Couples who share the same view from their bed also tend to share the same point of view in life. Be sure that the view from your bed is absolutely wonderful, with art or other features that you and your partner find very pleasing.
One of the most powerful actions you can take is to live with what you love. The more you can do this, the better. Look through your Feng Shui eyes as you design, furnish, and arrange your home, and decide whether you truly love your choices. Save yourself from the plethora of poor designs by being thoughtful, creative, and downright picky. Choose what you love, even when it’s not what a design magazine suggests. When you have to settle for or live with something you don’t love, lift its energy by placing something nearby that makes your heart sing. For instance, I lived with a gray couch for a while that was not my favorite color. To make it work for me, I draped a beautiful red cloth along the back and I lived happily with it until I could replace it with exactly what I wanted.
The Fire Element – Reds; lighting, candles, fireplaces, sunlight, items made from animals, such as leather, wool, bone, and feathers; triangular and conical shapes; Art portraying animals and/or people. Enhances the qualities of leadership and healthy emotional interactions between people.
The best time to practice Feng Shui is today. Waiting for the perfect conditions is like waiting to start exercising or to start eating well. The energy that moves through your home is of vital importance to your health, prosperity, and happiness now. So begin designing your perfect home—your personal paradise—today, wherever you are. When it comes right down to it, you are renting, whether you own your home or not. Don’t let plans to move keep you from making the home you live in now the best it can be. Balancing and enhancing your present home is one of the most powerful things you can do to energize and manifest your goals and dreams for the future.
by Terah Kathryn Collins, Founder Western School of Feng Shui
I have recently returned from a 2-week romp through Brussels and Dublin with seven friends. The trip was born when my publisher and dear friend Louise Hay decided we must go and see the Flower Carpet, an extraordinary work of wonder that is created bi-annually in Brussels’ Grand Plaza. And then…. because we were so close….. she figured we’d head over to Dublin to drink Guinness ‘from the source.’
Well of course!
Louise & Heather in their new Irish caps.
Consider safety and comfort first when designing, furnishing, and arranging your home. Many people sit all day in lovely chairs that do not fit the contours of their bodies. When beautiful pieces of furniture have sharp corners or detailing, they don’t pass the Feng Shui safety test. The prolific use of sharp angles in architecture can subvert our instinctual need for comfort and safety. Most of us have gotten so used to discomfort that we hardly notice it anymore. In fact, in Feng Shui, insisting on your environmental comfort and safety becomes crucial to the balance and harmony of your entire life. And as you design your home to be comfortable and safe, a new kind of beauty is born, turning your home into a deeply welcoming, healing, and sensual place to be.
by Liv Kellgren, WSFS Instructor
We are at a Cultural Tipping Point for healthy habits and conscious nutrition. Welcome aboard! We’re changing what we eat, we’re going to the gym, we’re meditating, we’re psyching ourselves up, but our kitchen can psych us back down. To maintain long-term, healthy habits on all levels, it’s important that we make changes at home, too… Changes that support our healthy lifestyle! Here are a few action steps to maintain our inevitable success.
When we surround ourselves with what we want and what we need, we’re destined to succeed!
Get in those kitchen cupboards and cabinets.
Instead of looking through and picking OUT the stuff you don’t want anymore, pull EVERYTHING out and only replace those items you want, those items that will support your new healthy choices. Be prepared to wipe down the shelves and get the crumbs out of the corners, let go of broken or chipped dishes, throw out processed foods. If this project feels overwhelming, do just one cupboard a day. Keep in mind that getting back into shape is a process (it’s not an event), so naturally, getting our homes into shape will also be a process.