When I walk around neighbourhoods and visit clients for Feng Shui Consultations, I'm stunned by how many homes are built with funky shapes that aren't the standard rectangular or square shaped homes that I grew up in. I used to think they looked very cool until I discovered Feng Shui.
Feng Shui recognises that our lives are intricately and intimately connected with the quality of energy in our home. Therefore, a square or rectangular shaped home is considered complete and is very auspicious because there are no imbalances in the energetic structure of the home.
When I look at clients floor plans, one of my priorities is observing the shape of the home and identifying structural and energetic imbalances, in particular, missing corners. Missing corners are little, indented bite-sized areas of the home structure that are missing as shown in the images below. For example, your front door may be indented or your balcony or terrace.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the number one reason people come to Feng Shui is to increase their wealth. Number two is love and number three is career.
So what's Feng Shui got to do with wealth?
I wouldn't necessarily say that Feng Shui gives you wealth but proper application of the principles of Feng Shui can certainly bring wealth, prosperity and greater opportunities your way. By prosperity, I'm talking about all aspects of your life flourishing, with wealth being one of those.
The ultimate goal of Feng Shui is to live and work in spaces (predominantly your home and workplace) that provide the environment to support you emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that you achieve your goals. In this beneficial environment you'll prosper in many aspects of your life because your environment is nurturing, supporting and inspiring you. Your Chi and the Chi of your environment are magnified when you are aligned with one another and this then brings further opportunities...
In Feng Shui, bathrooms get some really bad press, especially for those applying the Bagua to the home/space. I'm often asked what Gua is the best for bathroom placement or alternatively the worst. For me bathrooms aren't really about the best or worst placement, they are like every other room in the house and can be enhanced just like any other room.
So what's the reason that people are so hung up on bathrooms then?
Many Feng Shui enthusiasts believe that beneficial Chi escapes through bathroom pipes and down the toilet resulting in reduced vibrational flow of Chi throughout the space and in particular within the bathroom. I often hear bathrooms being linked to poor wealth through the phrase 'money down the drain/toilet'. Admittedly Chi is attracted to water, especially moving water so I can see the argument there however water in a bathroom isn't moving consistently and as I've mentioned in most of my other blogs, there are cures for 99.9%...
Feng Shui mirror placement is one of the most controversial and misunderstood topics in Feng Shui, particularly when it comes to mirrors in the bedroom.
Today, you'll gain more clarity on this issues as I share with you the 3 Common Myths on bedroom mirrors and the reality behind the myths, so that you can make the choices that are right for you and your family.
I'll also share My 3 Top Tips on what to consider when purchasing bedroom mirrors and my Final 5 that will help you in arranging your mirrors for the best results.
Before we get into the myths, lets define what we mean by 'a mirror facing the bed'. As you can see from the image below, the mirrors are directly in front of the bed, so facing the headboard of the bed. The mirrors in question could be mirrored wardrobes, freestanding, wall mounted or attached to a dresser, which is common in modern-day bedroom furniture.
So now that we are clear on placement let's explore...