Our bedroom is the most personal and most important room in the house. Its importance lies in the fact that we spend a significant amount of time in this room, resting and rejuvenating. Therefore the energies within will have a significant impact on us. As the most intimate space in the house, the bedroom should be a place that will bring you peace at the end of the day, and its ambience should diminish the amount of stress you have carried in with you. In terms of Feng Shui, the bedroom is passive and calm – the Yin room. Yin rooms encourage quietude and slowness.
Your bedroom is more than a bed, sheets, and a clothes disposal area. This is the place where your energy is restored, and your motivation is awakened every day. Intimate things that have a special meaning in your life and incite gratitude, should have a special place in your bedroom. A beautiful image of you and your partner, your gratitude journal, beautiful art, or your favourite book. The last thing you see before you fall asleep and the first thing you see when you wake up should evoke positive emotions.
If your bedroom serves for other functions, like working; create a space for it and use it at the time of the day that does not interfere with your rest. And before going to sleep, clean the working area, turn off, and remove devices from the bedroom or place them in the drawers, so they don’t disturb you anymore.
Good Energy in the Bedroom or Shen Chi
(Energy that is beneficial)
- A good bed position is when a headboard has a solid wall behind it which provides stability and support. If there is no solid wall behind the bed, make sure the bed itself has a good, solid headboard.
- Nightstands on both sides in balance symbolise the harmony in love relationships.
- Nice smells, good quality incense, essential oils, and scented candles.
- Choose soft, earthy, or pastel colours for your bedroom décor to create a cozy and relaxing ambiance.
- Fresh sheets and beautiful bedding, especially linen made from natural materials such as organic cotton, silk, bamboo cotton, etc.
- Beautiful accent lighting and candlelight create a soothing atmosphere.
- Plenty of daylight and fresh air during the day to let the fresh Chi in.
Bad Energy in the Bedroom or Sha Chi
(Energy that is harmful)
- Bad bed position is when the bed is directly opposite the door so that your legs when you are sleeping are pointing at the door.
- Mirrors are not a desirable feature in bedrooms, however, the worst position for a mirror in the bedroom is directly opposite the bed. In this position, a mirror deflates our energy. TVs have the same effect because of their reflective surface. If these reflective surfaces need to be in the bedroom, cover them during the night.
- Light bulbs that are not in working order.
- Bad smells such as dirty clothes, socks, or shoes that should be washed. If the bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, the doors need to be closed at all times.
- Sharp and pointy corners of furniture aiming to our bed create Sha Chi as well.
- Presence of EMF creates a lot of negatively charged energy and affects our wellbeing in different ways, depending on how sensitive to EMF we are.
- The Geopathic stress energies emanating from the earth may cause various health issues.
- Clutter prevents Chi from flowing freely through the room, therefore creates the stale energy and stagnant atmosphere which affects our motivation and excitement.
So make sure that your bedroom follows the pointers to facilitate Shen Chi, or good energy and prevents Sha Chi, or negative energy from developing in this sacred room. This will ensure restful sleep and a rejuvenated, excited mind ready to take on the day!