By Kartar Diamond
Much has been written about how the ancient Chinese art of feng shui can improve your love life. In fact, “more love” is second only to “increasing income” as the most popular reason people seek out the services of a feng shui consultant.
First, let’s define what feng shui really is and then outline both the obvious and non-obvious ways in which it works. Literally translated as “wind and water,” feng shui is actually a natural earth science and a metaphysical art form. It is a sophisticated set of theories and practices, which involves making home and workspace feel comfortable, productive, and life enhancing. The trickle down affect is that people end up healthier, happier, and more prosperous.
Even the most skeptical individual will admit to being affected by their environment when circumstances are extreme or noticeably off-balance. As an example, hardly anyone feels comfortable in a house that is dark, damp and stuffy. This is the common sense aspect to feng shui. But there is a lot that distinguishes feng shui from good interior design and décor. It is also about tapping into unseen geomantic and cosmic forces, which we are influenced by, whether we are conscious of it or not: like gravity.
1. The visual-common sense approach
In order for a house and its occupants to attract love or expand existing love, the house itself must be well-cared for. Like a member of the family with its own personality, the house should be clean, in good working order, a healthy landscape, and basically have a happy and inviting look. I believe realtors call this “curb appeal.”