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Messy Bookcase Could Equal Heavy Eengy in Feng Shui

As a lover of books and exploring new topics, I too need to be mindful of my bookcases - making sure they are not overflowing and falling off my shelves. Books in feng shui relate to the life section of knowledge, which is wonderful, but having too many could create an in-balance of harmony. 

courtesy of thissortaoldlife.com

Simply put, too many books in any given area of your home, let that be wealth, health, knowledge or career could relate to overwhelming the space (emotionally and mentally). It could feel weighed down energetically and visually, creating a it feeling of heaviness. 

It's best to sort through your books from time to time and take an inventory of what you are really reading, will read and could be donated. By doing this, you create a constant path of movement that symbolically and literally allows for new knowledge and experiences to step into your life for expanded growth. 


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 5 commentsLaura Cerrano • September 23 2015 07:03AM


I must admit that I do not know much about this stuff...interesting!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

Took most of my books to the friends of library. I have online sources these days.


Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 3 years ago

I think messy anything. I often wonder of people have the ability to look at their own home and be objective...they really need a consult.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 3 years ago

Thanks Laura.  I have given or donated most of my books.  Strange because only a few do I read more than once, and yet sometimes I still miss having them on a shelf.  I do like the no clutter though.  Always the scales to keep it even.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 3 years ago

Good morning Laura. I never really looked at it this way, but i makes good sense. Now I can understand, why we have been reducing the number of books we have and donating them to various organizations.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

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