By Kathryn Weber Many feng shui consultants and experts write about beams and how harmful they are in the feng shui of your home or office. And, while beams are problematic, there are so many homes in the US and abroad that have beams in their architecture, making them a common design feature. So what…
The bed is a critical piece your ability to be rested and supported as you sleep, and indeed, your life. When the headboard of your bed is compromised, it will create problems for you in your life in your relationships, health and difficulties with money, and even getting proper rest. Many beds simply don’t have a headboard at all, and this gives the sleeper absolutely no support.
Beds are one of the most energetically-packed pieces of furniture in our homes. We sleep in them every night, having dreams both sweet and worrisome. Our sick days are often spent in bed, and of course, our closest, most intimate relationship is spent — and symbolized — by a bed. Over time, those soft sheets, comforters, pillows and mattresses absorb a lot of emotion.
The command position is often referred to in feng shui to explain the positioning of a bed or desk, and even then, it’s usually the bedroom. What it means is that the bed or desk is placed on a wall opposite the entrance or door to the room, and that from this position you have the widest view of the room.
There are two very basic kinds of energy in feng shui. These are sheng chi, which is called the dragon’s breath. This is the beautiful and helpful type of energy that brings all good things. The second energy is called shar chi. This is harmful energy that creates all kinds of problems.
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.
There are few urges as strong as the parenting urge to want to see our children do well in life. Unfortunately, with the strong pull of media and social pressures, it’s easy to lose your way as a parent and succumb to those pressures.