Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system, used to improve life by encouraging positive chi. An ancient art and science that has been around for thousands of years, it reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
Many people apply feng shui to their homes, in order to create a balanced and harmonious environment in which to live. The system places a huge importance on the centre (quite literally) of your home, believing it is a sacred energy spot from which all over energies originate. Therefore, if followed, the centre, or Heart of the Home, should be kept clean, open and free from clutter to promote a healthy and peaceful atmosphere.
But How Else Can It Be Applied To Your Home?
Knowing your homes “bagua”, or energy map is helpful in applying feng shui successfully in the home. This is then used to determine relationships between the home and the people living in them. According to feng shui law, the areas in your home are connected to areas in your life and so placement of furniture, for example, can affect the balance and energy in your life.
The first rule to feng shui is to rid your home of clutter. This provides clarity and the perfect base for nourishing good feng shui energy.
Basic Application in Your Home
• Having happy images of your family throughout the house, especially in the living areas and in eastern positions to bring harmony into your family life.
• Apply in your bedroom, as well as the bedrooms of your children. A good feng shui bedroom should be fun and pleasurable to be in.
• Use colours to promote harmony throughout the house. The five elements describes how colour balances the environment in which you live.
• Using essential oils, crystals and candles to bring harmony, calm and balance into your space.
It should not be stressful to apply, but fun. Following the laws of feng shui is easy, once you understand the basics, and can turn your home from chaos to calm with the simple readjustment of furniture.
If you are planning to apply these laws to your home be sure to get contents insurance. Moving furniture and bringing candles into the home may create a harmonious atmosphere but should anything get broken or even catch alight, you want to be sure you’re covered!