Inviting feng shui into your home
The circulation of energy is universal, timeless, infinite. It does not stop in front of a wall or a mountain. Observations made thousands of years ago gave birth to this subtle art that harmonizes the energy of the environment: feng shui.
The applications of feng shui ensure that the breath of life flows from the outside to the inside and brings all its benefits.
The more time we spend in a place, the more we are in contact with its vital energy. So the first step is to invite feng shui into your home, your cocoon. Welcoming feng shui into your home means applying simple principles (yin yang balance, 5 elements, fluid interior layout…) so that your home becomes a true companion for life, a haven of peace and renewal.
Feng shui for the house
When you live in a house, and you are the owner, you have the freedom to design the interior and exterior as you wish. Feng Shui in the house is a must to welcome good vibes. We can decide on the materials used for the wall and floor coverings, the colours to be used in each room, and even the architectural structure of the spaces (breaking down partitions, making an extension, etc.).
When we are tenants, we have more constraints because the owner sometimes refuses even a flat colour on the wall. But you can invite feng shui into your home anyway: some of my clients have pinned wallpaper to the wall, or hung colourful pareos, just to nourish the areas with the appropriate colours. Similarly, whether you own a house or not, everything related to furniture leaves a lot of leeway: the “wood” material, for example, can be brought in by a beautiful oak table or a solid cherry wood sideboard, the metal by a big industrial clock or a vintage sofa.
Living in a house allows you to arrange the outside to welcome a good Chi at home. Even a small courtyard can be arranged in such a way that the energy is accumulated there and allows the vital breath to enter the house with all its positive energies.
Feng shui of the flat
In a flat, it is generally not possible to arrange the outside. This is the big difference with the house. Having said that, I have sometimes seen some people doing very nice things at the door of the flat, even when it was in a banal corridor: a nice mat, a decoration on the door or next to it… There is also sometimes a balcony: even if, generally, the balcony is a space that is out of the analysis since it is not a place of life, there is nothing to prevent it from being decorated according to the colours and materials of the area it occupies.
For the interior design, there is no difference with the feng shui of the house. The only notable difference is that more in-depth feng shui methods are used, such as that of the flying stars. Indeed, it is necessary to determine the front of the house in order to know its numerical diagram. For a flat, what is important is the orientation of the building’s facade and not that of the flat.
Feng shui room by room
So, house or flat, it has no impact on the way to integrate feng shui at home, room by room. Since the starting point of any feng shui analysis is to sectorise the home with the Bagua, you can imagine that you will not be able to arrange all the rooms in the same way. But this “constraint” comes more from the fact that each sector represents an element (wood, water, fire, earth, metal) rather than from the use of the rooms in question.
In fact, applying feng shui principles in the entrance hall, the kitchen, the living room, the office or the bathroom is almost the same: we sectorise, we identify the sector (in the sense of the bagua zones), this gives us (thanks to the 3 cycles of the 5 Chinese elements) the colours, the shapes and the materials to be favoured.
Then, for a more in-depth application, we see subtleties introduced for rooms considered essential (the entrance for finances, the bedroom for relationships, the kitchen for health) in the way of managing the flying stars.
Feng shui in decoration
Finally, many people still think that feng shui is just a new way of decorating your home. Of course, it can be applied through colours, materials, furniture arrangement (especially in the West)… but it is much deeper than that. Decoration is just a tool for feng shui, it is a support that helps to harmonize energies in a faster and more efficient way.
On the other hand, feng shui can be found in decoration, through paintings, objects… Indeed, no object is neutral. Any work of art (sculpture, paintings…) carries a symbol. It is important to surround yourself only with elements that carry a positive chi. It is true that it can be difficult to take a step back from objects, especially when they have been given to us or when they have cost us a lot of money! But the main thing, what we must always keep in mind, is the energy carried by the object.
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