Most peple would not consider ending or starting the day without brushing their teeth. (Hopefully you include yourself on this list!)
And yet, do you realise that your home also has a mouth that needs to be cleaned?
Yes, that's right, there is literally a portal in your home where the energy comes into your space. And if this portal is dirty or obstructed, the energy of your entire home is affected.
In Feng Shui, that portal is called "The Mouth of Chi" and it is at the location of your front door. Surprise! That mysterious portal is probably something you use every day!
When the life energy ("Chi") comes through the front door, it moves in a clockwise direction, affecting every area of your home and every area of your life.
Your front door is also a metaphor for our connection with the outside world. Each time we step out of our homes, we are crossing the bridge between our personal and outer lives.
And when anyone steps through the portal of our front door, they quickly get a sense of who we are and the energy of our lives.
Take a moment to go outside your front door. (That's right, take your laptop or phone with you to follow this instructions. OK, leave the desktop computer on the desk, however.) Stand outside your threshold and close the door, as if you are visiting.
Note: If you are at work, you can go to entrance of the office or shoppe and do the same sleuthing... You might find it quite illuminating!
Then open your front door, and notice the view into your home or business. Does the interior look inviting and nurturing, or are you hit by a vision of chaos and clutter? Do you feel welcomed or do you want to close the door and walk away?!
If the view into your home does not look inviting, which suggests the same energy about stepping into your life, then you need to put on your Feng Shui consulting cap and start to think creatively. How can you adjust this view through the front door, so it is bright and inviting?
FENG SHUI TIP:
Here is an important Feng Shui consideration: Make sure that your front door opens at least 90 degrees. Avoid the tendency to put any coat racks, shoe boxes, and other furniture that might block the full opening of the door (this is especially prevalent in crowded apartments). If this area is blocked in any way, it is already sending a deep, visceral message that opportunity will have trouble coming into your life.
Perhaps when you brush your teeth at night would be a good time to clear the Mouth of Chi of your home as well, so the energy will be bright and flowing when you wake up the next day!
In my next blog: I will outline some of the Feng Shui Red Flags that you absolutely do not want to have in view of your front door. Really. I moved out of a place once that had one of these features, for that very reason. So be sure to read the next blog!
If you have been wanting to learn Feng Shui (or have gotten ridiculously confused by all the Feng Shui books out there..), now is your chance for an excellent introduction, either in person or online.
In person: If you are in the London area, this is your chance to attend a Feng Shui Taster Workshop on Sunday 29 September. The Taster goes from 1 - 4:30 and the cost of the workshop is just £10.
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Online: Not in the London area, or unavailable on 29 Septemeber?
Then join us for a special Online Taster Workshop on Sunday 6 October from 7 - 9 pm UK time.
You can join from anywhere in the world, and the cost is just £5.
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In either case, we look forward to seeing you soon and sharing the many ways you can transform your life and your space with Feng Shui.
PS: We only do a very few Taster sessions before our school term begins on Saturday 30 November. So if you are available for either of these events, we invite you to attend!
ABOUT THE BLOGGER:
E. J. SHAFFERT has been a professional Feng Shui consultant for 20 years. Also a certified psychotherapist, he became interested in Feng Shui when he realised that people are affected not only by their thoughts, but also be the world around them!
E. J. is the author of the book FENG SHUI & MONEY (Allworth Press, 2002) which explores the connection between our environment and our prosperity; this book has been published in four languages.
An incessant seeker and teacher by nature, E.J. has been training consultants in the art of Feng Shui since 2003 and he is currently the director of the London School of Feng Shui.