Feng Shui Question of the Week
As you read and follow Laura Cerrano’s Feng Shui posts she will periodically create a Feng Shui pop quiz to help you review and check your knowledge. One of the best ways to learn Feng Shui is to experience it first hand.
Question: Which rooms in your home, according to Feng Shui, are the most important? Here is a hint, there are 4 rooms all together. Also, keep in mind, this is not to say all the other rooms do not matter, but these in particular carry a stronger energy support.
Here is a list you can choose from:
- Living room
- Foyer or Front Entrance
- Dinning Room
Looking for way to enhance the Feng Shui in your office with fast and simple remedies?
Here are 3 fast tips you can follow today. Feel free to share these tips with your co-workers, friends and family members.
1. Do your best to arrange your desk in a “commanding position.” This meaning you can see who is entering into your space at all time. This also symbolically represents seeing opportunities as they arise.
2. If you can, allow a good amount of natural light or use full spectrum lighting (sun light) in your workplace. It’s advised to lesson the use of fluorescent lights.
There are a number of negative health effects that have been linked to working under fluorescent lights that are theorized to be caused by this body chemistry mechanism such as:
Problems sleeping, due to melatonin suppression
Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder or depression
Endocrine disruption and poor immune systems
3. Adding plants promotes collaboration, flexibility, and prosperity.
Peace lily (also helps to deflect electro magnetic energy)
My husband is not open to Feng Shui. I have made changes, noticed a lot of great energy coming into our home but my husband is not participating with the changes. I am Frustrated my husband will not open up to Feng Shui!
K from Vermont
Feng Shui is teaching us patience (self awareness) with the process of life and it is never encouraged to push change onto another or even force it onto yourself. When that action is done, the opposite will come to the forefront. This is extremely important to take note of for is a base principle in the practice of Feng Shui. During the process we are taught to be present with what we can change in that given moment and take it day by day.
It’s important to keep in mind, just because you change the decor of your home and business does not always mean things will shift automatically. Yet for some, sometimes it does and that depends on the inner work they have been doing prior or simultaneously. You are working with your inner alchemy, emotions, mental energy and spiritual energy. Feng Shui is assisted healing to help you along your journey. There could be other steps, other people or other transformations (within yourself and/or others) that may need to happen before you can reach the intended goal(s). Its about being present with your journey. This is very important to understand and be open to.
Just take a Breath and keep moving forward.
Blessings, Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Question Email:
Hello: Just read your post about mirrors. I live in a hi-rise and I removed a fabulous hollywood regency mirror because it was reflecting the view of my neighbors terraces. I want to hang it where it reflects the view of the Art Museum and city skyline but want to know do mirrors always need a table or shelf under them? I want to hang it low on the wall perpendicular to a wall of floor to ceiling glass. What say you?
Feng Shui Answer:
One of the main rules of mirrors is to be mindful of what they reflect because that energy will double. The reflection will also be brought into your home.
If that reflection is going to bring a feeling of happiness then do that. Sometimes could be recommend to frame the mirror if that is possible or just allow it to free float on the wall and the decor you have around the mirror can help frame it. You do not always have to have a table in front of a mirror.
Feng Shui is not interior design, it’s about self awareness and arranging your home ultimately to reflect the happiness you have inside. I hope this helps.
Signed, Laura Cerrano – Feng Shui Expert
Response to Feng Shui Answer:
Thank you so much for “giving me permission” to float the mirror. It will reflect a beautiful (and my favorite) art work and expand the exterior view to include the city and Museum of Art.
Your help was invaluable!
This is a great Feng Shui question to ask and the answer is, yes. Sometimes that could happen. It may seem to go against what a blessing is thought to bring; commonly the idea of good luck and good fortune.
Blessing also bring truths to the surface and when you understand the symbolic meaning of leaks, it makes greater sense. Just as with our bodies, our homes and offices also need to release.
Think of it as a back up of emotions. It is said that our homes absorb all emotions, activities spoken words and thought into its walls (its spirit) and if gone unchecked such as with a yearly blessing. That energy can build and become backed up.
If the occupants within that home have gone though years of unsettling experiences and then a blessing takes place, it is not uncommon to experience leaks, electrical malfunctions and even bodily responses to a blessing.
It is noting to be alarmed by, it is simply helping you to become more awaken to your environmental awareness and awareness of self.