3 Powerful Feng Shui Tips to a Healthier You!
Feng Shui: Feng shui, pronounced “fung shway”, literally translates to: wind, water. It is an ancient Chinese art and science of placement, which is based on natural energy, or Chi’ flow in our environment. According to Feng Shui, the places we habitually visit (home and work) are direct reflections of our internal world. This dynamic energy works in both directions. The more organized, beautiful, and lovely we make our outer world, the more organized, beautiful, and lovely our inner world becomes. By working with Feng Shui, we benefit ourselves and everyone around us.
1) One helpful Feng Shui tip is to keep your toilet lid closed when not in use. Water has drawing power. You don’t want to draw the energy in your home down the toilet. The open toilet will also draw your money down the toilet. When the lid is open, the Chi’ from the sewer comes into your home through the large opening. You will notice how quiet the room becomes when you close the lid and intentionally keep your energy in your bathroom and the communal sewage out of your bathroom.
2) Open your front door at least once a day. Many of us in the West come in through our garage and do not come in through the front door known in Feng Shui as the “Mouth of Chi’.” I have had clients whose homes have been so packed with stuff, that their front door was blocked. My experience with homes with the front door blocked and literally unable to open the front door, resulted in unhealthy people living in this home due to the fact that the Chi’ is unable to come into the home and nourish the inhabitants. Open your front door at least once a day and say, “Chi’ come in to our home and nourish us with your health and wellness!”
It is evident that the people who live in the above home are not experiencing an extraordinary life. By looking at the picture you can surmise that they do not have control of their lives. They are self sabotaging their lives unintentionally with emotional disturbances which are effecting their external world. Everything can be changed and the channels of Chi’ are free to flow. Most people can’t relate to this disorder, however we all have these pockets of Chi’ that are blocked at some degree in our homes. It may be in our garages, our closets, our kitchen drawers, etc. We all have the ability to do better.
The entry below tells us that the people who live here are making healthy choices in life. The plants at the front door are cared for and loved, the entry into the house is clean and welcoming letting me know they have great friendships since the walk way is a reflection of how they honor their guests. How is your front door entry? Are you able to open your doors all the way with no obstructions behind them? Having your doors open up all the way allows as much benevolent Chi’ as possible to come into your home!
3. Bring in live plants to the rooms you spend most of your time. Plants are truly your partners in health, purifying the air around you and supplying you with life giving oxygen. Have at least one plant in your bedroom, kitchen, office or any other room you spend time. A rule of thumb is to have a plant near you, with in 8 feet in your living spaces. If you haven’t had plants around you before, you will feel nourished, refreshed and happier. Yes, real plants!
– Rosanne Rusnock, Elements and Energy