By Erica Sofrina, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Feng Shui! Over the next month, we will cover Feng Shui tips for all of the key areas of your home, room by room. Today, we will focus on the entrance way, an area that’s especially important for welcoming opportunity into your life.
Whether you live in a house, a condo, an apartment or a one-room studio, hopefully you will find something helpful to take with you and apply to your own space. For those who live in studio apartments, I will address how to work with these smaller compact spaces that have to be multi-functional, in a later blog.
The ancient art of Feng Shui is a wonderful study that brings together an eclectic mix of good interior design practices, the Chinese five element theory, Taoist principles of yin and yang based on the I Ching, and folk wisdom passed down from generation to generation in China.
At the foundation of Feng Shui is the belief that everything on the planet is imbued with life-source energy or chi and embodies consciousness, whether animate or inanimate objects. We, as humans are continuously interacting with everything we encounter. We are either being fed and inspired, expanding our chi, or our chi is being depleted by objects that bring us down.
Next: The Entryway