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.
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.
All energy in the universe exists as a duality; it’s either positive or negative, yin or yang. Yang energy is the bright energy of laughing children, blooming flowers, energy moving, and outward movement. Yin energy is the energy of darkness, stillness, and going inwards. Both are important, but when one is out of balance, the house can become overloaded with that energy.
Much has been written about whether clocks represent good feng shui or not. Like most things in life the definitive answer isn’t a yes or a no. Instead, the answer is: it depends. It’s the exception to the rule to find an instance where a feng shui answer is black and white.
No other room in the house offers the feng shui potential that the living room does. This room is central to family life and to feng shui. When it comes to feng shui, no other room can compare to the living room. That’s because the living room is the ONE room in the house that can be activated according to all nine sectors of the bagua or lo shu square — making this a very important room, indeed.
The heart of almost every home centers around the kitchen. Whether it’s doing homework with children or preparing meals, almost everyone (guests included) gather in the kitchen. Besides the bedroom, the kitchen is one of the most important areas of family luck in feng shui thought.
The kitchen has a special place in feng shui. The stove, in particular, has an especially important place in the home and the kitchen. That’s because this is the appliance that generates the meals that feed the residents of that home. On its own, though, the kitchen is thought to press down luck in feng shui. That means, even if you have good luck in this room, or bad, the kitchen by its very nature will stifle the luck in this area.
In today’s real estate market, there are more homes than ever for sale by owners that have gone bankrupt, have lost value or have been foreclosed on. There are also plenty of short sale homes on the market and homes where the owners are under severe financial strain.
In feng shui there’s few areas as important as the front door. That’s because the front door is the mouth of chi, the point at which the house receives energy. Lots of questions come in about the feng shui of the front door and its role in creating prosperity. There’s just something about the feng shui of a beautiful front door that makes the whole house look more prosperous!
No matter whether it’s the year of the dragon, the horse, or the sheep, the philosophical principles of feng shui can add harmony to your interior design — and even inject a new spirit of romance. Feng shui is the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design of a room or building (and the placement of objects within) so that maximum harmony is achieved between the environment and the user. The term comes from the Chinese words “feng” (wind) and “shui” (water).
We’ve all had them – good and bad neighbors. They’re either the types that borrow everything and return nothing. Or, they’re the kind that show up with a plate of cookies when you move in. Then there are the neighbors who you never know because they keep to themselves.