Feng Shui is a chinese millennial art that helps to create a harmonic environment and with positive energies in our homes. This art is embodied by its very own philosophy which believes that, by modifying the environment that we live in, we are also changing our destiny and what we feel. Moreover, it is intended to stimulate and help the positive energy to flow.
The application of feng shui brings together five essential Chinese elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. With the space in question identified and how Chi can or not be affected, Chi being the energy of vitality that exists in everything. Words Feng and Shui mean wind and water, and their role is to balance the Chis of the environments in a way that this vital energy will give you comfort, optimism, strength, among other feelings.
For a deeper analysis it will be essential to use bagua, whose meaning and applications will be hereby detailed. Follow me in this journey through the rooms of your home. Enjoy the happiness in your home!
1. Pay attention to the 9 Guas
First of all I will let you know what the Bagua is. “Ba” means eight and “gua” means side. It is then an octagon applied over the floor plan of a house before working on the Chis. This tool is used as a kind of a compass, dividing it into eight areas, each with different meanings and functions.
Nine guas must be then considered: work, friends, creativity, relationships, success, prosperity, family, spirituality and health at the centre of the Bagua.
The organization of the elements of your house is deeply important. Know how to maximize them in this journey through each room.
2. Living room
It is advised that your room is turned to your entrance door, so that anyone arriving will feel good in the room.
Give priority to U or L-shaped sofas because they are excellent to generate this good reception effect, making everyone feel welcome.
I also want you to know that round shapes allow the energy to flow more freely, travelling easily through the whole ambience. In a room, a center table will allow more people in, helping to an energetic wellbeing in the art of hospitality.
The bed is the place where we renovate ourselves, thus requiring enormous importance. It should not be turned back to any doors or windows. On the other hand, the bed headboard must be supported by the wall as it brings a feeling of safety. Try not to put any shelves or any other hanging objects over the bed, potentially causing anxiety to your subconscious if you do it.
In addition, living rooms, mainly a couple’s room should be decorated in pairs, in other words, put up two shelves, two lamps, two pictures and two pillows, for example, as it enhances the balance of space and therefore, your space.
This area is like a heart of the home for it is important to be careful, mainly in terms of cleaning and organization. Handling food and paying attention to the expiry date of the produce is also essential.
On the other hand, do not keep small portions of food in large containers because, according to Feng Shui, this will stimulate scarcity. Also keep your kitchen well lit and ventilated to let harmony and freshness into the space.
Also pay attention to the position of your stove because the person who cooks should not turn their back to the door, for it could favor unpleasant situations.
Still related to the stove, you should use all burners to keep the energy of your stove strong, thus emanating a vibration of multiple positive sources active at home.
Also keep your trash bin away from the stove, as the bin concentrates stagnated negative energy.
Also refrain from keeping knives at sight. They represent a very strong energy which Feng Shui says they can favor misunderstandings.
The bathroom represents the unload of energy. It is here that your body is purified and where you throw away what you do not need anymore.
In here, it advised to keep drains covered and to lower the toilet seat. It is most importantly a strategy to make sure you prevent the waste of positive energies as well as to prevent the invasion of the negative ones to other rooms of your home.
6. Terrace or balcony
Plant flowers, plants or trees, if possible. Colored flowers shine in their spaces and fruit trees attract birds. Lay some stones or crystals, they attract good energy.
Place some object with running water, just like a little fountain, for example. When sun reflects on it, a vast array of colors will reflect, bringing energies to the environments.
You can also place a wind chime, which sound tranquilizes and energizes homes and people.
After the journey through each room, here are some further advise will contribute to a true home, full of harmony and felicity.
7. Light yourself up
Natural light will always be privileged. Ambiences such as bathrooms, for example, should preferably have light tones and good light, with the goal of reducing the impact of energy discharge. The energy of the sun’s light is immense, so you should let it in.
As for artificial light, the yellow usually brings good benefits in terms of comfort and relaxation.
8. Organize yourself
Wardrobes should be closed and organized, especially in relaxation areas, such as the bedroom. According to feng shui, you shall not store objects, clothes and shoes underneath your bed, as this energy brought from accumulation could disturb your sleep.
9. Take off your shoes
It is a great way to let your problems and tensions from your day stay away from you, is to keep them at your door. As per Feng Shui, a shoe-shelf on the entrance room is ideal.
10. Use plants
They help to balance the energies of the environments.
Moving water means plenty and abundance. If you have something with water at home, try to turn it to your doorway, preferably in your work gua, which is activated by water.
11. Use mirrors
A mirror could be good or bad, depending on how you use it. In your dining room it should reflect your dining table to attract abundance and double your prosperity. If used in a bedroom, it should not reflect your bed. The ambience should be organized, as the reflection of the mirror doubles everything, be it good or bad.
The mirror also expands rooms, for which you should use them a lot in small rooms.
If you follow these advise, you will be allowing happiness into your home, in full harmony with your family.