and I then performed a fire ceremony another Native American practice to unblock her personal energy. This involved placing salt (to represent the earth) and rum (to symbolise water) in a bowl, then lighting it while we walked round the flat ringing Mayan bells and imagining joy, peace, good health and positive relationships re entering the space I'd cleared.


THERESA SAYS: Susie was absolutely amazing. My migraine disappeared half an hour after she arrived. And was astounded when she described a male spirit dressed in gaudy clothes. Three years ago, I had a nightmare that a blond man, who looked exactly like the man Susie described, was on my balcony scratching at the window and trying to get in. In the dream, I had a rolling pin in my hand and I was telling him to go away. When I woke up, I was lying in bed clutching an actual rolling pin, which really spooked me out. I'm sure I wasn't sleepwalking I've never done that before.

Before Susie arrived, I loathed being in the flat. None of my friends ever came round despite invitations, and my sleep was atrocious. But now that's all changed. After Susie left, I had the best night's sleep ever and woke feeling refreshed. I feel like I've got a new vigour too. I started doing up my kitchen three years ago, but never finished it now I’m determined to get it done.

Even my cats are more content. They never used to go into the living room, but now they like curling up there. Thanks to Susie, my flat feels like a safe and happy place to be.

• Contact Susie on +44 (0) 777 556 5562 or visit www.susieshaw.co.uk.

Prices from £300 for a consultation.