In feng shui, one of the first places to look at in your home is the front door. You want to have a strong front door so that you can welcome positive energy. When qi can flow easily into your home, this energy brings along abundance and ease.
The front door refers to the official, formal front door of the home. It’s also referred to as the mouth of qi, the portal of energy. Some homes may have secondary doors that are used daily. This is okay. However, the mouth of qi is your formal feng shui front door. If you never use it, you are blocking out energy and opportunities. Therefore, it’s essential to activate your front door regularly. You can do this by simply opening and walking through it at least once every nine days. Daily is better. Make it part of your routine, like when you go for the mail, always walk through the front door.
01. De-clutter and Clean
Of all the areas in your home, the front door area is probably one of the more neglected when it comes to clutter and regular cleaning.
When is the last time you wiped down your front door, including the interior side, the exterior side, and the edge? Incredible amounts of debris accumulate at the front door. Giving this area more attention ensures that positive energy can come into your home.
The entry area also tends to be a place where all sorts of clutter accumulate. There are shoes and coats, bags of items ready to go off to donation, bags of rubbish, mail, and packages. The list goes on and on. This creates stagnation and closes off your portal for good qi from entering your home. Also, your unconscious mind sees this clutter every time you enter your home. It’s not relaxing, and it creates stress.
02. Brighten the Entry
Lighting is important in the front door area because it brings in the fire element, which is recognized and how you’re seen in the world. We want to see and be seen with clarity and brightness like the sun.
To brighten your entry, clean the light fixtures as dust prevents the light from shining through. The same goes for any glass in or around the door. Clean it to allow the most daylight through. Paint the ceiling with a bright flat white color. You can also change the bulb to a higher wattage dimmable bulb, or add additional light fixtures if possible.
The front door area doesn’t have to have light fixtures on the highest setting. It’s more about the potential for brightness and clear seeing.
03. Open the Flow of Qi
Don’t overlook the path to your front door. Take a few minutes and walk outside your front door all the way to the street. Imagine a friend is visiting you for the first time. Walk the steps your friend would make to your front door from the street to see what they would see. Is the path to the front door clear, and can you clearly see the house or apartment number? Is the front door hidden, or are there any obstacles along the path? Does your doorbell function properly, and is it easy to find and use?
Is there confusion? Would your friend get lost? If your friend can’t find your front door, good energy, prosperity, and opportunities will also have a challenging time reaching you. Do what you can to create a clear path to the front door, so you have all the abundant qi heading your way.
04. Care For Your Front Door
The hardware on the front door is another area that is often neglected. When you have a moment, open your front door from both inside and outside. Do you notice any difficulties opening the door, such as the door or lock sticking? Do the hinges squeak like they require lubricant? Maybe the hardware needs polishing? Make sure everything is in working order, including the doorbell.
All these little obstacles affect you in your everyday life. Just like a stone can be worn away by tiny drops of water over time, these difficulties add up and affect your well-being. We speed and rush through so many things in our life nowadays. We may not consciously notice. But paying attention to these details provides ease and relaxation.