According to Benjamin Franklin, early to bed and early to rise was supposed to make us healthy, wealthy and wise. And Ben Franklin was right. He understood the importance of proper rest and being industrious and productive during our daylight hours. There’s no arguing that a good night’s sleep makes you feel like you can take on the world.
Success has a number of definitions. For some it’s a one hundred foot yacht anchored off the Riviera. For others, it’s a tidy nest egg for retirement. For some, success can range from finding a job, getting pregnant, kicking an addiction, or simply feeling like there’s a flow again in life and you don’t have to roll a boulder up a hill every day.
One of the best kinds of feng shui a home or business can have is good environmental feng shui. In other words, the kind of environment your residence is in can have a dramatic impact on the quality of feng shui you have in your home. That’s because feng shui of a home begins in the environment and then flows inward.
When it comes to key influences in our lives, few are important as the bedroom in feng shui, and in particular, sleep. The time we spend sleeping is so central and important to our lives that the colors we surround ourselves with have a profound influence over us. By selecting a comforter color based on its specific inspiration, we’ll have more impact on this particular area of our lives.
Moving into to a new home is so exciting. It holds promise for all kinds of new experiences and opportunities. We may think that a new space won’t impact our lives that much, but we intuitively know that we’ll be changed and different once we occupy it. That’s because different spaces exert a different influence over us.
Sometimes a house or office can feel uncomfortable, and there’s no real reason you can put your finger on to explain your uneasy feeling. Other times, it’s easy: someone has been there that was negative, ill or died. Homes and spaces often take on the energy of the previous occupants as well. There may be instances when you moved into a space and just felt like someone else was there, or the space just didn’t feel right – it’s because of lingering negative energy.
Your surroundings can have a huge impact on your life – to the point of affecting your personal happiness, your prosperity, even the opportunities that come to you in your life — thus making your choice of home a very important one.
In feng shui, deferred maintenance on a house means deferred money. In other words, if you’ve put off replacing that cracked window or cutting down a dead tree, you’re likely not receiving all the money you could be if your home were in good repair. Why is repairing your home so important to feng shui? In a word: chi.
A walk in the country or hiking a hilly trail can make us feel more in tune with ourselves. It also gives us an opportunity to connect with nature, awakening our personal chi. The trees, grass, stones and blue sky give us a comforting relief from the unnatural environment of fluorescent lighting, malls and office cubicles.
In feng shui, all homes are not created equal. This is especially true in apartments. It also means applying feng shui is also a bit trickier. But, with a few basic steps, you can apply feng shui to your apartment quickly and easily.