A young family asked me to do a pre-purchase Feng Shui home analysis.. It was a beautiful Arts and Crafts home on a partially wooded lot. I noted some Feng Shui vulnerabilities. But what struck me most was how good the energy of the house was. Here was a house that had been truly loved.
Some Feng Shui books focus on what is wrong with a home rather that what is good about a home. This approach increases readers’ anxiety that if something isn’t perfect bad things will happen. I was fortunate that some of my early teachers showed me not only how to correct the vulnerabilities in a home, but strengthen what is good in a feng shui home analysis. In strengthening what is good in your home you support and strengthen what is good in you and your loved ones.
“When you recognize the good in something it will blossom. This is especially true about your home.” – Denise Linn
Denise also writes about the “Spirit of the House.” When a house is neglected or unloved its energy sags. When a house is well maintained and well-loved its energy lifts. House love makes a huge difference in the energy of a building – more than mere maintenance – and makes a house a home. No house is perfect. Most are a work-in-progress.
Feng Shui Home Analysis: What do you love about your home?
- Is there a place where everyone hangs out and feels comfortable and connected?
- Is there a space that catches the morning light?
- Is there a quiet corner where you can relax alone, or snuggle with one of your kids…or your sweetie?
- Do you have a space outside where you can bask in the sun or catch cooling breezes?
- Do you have a place where you can display your personal treasures: the objects that remind you of the people, places and events you love most?
Take a look around and identify what you love about your house. If you don’t have one, then create it.
Metaphysical Bonus for You:
Feng Shui is about your house as a mirror of yourself. Most of this thinking is focused on decluttering and the Ba-Gua. If your house is a mirror of yourself and you have a hard time loving it, warts and all; then maybe you have difficulty loving yourself, warts and all. (Damn that inner critic). Working on something concrete outside of yourself paves the way for the work of inner growth. Ask your house what kind of love it needs. And then take care of your home’s need for nurturance. As you do so you will practice nurturing and loving yourself.
Happy Ending/New Beginning
: This family had already fallen in love with the house. The Feng Shui vulnerabilities where easy to remedy. Their offer on the house was accepted.
- Fall in love with your house again.
- Identifying the good in your house.
- Create a home that you love,
photo by rictor and david (Note: This is not my clients’ house. I protect the privacy of all my clients. The home in this photo is a Charles Greene-designed house in Pasadena.)