Clutter. The arch nemesis of Feng Shui. It all matters. Anything that is in our space matters. Even if we are unable to physically “see” it on a daily basis, does not mean it won’t affect our lives. It does and it will if you don’t take care of it.
Living in the modern day era of electronics, energetic clutter can build up quick in our systems. How would one Feng Shui their laptop, computer, phone, or even iPad? Let’s take a look!
De-clutter. If you don’t need it, toss it. This includes documents, emails, old contacts in your phone. If they are being used, and you know you won’t have a purpose for them, get rid of them. If there are emails you haven’t read, read them and move forward. If you have documents on your computer that you know you most likely will not need, yet you have to save them to be certain, create an archiving folder. The only things kept, should mirror what you actively use. Get rid of everything else.
Take a scroll down memory lane. With our phones acting as our cameras today, this area can be tricky. I would never suggest deleting precious memories, but you also don’t want to hang on to memories you may no longer need, or that are duplicated. Take a scroll through memory lane on your smart phone, de-duplicate your memories, and if you can’t make out what a picture is, get rid of it. Do this with the intention that there is NEW coming in.
Organize. After you have sent things to the recycle bin, go through the kept documents, and organize them so they are clear and concise. Have separate folders on your desktop for the separate areas in your life; school, business, dance, and home items. If there are multiple users on the computer, most computer systems today have multiple log-in options or at the very least, each family member/user is able to have their own folder.
Keep it clean. Just as we like to keep our homes dust free, and clean, the same applies to your electronic devices. Care for them and give them just as much love as your physical space. This is a part of your energy space. Be sure to keep your electronics in good working order. If you have touch screen products, keep the screen clean and as free of fingerprints as you can. Cases and protectors should also be in well working order and stain free. Cracked iPhone case, or screen? REPALCE IT!
Music to your ears … or is it?? Most of us keep a significant amount of music on our electronics, whether it be on your phone, desktop, or laptop. Even a stack of CD’s applies! If there is music that you are keeping around that doesn’t make you feel uplifted, positive, and good about listening to it, ask yourself why you are hanging on to it. Make a choice to only keep musical tunes and sounds that make you feel good, and bring a higher vibration to your life.
Apply the bagua map to your desktop. Use the bagua map for your desktop or home screen. For example, if you lay the bagua map over your desktop, the far upper corner to the right is Relationships, Partnerships, and Marriage. Perhaps keep two icons in that area, to support the area of the second gua. The upper left corner is wealth and prosperity, a good place to keep the link to your business files or organized budget. Traditionally, most desktops place the recycle bin in this wealth and prosperity area. Not my first recommendation for where to keep garbage … especially if it is full!
C’mon baby light my fire! You can also use the 5 element cycle. Determine your 9 star ki astrology with a simple online calculator, and find out if you are Earth, Metal, Fire, Wood, or Water. You can then use this information to choose a desktop and / or screen saver that is supportive of your element. As an example, if you are earth, you might choose a screen saver of lovely crystal rocks!
There is so much you can do. Start here, experience the lightness it will bring, and share if you feel called to. I would love to hear what works for you. You should find that you feel lighter, brighter, and even a bit more productive after taking charge of your desktop. Aim to feel inspired and motivated at first sight of opening your laptop. Happy typing and texting. See you in the happy gap of cyber world!