If you can create a home with rooms that are energetically appropriate for their purpose, like calm energy for sleeping areas, vibrant and happy energy for shared family rooms, busy learning energy for studies and home offices………………….why wouldn’t you?
Feng Shui are words that are no longer foreign to most people but for most, the practice and understanding of what it is and how it works remain a mystery, hard to understand and therefore largely ignored, despite the fact that there is a growing realisation that how (well) your life occurs for you really is influenced by the spaces in which you live and work.
My work puts me in touch with people who have problems in some area of their health, wealth or happiness. Having tried everything they know, often in desperation, they are willing to give Feng Shui a go.Of course, I love working with them to help resolve their difficulties, however, often our conversation leads to pointing out a structural issue that is creating or negatively influencing them for which a correction or remedy is challenging if not impossible.
I dream of a time when we return to understanding the depth of influence our surroundings have on our health, wealth & happiness, and considering Feng Shui principles in depth at the design stage of homes becomes a standard practice.
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN TRENDS THAT ARE BAD FENG SHUI
You may not know it but there are some common design trends that ‘energetically speaking’ are not good practice. Here are four examples:
- Ensuites that are open to the master bedroom – they leave you open to being energetically drained.
- Placement of plumbing pipes through walls where beds are placed, this will leave you open to health challenges
- Bulkheads, exposed beams or recessed ceilings – corners and sharp edges accelerate energy and have a ‘poison arrow’ effect
- Placement of the kitchen in the centre of the building – the centre of the home is considered in Feng Shui terms to be the ‘heart’ of the home. Adding Fire here ‘burns’ the heart of the home and digestive problems may also arise.
A Feng Shui consultation prior to finalising your new home design can ensure your home is optimal for good health, wealth and harmonious relationships.
About the Author
Fran Maunton has been in the Feng Shui industry since 2006, working initially with her teacher & mentor before venturing into the world of business and energy management as a sole trader.
Community education has been a large part of growing the business. Few people knew then that Feng Shui was a thing let alone why they would want to consider tapping into it in their own homes.
She continues to consult for individuals in their existing homes and now runs introductory seminars to help people gather an understanding of the what, why and how of Feng Shui and energy management, guiding them to create lives that are harmonious & prosperous.