Enjoy another guest post by the brilliant McKee-Mayton!
Sweeping has always brought me great joy. I particularly like sweeping my porch, sidewalk, and driveway as opposed to just hosing the area down. I like the physical movement of it and I enjoy visually seeing the dirt being cleared away. The way you move energy is also very important in creating good chi.
The next time you are sweeping, start at your front door and as you’re sweeping outward, feel all the stress and negativity being swept away. Creating intention as you sweep is just as important as cleaning out dust and debris. Focus your thoughts on positive affirmations with every movement of the broom.
Choosing the right broom is also important. Try to incorporate some of the five elements of Feng Shui for added benefits. Select a metal or wooden broom with natural bristles as opposed to synthetic fibers and select a color that resonates with you. I like the color red for its activating powers, however, a red broom may be difficult to find, so I painted a wooden corn broom, red and wrote inspirational words on the handle. I use two separate brooms, one for the inside my home and one for the outside.
In Feng Shui brooms can act as a protective and good luck cure by placing the broom with bristles up near the front door but only at nighttime, during the day it is best placed out of sight. Storing your broom with bristles up also keeps the bristles in good shape too! If you are moving into a new home, buy a new broom, never take old dirt with you. When I’m finished sweeping my outside area I burn a sage smudge stick or a frankincense incense stick using a clockwise motion to purify the newly cleared area.