When people think of Feng Shui, many think it's about finding their feng shui money corner, while others ask, "Do I need a traditional Feng Shui Frog?" "Where's my health corner?" "Do I need to buy a money plant or bagua mirror?" "Do I have to paint my front door red?"
Let's start at the very beginning. The answer to all that is… not really. Feng Shui is about harmonizing yourself with the surrounding environment and connecting to the flow of Chi energy to benefit you and serve your goals.
So, what is Chi? Chi is the life force that exists within us and in everything around us. It is a universal energy that cannot be manufactured or created. By understanding what Chi is and how to access it, people can use the flow of Chi energy to improve their lives. And it starts with what you already have around you, your environment. So, for starters, no need to run out or start buying stuff from Etsy to make it work.
Here are the five main areas in your home to focus on to keep the good Chi flowing for health, wealth, and happiness.
Feng Shui Your Home’s Entrance
All you need to do is ensure the space immediately after your main door or main entrance is spacious and clutter-free and the chi flow is smooth. If you walk through the main door, and it's dark, cluttered, and smells musty, it impedes the Chi flow, and that's not good. Again, aim for clean and spacious!
Feng Shui Your Living Room
The living room is an important area for Chi to be collected, flow, and reside in your home. Like with the entrance, keep this area clutter-free, spacious, and clear so that you can achieve more synergy or prosperous energy in your home from the external environment. Also, most importantly, shed some light by opening shutters, blinds, curtains, or window coverings. Light activates energy, and natural sunlight is all you need! Sunlight itself is a natural life force energy, so use it! If you allow this area to look like a dark cave, the Chi flow is blocked and impeded. Shady areas and corners signify neglected parts of your life that could be better. So, as the song goes, "Let the Sun shine. Let the sunshine in!"
Feng Shui Your Kitchen
In Feng Shui, the kitchen is an essential part of a home. Food prepared in the kitchen can affect your health. So, properly arranging the kitchen is crucial to create harmony and balance. One of the critical elements is the stove. Avoid placing your stove on a kitchen island, which can cause negative energy to accumulate around the stove, affecting the prepared food and your health. It is much better to place your stove on a sold wall instead for stability and to keep positive Chi flowing.
Also, avoiding a fire and water clash is vital. If your stove and sink are at least three to four feet apart, no worries; however, if they are directly opposite each other, take note. You have a fire and water clash, usually signifying an imbalance of Chi, generally affecting the health of the people in the home, including bad temperament, blood pressure issues, mental stress, and all the problems that can create. So, by putting a console or island between them, there's no clash. If your space is small, try putting a wooden step stool or a little potted plant in between since wood element mitigates a water and fire clash. Who wants Stove Top Stuffing?
Feng Shui Your Bedroom
The bedroom affects health, vitality, and emotional well-being. So, it's all about your bed! Sleep is a yin activity that equals stillness and quietness that helps you get a good night's sleep and rejuvenate. So, the ideal placement for a bed is on a solid wall; placing your bed against a wall with a window or door, which is a yang feature, results in disrupted sleep. It is also essential that the bed is not placed opposite a door since this will create a conflict between Chi energy entering your room, clashing with the bed, and causing sleepless nights. To avoid this type of conflict, move your bed, so it does not face a door.
Feng Shui Your Home Office/Study
When it comes to your home office or study, have your desk with your back against a wall, this puts a stable windfall behind you, representing the support needed to advance your career and studies. Occasionally opening your windows and letting in natural light is also beneficial since sunlight is a natural life force energy that helps mitigate negative chi flow and circulates a positive flow of Chi. Yes, advancement!
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1. Leaky Pipes and Faucets
When faucets are dripping, and pipes are leaking, you may think it's nothing more than an inconvenient and annoying sound in the background. When it comes to Feng Shui, it's more than that! Any sign of water going down the drain is a negative mark on finances and luck, meaning your money is literally "slipping down the drain" drop by drop. On the practical side, the constant flow of wasted water can quickly add up to a substantial amount of money, in addition to luck going down the drain. So, to protect yourself from losing luck and money and ensure all the good vibes remain in your home, it's essential to immediately fix any leaky faucets or pipes. Again, the last thing you want is your money and life "slipping down the drain."
2. Dents and Cracks
Nothing ruins a room's aesthetic like dents, cracks, or holes in the walls. Ignoring them can lead to several issues, not only structural but your overall chances for good health, wealth, and happiness. They are not only eyesores, but these problems and blemishes attract negative energy, disturb your home's peace, and might lead to poverty and other avoidable issues. Get them repaired as soon as possible to protect you, your family, and your home from harm. Did someone say spackle?
3. Broken Mirrors
We've all heard the expression that breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck, right? Well, think again. Broken mirrors attract negative energies that can cause you to lose everything from work, money, and career to wreaking havoc with relationships, not to mention ending up in the poor house. These shattered pieces of glass represent a shattered life full of shattered dreams - yikes! So, it is essential to throw away all the broken mirrors in your place, like now! Doing this will help avoid lousy luck or misfortune and keep your life and finances healthy and robust.
4. Messy Garage, Patio, Basement, and Backyard
If your garage, patio, basement, or backyard reminds you of the opening credits of the 70's sitcom, "Sandford and Son," oh, boy, are we in trouble! Any place in or around your home that has become a dumping ground for old and broken furniture, appliances, scattered toys, garbage, or more - all that debris zaps positive energy, significantly affecting your home and finances. Negative energy accumulates in piles of junk, so it's important to regularly tidy up and clean out these areas of your home. Don't neglect spring cleaning! Not only will cleaning out the mess help create an open environment that encourages positive vibes to flow freely, but it will also be safer for you and those around you. The KonMari Method? What's that?
5. Wilted or Dried Flowers and Dried Out Houseplants
Having stale and dried-out flowers or dead leaves on houseplants may seem harmless, wrong! The wilting or dried flowers and plants reflect stagnant energy, which can lead to financial crunches and stifle joy in your home. Poorly kept plants also create an atmosphere of gloom and doom, making it almost impossible for anyone living in the household to progress mentally and financially. To turn the stagnant energy around and into something flourishing, toss out the stale, wilted, or dried flowers and trim any brown or dried-out leaves from your houseplants - unless you like singing Yuuri's "Dried Flowers" about loss and regret.
6. Loose Wires
Loose or hanging wires can cause blockages and disrupt your home's energy. In addition, if electrical appliances have stopped working, either get them fixed or get rid of them since doing nothing will only lead to continuous bad luck in your home and make it difficult for you to focus, relax, or be productive. Oh, and you can lose money, lots of money. Also, if you have ugly wires hanging from the back of a TV, try getting cord covers to hide them. Cha-ching!
7. Spider Webs
While the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" may be a cute nursery song, having spiderwebs in your home can bring misfortune to you or your loved ones. Spiders in your house can bring illness and bad luck and even lead to arguments or quarrels with family members. It is essential to remove all spiderwebs immediately. Also, keeping your house as clean as possible reduces the chances of attracting future spiders. Plus, a clean home keeps terrible luck at bay, so everything runs smoothly for you and your family. So, saying goodbye to "the itsy-bitsy spider" can turn misfortune into a blessing!
8. Bee's Nests
We are all aware of the charm and beauty that bees can provide; however, having a live bee's nest in or near your home can cause more harm than good. Having a bee's nest close to your property can bring bad luck and poverty upon you and your family. Therefore, it is best to have a professional remove any bee's nests near or around your home. Not only will this keep you safe from potential harm, but it will also help prevent further bad luck (and painful bee stings!)
9. Pigeons - Yes, Pigeons!
A pigeon's nest in your house is a bad omen, bringing instability to a family and home. Bad energy from birds nesting near or around your home can considerably disrupt its energy balance, leading to financial or emotional issues. It is important to move any nests away from your home as soon as possible to restore the balance of energy disrupted by the presence of the nest to ensure that your family remains safe and prosperous at all times.
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