The Chinese New Year 2011 Tips and Advice from Feng Shui Manhattan New York consultant

There is an intensity of Energy in the Chinese New Year that is almost unmatched in other Celebrations! Many cultures around the world consider this date as New Beginnings and they want to start off with the BEST possible Intentions to have a Year filled with Blessings and Abundance in ALL areas of their lives.

This year the Chinese New Year falls on February 3rd, 2011. This New Year of the Rabbit is said to be LUCKY! It is also a year to catch your breath and calm your nerves, which we all need to do. It is time for negotiation in all areas of you life, to make things as fare as possible for all those who surround you. The Chinese believe, to gain the greatest benefit of this year is by "focusing on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children". Your goal is to create a safe and balanced lifestyle so that you will be able to deal with any challenge that is presented to you.

1. The most popular rule of Good Feng Shui....Clutter! Remember: If you don't USE it, NEED it or, LOVE it, get rid of it! By doing this, you lighten up you space and mind. Clearing out will allow new, fresh and beneficial Energy to enter into your life. Remember "energy rises". The energy of the items kept in your basement rise up to your living space. Take a look at the objects that reside below. Do they represent good fortune of the past year and offer you positive memories or should they be released because they hold negative or sad content.

Don't forget your attic. What ever is stored above is (quite literally) hanging over your heads. Do you really NEED all those things? What hides under your bed? Energy needs to flow around you while you sleep to truly rest and restore for the next day.

2. Be sure to Clean your entire home, apartment or office. Dust away the cobwebs from your home and office spaces...and dust off your mind. Positive thinking never hurt anyone. Turn something around in your mind until you can find the POSITIVE-and keep it there. Like attracts Like (The Secret). We get back what we send out. Send out the best.

Have you cleaned out your refrigerator lately? Throw out old food and restock to start your New Year with Abundance. It is strongly recommended to BUY SOME COLORFUL FRESH FRUIT as another sign of abundance and place it on your kitchen or dining room table.

3. Space Clearing anyone? You can use Native American Sage or clear by Sound with the ringing of bells....Do everything with INTENTION on what you'd like to attract this year. Space Clearings should ONLY be done during the day, when the sun is at its highest point---between 11:00 am to 1:00 if possible. Never at night. Make sure you address the corners where Energy can get ‘stuck' or linger.

4. Pay off credit cards or other bills if possible. The extra amount is not as important as the intent you are creating a Debt Free year and starting it off with as little debt as possible.

5. Usually it's always about someone else or the family....Take some time out to do something special for yourself. When we treat ourselves well, it is said others will treat us well, too! Maybe it's a manicure or that special outfit you've been wanting; maybe it's just taking home a movie you have wanted to see. YOU are Special....treat yourself that way :)

Happy New Year!

Author's Bio: 

New York City Consultant Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY. After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City, New York, Long Island NY, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the rest of the New York Tri-State area.