Want To Apply Feng Shui in Your Home? Try These Top Dos & Don’ts First
Feng shui shows us how to coexist peacefully with our surroundings. The Chinese characters for “feng shui” are “wind” and “water.” Humans are nearly 60% water, and the wind is what we breathe. Feng shui, as well as wind and water, are essential factors for life!
Feng Shui’s historical roots are in Buddhism and Taoism. But parts of it can be felt in every culture and time. Today, for instance, we all recognize the difference between a quiet lodge in the woods and an apartment in New York City, and we are aware of how much our environment affects our vitality.
- Your stove, workstation, and the bed should all be in a command position
The “commanding posture,” one of the most important and fundamental feng shui concepts, essentially dictates that specific items should face the entrance door.
It is believed that energy enters your home and life through the “mouth of chi,” which is the primary door to the room or place. It’s nice to be able to see the door but not be direct across from it when you’re cooking at the stove (or sleeping in bed, or working at a computer in your office). The optimal position is still facing the door, but diagonal from it.
- Pay close attention to the entrance
Your front door and entryway serve as a representation of how you approach the world. Be sure to keep the room tidy and clutter-free because it affects how the world perceives you, much like a first impression. This does not imply that the entry must be entirely empty; rather, it means that you should only keep what is necessary there. So, it makes sense to hang your scarf, hat, and coat if it’s winter.
Additionally, the entrance should be well-lit from the inside and outside (use some bright lighting on a dimmer!). also, the door number ought to be spotless, hung straight, and obvious. To be found by fortunate opportunities, you need visible signage!
The entrance to your home, both literally and figuratively, is through the front door, which can be an incredibly auspicious location.
Wait until an auspicious day, such as your birthday or the new moon, to unleash its lucky energy. Use a newly purchased black pen to make a list of nine desires for oneself on a piece of red paper between the hours of 11 and 1 (the most yang hours of the day). Additionally, the entrance should be well-lit from the inside and outside (use some bright lighting on a dimmer!). and the door number must be tidy.
- Set your bedroom in balance
The feng shui of our bedrooms is quite important because we spend a lot of time sleeping there.
It’s crucial to provide space on both sides of the bed after placing it in a dominant position and selecting a soothing color for the room. This indicates that you have made room for your spouse (or future partner). Trust me, nobody enjoys sleeping against a wall! This permits a nightstand to be placed on each side of the bed as well. Even though the nightstands don’t have to match, it’s preferable if they are of comparable size.
The headboard should be against the wall, and there should be at least 2 feet of walking room on both the left and right sides of the bed. You do really require a headboard! Stability and harmony are produced by a sturdy headboard that is fixed securely to the bed without any bars or holes.
- Discard broken items
Your life may be hampered by broken items in your home, which can also lead to stress and setbacks. You can be prevented from receiving a visit from something or someone great by that malfunctioning doorbell that you keep meaning to fix. Feng shui also forbids the use of dead or dying plants.
- Overpack your wardrobes
Many of us still have our high school “I’ll fit into them someday” jeans, but getting rid of them will signal to our brains to let go of other useless items (like harmful people or unnecessary stress).
We send the cosmos a signal that our lives are complete and we don’t need anything else when we have a full closet. It’s amazing how much magic you can bring into your life by simply making a small amount of closet space available.
- Your artwork is hung too low
Unbelievably, I frequently observe that a person’s paintings, photos, and mirrors are put low on their walls when they are experiencing troubles with depression or low energy. Your chi may be affected by the poor artwork. (Note: A bed that is very low to the ground can also make you feel bad.) In order to prevent crooked art, it is also a good idea to fasten frames twice.
- Keep items under your bed
Although I’m sure many of us could use more storage, under the bed is not the appropriate location! It’s best, according to feng shui, to have air circulating all around you while you sleep, so it’s strictly forbidden to have anything harmful or sharp under the bed.
Shoes, literature, or anything linked with really active energy is other objects to avoid. If you keep souvenirs from previous relationships there, it can be a sign that the relationship is keeping you back. Make sure it’s soft, like extra blankets and pillows, if you must store anything under the bed.
- Closing doors
As energy portals, doors play a crucial role in feng shui, as was already mentioned. Examine each door in your house closely to see whether any of them can be opened at least 90 degrees because of the surrounding clutter or furniture.
When doors won’t open, it indicates that the good energy entering your life is being constrained and that you aren’t using all of your potentials. It can make you feel confined and constrained rather than broad and spacious, which has an impact on how you experience your life path (both physically and metaphorically).