As the year winds down, I find myself constantly thinking about how to make next year better. Better at home, better at work, better everything. I went into 2013 with great hopes and dreams and, in retrospect, it was a fine year but it in no way measured up to my expectations.
What can I do right now to set myself up to have the best possible 2014?
Well, I believe a person’s home is their home base or their safe haven. The place you go to shield yourself from the world. It’s where you regroup and plan and recharge. As a result, I feel there are things I should do in my home to best set myself up for success and happiness when I leave it and go out into the world.
I recently got to thinking after having a discussion with a client about Feng Shui. I have MANY clients that firmly believe the principals of feng shui play a huge role in this process of setting oneself up for happiness and success. I know relatively little about the concept and am trying to get a better handle on it, but could the principles of feng shui set me up for a far better 2014?
Anyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that I am completely besotted by all things having to do with front doors and entryways. So, I thought that might be the place to start my feng shui journey. Is my front door the proper color to invite happiness and prosperity?
Well determining that starts with a compass…which direction does my front face? In my estimation, my door faced somewhere North. That, however, was not specific enough to determine proper color. To what degree from the northern angle, did my door face? I had no clue so, with a camping compass I had from some long ago project firmly in hand, I hopped onto YouTube for a quick tutorial on compass reading.
After watching the above tutorial, I have ascertained that my front door, does in fact, point North. BUT, more importantly, at 341°. Knowing that number lets me know that my door faces true North and not Northwest. An important determination in the principles of feng shui.
According to everything I’ve read, my front door should be colored to reflect water elements, the best would be blue, but black would be okay too. The worst possible colors for my front door would be the following: green, brown, yellow, red, purple, orange, and deep pink. Below is a picture of my front door…
Cue the game show disappointment sound…wah, wah, wahhhhh
Curses, my brown front door was responsible for my lackluster 2013!
I’m going to have to fix that!
If you would like to see if your front door is the proper color, here is the article I used.
Good luck! I hope your front door fares better than mine!