The Elements of Good Feng Shui

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This ancient Chinese placement is employed today to design interiors and exteriors. Following simple advice for a thoughtful and joyful home.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is a way of interacting with our surroundings. We may balance the natural energy flow by carefully positioning items around us. Keeping positive energy at home is supposed to help you retain it in other aspects of your life.

A growing number of Westerners are discovering its benefits in their homes, relationships, businesses, and environments by adopting its principles of furniture arrangement and color usage. And therefore, enhancing their overall satisfaction.

We all wish for good health and success. These rules apply to both home and business. Feng Shui operates on the premise that energy currents called Chi flow through the home. This creates a dynamic and pleasant mood in the house. But barriers and bad energy are prevalent. These stagnate, causing disagreements, disease, disaster, bad luck, setbacks, and problems.

The Five Elements are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Colour is high-vibrational energy. The precise placement of elements and colors in your house can assist balance the energies.

Have you ever had problems moving into a new home? Have you ever visited a house you wished you could leave? You were probably picking up on the bad energy of these surroundings, which made you feel uneasy. Living in an unbalanced environment can lead to disease, relationship issues, infertility, accidents, etc.

Some individuals react to this stressful situation by going on vacation or spending all their time outside the home. Alternatively, others may realize they are sicker during the week and healthier on weekends when at home.

The issue may stem from inappropriate placement, bad room orientation, an unsupportive surrounding scenery, negative Earth energies, or prior inhabitant’s negative energy. Feng Shui may assist in identifying and fighting negative effects. With its help, you may align your house and space to support your life’s progress and circumstances.

Of course, other elements impact our fate and fortune. Therefore, the challenges caused by bad Feng Shui are not insurmountable. Nevertheless, by following the basic principles of Feng Shui, one may ensure good health, prosperity, and happiness for everybody.

Your house or business may help you realize your potential. Our surroundings greatly influence our mental condition. A house may either be a source of sadness or immense comfort. Having a good home is important to every ancient society. But using simple Feng Shui application and common sense with the 5 major areas of a home or building you can start to tap into having good Feng Shui.

Start with creating a focal point in a room, any space should have a focal point. This helps centre a room and sets the tone and concept by styling around it. For example, when seated in the living room, the TV should be at eye level, and artwork should not be hung too high.

Feng Shui is all about balance. For good relationships, introduce pairings of things to create harmony. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member, this is the place to start.

You can use artwork to draw attention and enliven a space. For example, if your front door is close to the wall, use wall art to entice your guests in. Mirrors on entry walls are terrible Feng Shui because they reflect good energy out of the home. For a goodnight’s sleep, use positive images for the bedroom.

Use mirrors to bring an outdoor garden or indoor plants inside your house. Mirrors may make a room appear bigger and let in more light. Place them in areas that you believe might use more energy flow. A mirror may help calm and soothe a frenetic or bustling room.

Using plants brings nature indoors, purifies the air and provides a serene environment. Real plants and flowers combined with fake plants and flowers can produce positive energy and relieve tension. Decorate your potted plants with natural materials like woven seagrass, wicker, and bamboo. Front door: Place rounded leaf plants (such as rubber, fiddle-leaf, and bamboo) to attract Chi energy. Protect computers with peaceful flowers, ferns, and palms. Make a low ceiling look higher by placing tall mature plants in the corners of rooms with sloping ceilings or exposed beams.

Lighting a must, expose rooms to as much natural light as possible. Keep drapes and blinds open and use floor or table lights to light gloomy spaces. They remove energy and generate a sense of tranquillity and warmth with their mellow light and pleasant smells.

Use colour to active spaces like the living room and hallways need brighter tones and grounding colours. If a bold wall colour isn’t your style, consider adding colour with accent pieces like blankets, pillows, and artwork.

Beige, toffee, and brown are suggested neutral “chi” colours for bedrooms. Blues and greens are ideal for peaceful spaces like the bedroom or study.

Making the most and use the 5 important areas of your home

MAIN DOOR
This is the primary entrance and is frequently the busiest. It is vital since it is the energy’s mouth and entry point into the property/home. This receives positive energy and negates bad energy.

BALCONY
Apartments and condos have balconies as extra access points. Like the Main Door, this indicates the property’s or house’s favorable landform. When buying an apartment, make sure the balcony is in a good sector. Stand at the balcony and face outwards to measure the balcony’s facing.

KITCHEN
A good kitchen should be one of the main considerations. It helps the whole family.

BEDROOM
The bedroom is one of the most significant rooms of a home because we spend a third of our lives there. Finding a comfortable bedroom involves considering the location, the room’s form, and other elements. For example, the bedhead should be placed against a hard surface like a wall for maximum support and balance.

STUDY / OFFICE
Your workstation is where you develop ideas and goals for your job or business. The appropriate location may boost your productivity. The room’s main points are the study desk and the direction it faces while sitting.

 

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Michele Castle
Michele Castle has been doing Feng Shui for 20 years. She studied with Master Raymond Lo of Hong Kong, Dato Joey Yap, and Lillian Too of Perth, Western Australia. Michele continues to learn Feng Shui from a master every year. In addition, Michele has lectured Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, and Metaphysical studies at Curtin University. After studying architectural drawing and interior design, it was natural for her to include Feng Shui and metaphysical studies in her house renovations. She was asked whether she could do what she did with her own house to others. Michele provides Feng Shui services to individuals and businesses. Lecturer, author, and public speaker. Michele offers Feng Shui classes and seminars at all levels and Feng Shui Retreats for personal growth. Author of Beginners Feng Shui and 365 Everyday Tips Journal.

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