Feng shui has seen an increase in popularity in the United States. According to Wikipedia, it is defined as the ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help improve life by receiving positive qi (pronounced chi.)
The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English. Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings – often spiritual centers but also homes. Placement on a site is determined by things such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.
- Feng shui places a big importance on the center of your place, calling it the Heart of the Home. Keeping it clean and clutter-free is a must for a harmonious home. I wonder what it means that our stairs down to our basement are right in the center of our house.
- In feng shui terms each area of your house is connected to a specific area of your life. For example, east feng shui area of your home is responsible for the energy of health and family while southwest area is connected to the energy of love relationships and marriage. I drew a map of our house – in our east area is our living room and play-room and the southwest area is our dining room and master bedroom. I guess our house’s feng shui is not so bad.
- Have many happy images of your family throughout your house, especially in the living room, kitchen and dining room, as well as the East feng shui area of your home.
- Apply feng shui in your bedroom, as well as your childrens’ rooms.
- Use harmonious colors throughout.
- Be mindful about the EMF levels in your home from computers, cell phones, etc.
- Use candles to bring calm and balance into your space. I always light a candle right before I do the dishes and it seems to calm me, but I never knew why.