You’ve heard about things that you should have to bring positive energy and good vibes into your home. But what about things that won’t bring you any good luck? Read on to find out what a feng shui master wouldn’t keep at home.
There are several misconceptions surrounding the art of Feng Shui that is held by the public. Feng Shui practitioners, however, are familiar with features that should be kept and which to remove – resulting in a Feng Shui compliant house. Here are some of the most common misconceptions surrounding Feng Shui.
1. Colour Themes
The colour or colour scheme of your walls and furniture should be based on your personal choice rather than on Feng Shui. It is unlikely that you will find a Feng Shui practitioner’s home red from the roof down to the last tile because it is a lucky colour. The colour of your home or the clothes you wear will neither improve nor worsen your luck or wealth capabilities. This has more of a psychological impact than a Feng Shui effect. Paint your walls and purchase furniture in any colour that makes you feel comfortable.
2. Auspicious paintings, calligraphy and Feng Shui items
Auspicious paintings and calligraphy of inspirational quotes are for motivational purposes. These art pieces do not generate any positive energy or Qi. Qi is known as the energy that is generated naturally from the environment.
Be mindful about placing any form of dark or violent imagery around the home. This does have a negative psychological impact on the occupants in the long-term.
Stone lions, fortune cats and golden frogs are inanimate objects that are purely decorative. They do not bring any form of luck or wealth to you or your home. There will be those who sell these items to garner a profit, so be alert about these matters. They do not bring luck or protect your home and you will not find such items in a Feng Shui practitioner’s home – unless it is for decorative purposes.
3. Lucky or Unlucky Plants
The indoor plants you keep at home are up to your individual preferences. They have little to no effect on Qi flow or production of Qi. Money plants will not bring you wealth and cacti do not emanate Sha (negative) Qi. Although sharp corners do produce Sha Qi, small pointy plants will not send any form of negative Qi in your direction. Proportions are important in Feng Shui and a tiny, little cactus cannot generate enough negative Qi to harm you. It is unlikely that you will find lucky or unlucky plants in a Feng Shui practitioner’s home for Feng Shui purposes.
4. Number of Doors
Another common Feng Shui misconception is about the number of doors in a house. Do not be concerned with the number of doors your house possesses. It is more important to determine where the doors are located and the direction the doors face. If the Main Door and back door are positioned in a straight line, Qi cannot collect and circulate within the property. It would quickly rush in and out of your home. This is also the case if the staircase is located right in front of the Main Door.
True Feng Shui practitioners would likely not select a home with these negative features. If the features were already present, they would find ways to mitigate this and ensure that their homes are Feng Shui compliant by allowing positive energy flow into their home.
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