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Feng Shui to Spice Up Romance

Remove Televisions, Home Offices and Exercise Equipment

Bedrooms should ideally be places for rest and rejuvenation. Working, exercising and watching television are all Yang activities and should be done in the more active spaces of the home if at all possible. If you are looking at work you will either be feeling guilty for not working or feeling guilty for working too much. If you live in a studio and need a work space as well, separate the work with an attractive  screen, put computers and televisions in a  cabinet you can close up at night or disguise them with an pretty throw or shawl when you are through working. If you do have exercise equipment make sure you are able to fold it up and store out of sight.

Remove Mirrors in Bedrooms

Mirrors are ‘chi activators’ and used in Feng Shui for many things but will be counter productive in bedrooms where we want the energy to calm down. These are the culprit for many of my clients who do not sleep well in their bedrooms.

Large Vanity mirrors can be covered with an attractive shawl at night or replaced with a picture. For mirrored closet doors  treat them like a window and put curtains on them and close them up at night when you need to sleep. You can also paint over the glass. Three coats of paint will cover them . Paint  is easy to scrape off when you need to restore them to their original state. Another idea would be to cover them with an attractive shelf paper with a sticky back that will  adhere to the glass. Get something with an interesting texture like rice paper. If the closet doors span the entire wall you will want to be looking at something visually interesting.

Inspire Yourself!

Romantic Art by Andrea Boff

Make sure the last thing you look at before you go to bed and the first thing you see when you wake up inspires you. This holds tremendous energy to move your life forward in the direction of your highest aspirations, so put your most inspiring artwork and love affirmations in this most important piece of real estate!

Romantic Couple Photograph courtesy of Hanne Rahnau Award winning Maui Wedding Photographer

This article is a part of Erica Sofrina’s series Feng Shui Room By Room. Click here to learn more about every other room in your home.

More on Feng Shui for Bedrooms: Feng Shui for Children’s rooms and Feng Shui for Teens’ Bedrooms

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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 www.ericasofrina.com.

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3:01PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Changing it tonight! Thanks Erica!!

2:27PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thank you all for the comments. Rosie, the point of the two night stands is that it represents equality in the bedroom. If one is hidden it defeats the purpose. I had a bedroom that was not very wide so the night stands are pretty slim to fit. Even if they are small, it is best to have two that are visible. Take care and thanks for asking.

11:57AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Erica I have a question - I don't have room for my 2nd nightstand so it's in my bedroom closet. is that just as bad??? Thanks!!

11:55AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

i love this article thank you erica!!!

10:59PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Delightful as always.

Thank you.

5:12PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

The fact that some people actually claim to believe in superstitious nonsense like feng shui
is almost as depressing as knowing that over half the population of the US claims to believe in the Christian God.
It's just sooooooo friggin' depressing.

4:51PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Here is the rest of my comments.
There is also evidence that Feng Shui may not have come out of China, but from India as the ancient Chinese traveled through India and learned Vastu and took it's principles to China. Vastu pre dates Feng Shui by about 2,000 years. I would just say do your homework first before disparaging Feng Shui and find out what it really talks about. If modern day China practiced these principles, it would be a completely different country.

4:46PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Dear Kristina,
Many countries have done atrocities to humans and animals, but to say that you are not going to consider anything that is Chinese ever is to completely negate the fact that there are good human beings in every country. You could say you will never consider anything that comes out of the U.S. because of the atrocities done to the Native Americans, or to the Japanese when we threw them all into internment camps during World War II. You could go down the list of probably most countries and boycott them all and never consider the good that has also come from the people in them. Buddhism comes out of China, as does Feng Shui. These are profound practices that at their essence do not condone any of the atrocities you mention. In fact, they promote the opposite. You have been writing disparaging remarks about all of my Feng Shui articles without considering the fact that the philosophy that I am talking about promotes the opposite of what may be going on in modern day China. Modern day China does not promote the core principles of Taoism which is at the root of Feng Shui. It would be a different country if it did. Taoism talks about how we can live in harmony with nature and align ourselves with the natural world and bring this energy into our homes. It is a philosophy about how to live in a harmonious way. It promotes honoring all sentient beings, humans, all the four and two leggeds and everything in nature. There is also strong evidence that Feng Shui did not or

12:44PM PST on Feb 3, 2012

I received the following letter from the author of this article:

Hi Kristina
Don't use dish my articles on Feng Shui then use my comment section to promote your petitions Kristina! Feng Shui has nothing to do with modern day China, that is like dissing Buddhism because it started in China. Jeeze, Feng Shui is 3,000 years old!

MY ANSWER:

Dear Ms. Sofrina:

My intention was not to discredit your article - or what you wrote. I accept your opinion, but I do not have to agree with it. Feng Shui is a Chinese tradition, using Qi as a movable positive or negative life force while it's polarity is expressed as Yin and Yang = Chinese.

I deeply oppose everything Chinese until the countries attitude toward animals and human rights has changed. So - I am sorry if I offended you - my anger is against China, not you personally.

I hope you understand, since all articles in the care2 community are subject to opinions and discussions.

Sincerely
Kristina

PS: my petition is for a well worthy cause and deserves advertisement.

11:27AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Yet another article about Feng Shui!
Feng Shui an ancient Chinese practice now made commercial! I am sorry but I do not take advice in Feng Shui from a country that
• Does not care that it still practices child labor,
• Flood our market with cheap products because it does not pay fair wages to its people,
• Has no animal protection laws
• disrespect it's women by denying equal rights
• watches while it's people eat companion animals
• uses body parts of animals for 'ancient' medicines that are barbarically obtained
... And so on.
Thank you - but no thank you!


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Thanks for the article........uuummmmmmm what about all those women that are on prescription medicat…

I might ask for the owner in a few near by stores before I call the police.

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