This is a “Good Example of a Bad Feng Shui Entrance.” There is a tree basically in direct alignment with the front door (although from this angle it’s not obvious). The door is recessed down a long narrow walkway leaving both sides of the walkway trapped by the building on either side. There are no plants in the yard to attract or bring “good chi or energy” to this home. Although there are no weeds visible in this photo, they are starting in the mulch or bark area. The walkway to the home starts at the driveway next to the house – a very abrupt left turn leads you from the driveway to the LONG, STRAIGHT & NARROW walkway to the door. The excessive large rocks covering the land “weigh down” the energy of the front yard making the “good” energy want to leave this house in order to find good energy someplace else along the street.
As I have mentioned many times before regarding Feng Shui, the entrance to your home is one of the most important features – if not the most important feature – to consider when looking for a home with Good Feng Shui. We want the front yard to be beautiful, colorful, full of life and vitality with healthy trees and shrubs, free of weeds, an inviting walkway to the front door, an easy-to-see-from-the-street front door and an overall “welcoming” vibe to it.
Other qualities we want are:
- Meandering or curving walkways to the front door
- Walkways that start at the street, not just from the driveway.
- Have a door close to the front of the actual building, not tucked back from the front of the building.
- No building stretching out in front of the door on either or both sides – to the left and right of the door.
- The above blocks the GOOD Chi from finding the door and affects the occupants’ career options. One side blocks career options for men, the other for women.
- Mature trees, but not in direct alignment with the front door and the street.
- A cover over the doorway for protection from bad weather.
- Equal amounts of the five elements.
The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. We want a balance of these elements in the natural world around us (as well as inside.)
- Wood = Green = Rectangles
- Fire = Red = Triangle
- Earth = Yellow = Square
- Metal = White = Circles or Half-circles
- Water = Blue or Black = Waves or Curves
Rate your front entrance using these criteria. For each one of the above qualities you have in your front yard and entrance to your home, subtract one from zero. Yes, you will have a negative number.
You’ll want to add at least one item that attracts “Good Feng Shui” for each negative item you have. Then start adding more items to create a positive number. A number around 9 or more will greatly improve the “good energy or chi” to bring you the Good Things in Life!
According to Feng Shui, one of the most important areas of a home or business to attract money and Good Luck is the front door and the area immediately leading up to it. I call this the “Pathway to Prosperity.”
Sights, sounds, smells, textures and even the ability to sense taste will stimulate the 5 senses to attract “MONEY” and Good Energy into your home and life.
Yet this is often one of the last places people even think to start their Feng Shui journey. More often they start with their home office or bedroom, both of which are very important, but not the first area of concern from the trained professional perspective.
What happens is that if you don’t have the good energy or chi coming into the building, it doesn’t much matter what the interior rooms look like.
Sweep up the leaves and other debris from around your front door by sweeping them toward the door, not away from it. To find out why, get my MP3 recording of “A Fresh Start” by clicking on my signup box on my website pages.
They can be pristine and perfectly Feng Shui’d and not bring the results we want or need.
I know I repeat this topic – and with good reason. Even though I share this information, most people still don’t address the issues. We need to attract the good, repel the negative, and set the stage for the type of success we want – starting at the walkway to our buildings or where we park the car.
In my last post I showed the ideal “Ming Dang,” or Bright Open Spaces we desire. Having lots of land or a view to look at is wonderful, but sometimes not realistic.
Here are some more tips (and photos) to help achieve the type of energy we want.
- Sweep the debris from around the front door.
- Get a lovely door mat, possibly with some color.
- Have words of inspiration or desired outcomes around the front door.
- Have healthy plants.
- Bright colored flowers are beneficial, especially with red or yellow flowers.
- Water features bring in a soothing sound as well as attracting wildlife – a BIG PLUS for attracting GOOD ENERGY!
- Meandering pathways bring calm energy whereas straight walkways can be too aggressive.
- Lighting is a positive energy, especially attracting good energy during the evening and at night.
- Fish are also beneficial if you can create a natural habitat for them. It is said that “nine” is a lucky number to have.
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Feng Shui is about attracting good energy to you and your home, deflecting bad energy, balancing energy through your home or workplace, focusing energy on areas where you want “more” of something, minimizing unwanted energy and enhancing the vitality of the space for optimal benefit to create your dreams. All this can be achieved creating a beautiful, strong “Ming Tang.”
Able to see the view across the valley in Austria represents the perfect Ming Tang on a grand scale. Being able to see more than across the hall of your apartment or the street from our home is the ideal Ming Tang.
What is a Ming Tang you may ask?
It is the front yard or porch to your home, office or apartment. It is everything you see – and what you don’t see. If you can’t see part of your yard from the front door, you have a blocked Ming Tang.
How do I create a correct style of Ming Tang?
First evaluate the front yard, walkway and porch to your home, office or apartment. Is it small, dark, overrun by weeds or so overgrown by big trees or shrubs you can’t see the sidewalk? Then you have a poor Ming Tang.
Create a beautiful “Ming Tang!”
The front exterior of your dwelling is one of the most important areas around your home. It greets you, your family and friends plus attracts energy to your home.
We want to have an open space without seeing dead plants, broken toys & furniture, broken pots or weeds. Since there is a Universal Law that says, “Like energy attracts like energy,” we want to make sure the energy coming to us is fun, loving, peaceful and prosperous.
Here are a few ways we can attract those qualities:
- Lovely gardens with beautiful plants
- Special lighting (we want to attract energy even at night)
- The sounds of birds at a bird feeder or birdbath
- The sight and sound of water from a fountain, waterfall or pond
- Fragrances of lavender or citrus
- A clean or freshly painted front door with a great handle
- A “welcome” mat with bright colors, inviting words or possibly black, which represents water, wealth and career opportunities
- A statue of your favorite animal or a spiritual icon
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