Those seeking balance and harmony in their lives can turn to the ancient Chinese method called Feng Shui. It is a metaphysical practice of harnessing the powers of the five elements in Taoism to truly understand how connected we are to our environment, subsequently affecting our mood. These elements comprise the cycles of nature; earth, fire, water, metal, and wood. They can be represented through a myriad of colours, shapes, and materials throughout a home. Attaining the right balance of these elements cultivates an organized yet happy space that promotes better well-being and mind space. The top real-estate developers of Goa have implemented a plethora of Feng Shui practices to ensure uninterrupted positive energy flow within each home.
Generating Positive Energy
The Feng Shui concept is rooted in the belief that positive energy is sought after and not something you merely hope for. Keep in mind that one of the most important factors to keep in consideration when practicing Feng Shui is the energy, otherwise known as Chi, of the room. This energy can be created and amplified if done correctly. In essence, our perception of our surroundings and the energy it holds play a critical role in determining how we think, behave and feel.
Creating a Soothing Entrance
Like everything, even the practice of Feng Shui starts from the beginning. The impression and reaction you have while entering your home are what dictate the rest of your experience and mood. Create a welcoming atmosphere that is bright and tidy. Add adequate lighting at the entrance so as to not immediately enter a dark room. Ensure the front door seamlessly opens inwards, sans any squeaking or peeling paint, thus pulling positive energy into your home. You can also add plants by the doorway to create a more pleasing atmosphere.
The Importance of Plants
We associate plants with nature and adding plants to your home lends freshness and energy to the space. Keep in mind, when selecting plants to decorate your house with, choose plants that are easy to care for, will thrive despite being indoors and have rounder leaves. Pointy leaves subconsciously signify that you may be on edge.
Get Rid of the Clutter
According to the ancient philosophy of Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art, harmony, and balance can be achieved by arranging certain elements within the environment in a particular way. Similarly, a cluttered room can hinder the flow of energy within your home. Assess your mind and check if you are feeling unmotivated, tired, claustrophobic, or depressed.
If so, then the chances are the energy in your home is blocked or slow. Minimize the mess, especially near doorways and pathways. In the living room, place furniture like your sofa or chairs facing the entrance. Try swapping square-shaped tables for circular-shaped ones. Rounded corners are said to promote smoother energy flow as opposed to shape-edged objects. To better invite good energy into your home, ensure the route you use to move through a room is clear and smooth.
The Feng Shui Command Position
The command position is a terminology used in Feng Shui. It refers to the placement of the furniture in relation to the door. Feng Shui enthusiasts take note, furniture such as your bed or desk should be able to provide you visibility of the front door yet not in your direct line of sight. Do not place furniture that have you backing the entrance. The ideal positioning should be diagonal to the door with a solid wall behind you. This allows you to efficiently handle any threats or opportunities head-on. This also helps eliminate any vulnerabilities that you may have been previously exposed to.
Balance your Colours Out
Aesthetically, colour can either uplift or ground a room. The shade of colour chosen plays a big part in influencing our mood as well. Predominantly, nature-inspired or muted colours encourage a calm aura. Alternatively, bright and vibrant colours will bring up energy levels. Darker colours can be featured more toward the floor to give it a look of a solid foundation. Paint the walls and ceiling in light colours to create a balanced and spacious look.
Correct Mirror Placements are Important
Mirrors represent water. Avoid placing mirrors above your bed or hanging them above nose level. The metaphor reference here, ‘keep your head above water’, implies avoiding debt or losing money.
Feng Shui experts recommend avoiding any placing of mirrors in the kitchen, especially facing a stove. It is said to produce negative energy. Place mirrors in the dining room if you would like instead. It represents your capacity to invite and hold wealth. So when you hang a mirror, you must connect it to an intention and think about why exactly you are placing it.
Ultimately, Feng Shui is a practice that is directed at aligning your actions and thoughts in a healthier manner. Transforming your home’s energy can bring a change in your internal energy while making you feel safe, peaceful, and more in control of your life. All in all, Feng Shui profoundly impacts your environment, ergo your life. As Goa’s best real estate developer, Rainforest Estates incorporates various Feng Shui methods to foster a positive environment within your home.