The three most important places in your home.
These are three places that hold the most influence on the health of your home: ENTRANCE, HEART and BEDROOM. There are many spaces and places within your home that affect it's overall health but if you want to focus on the ones that most affect you and your family these are the three big ones:
The entrance is one of the most important places in your home because it is where positive energy (Chi) enters. It's also important because it is the first thing you see when entering your home and what it looks and feels like can greatly affect the energy that you bring into your home.
Let's begin with the front door, ideally it's made of solid wood to create a barrier between you and the outside world. Colour should be chosen based on a combination of the direction of your home, a colour that makes you feel good and something that works with the exterior of your home. A bit of a tall order but you can do it!
Below is a chart that can help you choose the colour for your front door along with elements to add such as water and stones and what you should avoid.
Once you have decided on the colour of your front door and added any elements that can increse it's appeal you then need to make sure it is clear of debris and clutter. This will allow Chi to flow freely into your home.
THE HEART OF YOUR HOME
This title is usually given to the kitchen and it often is the heart of a home, although sometimes not. The heart of your home is individual to you, it is the place you and your family spend the most time. Is that your kitchen? Do you not cook much and eat in front of the television? Do you mostly gather with family in another room of your home? Wherever that is to you, that is the heart of YOUR home.
Once you have decided on the heart of your home you can focus your intentions there. Overall your home should be clear of clutter (easier said than done I know, do your best;) and it should FEEL good to you. This is where you want to make sure the walls are painted a colour that serves you (the above chart applies here too). You can look at the elements of Feng Shui to choose your colour but if the colours don't work for you and you don't like them, don't use them. The most important thing is creating a space that makes you happy and feel good. You have to look at what is important to you, what makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Are you someone that wants a home that follows the latest trend or what some celebrity has on their walls? Whatever it is, it isn't wrong for YOU. You just need to really look at why and how you will feel in the space. With the elements of Feng Shui you can create an atmosphere that will encourage positive energy flow but at the same time each space is there to support the people living in it.
This is a VERY important space in your home. It's where you spend many hours and in a passive state therefore energies can affect you the most.
~Bed placement is the most important thing in Feng Shui, it should be placed in a commanding position which means, up against a wall where you can see the door. This gives you a sense of security seeing anyone that enters the room. Don't place your bed directly across from the door as it is said be the way a body is removed from the home when someone passes away, feet first. So just don't do that;)
~Make sure to use a headboard, ideally wood or upholstered. It needs to be something that makes you feel safe and protected.
~Electronics, have as little electronic devices in your bedroom as possible to limit the affect of technopathic stress from EMF's.
*Technopathic stress is a very new phenomenon that has only arisen in the last 15 years or so as a result of our addictive love affair with gadgets and technology. Most people in the Western world now live in a complex soup of electromagnetic radiation. Broadly speaking, this can be divided into pulsed radio-frequency fields from mobile phone masts, cordless phones in the home, so-called ‘smart’ meters, Wi-Fi networks and other microwave-based technologies; and power-frequency fields and ‘dirty electricity’ from transformers, power lines, electrical items in the home etc. Many scientific studies, particularly from Europe, now suggest that prolonged exposure to these electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) can affect the immune system and cause serious health problems. More and more people are finding themselves suffering from electro-hypersensitivity. Initial symptoms typically manifest as poor sleep patterns, impaired thought processes, headaches and depression. Does your face or hands tingle when you use your mobile phone? Do you have difficulty sleeping? Have you ever felt nauseous using your cordless or mobile phone? Do you suffer from unexplained migraines? Do you feel funny when you’re around Wi-Fi, or getting close to it? These are all typical symptoms of electro-hypersensitivity, and the effects are cumulative; the more you are exposed, the worse your symptoms become. (Westerngeomancy.org)
~Make sure under your bed is clear of any storage or clutter, overall to create good Chi and energy flow clutter is bad and more open space = positive energy flow.
~The colour of your room should be something that is soothing to you, in your bedroom you need to feel comfortable, relaxed and safe.
These principals can be used in every room of your home but if you want to create positive energy that will affect you the most, these are the places to start.
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I would love to hear from you! Terri