This New Year Incorporate Feng Shui into Your Beachfront Condos for Sale in NJ
If you’re like most people, you’ve heard about feng shui, and know it has something to do with interior design and energy flow, but that’s about it. While it sounds good, you probably have no idea how to actually incorporate this ancient wisdom into the flow of your own home. In this article we’ll introduce you to the history and principles of feng shui so you can raise the qi of your own beachfront condos for sale in NJ with a few simple adjustments to your space.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is Chinese and translates literally to “wind water.” It is also known as geomancy. It is an ancient system from China (some 6000 years old!) for proper placement and organization of space to allow for the best flow of qi, or “natural energy.”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines feng shui as: “a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (qi), and whose favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing buildings.”
Basically, the principles of feng shui can be applied to everything from interior design to landscape design, to architecture, to urban planning. Any time you are organizing a space, on whatever scale, you can incorporate feng shui in order to optimize the benefits of the space. For example, if you just bought one of the beachfront condos for sale in NJ, you are probably already delighted with the natural light and open space of your new home. You might consider using some feng shui principles to further maximize the flow of energy in your condo.
What does it mean to optimize a space? It means that by considering the invisible forces of the universe, one can arrange a space to create harmony between people and their environment. One can manipulate a space to create a flow of happiness, success, harmony and abundance! Actually, depending on what exactly you are aiming to achieve, or what energies you want to draw in, and what areas of life your primary goals fall into, you can alter your space according to feng shui to enhance those areas of life.
But where do these principles come from? How does simply moving things around or adding a certain color enhance so many areas of your life? To understand that you’ll want to know the history of feng shui.
History of Feng Shui
As mentioned above, feng shui comes from an absolutely ancient culture. It is about 6000 years old and it is linked to the I-Ching, yin and yang and the five elements (or wu xing). It is a complex and deep system that could be studied for a lifetime.
According to Fengshuisociety.org.uk:
Feng shui first came into existence from the early time of people settling to farm animals and grow crops. It was initially used to identify safe dwelling places where families would be able to flourish and to determine the best burial sites for relatives. Later it was used to site palaces, government buildings and other public monuments. Even whole cities were designed and built according to core feng shui concepts.
Feng shui became more sophisticated and refined over the centuries, as intricate tools were designed to measure the stars, poles and directions. It was considered a powerful art and often shrouded in mystery as the knowledge was kept close to the powerful. Later, feng shui was deemed unacceptable by the communist regime in China and went underground. Today, an aura of secrecy still lingers around the knowledge, which is often passed only directly from master to select students. However, there are some basic principles of feng shui that can be easily incorporated into your beachfront condos for sale in NJ.
Feng Shui in the Home
According to Fengshuisociety.org.uk, people naturally respond to their environment—things such as lighting, plants, views, colors, materials—such as that of furniture and flooring—and images have a profound effect on a person. Their website states, “Our response to the atmosphere of each room may influence our mood, thinking, energy levels and more. The aim of feng shui is to create a home where each room has the ideal characteristics to succeed in whatever we want to do there.”
To incorporate feng shui into your home, a bagua map is frequently utilized. This is a tool made up of 8 trigrams, each representing a different area of life, such as health, family, romantic relationship, career, knowledge and prosperity, and it can be laid over a drawing of your home to ascertain which rooms and areas are aligned with various sections of your life. Once you know which rooms correspond to which trigram, you can use this information to optimize those rooms for those particular areas of life energies.
For example, you could utilize specific colors to draw in particular energies, as every color is associated with differing vibrations. Here’s a quick list of colors and the energy they pull to them:
- Red is associated with fire. This is the color of spirit and life energy—also passion. It stimulates action and can even alleviate depression. Other fire colors include orange, strong yellow, purple and pink.
- Light Yellow is of the earth. It is nourishing, clarifying, and stabilizing. Other earth colors include sandy colors and beiges.
- White is of the metal element. It is sharp, pure, precise and efficient. Gray is also a metallic color.
- Blue is of the water element. It brings ease, refreshing energy and abundance. Black is also a water element color.
- Green is of the wood element. It represents health, vitality and growth. Brown is also a wood element color.
Now let’s look at how you can use feng shui in particular rooms of the house.
Feng Shui in the Bedroom
The bedroom is important because it is the most personal room in your home. It is also typically where you spend the most time—we sleep a good portion of lives, after all! With that said, let’s talk about the bed:
You never want your bed to face the door—that is, no feet pointing directly at the door. You do, however, want the bed to have a clear view of the door. To allow energy to move freely, it is best to have the head of the bed firmly against a wall with the other three sides open. A bedside table on either side creates symmetry and a firm headboard creates security.
While the underside of the bed is a tempting storage space, it is ideal to have it totally free from storage and clutter, as this allows for healing energies to flow freely around you as you sleep—and prevents you from picking up any weird energies from whatever is stored down there!
Feng Shui in the Bathroom
The bathroom has a strong water presence and is notorious in the feng shui world for flushing away good qi, which is why it’s important to take extra time to prevent unnecessary loss of energy. A couple easy things to do include:
- Keep the toilet lid down! You don’t want good vibes getting sucked into that vortex!
- Keep the bathroom door shut. For the same reason as mentioned above, you want to prevent good vibes collected within the home from going into the bathroom at all, as they’ll be washed right out.
- Fix any leaks, running toilets or dripping faucets promptly.
In order to promote good energy, colors like white and neutral earth tones create a clean vibe, while blues and water colors exacerbate the already over emphasized water aspect of this room. And because it’s a room that can tend towards negative feng shui very easily, it’s even more important to keep it clean and tidy.
Knowfengshui.com emphasizes this point: “you need to keep it clean and orderly. Not only clean but sparkling clean. Because the energy in the bathroom is a bit challenging, feng shui-wise, any lack of order or cleanliness will quickly double, if not triple the negative quality of energy there, so be mindful and keep it sparkling. The fewer items you have in your bathroom, the easier it is to keep it orderly and clean…If you do have a busy bathroom, then make it a priority to find good organizational solutions and use every inch of vertical and horizontal space in your shelves or cupboards to have it all organized.”
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