If you have many books in your bedroom, you might wonder where you can put them without ruining good feng shui. Can you put them on a shelf, or should they be kept in a closed place?
First, you need to know what bad feng shui is. In simple terms, bad feng shui is a quality of energy that creates negative vibrations, feelings, and emotions. It can create by various visible and invisible factors—from a very cluttered bedroom to an unskillfully designed floor plan. Living in a space with bad feng shui energy will inevitably make one feel irritable, unhappy, or depressed. So, this, in a nutshell, is what bad feng shui energy is.
Now, knowing the essence of bad feng shui. Would you consider many books in the bedroom to be bad feng shui? No, most certainly not! However, there are many gradations between bad feng shui and really good feng shui; consider them “not-so-good” feng shui.
The Room’s Purpose
When trying to define if any item is good or bad feng shui for any given space, be it your bedroom or your office. First, establish the main use of that space. This might sound silly, but you might surprise how many different uses can intend for the same space if you look into it.
Speaking of the bedroom, it is unquestionable that a good feng shui bedroom has sleep, sexual healing, and relaxation as the main energies cultivate and nourished there.
A bedroom is not intended for office work, storing exercise equipment, or a big TV. This is all pretty clear and easy to understand.
Questions to Ask Yourself
When it comes to books, though, how do you know what quality of feng shui energy they create in your bedroom? Look at several factors to make that determination.
Do you love all the books in your small bedroom library? Are these books about love, relaxation, healing, sexuality—all proper energies for the bedroom? Or is it a general library with a collection of various books—from how to get out of debt to fat-losing diets?
Feng shui-wise, it is important to note the energy messages you receive from your bedroom books. Are the titles that you look at before you go to sleep and when you wake up in the morning sending you good feng shui energy?
Are you waking up with words such as “Love Your Life,” or is it “Don’t Die Broke”? Books in the bedroom are not bad feng shui, as long as you do not have too many of them overflowing the space. Remember, the main purpose of a good feng shui bedroom is to sleep and make love. Thus, too many books bring the energy that does not encourage the bedroom’s two main activities.
The other feng shui concern with books in the bedroom is the possibly sharp energy—Sha Chi—pointing at you when you sleep. Such energy can create by hardcover books arranged in a way that sends the so-called poison arrows at you. This is why, for good feng shui, it is generally recommended to have a library of books on closed bookshelves. Or to be mindful of their arrangement.
As everything around you carries a certain quality of feng shui energy, every item in your bedroom subconsciously influences you when you are most vulnerable—during sleep. So with books, as well as with every other item you bring into your bedroom, there is a potential for either good or bad feng shui energy.
It is up to you to decide—and create—the quality of energy you want to have close to you.