Walls are not just to be viewed as a partition or divider between rooms or between the occupants and the outside world. It is believed in feng shui that energy does not just flow through doors and windows but a small percentage of it transfers through walls too.
Enhancing feng shui of your home or workspace by activating a few important walls is a unique and time-tested approach, often adapted not just to overcome a negative space but also activate good feng shui.
The walls can be transformed to breathe life into a home or office. Look at the walls in a building as a blank canvas which one can adapt and use to create auspicious energy and ambience. The chi of a place can be lifted by intelligently using the walls. Energy produced by walls can either by extremely lucky or depressing, hence consider the position, layout, design and sector of the wall.
A very important principle in feng shui is to have at least one solid wall in a room. This wall is said to signify the abode where the positive spirit of the room stays and accumulates, and is the foundation to the type of energy existing. Interaction of the solid wall, which can be a feature wall or the main focus in a room in relation to the rest of the home, is vital in enhancing the mood of the home.
There are quite a few sectors of the home where the important wall can be enhanced, and out of them:
• The wall that directly faces the main door is important as it decides the type of energy which comes into the home. A mirror on this wall is taboo as it will bounce off energy rolling in straight out of the main door. An auspicious image or even a blank wall is better than a mirrored wall. Choosing the colours on this wall according to the element of the facing direction of the door is important. The wall that faces the main door should always be welcoming and inspiring in décor, hence enhancing it through colours, decals or decorations would be appropriate.
• Wall directly facing the bed should generate a feeling of comfort and soothing. It should not be overpowering with clutter or overly sized storage cupboards. Every night the last thing you see before you go to sleep and the first thing your eye catches when you wake up in the morning should be positive and inspiring. Hence this wall can be something which carries positive thoughts which can get imprinted in your mind, in turn leading to pleasant dreams. Avoid placing images which are depressing, or those which induce nightmares.
• The wall that directly faces you at work should also be a source of positive affirmations, hence having murals or decorations like flowing water or scenery that suggests abundance is a good enhancer.
• The wall behind you at work is most important as it signifies the type of support you receive at work. Windows directly behind (if openable) are not considered good as the energy rushes out and is not quite lucky, and you would lack support from the office. Avoid pictures of sharp-edged buildings or wildlife directly behind; more supportive pictures of landscapes or mountain terrains are considered good.
Most importantly having a wall with a happy picture of the whole family in the living room on such a prominent wall is a very powerful feng shui enhancer which simulates a feel of togetherness and safety to the family.
The writer is a master Feng Shui consultant and traditional vastu practitioner