Feng Shui: How Your Home Affects Your Well-being

Feng Shui: how your home affects your well-being

We all want to live a good life, in all aspects of our lives. We build and decorate our homes with this purpose in mind, although we do not always consciously and sometimes it does not produce the results we expect. But Feng Shui may still have answers that might help us.

There are places you simply don’t want to be, and spaces where you don’t enjoy your stay. Maybe you lived in a home where you never felt comfortable, and it just “happened” by chance at the same time as other problems… Why is this happening?

What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is a more than a thousand year old practice from China. Its purpose is to promote positive energy around us. For some, Feng Shui is an art and for others it is a science, but we can all agree that it makes our lives better.

Feng Shui looks at how the things around us affect us,  the powerful impact that different farms have on our well-being and health. This means external elements (neighborhood, buildings, rivers, mountains), and also elements in our homes (furniture, colors, room locations).

Buddha and lotus flower

Life energy, “Qi”

According to Chinese culture,  all things in the physical world are endowed with a “life force” that the Chinese call “Qi”. This life energy is also called “ki” or “prana”, depending on the language and culture. Feng shui is about making full use of this energy stream, Qin.

One essential state is that  energy is organized and that clean spaces flow freely. Qi moves just like the air circling around us. Its flow and direction depend on the objects and shapes it encounters in its path.

If the energy in the home flows harmoniously, it positively strengthens the spaces of the home and its occupants. If, on the other hand, the energy is unbalanced, it will also create an imbalance in the people who live in that state. This lack of harmony means nervousness and restlessness taen damaging your health and taking away your energy.

But it is comforting to know that with  some basic rules of Feng Shui, you can organize and build spaces so  that energy flows harmoniously and adds balance to your life.

Some common conditions at home for Feng Shui:

Here are some general, simple tips for adding Feng Shui on our premises:

  • Get sunlight into the house. Natural light provides energy. Try to make sure there are no dark or enclosed spaces in your home.
  • Impeccably clean walls. The paint and wallpaper should be perfect, no marks.
  • The interior of the home must be positive and pleasant.
  • Corridors should be clear  and have good lighting. They should be comfortable to walk on.
  • You don’t have to save things that you no longer use or that no longer work. Also, if you get a gift that you really don’t like, it’s better that you get rid of it.
  • Healthy plants  to connect with the energy of the earth.
  • Occasionally clean your home by burning incense. It is also a good idea to use essential oils such as rosemary or lavender.

Things you should keep away from your home

According to Chinese culture and Feng Shui, all objects and things have their own energies. All furniture, decorations, appliances, walls, pictures, plants… everything has Qi. So we need to evaluate which objects emit good energy and which objects do not. Avoid the following:

  • Carpets made of wild animal leather,  stuffed animals, etc.
  • Withered and  dried flowers.
  • Clothes or footwear that no one wears and if their owner is dead.
  • Collection of ammunition and weapons. (Generate aggressive energy.)
  • Paintings, posters, or any images that depict pain, crying, or drama.
  • Antique furniture or furniture whose origin you do not know. Furniture gathers energy from people, situations and places from the past.
  • Collecting antiques. Objects, such as furniture, contain an energetic spectrum of places where they have been, as well as their former owners.
  • Objects (pottery, mirrors) and furniture that are broken, old or damaged. Our possessions reflect what we believe we deserve. A broken or old object can reflect, give birth to, or attract a lack of self-esteem, a lack of love, or a lack of financial.
  • Antique mirrors. Mirrors contain all the “memories” they have seen.
  • Items that do not work at all or do not work properly. They are objects without energy.
mirror and chair

What should I have in my home?

Next, we  list things that will improve the energy your home provides:

  • Natural plants, different flowers in different colors. Plants destroy toxins from the air and balance the energy of home life.
  • Pets that are cared for and loved. Chinese culture, with its animistic roots, has a really close relationship with animals. In Chinese culture, they are seen as symbolic qualities such as strength, wisdom, longevity, reliability, etc. According to Feng Shui, animals are healers and balancers in our homes. We must take care of them with love. A sick animal can be a sign of an imbalance in the home and it reduces the energy of the residents.
  • Posters and images  that inspire positive emotions. Warm and lively candles.
  • Versatile crystal balls,  known as “rainbow balls” or “Feng Shui balls” activate and regulate energy wherever you place them.
  • Salt lamps. Each lamp is a unique work of nature. They clean the air by neutralizing harmful radio waves emitted by telephones and other devices.
  • All kinds of fragrances. The scents make Qin move in the rooms. However, fragrances must be used sparingly so that they do not suffocate or disturb others.
  • Calm music: instrumental,  sounds of nature, etc.

Taking care of our environment means taking care of ourselves

There is no doubt that  our home is our temple. We arrive at our home after a hard day’s work and charge our batteries there; our home is the “headquarters of our energy”. It’s a space we share with the people who matter to us, and we experience warm, intimate moments there with our friends and family.

Therefore, it is important that our home is well balanced and has positive energy. Feng Shui allows each of us to have a harmonious and nutritious home.

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