the force, the Chinese description
We can't respond appropriately to someone without knowing them. In the same way, to understand the places in which we live we need to know some details about the shape, location, and composition of our place in this sphere.
Changing the form of our earth can affect the natural intention of place. When we fill in swamps, we are creating an unnatural condition that either will be undermined by nature, the way storms tear down sea walls, or will wear down those who have to maintain them.
Being cognizant of where the sun rises and sets and the time frames for each room's use might uncover reasons for liking or disliking certain rooms. A sun-filled breakfast nook positioned with
Windows on the east side of a home will Feel very different from one with windows facing north.
Doctors of the force, the Chinese description for feng shui practitioners, often tasted the soil at a building's site. Knowledge of the soil 's alkaline or acid content, mineral deposits, and texture contributed to choices of building materials and construction might need certain modifications to prevent shifting or sinking in grainy or loosely packed soil.
Before you start evaluating the inside of your living space, see if there are influences in the world surrounding you have not considered before.
Score 1 if your home's entrance faces north
Score 2 if a room used for study in the afternoon faces wast
ScoRe 1 if sunshine is blocked from the breakfast area or the main gathering room.
Score2 if your home is on the incline of a steep street.
Score2 if there are harmful deposits underneath your land
Score 2 if the soil surrounding your home
Will not easily support plant life.
Score 1 if any rock ledge is exposed in your
If you have a front door facing north Sunlight is a stimulant. Sunlight produces A chemical reaction that indices optimism, hope, and cheer. A sun-filled exit helps get your day off to a good start.
If you have a choice, leave your home each morning through a door facing east or south, even if it is not the main door of the home. If you don't infuse the area with Cheer by planting flowers with red blooms, painting a birdhouse yellow, or placing flowers with red blooms, painting A birdhouse yellow, or placing in your visual path some object that makes you smile.
I lived in the part of northern New Jersey that has the same weather patterns as buffalo, New York( it is called the snow belt for a good reason ) in winter my son would plant a mannequin's arm outside our front door. It was his fun way of keeping track of the Snow's depth. Even when the weather was frigid and dreary for days on end, each time I left the house I would smile at the sight of the mannequin 's arm. Find a unique way to put some sunshine in your day as you leave home.
If you have a study facing the afternoon sun...
The sinking afternoon sun puts a strain on our psyche when most of us have already been up for about half our waking day. Sitting by a window during that time is an encumbrance work.
If there is no alternative to moving your activity from a western window, place a filtering screen between you and the glare. A plant, a screen, a framed stain-glass piece, or any perforated item can be an effective shield between the sun's glare and your eyes.
If you have a breakfast area or main room without sunlight.
Sunlight is the earth 's energizing force and facilitates internal or external activity. It controls disposition and dissipates disease. We need light to encourage optimal performance in many areas And to maintain overall health sunlight is desirable in rooms where we spend most of our time, particularly early morning. Staying outdoors for most of the daylight hours was how native Alaskans thwarted
Depression during the short days of winter. Only when they assimilated the ways of the lower states and started remaining indoors to work was There an increase in despair and depression.
When going outside is Impossible, increase the intensity of electric lights, adorn surfaces with fruits or vegetables, and infuse the decor with brightly colored
Object. Add movement by placing wind-sensitive objects by doors and air vents increase background sounds with music or sounds from clocks, fans, or chimes. Infusing a space with energy is a way to simulate the outdoors If your home is positioned midway on a steep incline In the same way a ball will not be rolling until it reaches the bottom of a hill, chi or energy will pass by a home situated in the middle of a steep slope requires you to break or strain to begin your journey.