Have you ever wondered how to Feng Shui your car or van? Me neither.
But I got in a friend’s very tidy car at the weekend, which was a bit of a surprise, because his car is used to run the children around and it is usually littered with football boots, sweet wrappers, full nappy sacks and the odd rusk crumpled into the seat covers.
He could detect my surprise, and relief, at the newly cleaned, ergonomically sound, driving environment and he proudly informed me “the wife’s feng shuied it”.
If, like me, you didn’t know you could Feng Shui your car – read on.
Feng Shui’s raison d’être is to create good energy and improve energy flow. The principles of Feng Shui can be applied equally as well to any space in which you spend time including the family fun around, be it a modest hatchback, top-of-the-range SUV, classic or custom job.
Simple tips to Feng Shui your car
Keep your car clean and tidy
Keep your car tidy and clutter free, that will keep you mind ordered and clutter free. Regularly clean and hoover the inside of the car.
Don’t forget about the boot because out of sight doesn’t necessarily mean out of mind. The fact that the mess might be invisible does not mean that it does not have an adverse influence on you.
If you keep your car and every area inside it clean, good Feng Shui is almost guaranteed.
Increase the feel-good factor with favourite energy enhancers
Rock crystals, lucky pebbles, coins from much-loved holiday destinations and favourite colours will all bring with them their own positive energy. Stow them tidilly and they will do you and the car a power of good.
But that doesn’t mean hanging beads and other sentimental items from rear view mirrors, covering the rear parcel shelf with cuddly toys or sticking a favourite picture on the window. These are all negative influences and in some cases they can be downright dangerous.
Suck in the fresh air and Feng Shui your car
The air in the car’s cabin – especially in a new car – can contain and emit high levels of chemical pollutants. These chemicals are not harmful to your health but they can have a negative effect on your psyche so keep the air fresh and clean.
In good weather drive with the window open. If it’s not so good or your in town and city in heavy traffic it may be worth your while to invest a couple of quid in a good car aromatherapy diffuser.
You can choose different essential oils for different moods: peppermint and lemongrass, for example are energising and help you maintain a clear focus while driving. Lavender or sweet orange are said to be soothing and calming.
Favourite colours help Feng Shui your car
We may make jokes about those who pick a car because of its colour rather than its make, but they may be steering in the right direction. You should buy a car in a colour that you like, because you will get good Feng Shui vibes from it.
Listen to what you love
You can get an immediate energy buzz and help Feng Shui your car with positivity by playing music that you really enjoy. But be warned, if it’s too loud, it can be a distraction and annoy other road users.
You can even Feng Shui your car when parking
It is best to park the car facing away from home. A car facing your home can create Sha Chi which is bad Feng Shui.
While you’re at it, prep your parking area
Wherever you park, be it in the street, in the drive, in a carport or in the garage, make sure it is well swept and tidy. Your parking space will affect the energy in the car, which will have a knock-on effect on you.
- The motor insurance experts at Adrian Flux like people who look after their cars. You don’t necessarily have to Feng Shui your car, but you can earn a generous discount on your annual motor insurance premium by building up a good no claims record or even joining an owner’s club.