Thursday, February 7, 2019

Doors - The Feng Shui Mouth of Ch'i

Doors are very important in Feng Shui as they are considered “The mouth of Ch’i” to your home or a room. The life force energy (Ch’i) enters through the front door and meanders slowly breathing life into every room.

The front entrance is one of the most important areas of your home because it is meant to “En-trance” your guests and the Ch’i therefore keeping it uncluttered and beautiful is imperative to your well being.

Below are a few suggestions for making your doors enhance your space:

Painting a front door a shade of red is considered to attract prosperity.

Avoid having doors lined up directly across from other doors or large windows. If that is 
        the case, if you can’t place something substantial in-between you can hang a round faceted
        crystal from the ceiling midway between them to help circulate the Ch’i.

Make sure all doors open smoothly and that nothing is stored behind them.

Repair any door that is broken in some way.

Ensure that areas around doors (especially the front door) are well lit.

Hang an attractive piece of art directly in front of a door so you see something
        beautiful  when you walk in.

Keep doors to bathrooms closed, if you can see the bathroom from your bed.

Enjoy the circulation of nurturing, revitalizing Ch'i in your home.

Friday, January 25, 2019

In Feng Shui Choose Love When Creating a Harmonious Home

In times of stress always choose LOVE! By loving your home, and working to make it a place of harmony you allow love's energy to expand in  the lives of all who live there.

In a recent article, Madisyn Taylor stated that,  "At their best, our homes act as our sanctuaries. They are the nests we return to for rest and nourishment before we venture out once again to spread our wings and fly. But there are times that we may feel quite differently about our homes--times when we feel surrounded by turmoil rather than harmony, or mired in chaos rather than immersed in peace. It is at these times that we have the power to decide to bring more love into our homes. 

 When we choose love, we are choosing to begin within. With a deep breath, we close our eyes and ask that when we open them again, we will see where we can make shifts to create greater harmony. These may be inner shifts, such as accepting others' personality traits and working with them rather than against them. Or they may be changes we can make with items around the house--removing the ones that cause frustration and displaying things that make us feel good. Then, we reach out to the people with whom we share our homes--whether they are family members or another combination of people who share our space. We can help to shift their perceptions toward the positive by asking each person to think about their ideal living situation. After allowing some time for reflection, gathering to discuss each person's ideas may lead to the discovery that there are conflicting concepts about what your shared home should provide. Once this information is out in the open, we have a road map for creating balance and harmony from seemingly disparate desires. Together, agreements can be made to enable all to take the steps needed to create a unified vision. 

When we have consciously chosen to make our home a place of harmony, then love's energy can expand throughout the lives of all who live there. Each person will be nurtured, allowing them to take that peace and serenity with them into the world, sharing it with whomever they may encounter; and making every space they enter a warmer and more loving place for everyone."

This philosophy reflects that of Feng Shui. Surround yourself with love and beauty and life will return in kind.