Good feng shui is vital to your enjoyment of your space. Whether you have a home, an apartment, or just a bedroom, bad feng shui can contribute to bad luck, lost opportunities, and a sense of unease in your space.
Luckily, good feng shui is easy to create. If you’re looking to learn more about the benefits of feng shui and how to recognize when it is good, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve created a quick and handy guide to identifying good feng shui and how to improve the feng shui in your space. Read on to learn more!
1. Energy Flow
A home with good feng shui will have good energy flow. The flow is neither too fast nor stagnant.
Some examples of fast energy flow include a front door facing a back door. This means that the energy rushes right through the house.
Slow down fast energy flow with soft and interesting objects such as a patterned rug or well-placed plant. Imagine that the energy is a visitor to your home, and place things of interest in areas that draw the eye and the mind.
2. Avoid Blank Walls
Blank walls act as a block to energy flow. Walls that are alive with artwork or mirrors allow energy to flow more openly within the space, bouncing it around in a lively way.
Avoid cluttering your walls too much, however. Choose pieces that evoke feelings of serenity or that increase the perceived space within the room.
3. Good Feng Shui = Clutter-Free
Clutter provides many stumbling blocks for the energy flow in your space. We’re all guilty of allowing things to build up within our spaces.
Ask yourself which items are necessary, and which items contribute positively to the feeling of energy within the space. Move or get rid of any items that do not fit or that take up space unnecessarily.
4. At One With the Elements
In Chinese astrology, the 10 heavenly stems are elemental attributes that form a balance in the universe. Conversely, learning how to balance the elements in your space will make for good feng shui.
Consider having representatives of all of the elements: water, fire, wood, earth, and metal. These can be physical representatives such as flowing water fountains and woody plants or can be evoked through colors and textures.
Be aware of each element’s energy, and do not lean too heavily on one element over others. If you are dealing with anger and frustration, for example, avoid having too much representation of fire in the space.
Reap the Benefits of Feng Shui
Having good feng shui in your space will lead to increased feelings of happiness and peace. This in turn can lead to better luck and more opportunities for wealth, security, and happiness.
Remember that feng shui is an ongoing process in your home, something that can always be improved and worked on. Focus on creating an energy flow that works for you and your goals in life, and good feng shui will follow.
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