By Margaret Sanders

The flow of “Chi” (energy) from one entity to another is the basis of Feng Shui. The Chi energy in your environment influences your moods, emotions, physical energy and, over time, your health. Chi energy is carried through the environment by wind, water, the sun’s energy, light and sound. It flows in and out of buildings mainly through the doors and windows, but come Chi can enter and leave through the walls. The basic aim of Feng Shui is to enable you to position yourself where this natural flow of Chi helps you realize your goals and your dreams in life.

Your home must say to the world, “I am ready for success and happiness to find a clear path into my home and into my life.” With that said, where should you start?

Start with the entrance to your home…

The first step is to create a clear, open and beautiful entrance for energy to move freely and circulate through your home. When your entrance radiates positive energy, it opens the door to your destiny. Feng Shui promotes the belief that your golden opportunities come in through the front door. Think of the door as the threshold for all good things to come your way.

You should embellish the formal entrance since it is ordinarily seen from the street and maintains your public image. However, it is possible that you don’t use this entrance on a daily basis. The door you do use most frequently is significant in allowing the majority of the outside energy to flow inside the home. If you enter through an alternate door such as a laundry room, garage or side door, you should evaluate and beautify it with the same positive energy as you would the formal entrance.

• Create a path leading up to the home that’s as easily accessible as possible. Curved, windy paths leading to the main entrance are auspicious.

• Trim those shrubs, remove any items, such as trash bins, from your driveway or lawn and let people see your home first, not your clutter.

• Notice the upkeep of the paint, roof and landscaping. A home that is clean and well cared for will leave a lasting impression.

• To encourage positive living energy into the home, place two wide-leaved plants next to the main door. Having two on either side of your door encourages balance and good health and will help entice the energy in.

• A beautiful picture placed on the wall opposite the main door is used to encourage energy into the home and therefore opportunities to come into your life.

• Your main door should always open inwards into a wide space to invite the Chi and therefore opportunities into one’s life.

• The location of the door with regard to the sectors of the home indicate a priority to the occupants therefore if the door is located in the North sector, you will find that your career is a priority to you.

• Avoid facing a dark room, a direct interior staircase, mirror, stove, sink, fireplace, the door of a toilet, laundry, bathroom or bedroom. To remedy this, keep the doors closed or place a screen between the doors.

Published by @philammann

Put. That coffee. Down. Writer/editor/whatever it takes. @margaretj13 is my (much) better half. Website: FloridaPolitics.com Email: phil@floridapolitics.com Twitter: @PhilAmmann


  1. I never really understood the meaning of Feng Shui until now…thanks for the insight…I have the wrong house though, can't get my "chi" to flow in or out 😉

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