What Is Feng Shui?
Have you ever noticed that, after a spring cleaning of your space you feel lighter? Or that after you moved some furniture, your life seemed to 'flow' a bit better?
That, in a nutshell, is what Feng Shui is. Directly translated, Feng Shui means "wind and water", but an easier interpretation is to say that Feng Shui is the art of placement, or even the art of manipulating the spaces within your home to increase chi (energy) to attract love, wealth and lifelong happiness.
Which, if you think about it, makes sense. Have you noticed how when a door doesn't open properly you feel 'stuck' trying to get in or out of that room? Or when you walk into a house that has a long, dark hallway as the entryway, you feel a little bit claustrophobic? For each of these situation, there are Feng Shui cures - meaning, ways to update your space through color, furniture or enhancements - that remedy the 'afflicted' area.
How Love Relationship Feng Shui Works
Practitioners of Feng Shui can follow one or several different ways of balancing a space to enhance love, but all of the various methods include a map of your space using something called a Bagua. Simply put, a Bagua is a pie chart broken up into nine pieces and superimposed over the layout of your home. The kind of Feng Shui used will determine where your Love and marriage corner lies: it is usually either the South West corner of your home, or the uppermost right corner of your home. As well, your bedroom (no matter where it lies) is also a haven for love relationships, and thus why many focus on this area of their home, first.
How to Attract A Love Relationship with Feng Shui
No matter which form of Feng Shui you decide upon, there are several quick and simple things you can do right now to enhance your bedroom so as to attract a love relationship. They are:
- Make room for love: Is your bedroom cluttered or full of things from relationships past? Do you have clothes shoved in your closets and underneath your bed? In Feng Shui, to attract a love relationship there must first be room in your life for love. This means clearing enough room around your personal space for another person to join you, including having closet space, at the very least two pillows (if not a bed big enough for two), two side tables, and a clear space under the bed for chi (energy) to roam freely.
- Face the right direction: We spend a lot of time in bed, and in Feng Shui, the direction that your head point towards while sleeping is an important aspect of attracting a love relationship. Figure out your kua number, and determine your best direction for your head to face. And while you are moving things around, try and make sure your feet don't point directly at your door, either.
- Sleep well: Sleeping well can mean a lot of things for a lot of people, but in love relationship Feng Shui, it means ensuring your bed is strong, stable and all your own. This means not re-using a bed shared in previous relationships (or at the very least buying new sheets), having a solid headboard "backing you up", and keeping the bed at a comfortable height (neither too high or right on the floor).
- Remove or 'cure' chi destroyers: What destroys chi in a bedroom? There are many things: mirrors (unless they are small and do not reflect the bed), beams over the bed, plants, dark dreary colors, artwork depicting single people, televisions and computers... and the list goes on. An easier way of remembering what to keep out of the bedroom to enhance Feng Shui for love relationships: only things that are meant for sleep, sex, or clothing should be kept in the bedroom, and nothing more.