Feng Shui and Family
Feng Shui and Family are two ideas that are important for creating peace, harmony and happiness in your home.
If there was ever a phrased coined that adequately expressed the connection between Feng Shui and family it’s this one. “The home is where the heart is.” The ancient practice of Feng Shui is all about joining the various aspects of a good and successful life into one’s environment. When it comes to family and the dynamics of a family, Feng Shui can help you create the environment you need to have a warm, harmonious relationship between all members of your family.
As with all areas of a home, the family areas of the house should be free of distracting clutter and debris. Good chi flows most effectively in places where there is nothing in its way. This is the primary reason why it is recommended that every room be as comfortable and clean as possible. Physical clutter reflects an obstacle in a person’s mind or spirit. When you want Feng Shui and family to work together eliminating unnecessary items laying around is one of the best things you can do.
Now that the whole house is clutter-free, it’s time to focus on the traditional family areas of a house. The living or family rooms and dining room are the most influential areas for family in your home. Feng Shui and family harmony starts with how these rooms are decorated and making excellent use of color and the elements to harmonize these spaces for the best effect and positive flow of chi.
Let’s start with color. It is best to avoid high energy colors like red and orange in the family spaces of a home. They may not be in sync with all members of the group. In Feng Shui and family rooms, green is the best color. It symbolizes living things and we all want our family’s to be in constant growth and to feel and be alive in all aspects of their lives. For this reason, green is the way to go. Maybe it isn’t possible to redecorate your family space or you are happy with the color you already have on your walls. In that case, indoor house plants are a wonderful way to incorporate green into your family’s décor. You can even use green throw pillows or other accents to encourage the living vitality of the color green. As second choices in the color scheme, blue and black are good for generating happy, beneficial energy and chi.
Every aspect of life has a corresponding element or elements. With Feng Shui and family, the elements are wood and water. Including these aspects in your family area décor is simple enough to do. Most families already display photos of special occasions. A simple way to bring wood into your living space is to frame those photos in wooden frames. A pretty wreath that works with the original look of the room is another easy change that can be made to bring some of the outdoors in. The wood element ties into the green color suggestion. A small tree designed to be left inside is another option for bringing both wood and green into your home. As previously mentioned, water is the other element hat is most beneficial to the family dynamic. In a perfect world, a clean, fresh water fountain would be ideal in this location. Putting a water fountain in the center of your home may not be possible. In this case, the addition of a mirror mimics water in the Feng Shui practice and is a great way to include the water element. It doesn’t hurt that both wood and water are easy to include in even the most formal of family area design themes.
Each and every family is unique and different from every other one. In the practice of Feng Shui and family, it is important to use those differences in creating a space full of positive energies for the entire family. Place objects that symbolize the family’s unity. They could be religious objects or keepsakes from a favorite trip. This is also the perfect place to display items relating to the family’s ancestry. The whole idea is to encourage unity and a deep connection. That is the goal of any family and properly used Feng Shui can help you achieve it.
There is nothing more important in our lives than family. With the use of Feng Shui and family dynamic, you can help create a more balanced, calm, creative environment that will only enhance the wonderful connection your family has. Careful consideration of color, and elements, along with the inclusion of family memorabilia can have your family spaces alive and full of positive chi. Nothing comes from that but a good, stable family relationship. Take the time to arrange your home to reflect the deep importance you place on family and watch all the good things come.
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