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11 Home Energy Enhancers

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11 Home Energy Enhancers

By the author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World

When our homes and gardens are alive with energy our lives follow suit.The goal of Feng Shui is to have our homes filled with vibrant chi (energy) all of the time. Here are eleven energy enhancers that will help pep us stagnant chi both inside and outside the home and either keep your life moving or get your life moving in a positive direction.


Surround yourself with the colors you personally love. (See my article on the Power of Color) . You can effectively use the Five Elements to quickly balance an area that needs attention, or to work with health issues that need improving. Attract chi to your yard with colorful lanterns and garden art. (For my readers who are buried under with snow, dream of the summer!)  (see my article on the Five Elements).


Mirrors, candles and flowers are all wonderful chi generators

Mirrors are considered “activators” and are usually very positive chi enhancers. Generally the bigger the better except in bedrooms or dining rooms where we want a calming more ‘yin’ energy. Divided mirrors, smokey mirrors  or those where you cannot see your face are not considered good in Feng Shui. We want to be able to see ourselves without distortions. Use mirrors to pep up a dead area, fill in a missing area of the Bagua (see my article on the Home Energy Centers), expand a small room or area or behind stoves and desks when you cannot see the action behind you .


Use candles for meditation and romance

Lighting will always bring in more chi (energy) so make sure your home is well-lit. Dimmer switches are wonderful for cranking up the light when you need it for study and reading purposes, and provide dimmer lighting for mood and ambiance. Use spot lighting to illuminate a favorite piece of art, up-light a plant to warm up a dark corner, or add warm ambient lighting in more Yin areas such as bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Use solar lighting or outdoor lighting to illuminate the garden and create a sense of magic. Use up lighting in low ceiling rooms and down lighting in high ceiling rooms- up lighting to create the illusion of more spaciousness and down lighting to create a more cozy space. Candles can be magical chi generators as well and can set the mood for meditation or romance.

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at

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7:39PM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

I have wind chimes outside my bedroom window and love to hear them chime.

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Thank you for sharing.

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