Feng Shui BEDROOMS
These should be sacred
spaces where an adult or child can retreat and regenerate. We spend roughly
one third of our lives in our bedroom, so maintaining balance and serenity
in this area is essential.
Sometimes called the “chi
gate,” the main door is like the mouth for the house. It is the gateway
between the world and the privacy of the home and air currents literally enter
and exit at this point. The positioning of a main door can determine the fortune
or misfortune of the occupants.
Many people enter their
home through a back or side door out of convenience. Garage entrances are
very common as well. If this is the entrance used more than the formal front
door, then the energies at this side entrance will affect you more. This does
NOT however change the orientation of your house.
These transition rooms
are like the arteries of the house. They should be relatively bright and not
too narrow or cluttered. A chronically dark hallway should have a skylight
or artificial light on. Ideally, hallways should not be excessively long,
unless there are many rooms off the hallway where the doors can remain open.
The living room is where
we entertain, generally speaking. It may also be a place for the family to
gather. Some people hardly ever step foot in their living rooms. To the extent
that you use your living room, that is how much it will affect your health
Like the living room,
some people hardly sit down in their formal dining room. This should be a
place where friends and family gather for a relaxing time. There should be
a moratorium on arguments in the dining room, otherwise family members will
eat too fast just to be done with the experience.
The kitchen is referred
to as the “hearth” of the home. The vibrations in this room are
important in the way that food is prepared and the residual affect. Yet it
is not considered the most important part of the house since only an hour
or less is spent there on a daily basis. Sometimes the location of a kitchen
in a house can determine which family members will argue the most or if the
whole house is vulnerable to a variety of mishaps.
A lot of water passes
through a bathroom, yet that does not qualify as a water remedy if that part
of the house needs the water element to be balanced. Water that leaves through
plumbing is not the same as a water fountain or an aquarium, which re-circulates
in that same area. Bathrooms usually should not be in the center of the house
or the first room your eyes land on when you enter your home. A toilet should
not be too close to a sleeping area, which challenges the Western design ideal
of having a private toilet adjacent to the master bedroom.
Over the last twenty years,
the “home office” has become a major change in how we live. There
are two basic types of home offices: the one where we store and file papers,
pay bills and pass recreational time on the computer and the real home office
where we sit for at least several hours a day conducting business and generating
income. The real office and its location within the houseiscrucial to financial
Stairs should not be aligned
directly with a heavily used entrance door. When they exist in the center
of the house, the activity of moving up and down the stairs will stimulate
the unseen potential of the house, for good or for bad depending on the uniqueness
of the house. Stairs of any kind, indoor or out, should be clean and safe
to use. Dilapidated stairs and unstable railings are not good Feng Shui for
Windows should always
open properly and allow sufficient light or pleasant views into the room.
To scale with the room, windows should be a defined height and width. It is
not ideal to sleep with your head just inches from a window.
Ceilings are ideally flat,
without severe slopes. The sloping ceiling will cause the flow of air currents
in the room to be chaotic. This contributes to sleep problems.
Floors should be level
so as not to cause equilibrium problems for the occupants. It is less important
if the flooring is wood, stone, or carpet. But the color of the carpet can
change the energy of a room. As an example, a green carpet is the wood element
and a gray carpet is the metal element.
The center point of a
house indicates a potential experience or set of circumstances that may affect
the occupants. It is generally not an area that occupants spend a lot of time
in because it winds up in a pass through area for most floor plans. Occasionally
the center of the house is part of a room. The influences that emanate from
the center of a house can only be determined with advanced Xuan Kung Feng
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