Many Chinese Feng Shui Masters believe their art is important though intangible, according to J.M. Sertori, author of The Little Book Of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui is centuries old and has enjoyed renewed popularity in the last few years. In fact, many modern psychologist state ones mood is strongly affected by their environment. This gives credibility to the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui. Feng Shui Masters believe strongly in creating a harmonious environment which produces positive “Chi”. As many know, Chi is energy. All things are thought to have energy which might be positive or negative
Although Feng Shui earliest roots are in Chinese History, modern cultures might easily use Feng Shui principles in their homes.
Place the bed in the (ying) dark corner away from the entrance, noise, distractions. Avoid placing the bed in a position where the occupant would have sharp objects pointing towards them. Also, any overhead beams would contribute to bad energy. If one moves to a new home think about purchasing a new bed. A new bed symbolises a new fresh positive beginning.
The Dining room
Avoid expensive furnishings, dishes, silverware, which distract from the food. The dinning room is about sharing good food in a harmonious environment with family or friends. One should not let worries about damaging expensive furniture or other objects distract them from enjoying great food. Worry dissolves positive chi.
Most kitchens are packed with many sharp objects. Keep the sharp pointy objects hidden from view. These objects create bad chi and might lead to accidents.
The water element is a powerful and auspicious symbol. Leave plugs in sinks even when not in use. Unplugged sinks and fixtures symbolises water flowing away along with money and luck.
The door area should be clean and clutter-free to invite positive Chi into the home. A welcome mat delivers positive Chi to the home owners and visitors. The mat acts as a symbol of respect by letting the visitors wipe their shoes before entering the home.
Arrange seating so everyone faces each other to encourage conversation. Avoid placing seating in front of a television. Such placement discourages conversation and focuses all attention on the television. Place a screen in the room to separate a living room from a too-close dining room. If the dining area is in view, thoughts will concern food, not conversation.
Even in these modern times, the ancient Feng Shui principles are heartily welcomed in most homes to bring harmony and positivity. Use these principles to enhance your own environments.