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Word Of The Week - Feng Shui

Written by Dragana Ivanovska

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Posted on April 21 2020

When it comes to bringing good and positive energy to your home, Feng Shui is an expression that is often heard. So, what exactly is Feng Shui and how does it bring positive energy into your home?

What is Feng Shui?

In Chinese culture, everything is about life energy or chi and how to harness, distribute and reap benefits from it. In their culture, they started to believe that not only living beings possess life energy, but on the contrary, that life energy is everywhere around us, including our homes. And so, Feng Shui was born through that belief, that we as humans are dependent on life energy within and the life energy surrounding us. Feng Shui comes from this Chinese tradition and it has been known to exist more than 5000 years.

It’s an art and science that helps you, to organize any given space in a way that will attract positive life energy and let it flow freely. Because of their belief that human beings are directly connected to the space in which they live because of the surrounding life energy, they started to apply the art of Feng Shui to their homes in an effort to invite positive life energy.

After all your home is your sanctuary, your little magical space where no matter what happens in the world, you are safe. When your home is cluttered, filled with too many things, unclean it affects your mental wellbeing negatively. That’s because the flow of life energy is probably cut off or blocked.

Life energy is meant to flow freely, and when it doesn’t flow freely it gets cluttered up and polluted. To ensure your home’s life energy is flowing freely around you and within you, applying Feng Shui to it is an amazing way to accomplish just that.

By organizing your home better and letting the magical positive energy flow freely, your inner magical spark will not only awaken, but its flames will also warm your heart and soul. And Feng Shui is an awesome way to do it! Feng Shui itself in translation means “wind water” which are the two of the five natural elements.

The principle of the five elements is one of the two. In China the five elements: water, wind, fire, earth, metal, and wood represent a cycle that can be either positive or negative. The other principle is the principle of yin and yang. Bringing balance between those two energies (chi) is essential when it comes to leading a more fulfilling, balanced and positive lifestyle. With that in mind, it’s important to Feng Shui your home. Here are a few tips on how to feng shui any room:

How To Feng Shui Your Living Room?

If you want to bring some positive vibes and keep that life energy flowing, it’s important to start with your front door, the entryway, and the living room. Here are a few tips:

1. The path to your home should always be clear and any kind of obstacles on it are not welcome. By keeping the path to your home clear, you are ensuring that the energy flow will be undisturbed.

2. Now, let’s go to the front door. The front door is the most important door in your home and it should always be made of wood. Not only that, but it should open inward to a wide space. By doing so, you are welcoming positive energy into your home.

3. To invite good and positive Feng Shui energy to your house, your living room should always be giving off an inviting, friendly atmosphere. To do this you have to manage your space better. That means, your living room should have space to walk around, space for more people to sit in and also a place to display family photos because they are your support system.

4. Regarding your furniture: - The main sofa should always face towards the entry - You should avoid harsh angles. That means that a circular coffee table made out of wood might be your best choice. - Other sofas and chairs should be placed around the coffee table and sofa in a way that it won’t feel too crowded and it will be functional and easy to go around.

5. A Lucky Bamboo plant is very important for inviting positive energy and it’s hollow trunk signifies free, undisturbed energy flow. You should always place it in your living room, near a window to invite positive energy in. The number of stacks of bamboo signifies different things. Two stacks are for luck, three stacks are for happiness and five signify good health.

How To Feng Shui Your Kitchen?

One of the most important rooms in your home is your kitchen. Think about it, this the place where you cook, keep and eat your food, the very nutrients that keep you alive and well. Besides that, it is well known that good feng shui energy in your kitchen attracts prosperity and health. So, here is how to feng shui it up in your kitchen:

Colors - By using earthy tones you will welcome positive feng shui energy. Furthermore, if you keep the floor dark and the ceiling light, then grounding and balancing energy will take place in your home.

Positioning – The fridge, the stove and the sink should always be placed to form a triangle. Remember the most important thing is that they shouldn’t face each other under any circumstances. Also, the stove should never be facing the back of your kitchen door. Cooking against a door is considered as a sign of negative energy flow that will transfer to the food.

Tidy up – Your counters should never be overflowing with a lot of objects in sight. Keep things simple and let only the most necessary things to be in sight and reach.

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Mirrors in the kitchen are considered as a good sign. Mirrors reflect the negative energy and don’t let it get to your home and kitchen. So, keep those around.

Extra Tip: Never keep to-do lists on the fridge so you can avoid the stress of piling up. Instead, put up pictures of your family and happy memories on the fridge.

How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom?

If lately, you have been feeling tired, unfocused even though you have been getting a lot of sleep, you might be facing a disturbed flow of energy, or even worse the yin and yang in your bedroom are unbalanced. Which means maybe it’s time to give the space of your bedroom some thought and organize it better so you can have a good rest and wake up energetic and ready to seize the day. The main thing to keep in mind here is that a tidy and well-organized space tends to bring balance between the yin and yang. So here are some tips on how to achieve that:

1. Let’s start with your bed. Your bed should be placed diagonally of the door. This is essential to bring good feng shui energy in your bedroom.

2. Now, let’s move a little behind your bed. The headboard of the bed can be very significant. Choosing a wooden headboard will help you in achieving inner and outer stability. Which means no more restless nights for you!

3. Energy flow is very important when studying the art of feng shui. Having an undisturbed energy flow in your bedroom is very important so you can get your well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, the habit of sticking stuff under your bed can impact the energy flow of the entire room negatively. Never put things under the bed to ensure positive energy flow.

4. To further anchor yourself in the now and the rest you should be getting instead of your mind wondering everywhere without a purpose, it’s great to use nightstands on each side of the bed. Wooden nightstands on each side of the bed to anchor your bed and energy in place.

5. A simple trick that can switch the entire atmosphere in the room is to put a rug under the bed. This helps to keep a warm and cozy atmosphere inside of your room.

6. Images of nature and landscapes above wooden headboards are an excellent way to project serenity, calmness, and peace. You can have several or one bigger, something that makes you feel peaceful and calm.

7. Across the images of nature and nature landscapes is the space of your room that you usually see first when you get out of bed. Make sure to set up some positive quotes to inspire and motivate you when you wake up.

8. If you are a fan of late-night tv series or you are working late you are probably bringing your laptop to the bedroom. Your laptop should always be closed once you finish with it so you can reduce the electromagnetic energy that can disturb the positive energy flow.

9. For all our fellow bookworms we have a really neat trick. Instead of organizing your books by size, you should instead organize them by color. Books organized by color signify order, balance, and purpose.

10. The overall colors in your bedroom have a very big impact on the atmosphere and energy flow. Warm colors accompanied by brown and wooden details create a soothing atmosphere.

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