By John Woellner
Your bedroom has an effect on the way you sleep, and this is a very important factor in staying healthy, happy and accumulating wealth. There isn’t just one element to consider when planning your life with abundance; you need to take everything into account, including the way you revitalize yourself. Your bed should be comfortable, and the energy should flow smoothly throughout the room. You should not have anything under the bed, so that energy can circulate properly.
The bedroom should be painted a soft color that suits your energy so you will rest peacefully. A bedroom should never be painted red. Red is an energizing color and you will not get the proper rest if you sleep in a red room. Fresh air should always be circulating through your bedroom and also through the rest of the house.
If you live in an apartment building as I do, and do not have much circulation flowing throughout, get a small floor Vornado fan and place it near a window. I recommend the Vornado fan because it is the only one I have found that is quiet and doesn’t blow too hard. It is the quietest fan I have found on the market. Most fans, even on the lowest speed, tend to move too fast. Ceiling fans turned low are also a good way to circulate energy. Ceiling fans should not be placed directly over your bed. Your bedroom should never have a mirror that faces the bed, as it interferes with restful sleep.
Mirrors should not be placed behind your bed, at your feet or by the side of the bed. It is an old Chinese belief that your spirit leaves the body and rises as you begin to sleep, but becomes frightened when it sees itself in a mirror. It then rushes back inside the body with the result that you never get a good night’s sleep.
The Chinese also believe that a white coverlet is unhealthy because it is the color of the shroud that covers the dead. It is also considered unhealthy for your feet to face the door, because that is how they remove dead bodies from a room.
There is a saying in Feng Shui that when you sleep with your feet facing the door you will never stay at home. You will find that you will want to be on the go all the time and never feel relaxed when you are home. You will be on the go constantly. Ceiling beams in a bedroom are quite unhealthy as they disturb the flow of ch’i. They should be avoided in all the rooms but especially the bedroom. Have them covered if they are open. They block the flow for energy to circulate. They also cause financial problems. Wall beams in corners of the room have the same effect. Green plants placed by the side of the wall beams help deflect some of the negative energy, as will a wind chime hung from the ceiling in front of the beam.
Your bed is one of the most important things you have and should be replaced every time you move. It should also be replaced under the following conditions for the fresh energy a new mattress brings:
If you have had your bed for a long period of time, perhaps five years or more, you should replace it.
If you have a bed where other people slept before you.
If you or your partner have been seriously ill, your bed should be replaced with a new one.
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