Whenever I enter a home people ask “Has my home good Feng Shui? What do I need to look out for or what can I do to make it better?” Often enough there is nothing visibly wrong with the home while it might still create problems effecting health, relationships, career and financial flow. Then it needs a deep analysis of the energy pattern of the house and the inhabitants, but today I want to share a few basic tips you can implement yourself without complicated formulas and analysis. I decided to start with the bedroom and here is why:
Why is the bedroom so important?
Think about your day, how and where do you spend the 24 hours of a day-night cycle?
Roughly, we spend 8 hours sleeping, 8 hours working and 8 hours with various other activities such as commuting, cooking, eating, sporting, watching TV or reading or going out. This makes the following three areas the most important areas:
The bedroom is the measure for the outcome of relationships and health and is responsible for our vitality and happiness. Yes, that’s right, the bedroom impacts both areas and therefore it is essential that the bedroom setting are good. Despite the location of the bedroom within the home the following aspects are important:
- Room layout
- The bed and its placement
- Energy flow
- Yin &Yang balance
- External radiation
Best room shape is rectangular or square, with straight walls and flat ceiling. Avoid rooms with irregular shapes and slanted ceilings or beams. Pointy corners from walls, beams or other structures are creating what we call ‘Poison Arrows’ in Feng Shui. If you have exposed beams in your room, make sure that you do not sleep right underneath them. Position your bed in-between the beams to avoid health problems. Many people experience pain and illnesses in the body exactly where beams or pointy corners are crossing their body when sleeping right underneath. Kids often get restless and even rebellious when sleeping under a slanted ceiling.
The bed and its placement
Preferred material of the bedframe is wood. Metal frames easily transfer electric impulses while waterbeds can transfer negativity into our body. Just remember that our body consists mostly of water and imagine the impact of contaminated water or electricity when added to water. Not so pleasant, right? Also, water is yang energy in Feng Shui and therefore does not support resting; which is a yin activity. The bed is best placed, with the headboard, against the wall with view towards the door. The wall should be free of water pipes.
A symmetric set up is auspicious with a night table and light on both sides of the (double)bed. Download also my free e-book to learn more about furniture placement.
We want an equal, slow distribution of energy. Make sure that there is enough space for the energy (imagine a breeze of air) to meander in curvy ways around the room and the bed. If you have a window right opposite the door, the energy cuts through the room and leaves through the window and therefore loses its nurturing effect. In this case block the straight line with a small piece of furniture to re-direct the energy flow into the room. In any case, keep the floor free of clutter and obstacles.
Yin & Yang Balance
The bedroom is a place to calm down, rest and re-charge and therefore should also radiate calming energy. The room located in a quiet area of the home with reduced exposure to street noise and light is preferable. Avoid rooms with extremely large windows and/or make sure that you can shut out light and noise out with some kind of shade; whether you prefer light dimming curtains or shutters does not matter. Bedrooms in the cellar are often too yin if there are no, or only very small windows.
Decorate your room in soft, soothing colors rather than bright colors like red to avoid activation and stimulation. Also mirrors are yang, activating energy and therefore not suitable for bedrooms.
Electronics & External radiation
Digital devices like cell phones, tablets and smart watches are radiating and create electro smog. It’s best to leave them charging outside of the bedroom, but if no other option, keep them in at least 1 m distance from your head. Use an old-fashioned alarm clock with battery and place electro smog absorbing crystals next to your devices.
Shungite is a great crystal for example and can be added to paint as powder as well. That way you can also create a shield against external influences; think of network signals and prepare for 5G network.
External radiation does not necessarily come from transmitters but can also be caused by natural landforms. Water vanes in the ground, cracks in deeper layers of the earth or big rocks deep in the soil can create disturbances which impact our health negatively. If you have chronic pain of some sort, no cause and treatment can be found, I highly recommend to get an expert to check for disturbance. I use a simple pendulum to discover disturbances accurately while others might use meters to capture it. However, moving into another sleeping area can then be the solution to many health problems!
I recently experienced this myself during a short holiday. After the second night I started having severe neuralgia in my ankle. So bad, that I could barely walk and also hardly dared to drive the car. I checked for disturbances and yes, that was the problem! I then turned around and slept with my head in the direction my feet where pointing before. The same night, I started feeling tightness in my chest which even lead to panic attacks. Luckily, I had the option to sleep in another spot and moved in the middle of the night. The next day, after a good rest, all pain was gone: no more pain in my ankle, no more pain in my chest! It was like a miracle and the first time I experienced it myself while I have been advising others in this matter before. One of my clients is struggling for years, but does not want to move the bedroom. Whenever she is travelling, the lady feels better after a few days. Please, please, please take this serious and take action!
Feedback from a client
“You said that our bed was in a bad spot and could lead to pain in shoulders, nek and arms. What you did not know is, that I was already in therapy for a year to release pain in exactly those areas. We now moved the bed and positioned it according to you advice and the pain is reduced by 95%. And that within just a few days after the amendment.” – Kim D.
You see, there are many factors besides the duration that define the quality of sleep. The above is general advice you can follow and implement yourself. But if you still feel restless, ill or face lots of conflicts, please hire a professional to analyse your home and its impact on your life.
Do you have sleeping problems or questions about the above? Leave your comment below and I will get back to you. Or simply schedule a free introduction call to ask your questions. No strings attached. I am looking forward to hear from you!