Many westerners don't realize that Feng Shui is actually one of the 8 Limbs of Chinese Medicine. First what are the 8 Limbs or Branches of Chinese Medicine?
2)Exercise Internal (Qi Gong) External (kung fu)
3) Diet & Nutrition
5) Feng Shui
6) Massage & Body work
7) Herbal Therapy
The eight limbs of traditional Chinese Medicine are methodologies for enhancing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, beginning with the most gentle approaches moving to more intense therapies. The list is an ideal hierarchy that should be practiced regularly for ideal personal well being.
Creating SPACE AS MEDICINE engages the 5 Elements Theory (water, wood, fire, earth, & metal) so your environment is infused with a the same life force chi we find in nature! How do you feel after a hike deep into the woods or along the coast next to the ocean? Refreshed, renewed, restored? Your home and office environment should allow you to feel exactly the same as you do in nature. Creating a nourishing, nurturing environment creates well being, peace, and an ability to rejuvenate and restore in our dwellings. This is the heart of my work. Reconnecting you to your environment so home or your office supports your health, wellness, relationships, abundance and dreams.
Why is the front entrance so, well, front and center in Feng Shui?
Here are some clues to divining the mystery of this all important area to critically review, enhance, and improve for vibrant and nourishing Feng Shui to be attracted to your home. Our external world is full of uncertainty and Feng Shui continues to offer an elegant, nature –infused, time- tested design approach for enhancing what we do have control over, our personal environments.
The front entrance of our homes establish first impressions and the first subliminal messages about you, your home, and the quality of life lived at that home. The repetitive subliminal messages of our front entrances reinforce either an uplifting or draining energy. The design system of Feng Shui stems from the ancient philosophy of the TAO meaning everything is inter-connected, so that naturally, our living spaces especially influence us far more than westerners may realize.
As you preview your elegant front yard gazing upon the front entrance, here’s a checklist to help you prioritize and purge the negative to attract auspiciousness to your home and own the front entrance energy flowing towards your home.
Start with bagging up and disposing any debris in yard
Place toys & other items in garage (organize garage for needed additional storage)
Trim back plants that block pathways to door
Remove all cactuses
Fresh coat of red, black or dark green (best FS entrance colors) paint for front door
WB40 joints of creaking doors
Repair/replace rusting door jambs
Update with fresh house numbers that are clearly visible to all
Flank front entrance door with sized-to-scale potted Nandina evergreens or red flowers
Working and clean front entrance lighting
Place a colorful, cheery silk or real seasonal round wreath on your front door
Broom cobwebs away from entranceway
Fresh new stylish welcome mat
Bubbling, to-scale water fountain to right of front door
Place a grounding statute for stability in the home
Soften straight walkways to front door with colorful potted plants that ease rushing chi
Actually use front door daily to continually bring healthy chi into home
Try to tackle a few things on this list each day or each week and be mindful to put a ‘love my home’ intention into your tasks so what’s created is a positive thread you can from that day forward, weave into the layers of what home means to you.
Welcome spring with a refreshed spruced up front entrance and see what come to your door!
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