Friends asked me all the time about how one can decorate their home/houses the feng shui way to enhance their life. But how do I even begin to tell them about my way of decorating to make the chi flow better at my home? Do one start with good furniture ? or is the color important ? so many questions but so little time to go through each and everyone of their question. So I normally, tell them that a good home decor center where one can get everything under one roof is a good help when one is trying to decorate or re-decorate to enhance one’s way of living.
Does it matter what kind of furniture , does it have to be all wood or all rattan ? Actually, decorating one’s home is to one’s preference, whatever makes you the owner and the people living inside the house happy is good by me but of course, some reservations on color and design needs to be considered carefully. As for bedding, I think anything that is not too dark would also help to brighten up one’s home thus making everyone happier.
What about the exterior ? outdoor furniture ? does it matter ? I get asked this often enough. As far as Feng Shui is concern, not too much clutter and some bright and soothing color as well as good coordination would be good for the feng shui of one’s home/house. One has to be in a good furniture shop, where you can get everything under one roof , with no stress and then you can easily co-ordinate all your furniture buying as well as plenty to choose from, to make your home a good feng shui home.
A girlfriend of mine who just got back with her cheating husband after being separated for 3.5 yrs , asked me if there is anything in Feng Shui to help. We all know that it’s hard to get back with a cheating spouse, of course, forgiveness is important and all but it’s going to be an uphill task and more than a usual relationship. Anyhow, you asked and I’m here to answer you folks out there who is going thru’ the same issues as my girlfriend.
Firstly, if you have any water features in the house especially in the front of the house like a door, you should remove it immediately. While it is commonly known that placing a water fountain in the house is a way of feng shui to bring in money to your home/house, you have to be careful. If the water is flowing away from your home/house, it may encourage you or your spouse to look for love elsewhere and not home.
Some people say that if the fountain is placed on the outside facing the door, it is the woman who will stray and if the fountain is placed on the left side of the door, then it is the man who might stray. But whichever or whatever position, I say it is no way good to have it , so why tempt fate right? Just do away with it completely as far as I can advice.
You know when you were younger, old folks used to tell us that we should take photos in 3s ? yes, there must be a really good reason for it but some people don’t think that it is true but do believe it because when you keep having things in 3 s , it will mean that someone will come in between both of you. What you place in your home, is actually a reflection of what may happen or a yearning? I don’t really know how to explain it, but just make sure that your home does not have decorative that comes in 3. Avoid taking pictures in 3 too if possible , well , unless it is with your spouse and your child/children.
Place things in pairs like 2 pillows , 2 candles and anything in pair and try not to mismatch instead make things blend into everything else at home. Balance is the key word here.
Meditation is a form of getting healthy and of late I’ve been doing it outdoors ever since I received a se535 for Christmas. With this sound isolation earphones, I can actually do my meditation anywhere and even during my lunch time if I so choose. No excuse for not doing my 30 mins meditation now.
A wise man said : and I quote,
“You can curse the darkness. Of you can light a candle.
Your destiny chart doesn’t label any particular period as a bad “break” or “unlucky days.” The chart also does not say you need to move with the tides and conform to circumstances dictated by somebody else.
The reason you read your BaZi chart is to find solutions and possibilities. With the right information, we are then free to become the creators of our experience.”
Visiting my girlfriend’s apartment and seeing how she maximized her small space makes me so proud of her. Even her kitchen has a hanging door gear for her sliding glass door to prevent the smoke from coming into the living room while she is cooking. I loved the idea totally but I would have used thicker glass door if I were her, that way, the kitchen can be noisy and it won’t affect those already in the dining room as well as the tv room. But overall, her apartment is not only well decorated but also well used of space.
Today is the oldest you have ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be
Part of what I’ve learned about Feng Shui is getting in synced with your surroundings and in tune with yourself. Meditation has become a very big part of mine because of practicing feng shui and I’ve learned how I can incorporate music into my meditation to make me less stress.
Picking up a musical instrument was the other thing I did , from learning how to string a guitar to playing a tune or two to relieve my stress at the end of the day has been quite essential in my life. Everytime, I play the guitar, I feel like I am strumming my stress and other problems away and I feel a lot more relax after doing it for an hour or two.
If you are anything like myself, and work with a high stress environment, meditating with music is the first I would recommend and the other is picking up a music instrument to learn.
I practiced feng shui because I want to make my world and those of my loved ones a better one. In so, I also extended my thinking to people around me, hoping that they will have a better life as well. But of course, it doesn’t work for everyone and no matter how much you want good things for your friends or relatives, sometimes, it just doesn’t work for them. But one has to keep the positive energy going with oneself, then others can see that you have this positive energy and they will then follow suit?
Like many people out there, I’m sure you can’t wait for spring to come, why wait , you can get started by infusing your home with color, light and freshness around you.
I’m going to start by buying some very bright color of potted flowers and plants and decorating my home. Clean out the old stuff and give everything a little cleaning up, bring in some clean air into the home. De-clutter is also a good way to go to welcome spring. Sweep up the stale chi and bring in the good ones.
Who doesn’t wants money right? And there are ways to attract wealth in a good way with Feng Shui, so here is what I was taught too. First of all, if you do not work hard or try to make your wealth, you won’t get it. Just like the old saying goes, God only help those who helps themselves – if you want to strike the lottery, make sure you go buy a lottery ticket. Same as making or finding wealth, you have to go out there and strive for it.
Now although feng shui is no magic or magic potion, you can definitely use various feng shui cures to find your wealth. First create a strong front door. Why? because you need to protect your wealth. A strong front door is a pathway with no garbage bin or path blockage or anything that looks dead and not welcoming. A strong front door opens to a good flow of chi coming indoors . One can also enhance a good front door by choosing a right feng shui color for your front door.
Feng shui is about harmony and balance, so make sure you check and ensure the chi is flowing well.