Can using Feng Shui methods in your home improve your personal energy to the point of landing a new job, a promotion, a better relationship, or even improving your health? Belinda Mendoza Owner of Design For Energy and Certified Feng Shui Practitioner says it can make a person happier, calmer, safer, and even the experience of selling a house faster, more prosperous. “Many within days of implementing suggestions,” says Mendoza.
Belinda Mendoza trained in the Western Method at Omega Institute in New York, then with Grand Master, Lin Yun, in Berkley, CA. Her journey led her to China on a Feng Shui study/certification tour on Classical Feng Shui (where Feng Shui originated). Afterwards Mendoza continued in the US, took over 700 hours of training, and has been in business since 2000 exclusively on Feng Shui projects. “Feng Shui is not a “woo woo fad”, it is a science and an art,” Mendoza has consulted and collaborated with designers, architects, home builders, remodel experts, stagers, and realtors for best results.
Mendoza shares her quick checklist to create good Feng Shui energy:
- Make sure your house is not in a cul de sac or T-zone. Home on sides of a cul de sacs are better, but its best to be on a flow through street so the chi can flow evenly. Moving metal garden sculpture or flowing fountain should be placed in yard between the house and street.
- Make sure there is a smooth path to your door. No pointy plants or jagged rocks in the way. This creates arguments and disharmony, called “sha chi” or negative energy flow and is not good for health.
- Enhance quality of Feng Shui energy into home. Make sure your entryway is clear and nothing is blocking the front door allowing for best flow. No clutter, recycle bins, old flower pots, shoes, etc. on the porch. The door should be painted a refreshing color. Fresh colorful plants added next to the door or curved topiaries which move energy upward.
- Preserve the Feng Shui Trinity. A good Feng Shui house has good components anchored in the three main areas: Bedroom, Bath, and Kitchen. Keeping these areas free of clutter and moving things around every 27 days keeps the energy moving. Add meaningful decor items that reflect where you are going in life not where you have been.
- Keep freshness of Feng Shui energy. Make sure to open windows and doors to allow fresh air in periodically to keep the energy in a home from becoming stagnant. Smudge or freshen space with aromatherapy scents. If you feel stuck in your life, it may be time for some house cleaning.
“Don’t be overwhelmed by the process. Do what feels easiest first and at your own pace. Anything you do helps. See where ever you are now as a new beginning. Its good Feng Shui!” encourages Mendoza, www.designforenergy.com .
By Monica Pena