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Miracles Of Feng Shui
What is Feng Shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. First of all, Feng Shui metaphysics are not based on superstition and religion belief. It is a mathematical science for balancing the environment and energy (Chi) flow around us.
"Feng" means "wind" and "shui" means "water" (pronounced as fung-shway). In Chinese culture gentle wind and clear water have always been associated with good harvest and good health, thus "good feng shui" came to mean good livelihood and fortune.
The main tools used in a feng shui analysis are the Compass. The feng shui compass consists of bands of concentric rings arranged around the magnetic needle. A professional feng shui compass can have over forty rings of information and a tool to access the mysteries of the universe.

Office feng shui is an important consideration assuming you create and operate your income streams from your workplace. Whether you are an employee or a business owner with his or her own office, your first step is to stand at the doorway of your office or work space and map out the areas according to the feng shui compass. Your main focus should be your wealth and fame areas, although you should also pay attention to the other six areas and decorate them accordingly.
Feng shui makes you more conscious of how your environment influences your state of mind. An uncluttered work space with sufficient room to move will help you think more clearly and productively.
Office feng shui helps you focus on the task at hand. If you remove all uncompleted projects and potential future ones to a separate storage area you'll eliminate a key source of distraction.
Here are some tips to keep the energy flowing in your office:

  1. If your facing direction is north, place a metal wind chime hanging from the ceiling of the center of the foyer. Do not place crystals or ceramics here!
  2. If your facing direction is south, place a healthy, strong growing plant (a variety with rounded, waxy looking leaves) in your foyer.
  3. If your facing direction is East or Southeast, place a small water feature in the foyer. The water should be moving at all times. Do not place anything metallic such as windchimes or bells here.
  4. If your facing direction is West of Northwest, place a large crystal geode at the entrance foyer. An amethyst crystal with large crystal formations is best for this purpose. Do not have excessive or glaring light here.
  5. If your facing direction is Northeast or Southwest, place a bright light at the front entrance foyer. A crystal chandelier would be great. Do not place things made of metal or any plants here.
  6. According to office feng shui guidelines, your desk should be placed at a diagonal to the doorway or directly facing it rather than with your back to it.
  7. If there's more than one desk, place two on a diagonal facing towards the door and any others on a diagonal facing into the center of the room. They should not be placed in rows in a traditional classroom layout or back to back.
  8. If the doorways of offices that face each other across a hallway are not exactly aligned, place a mirror on the front of each door.
  9. If you face a partial wall or partition when entering an office, place a mirror on the partition. Soften jutting walls with plants. Break up dull walls with mirrors or paintings.

Use office feng shui if you're working from home to maintain a professional approach to your business.

  1. Use a separate entrance to your office if at all possible or else choose a room near the front or back door of the house or apartment.
  2. Separate your office from living areas to keep your business and personal lives separate.
  3. If your office space is part of another room, divide it from the rest of the room with a screen or large plants.
  4. Take a short walk before entering your office to work each day and another one at the end of your working day. This separates the business and personal aspects of your life.
  5. Place your desk on the corner diagonally opposite to the doorway.
  6. Don't place your desk under a window, but let the light reflect on it from the side. Some people prefer to have their desks facing east.
  7. Leave space between your furniture (bookshelves etc.) and the walls. Feng shui experts suggest leaving a 7-9 inch gap.
  8. An important aspect of office feng shui is to keep your work space tidy to allow a free flow of energy throughout the room.
  9.  Differentiate between clutter and storage. Stored items don't have to be catalogued and labeled but they should be stacked neatly in a cupboard or in binders so as not to impede energy flow.
  10.  Place a picture of a lake, waterfall or any other water scene on one of the walls in your wealth corner. Water represents energy flow.
  11.  Use an aquarium or small fountain if you prefer.
  12.  Place a green, smooth-leafed plant (e.g., a jade plant) on a shelf in this corner. You can substitute an artificial plant if you tend to neglect live ones. The allusion to growing wealth is obvious.

Chi is an ancient Chinese concept which teaches that there is energy constantly flowing in our home. When chi is blocked by finding too many objects on its way, it might not only be unable to flow freely but it might also even become stuck at some spots. When chi is detained, the life flow of those who inhabit that space would become detained as well, making them feel they are not moving on or succeeding in achieving new goals. Feng shui helps people overcoming and preventing all these chi flow problems.
When our homes feel safe, nurturing, and inspiring, we have better health, a more positive outlook, improved relationships, and greater success. So many people today lead hectic and stressful lives. They want to come home to a place that creates a sense of peace, beauty, security, and comfort.
Before you can Feng Shui your home or work place you need to rid yourself of clutter. There is no point implementing remedies if you have clutter, as it will reduce the effective flow of energy. If you look up the dictionary for the word "clutter" the words referred to are disorder and confusion. This is symbolic of what you may be experiencing in life.
The Benefits of Feng Shui homes are:

  • Relief from insomnia – sounder and more regular sleep
  • Quieting of hyperactivity in children
  • Feeling less stressed
  • Easier communication and improved relationships
  • Feeling of being in the flow of life
  • Better sense of personal direction
  • Increased opportunities
  • Increased magnetism - for both individuals and companies

Front Door: Mark your front door with your house or apartment number. If you live in a home with more than one door, your front door should be the most prominent. Your front door should be able to open fully with no obstruction. It's important to keep the area around your doorway open, free and clear. According to feng shui, the first thing you lay your eyes on when you enter your home relates to your money. If you see the plastic recycling bin, you may be associating your money with trash.
Fresh flowers, however, represent wealth. Try some yellow tulips (a color said to attract money), a lush landscape painting, a ceramic umbrella stand, or anything that is aesthetically pleasing instead. Everything around your front door and inside your entryway should work well and look attractive. Doorknobs should turn easily; doors should open and close freely; the rug should be firmly on the floor and not slippery.
Keep the entryway open, useful, beautiful, clear, and expressive of you. It should reflect you and your family in a personal way. Your front entry should make you happy to be home and if it doesn't, experiment and see what changes you can make.

Halls: The chi enters a house through its doors and windows, but mainly through the main door. The chi must be able to curve and wander through the hall in a meandering fashion, not just rush through and be wasted or lie in stagnant pools, losing its goodness. Auspicious Feng Shui halls are fairly wide and so let the chi move in gently and then allow it to circulate slowly throughout the property. So that the chi can move freely, the hall should be well lit, have no clutter, not be over furnished, especially with angular, sharp edged furniture. A hallway can be a good place for wind chimes, bells, frog and fish ornaments.

Stairways: The worst kind of stairway are spiral ones. The stairway must be straight where chi flows without any hindrances or curves. A wind chime can be placed at the bottom and the top of the staircase.

Living Room: The chi moving into the room then has chance to move around in a meandering fashion, through the placement of the furniture. You can buy octagonal shaped coffee tables which are excellent Feng Shui. Chairs and sofas should be positioned around the edge of the room, none of them with their backs to the door is best.

Children’s room: Feng shui indicates some specific guidelines regarding children's spaces and bedrooms. If your child is very active, you should balance this through the colors you choose for his bedroom; they should be light and relaxing colors such as beiges or very light oranges. On the other hand, if your child is quiet, you should choose warm orange or yellow colors which would be in balance his personality.
The bed position is very important. First of all, your child's bed should not be right across the door. Besides, it should ideally have a wall at one side and be in such a position that allows him to easily see the door. If possible, the bed should be in a corner since that would make the child feel secure and sleep better.

Bedrooms:  As far as Feng Shui is concerned, the biggest enemies in the bedroom are - clutter, mirrors reflecting the bed and beds under windows or beams! Bedrooms are places of personal refuge and protection. They are where you recharge your body chi.
North is ideal for quiet sleep. This sector has a calming energy which enhances spiritual depth. The north east has a sharp, motivating chi-this is often too strong for a bedroom - it can even induce nightmares. The active and ambitious energies of the east are ideal for the young. The south east is good for those in business or developing a career. Those looking for passion should move their bedroom to the south. If you are looking for pleasure, the western zone is perfect!
Never sleep with your feet facing the door. This is called 'death' position in feng shui.
Do not face the door with your head; this will lead to you feeling insecure. Having your feet pointing directly at the window is considered very bad luck. Mirrors reflecting the bed will lead to disturbed sleep patterns and headaches. A bedroom should ideally only have one door.

Dining Room: A good dining room, which has been decorated using Feng Shui principles, often brings strength to all members of the family. The best place for a dining room then is where the earth energies are strongest so near to centre of the property. If the chi is contained within the dining room so much the better. It is therefore best if the dining room is not part of the kitchen or the living room. It then spoils both rooms.
As big a dining room as possible is good. It should look welcoming and open and a relaxed atmosphere needs to be encouraged. The lighting then, is very important; it should not be too bright, artificial or glaring. Wall lights and dimmer switches are a good idea. Mirrors too will help to soften the lighting and a large mirror reflecting the dining table is thought to immediately double the family's wealth. Wooden tables are always best and as large as possible is good. Best shapes are either oblong or round.

Kitchen: In kitchens, avoid placing fire and water near to, or opposite each other. Try to separate the cookers and fridges, cookers and dishwashers’ etc. There will always be a lot of angular shapes in a kitchen so wherever possible introduce round shapes. Usually these can be in the form of pots and pans.

Kitchen Equipment/Appliances: There is a lot of electromagnetic energy in the kitchen. The electrical equipments can be used to energize appropriate sectors of the feng shui which you want to focus upon, such as career or health. It is vitally important that all the electrical items in the kitchen are maintained carefully, work efficiently and never allowed becoming noisy. Once again as with other rooms, good natural light is important.
Crystals in the window and indeed herbs growing on the window sill are very good Feng Shui. Kitchen doors should be closed whenever possible. Food on the dining table is excellent Feng Shui, but food being prepared, even the smell of it is not! Knives on display in a kitchen have the same negative effect [these may be used as protectors under special circumstances].

Bathrooms and Toilets: The bathroom/toilet is a Water element room, like the kitchen, and flushing the toilet equals flushing away the wealth. The toilet would not be a part of the living area of a property, since it symbolized decay and filth.
Today, we have bathrooms/toilets in houses. It is said then that the best positions or the 'best worst' positions for a bathroom/toilet are in the South East or East. The South East is the Wealth corner and is associated with the full richness of life; the East represents growth, family, health, longevity and the realization of ambitions. Other locations are not so good, especially the North, which is Career and Life Journey and which is already a Water element zone. Far too much water symbolism can result in negative chi dominating.

The use of crystals/stones: Crystals/stones are energizers and should be especially displayed in the south west, north east or centre of the home - -earth element areas. Avoid placing them in long, narrow corridors as they make the chi rush through too quickly! Chi can become tired and faded in the same way that furniture and furnishings can be affected by strong sunlight. Hang a well cut crystal ball from a window. This has the effect of transforming the oppressive sunlight into a rainbow of colours, immediately enhancing the room with chi that is revitalized and healthy.
Crystals are the ultimate symbol of the earth element. They are most often used in the south west, north east or centre. DO NOT place crystals in the north, except under guidance of a qualified consultant. A small amethyst crystal on a TV or computer monitor in the North is fine.
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