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Are there basic Feng Shui Principles that apply to everyone?

Does Feng Shui consist of a series of rules or principles? Are there always certain things everyone can do that will make a difference? If it works for someone else will it work the same way for me? These are just a few of the questions customers and readers ask me when visiting my store or reading my articles.

My answer is always the same each and every time. Yes there are a few basic rules to follow when applying the principles of Feng Shui to your home and personal life. And, yes there are always certain things one can do that will make a positive energy difference in their lives. But, the specific things vary depending upon the person’s energy needs, their goals and objectives plus the architectural design of their home’s floor plan. So, applying basic principles to your life and surroundings will work for everyone but just because some specific energy changes work for one person they may not work the same way for another.

The use of energy in ones personal surroundings and home can begin with a general balancing process and employs the use of some basic Feng Shui principles. These universally apply to everyone and will provide the same general results, that of balancing and creating general harmony. These principles are:

  1. Unclutter every room, closet and cupboard in your house and garage

  2. Do not replace the removed clutter with “stuff” – energy needs to meander slowly throughout your home and surroundings and loves to find cleared open spaces in which to rest

  3. Make sure your bed has nothing stored underneath it so when sleeping your body can rest well and be energized

  4. Make sure your bedroom is painted in soft soothing colors conducive to rest

  5. Leave all internal doors open throughout your home whether a room is regularly used or not, energy still needs to pass through those areas not used daily

  6. Paint living room and kitchen walls a slightly more energetic color to encourage good nourishment of the body and mind

  7. Create a “quiet zone” in the home so that various members of the family can find a place of peace whenever in need of retreat from the cares and worries of the day

  8. Apply the formula C + G + S = BS© (C = color, G = geometry and lines, S = sound and BS = balanced self or balanced surroundings)

  9. Prevent energy that enters your front door from shooting right through your home and out a window directly opposite it by using furniture or rug runners to re-direct the energy into other parts of the house (if you cannot do either use a 30mm round crystal hanging from the ceiling inside your front door)

  10. Energize the southeast wealth area of your home with a “money or good luck plant”

  11. Energize the southwest relationship’s area of your home with pictures of you and your family or friends having a great time together

  12. Place a bowl of fruit on your kitchen table or counter to energize nourishment of  the body and mind

  13. Energize the north career/spiritual area of your home by placing a small water fountain or a wonderful aquarium with gold fish

Following these few basic principles will help energize and balance everyone’s home. However, if the home has an unusual shape and is missing a section by not being reasonably square or rectangular it will require additional energy enhancements to replace the sections not included in the original architectural design of the home. In Feng Shui these houses are actually missing one or more of their energy areas and need to be energized in a variety of other ways that are very specific to each home’s floor plan. In these cases what works for one will not necessarily work for the other and its time to contact a knowledgeable energy specialist.


© Pat Heydlauff, All Rights Reserved

Pat Heydlauff, president of Energy Design, uses Feng Shui design principles to eliminate chaos and stress at home and within oneself. More than a Feng Shui expert, Pat is a consultant and speaker who helps remove clutter and negativity while encouraging personal growth, improved relationships and prosperity. Her new book, “Feng Shui: So Easy a Child Can Do It,” shows how to achieve a better tomorrow. For information on her consulting, speaking and artwork,  call: 561-408-2708.

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