Fixing and rising the Chi leading to your entrance
In Feng Shui anything that has to do with the front door is important. There’s a difference between an entrance with no pathway, a straight pathway and a curvy pathway. The way a pathway is arranged, directly affects the energy and the way it is leaded to your front door. A pathway can also be welcoming, and not so much. And this is just something that works subconsciously in our minds when walking up a pathway to a new neighbor’s door for example. The path leading to the front door, speaks for itself. Imagine a straight pathway with no plants, or dead plants, clutter or blocked by objects. Now imagine a curvy pathway, with vegetation around it, flowers and beautiful green grass and a tidy garden. It’s different isn't it? It reflects different aspects of the residents of that home, the first is not welcoming, but the other slows you down, makes you feel at home, it makes you feel comfortable. In the second example, somehow you “feel” that you will be greeted with open arms, right?
There is a certain language being reflected in the way your pathway connects to your front door, and you don’t need to necessarily know anything about its inhabitants. As we know, Feng Shui has to do with the way energy travels and drifts. Also, we know that straight lines don’t exist in nature, not even a tree’s trunk is fully straight, right? So a straight pathway would mean that the energy flow is getting to your door way too strongly and it might not be very beneficial. So the best option is to have some curves going on when it comes to your path.
Hold on! We don’t mean you have to go outside and start digging up what you already have; there are some simple and inexpensive solutions to make your front yard and pathway empower and raise the Chi.
The front path must connect the front door to the street, and yes, this is a must. But no worries, if this is not already set up this way in your front yard, you can make one, even if you don’t use it (which it would be better if you did) you must remember that this will connect in deep symbolic levels and it is very powerful.
You can create one by laying some stepping stones in a curvy fashion leading to your front door. Use any material you like. Just by visiting your local landscaping store you’ll be able to get many ideas! Here are some:
· Straight Path Solution
Another solution for the straight path leading to the door is to also place stepping stones or any other type of decorative stones alongside of the path in a curvy fashion, this will also create an “illusion” of a curvy path and the energy will be able to travel smoother.
If you have a straight pathway for example, you can always place circular pots on both sides of it to round the energy a bit. It’s best to keep an ODD number of pots, so there is no symmetry and you allow a curvier feel. And remember, less is more, so you don’t go over the top. If you have a really big garden then bigger pots will be needed, but 5 is enough.
· Keep Everything Lively
Basically is try to keep any plants you will display for this renovation always alive, no dead leaves or stems. We know it takes time, to keep a garden tidy, but gardening is also a relieving and meditating activity, as we are somehow “cleansing” the plants and flowers, we cleanse ourselves as well.
So basically it is not too difficult to either make a great pathway to your front door or modify what you already have. With a little inspiration and will power, everything can be possible, we promise!
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