In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), “chi” or “qi” is the invisible life force or vital energy that flows through all living things. It is thought to be inherited and also derived from food and air.
With all the emphasis on good Chi for good feng shui, it is really important to get into the habit of regularly checking the energy flow in your home. Be especially mindful about creating a good flow of Chi whenever you are redecorating, renovating, or just want to reposition the existing furniture for better feng shui.
One of the basic ways to check the energy flow in your home is to imagine Chi, or energy, as water. If water where to flow into your home from the main door, where would it stagnate?
Would the water harmoniously and smoothly flow to all areas of your space, gently refreshing them, or would it rush right out the back door? Be sure to position your furniture in a way that allows for a smooth flow to all areas of your home and avoid any blockages and stagnant areas, such as cluttered spaces that create bad feng shui energy, or chi.
Here’s How We Get Started:
- Clear Out Your Clutter, get rid of everything you do not love in your house. Clutter Clearing is a time-and energy-consuming process that will feel like therapy, but it will help you “lighten up the load,” so to speak.
- Have Good Quality Air and Good Quality Light in your house. These two elements are essential for good feng shui energy (called Chi) in your home. Open the windows often, introduce feng shui air-purifying plants or use an air-purifier. Allow as much natural light as possible into your home, and consider using full-spectrum lights.
- Define the Bagua, or the feng shui energy map of your house, by using one of the two main feng shui methods – the compass school bagua or the BTB grid. Once you define thebagua, you will know which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life. For example, in traditional feng shui, the Southeast feng shui area of your home is connected to the flow of money energy in your life.
- Get the Basics of 5 Feng Shui Elements in order to create balance and vibrant energy in all areas of your home. For example, if you are working on attracting more prosperity, you will introduce the feng shui elements of Wood and Water in the Southeast area of your house. If your need to improve your health, you will place lush wood feng shui element items, such as plants or pieces of wood furniture in the East area.
- Find Out Your Feng Shui Birth Element and create a home to nourish and support your energy. For example, if your own element is Fire, you need to introduce the expressions of Fire feng shui element, such as the Fire element colors (red, orange, purple, magenta, pink, yellow), triangular shapes, etc.
You will also need a strong Wood element in your home, as Wood feeds the Fire in the relationship of five feng shui elements.
- Find Out Your Kua Number and Your Lucky Directions so that you can be energized by good energy from your best, or lucky feng shui directions. Adjust the position of your bed, your desk, the seating in your dining area, etc. For example, if your Kua number is 1, it is best to face one of the following directions: Southeast, East, South, and North.
- Always Be Mindful of the Feel of Your Home and how its energy influences your well-being. Make a habit of paying close attention to the so-called feng shui “trinity” that is deeply connected to your health - your bedroom, your bathroom and your kitchen. Nothing is static in the world of energy, so be wise and keep your home healthy and happy.