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16-May-2012

Pillow Talk

Om in the Home - Feng Shui III

In the tradition of Feng Shui, the bedroom is the first place to look when it comes to love. The bedroom is your private sanctuary; it is the room in which you feel the most vulnerable—whether sleeping, dressing, dreaming, crying, or making love. Allowing a friend or potential romantic partner to see your bedroom comes with some intimacy. It’s like letting someone see inside you; and it is, of course, a room in which we often relate to love and romance.

In my observations, long-time single people often unconsciously set up blocks or barriers in their bedroom to ward off intimate relationships. For couples, disharmony is always reflected in their bedroom. Here’s how to avoid those pitfalls and amp things up in your love life using Feng Shui.

Nightstands – Nothing says more about the state of a relationship (or lack thereof) than the nightstands. I have had couples’ relationships shift dramatically simply by changing or adding nightstands. They can often represent the equality (or lack thereof) in the relationship. First, you want a nightstand on each side of the bed. Secondly, you want the nightstands to be of equal weight. While they don’t have to match per se, they need to be about the same height and density.

Even Numbers – Numbers are our oldest symbols and therefore very impressionable to the collective subconscious mind. For that reason, place objects in pairs. If you have a candle in the room, make it two. If you have pillows on the bed, make it two, four, or six. Avoid having single items or things in threes.

Mirrors – If you have to have a mirror in the bedroom at all, have it on a side wall, or better yet, behind a closet door. Having a mirror across from the bed is said to bring a third party into the relationship.

Bedding –To spice things up in your love life, invest in some new bedding. Romance involves the physical pleasures in life, so make your bedding a feast for the senses. Ditch the comforter you’ve had since college or the one with dog hair all over it. Get new sheets and a fluffy comforter or duvet you can lose yourself in. Add some pillows with varying textures for effect.

And remember to light some candles. Romance flourishes in candlelight!

Tisha Morris
Certified Life Coach, Feng Shui Consultant, Yoga Instructor
Author of Feng Shui Your Life: The Quick Guide to De-Cluttering Your Home and Renewing Your Life
www.tishamorris.com

Recommended: The Yin & Yang of Love – Feng Shui for Relationships by Shan-Tung Hsu PhD

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