Let’s Invite Good Chi into your Home
Feng Shui teaches us how to capture good energy and dispel the bad.In this article I have focused on how to invite and enhance good energy ,good Chi,into your home.
Sheng Chi….dragon’s cosmic breath…. is good energy. This Chi brings good fortune, success, recognition, prosperity and harmony to the home. Go into the room that you feel the most comfortable , this room has Sheng Chi.
Shar Chi …killing breath…is bad energy. This Chi brings misfortunes.Once again, go into the room that causes you the most stress or makes you makes you uncomfortable, this room has Shar Chi.
I am going to show how to invite good Chi into your home and deflect the bad and to become more aware of the energy that surrounds you and more importantly …why.
For all who work from home these principles apply to your home office as well.
For Chi to bring good energy it must be allowed to flow slowly and meander. It must not move too fast as it will scatter and disperse or be allowed to stagnate in dark corners or in unused rooms.
The open space in front of your main door is referred to as the Bright Hall and this is where the Chi will enter your home, through your front door.This space is very important so ensure it is clear. Even more important ensure the Chi can find your front door! That it is not obscured by plants or scrubs, so the Chi can enter effortlessly. Your main door is the mouth of your home .
If you have to negotiate an obstacle course to get into your foyer or hallway the Chi will have too as well and it will stagnate there, you do not want this.Inside your home the Chi should gently circulate and move through the hallways and into the adjoining rooms .
The more the Chi curves and turns the better. It should slowly move around furniture. See if you can walk around your home without bumming into any furniture. Is your front door in a straight line with your back door ….down the end of a hallway,the Chi will flow right out the house taking all the good energy away. If you have a long hallway place a piece of furniture or a pot plant to slow the flow down. Chi also enters through the windows , so each day, open your front door and windows and invite Sheng Chi into your home bringing good fortune, prosperity and harmony .
Now lets deal with Shar Chi. What you do not want ,negative energy .Unorganized and cluttered areas in the home are the cause of negative energy Shar Chi ,which may be the cause of unnecessary stress in your personal and work life.Clutter is the main cause of trapped energy, it blocks the natural flow of energy and it will stagnate until you get rid of the clutter. …under beds,on top of cupboards and under stairs.Become more aware of rooms that are rarely used…open the windows.If you have too, rearrange your furniture so the Chi can flow. Once done the energy will circulate and move through your home once more. The stagnant energy is carried away and new fresh energy will begin to flow.
How to keep all that good Sheng Chi?In the East of your home the wood sector place plants and fresh flowers.Even fake ones will do but not dried ones and I am not a fan of pot potpourri as it is made of dried flowers.Do not place cacti or plants with spiky leaves in the house,always only keep plants with nice broad leaves inside.
Paintings,prints and photos that suggest poverty,ugliness or sadness are not good Feng Shui .Ones that you find inspiring , uplifting ,full of beautiful colours, remind you of happy times will bring joy and happiness to your home .One of the best pictures to have in your home is one of your family.One in which all members are present and smiling .A photo that brings back happy memories. Place it in a spot where the Chi, when it enters the home will take this energy through the house.
Candles are always are good addition to the South sector of your home as the South is the fire sector,and candles along with a bright table lamp will enhance this sector.In the West sector place anything metallic………..all your loose coins.In the North ,which is the water element a small water feature .If you have any crystals place these in the center of your home ,as this is the Earth element as is the Southwest and Northeast.This will bring good fortune to the whole family.
For colours to enhance and bring good Chi please refer to my article on colours.
Good Sheng Chi to you.