As my personal motto is Love Lives Here Now, and those that know me know that I am all about the Peace, Love and Grooviness of life. It will be no surprise that this article is all about the LOVE. What pray-tell does this have to do with Feng Shui? For me everything.
Feng Shui is a perfect mirror of our inner being, our most private thoughts; it is always expressive and does so in all ways always. It is matter, it is substances, it is breath, it is a whisper, and it is present in the moment before a kiss and the sigh before dawn. Feng Shui is neither masculine, nor feminine it is the perfect existence of both. Men and woman alike seek, desire, yearn for the touch of another. The mystery of life is that we the human race crave the spark that ignites our inner flame.
We believe Love comes from external forces. We engage in internet dating, social media communities where we’re safe to create an image of who we desire to be in our online chats. We can sit in our pj’s till noon, with no makeup, and tussled hair. We can dictate . . . → Read More: Feng Shui in the Name of Love
No matter whether it’s the year of the dragon, the horse, or the sheep, the philosophical principles of feng shui can add harmony to your interior design — and even inject a new spirit of romance.
Feng shui is the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design of a room or building (and the placement of objects within) so that maximum harmony is achieved between the environment and the user. The term comes from the Chinese words “feng” (wind) and “shui” (water).
A driving principle of feng shui is that there are eight pillars of happiness, including love and romance.
There is a discrepancy between feng shui fact and fiction, however. Not everything considered feng shui is suited for the bedroom, nor will it necessarily inspire romance.
Designers are split over the matching nightstand issue. Some say bedside tables should be different and not look uniform. Others say matched nightstands create balance in the room. Feng shui experts fall on the side of matching nightstands. Symbolically, this look says a couple is bonded, and matching nightstands create a sentry effect that plays to the bed — and the relationship — making a visual statement that both . . . → Read More: Use Feng Shui to Boost the Romantic Quotient in Your Bedroom
If you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, plan to include some Feng Shui because a few changes can help set the mood and create the perfect romantic setting. Feng Shui principles teach that by making a person feel good about his or her surroundings, we also make that person feel good about being with us.
The ideal table for two is square or round, with no more than two extra chairs. Too many chairs can make you feel like you’re having a party and the guests didn’t show, instead of making you feel romantic. If your table is a long rectangle, remove some of the chairs and set two places at one end of the table. Place a flower arrangement or other decorative object at the other end of the table to fill up the space. A long table feels empty and can put a strain on intimacy and conversation.
Arrange seating in a cozy arrangement to boost love and romance. Place chairs at right angles, and avoid sitting across from your dining partner because this is considered a “confrontational” position. And be sure to seat your guest facing away from the kitchen rather than into it, so . . . → Read More: Romantic Dining Ideas
Editor’s Note: While this article is geared to staging a home for sale, each idea that resonates with you can be incorporated into your space to enjoy and lovingly embrace.
Create a Tranquil Space that speaks to buyers desire to retreat, relax and yes inspire, “Love, Marriage and Relationship” gua.
If you take the time to invest in the essentials to evoke a sense of “Peace, Love, and Grooviness” Buyers will respond to the energy of your intentions. Most people desire to be in a healthy, unconditional relationship. Those that are in relationship’s often yearn for ways to keep the fire burning, while those that aren’t may dream of what the ideal relationships looks like. Too often we are too busy to pay attention to our surroundings to realize how those surroundings mirror our current life situations.
Individuals, who are happy in their relationships, generally make wise life choices. Let’s create an environment the will move buyers forward in their future investment.
Emotions Sell. You touch the ♥. You fill the need. You sign the Deed. 1,2,3. I’ll show you the way.
1. Create a space that inspires Rest and Relaxation.
2. Accentuate the square footage of the room . . . → Read More: The Master Bedroom: Creating a Tranquil Space
These days I find that the hardest thing to correct in a couple’s bedroom is the multitude of tasks such as watching TV, reading a book, exercising and laptoping (yes I’m making up a new word here but isn’t it fitting wink wink). All these tasks take away from the main focus that a bedroom is intended for and that is passion and rest….ONLY! The modern day multitasking bedroom has taken its toll on our health as well as our relationships. Funny how we wouldn’t go to the kitchen table to sleep but we’ll bring the kitchen table to the bedroom with our snacks and drinks! Then we wonder why we toss and turn all night so we take a pill to help us sleep which helps in the beginning but it starts to work against us after a while which makes us irritable which makes us to start biting the heads off our loved ones just because they left their shoes in the hallway…whew…sound familiar??
Feng Shui is all about proper placement so let’s take all those electrical items out of our bedrooms and let’s start electrifying our relationships! Here are some tips to start with: • . . . → Read More: Romancing the Bedroom
Encouraging chi to enter the romance trigram of your home is a good first step toward attracting romance in your life. But what if you’re looking for something more? If you want to increase the passion in your current romance, or find a new, passionate romance, consider activating positive chi using the fire element. The Color Red in Feng Shui Red, as we know, is the color of love. Chinese wedding gowns are red, not white, since this color is also said to bring good fortune. Red is also associated with the fire element. Consider adding red objects to your romance trigram or your fame & recognition trigram (the very back center of a home, apartment or room), since this trigram is associated with the element of fire. You can also use an object that is symbolic of fire — something that gives you the sense of warmth of passion — or actual fire in the form of candles. A pair of red candles placed in your romance corner can really set your love life on fire! Too Much of a Good Thing Be careful of incorporating too much red in your home, . . . → Read More: How the Feng Shui Fire Element can add Passion to your Romance
How can a house be too big? We have oodles of things that need a home, a desire for space so we can move about without tripping over one another, and perhaps a feeling of pride in owning a big home.
A house is too big when the ratio of people and animals to the square footage of the house falls out of balance. What that ratio is can be felt by being in a home that is too big, and it will have some degree of variation in accord with ones personality. However, it is safe to say that a home which houses a couple and a dog, for example, and exceeds 3,000 square feet is touching the edge of a person-space imbalance.
The imbalance is energetic: a house is inanimate, or in human terms dead. The furniture, clothing, artwork, carpet, and mechanical systems of a house are also inanimate. We are animate, or alive, and equally important, we are social animals.
When we are in a setting in which there are more dead things than live things, as in the too big house, we lose energy to the house. When we are in a setting in which . . . → Read More: The Too Big House
In Feng Shui, we use many systems, and a primary one is the Bagua. This is a set of 8 Trigrams, and the central symbol of the Tai Chi, or Yin and Yang. In some forms, we lay this 9 square grid over a home or building, to evaluate the place, and define where to enhance certain aspects of life, or business. This month, we are discussing one of these Guas, or symbols. This is the Trigram Zhen. Loosely translated into the term Thunder, this has several other meanings, including ‘The Penetrating.’ Made of 1 unbroken Yang line, and 2 broken Yin lines, this Trigram shows a solid surface, where the penetrating lightning reaches down through the clouds. This Trigram has many attributes in Feng Shui. This is a partial list: Name: Thunder Direction: East Time: Early Morning Season: Spring Element: Wood Polarity: Yang Family Member: Eldest Son Number: 3 Organs: Liver Emotion: Anger Colors: Green, Gold, and Purple We associate this symbol with the eldest son, so it is about the perpetuation of the family. In Chinese tradition, the eldest son was to carry on the family name, inherit the home, lands and businesses . . . → Read More: Zhen – The Gua of Health and Family
The Happy Family area is about people in your life that feel like family as well as your biological family. Standing in the middle front of your home it is located on the left in the middle between Self Cultivation and Knowledge and the Prosperity corner. The element is wood and the color is green. This area represents safety and security in life, a strong foundation. This is an area that can hold the energetic intention to forgive and be at peace with family and friends. Family energy and agreements can be some of the most difficult to navigates. When we incarnate we choose our parents and the family we are born into for our soul’s evolution. We pick the place where we can learn the most to fulfill our soul’s purpose. Sometimes we have wonderful families and sometimes we don’t. The Happy Family area is where we can make an energetic intention to bless, forgive and release past family energy so that we can be empowered. When we forgive someone we do it for ourselves, for our freedom and happiness it has nothing to do with the other person. It is also a prosperity area for . . . → Read More: Easy Feng Shui – Relationship Areas – Happy Family Area
Feng Shui, meaning “Wind & Water,” is the ancient system of environmental placement. Practiced for more than 3000 years in China, the Western World is now embracing it as a way to create balance and harmony in our homes, offices, and in our lives. Feng Shui can be a powerful tool to help us manifest what we want in all different areas of our lives, including intimate relationships.
In Feng Shui, a nine-box grid called the BaGua is used to map out areas of the home that correspond to specific areas of life. In Black Sect Feng Shui, the Love & Marriage area is in the far-right hand corner of your home based on the front door. In Compass Feng Shui, the Love & Marriage area is located in the Southwest part of your home. Both systems are effective in activating energy and anchoring intention around partnership.
Enhancements for the Love & Marriage Area · Pictures, paintings, collages, photos and figures of a significant other, or someone who looks like the one you wish to attract · Pairs of things such as lovers, doves, dolphins, hearts – all symbols of love, or symbols that meaningfully exemplify the relationship you . . . → Read More: Feng Shui Tips for Manifesting and Enhancing a Love Relationship