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Feng Shui: What's True and What's Not
Feng shui is as popular today as it is riddled with stereotypes (and often pure nonsense). How can one distinguish between genuine feng shui knowledge and superficial info?
As with any information, it takes some time to sift through and find info that is true and actually works. To help you out, here are 10 feng shui myths to stop believing now; it might just make your job of applying feng shui easier.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Feng Shui of Lucky Red Color Front Door
Is a red color door really lucky in feng shui? Yes, it is, but not for every house! The successful use of color in feng shui is quite specific as it depends on many factors. In the case of a best front door color, you will have to look at its feng shui facing direction, and then choose the best color for it. This feng shui guide to help choose best front door color will make your front door color selection easy.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Lucky Bamboo and Fountains
The lucky bamboo plant and the indoor fountains are the items most often associated with feng shui. Both items can be used as very efficient feng shui cures in different areas of one's home or office. However, their absence (or presence) in your home does not automatically make it a good or a bad feng shui home. There is way more work and intelligence going into creating a space with good feng shui than just buying an item or two. It's a good start, though!Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Flowers Are Bad Bedroom Feng Shui
Fresh flowers have exquisite energy (Chi) and always bring enchantment and sweet healing scents to any space. How can they be bad feng shui for your bedroom? As with everything feng shui, you have to be specific and look at details, not just be guided by general statements. So, a small bouquet of fresh flowers is wonderful feng shui for the bedroom, while a huge colorful composition can create a quality of energy that is a bit too active for the bedroom.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Move Your Furniture, Change Your Life
Wouldn't it be wonderful to move your sofa and instantly get a promotion? Or rearrange your dining room and meet that special someone? Sounds dreamy, but it's not exactly true. Moving or rearranging your furniture from time to time is always a good idea as it refreshes the energy flow in your space. However, just the move, in itself, will not guarantee major life changes. Sorry. It takes way more than to create lasting change by working with feng shui.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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If Your Bed is Not Facing A Lucky Direction, You Are Doomed
Along with the popular myths of easy and miraculous feng shui applications the very next ones are the concepts that bring doom and gloom. One of them is that your bed facing an unlucky direction can bring you all sorts of misfortune. Absolutely not true.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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The Right Plant Brings Luck and Money
There are several money plants in feng shui, so you can explore and see what is different about each one of them. Here is the truth, though: any vibrant, lush, healthy plant with flowing, soft energy will bring you an abundant quality of energy because it replicates nature. And nature is the mother of all abundance. So instead of scouring stores for that special and "right" feng shui money plant, better take good care of the plants you have; their health and vibrant Chi is what attracts... the abundant quality of energy to your space.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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The Stove Direction Makes Your Kitchen
If you like to cook, entertain or eat, you know that there are many, many elements that make a well-functioning and attractive kitchen. Feng shui-wise, there are quite a few factors that make a good feng shui kitchen, and the direction of your kitchen stove is not even in the top 3. So stop worrying about the bad direction of your stove and focus instead on creating a clean, beautiful kitchen that speaks of health and happy times.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Mandarin Ducks Bring Everlasting Love
The Mandarin ducks are the most popular and prominent classical feng shui cure for love that comes with the promise of everlasting happiness in marriage and a loyal, devoted partner for life. Read about mandarin ducks and their use as feng shui cure for love.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Displaying Clocks is Bad Feng Shui
Clocks keep track of time and time is a non-renewable resource that goes very fast, we all know that. So, in this respect, you have to be careful where you display big clocks, just because they bring unnecessary reminders. Displaying big clocks in the bedroom is not good feng shui, but anywhere else in the home - feel free to display as many clocks as you can comfortably look at.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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A Bagua Mirror Will Protect Your Home
The use of bagua mirror is largely misunderstood and people decorate their homes with it believing it is good feng shui. A bagua mirror - no matter concave or convex - should never be used inside, but rather outside only if there is actually Sha Chi (attacking energy) pointing at your front door. And, even then, you can find better ways to shield the energy of your home without displaying an item that is sure to raise a few eyebrows in your neighborhood.