Answer the following questions to find out, how Shui are you?
__yes __ no 1. Do you tend to pick single items rather than pairs?
__yes __ no 2. Is your television exposed and not inside a closed cabinet?
__yes __ no 3. Is your entryway bland and lacklustre?
__yes __ no 4. Do you have family photos on your mantel?
__yes __ no 5. Sitting at your desk, is your back towards the door?
__yes __ no 6. Is your artwork drab and uninspiring?
__yes __ no 7. Do you have mirrors in your bedroom?
__yes __ no 8. Do you prefer silk plants and flowers to real ones?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to correct your Feng Shui.
Here are my Top Eight Tips to keep your Feng Shui Simple.
#1 – It Takes Two to Tango
Feng Shui provides simple tools for attracting a mate. Love and passion is the tango of duality. Decorating with “pairs of things” will stir up your love life; two pictures, two chairs, two lamps or matching items. Displaying pairs honours relationships in general.
#2 – Cover Televisions when not in use
Computers and televisions possess strong EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) that are harmful in large doses. Whether turned on or off, they are rays of harmful energy that negatively affect our health. In Feng Shui, we never want them in bedrooms. If you must sleep with a television, place inside a cabinet so you can close off the energy when you go to sleep.
#3 – Bring out the Welcome Mat
Opportunity knocks at the front door which is why we suggest a welcome mat to greet our guests. The front door is the mouth of Qi or life-force energy, which is why we add greeters like a welcome mat, spiritual statue or bench.
#4 – Light my Fire
The fireplace is the most fiery area of the house so we want to balance the fire energy with water by placing a mirror over the mantel. A mirror represents the water element. Other objects like crystals or candles make excellent décor choices as well. Family photos and painting will symbolically burn up so we don’t like them on the mantel.
#5 – Always Sit in the Power Position
You should always have a commanding view of the room from your desk. No one wants to sit with their back to the door as it is unsettling. To determine your power position, try moving your chair around until you feel the most comfortable.
#6 – Art That Inspires
Art should lift your spirits and reflect who you are. Art symbolism is powerful. Food-related images do well in kitchens. Pictures with people go in the dining room. Hang romantic pieces in the bedroom. Playful art is for children’s rooms. Office art should empower your career.
#7 – Fresh Flowers bring Prosperity
Flowers are said to bring good fortune into your home or office. Silk and dried flowers have a shelf-life of three months and then they become dust-catchers. Fresh flowers are preferred. Replace them immediately when wilted or faded.
#8 – Family Wall of Fame
Family members are our support team. In Feng Shui we like adding a hallway of family portraits or an entry table with family photos. Miranda loves her family pictures and has assembled her favourite shots of the important people in her life. We can all follow her lead.
How did you score on the Shui test?