Feng Shui is an ancient practice which has been used by the Chinese for centuries to create a harmonious environment and living space. This is achieved by enabling positive energy (or chi) to flow freely around the home. According to the ancient art, when there is clutter, dirt and negativity, the chi will cease to flow which it claims can lead to bad fortune, health and relationships.
Certain colours, plants and objects all affect the flow of the chi energy through your home. Here are a few tips on how to Feng Shui your home.
Clutter-free entrance hall
There shouldn’t be any shoes or slippers lying around near the main door of your house. Allow the space at the main door to be free and clear. The chi (energy) rides with the wind and will carry the smells of shoes and slippers into your house causing sickness. Chi then travels about in your house looking for water in which to settle, if there are no water fountains or fish tanks, then the Chi will be dispersed on the wind.
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
There should be no mirrors opposite or at the side of your bed. Mirrors opposite the bed can attract a third party into your relationship. Be careful where you place mirrors, especially in the bedroom.
Separate fire and water
In your kitchen, ensure that the refrigerator, washing machine, wash basin and toilet aren’t opposite a cooker. The fire and water elements will clash causing family members to have disagreements.
Don’t bunk up
Don’t allow children to sleep on bunk beds. The child sleeping on the bottom bunk will not have “fresh chi” and so his health might suffer. But if you must have bunk beds due to space constraints, then monitor your child’s health. You could also put a 6 rods wind chime or a crystal sphere around the child’s bed to break up the “stale chi”.
There shouldn’t be a beam above your bed. A beam above a bed causes chi to be pressured, thus encouraging you to have pressures in life.
If there is a beam in the bedroom, don’t place furniture underneath it.
Say no to red
Don’t have a red sofa as the colour red represents the element of fire. A red sofa gives rise to heavy work pressures, troubles and obstacles.
Let some air in
Open your bedroom windows for at least 20 minutes a day to allow fresh chi to come in. If you don’t you will be sleeping with stale chi every night and you don’t want that!