By Khudeija Habib (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
“The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.” Wendy Wunder
Have you ever felt like the home you come back to at nightfall doesn’t permit you to get the much-deserved time-off that you need or have you ever wanted to rearrange your home in order to achieve inner peace and harmony?
Fengshui is a Chinese system of harmonizing everything with the surrounding environment. The purpose of fengshui is to get your surroundings in alignment with who you are. The Chinese term fengshui means wind and water. CHI is another element which the Chinese believe in which is the animating life force that is everywhere.
Fengshui was first used in China in the arrangement of graves. It was vital to place graves of forefathers in places untouched by water and wind. Fengshui is now a very common practice and people all over the world use it in order to promote well-being and create success around them. If you want to create good fengshui in your present home here are 5 fengshui tips that can make your life better.
- Get a Plant
The essence of a plant in a home environment invites harmony and stability. Not only that but plants make great natural air purifiers.
- Put away electronics
In this fast-paced world, all that everyone is surrounded with are a huge variety of gadgets. Fengshui is an ancient practice which has no regard for technology so it is best to remove all sorts of electronic devices from your bedroom as they radiate an energy that isn’t very positive.
- Bed positioning
The bed is by far the most important piece of furniture in your room and so it is vital to have good placement for it. In Fengshui, the commanding position is used to locate important furniture such as your bed. Therefore, face your bed diagonally across the room door. If that is not possible place a mirror where you can see the door while lying in bed.
- If it’s broken, Fix it
Broken hinges or squeaking sounds affect your mood and bring about a sense of dread and brokenness. Fix those nooks and corners in order to bring more positive energy around you.
- Get rid of clutter.
Clutter is completely intolerable in Fengshui. If your home is messy and untidy you are allowing negative CHI to collect and just like Gail Blanke says, “when we throw out the physical clutter, we clear our minds. When we throw out the mental clutter, we clear our souls.”
Having a home that is warm and welcoming makes it an enjoyable and inviting place. Having the right atmosphere at home is what distinguishes it from a fine home to a magnificent home.