Feng Shui Principles
In feng shui, we learn how to achieve harmony with our surroundings. The Chinese word "feng shui" means "wind and water." Since we breathe air, we are primarily water. A similar importance is given to feng shui as it is to wind and water.
Buddhism and Taoism have roots in feng shui. Though it combines elements from every culture since time immemorial, it reflects modernity as well as tradition. We are greatly influenced by our surroundings in terms of our health and wellbeing. Currently, Manhattan apartments and quiet cabins in the woods are very different.A calming, mindful home starts with these five feng shui dos and don'ts:
1. Make sure your bed, desk, and stove are in a command position.
According to feng shui, certain objects should face the entrance door, which is one of its most effective principles.
It is through the "mouth of chi" that energy enters your home and life. Instead of directly facing the door while you cook (or sleep in bed, or sit at your desk at work), it's better to be able to see it from where you are.
The door can be viewed from your reflection while you cook (or sleep, or work) at the stove, for example.
2. Make sure your entryway is well-lit.
Your front door and entryway are the first impression you give to the world. Keep the area clean and organized so the world gets a good first impression of you
Don't leave the entry completely empty; rather, keep what you need there. Winter is the time for hanging your coat, hat, and scarf.
You should also have bright bulbs on a dimmer and make sure the door number is straight, clean, and easily seen. Signage should be clear to attract opportunities!
My recommendation is to put down a nice rectangular black welcome mat to attract good energy. You might as well do it.
3. Make your front door active.
Your home's auspicious area can be found here.
You can activate its lucky energy on an auspicious day such as your birthday or a new moon. Write a list of what needs to be done and nine wishes for yourself on red paper at 11 am.
Having read the list out loud with respect, you should mindfully sign it. On the sheet, attach the red envelope. Your intentions and aspirations should be placed just above your front door, on the inside of your house.
Every time you step outside your front door, you invoke the energy of these wishes, so that they may come true for you.
4. Organize bedrooms.
Once the bed is in a commanding position and you've chosen a calming color, you should also leave space on both sides of the bed. Your partner's (or your future partner's) space is now open. You won't like sleeping against a wall, I promise! Additionally, both sides of the bed will have nightstands. Nightstands do not need to match; however, they should be the same size.
On either side of the bed, the headboard should be against the wall with at least two feet of space between them. There is definitely a need for a headboard! Without bars or holes, a solid headboard creates stability and harmony.
Finally, thank your bed every morning for supporting you every night. Adding a little order and peace to your day is a wonderful way to start the day. As you drift off to sleep at night, that energy can resonate throughout the day.
5. Pay attention to the colors , select colors carefully.
The five elements of earth, metal, water, wood, and fire are represented by color in feng shui. Balance is created throughout nature by the five elements. Paint, accessories, or even clothing can add some of that elemental energy to your space.
- You will feel calmer, more stable, and more grounded if you use more earth elements. Colors like these are earthy. Your headboard is a great example of a color that grounds your relationship.
- With metal elements (gray, white, off-white, and metallic tones), your vision board will have more clarity and precision. With a silver metal frame, you are more likely to achieve your goals.
- The element of water is invoked in your spaces when you use black accents. You can study in a black or dark blue chair.
- Adding teal pillows to your sofa when entertaining can add color and energy to your party, and wood helps to kick-start new beginnings.
- Finally, fire energy can enlighten you when you need more passion or recognition. Using fresh red flowers to attract fire energy is one of my favorite things to do.
1. Block doors.
The door is an important part of feng shui since it acts as a portal for energy. Check to see if any of your doors can be opened 90 degrees or more due to clutter or furniture surrounding them.
Inability to open doors means the positive energy entering your life is being compressed and your full potential is not being realized. Additionally, it can affect how you perceive your life path (both literally and metaphorically), leaving you feeling constrained rather than expansive.
2. Leave out broken objects.
Having broken objects at home can lead to frustration and stress. The broken doorbell you've been meaning to fix may prevent you from receiving a visit from someone or something amazing. Also, dead and dying plants are considered bad feng shui.
3.Don't overstuff your closets.
Getting rid of those "I'll fit into them someday" jeans from high school gives our brains a cue to let go of other unnecessary things (such as harmful people or excessive stress).
4.Don't overlook anything.
Having areas or objects in your home that collect dust may indicate that parts of your life are stagnant and ignored. Donate that object if you don't need it anymore. You might want to peek inside a new room.
It can be energizing to move things around.
5.Do not let your windows become too dirty.
In feng shui, windows are considered the eyes of a home's inhabitants. Dirty windows can cloud our perceptions. Regularly cleaning your windows will bring you joy and light.
6.Don't hang your artwork too low.
When people are sad or have low energy, their artwork, photographs, and mirrors are hung low. It can be depleting to look at low-quality artwork. (Note: Even a bed that is very low to the ground can depress you).you make sure the frames are fastened in two places to avoid crookedness.
7.Store things under your bed.
Many of us could use more storage, but under the bed is not the best place! If you sleep with objects under the bed-especially sharp, dangerous objects-you should have the air flowing all around you according to feng shui.
Shoes, books, or anything with an extremely active energy should also be avoided. Memorabilia from a past relationship may be stored there if you hold on to them. Extra linens and pillows are ideal for storing under the bed.