Ceiling Beams & Feng Shui: 3 Quick Fixes to Raise the Chi
Do you feel as if you're not getting a good night's rest? When you wake up, are you still exhausted as if you haven't slept at all?
Do you suffer from headaches? Do you feel as if life is a constant treadmill, where you work and work but never get ahead? Do you have a feeling of discontent, as if something is weighing you down, but you can't pinpoint the problem?
Several structures in your house -- including ceiling beams -- could cause any of these problems and more.Ceiling Beams Over a Bed
Ceiling beams over your bed are particularly problematic. In addition to sleep problems, a beam crossing your bed can create medical problems in the area over which the beam crosses. For instance, a beam over your head can cause headaches. A beam over your legs may lead to a leg injury
, car accident, or simply a feeling that you can't move forward in life. Beams over major organs can cause illness or an overall feeling of fatigue. Ceiling Beams Over a Desk
A ceiling beam over a desk, either in a workplace or in a home office, can block your forward movement in your career. If you pay your bills from the desk, it may feel as if you are living paycheck-to-paycheck, always playing catch up and never having enough money to save at the end of the month. You may also suffer from headaches. Feng Shui Cures for Beams
Fortunately, since exposed ceiling beams are a common architectural feature in many homes and apartments, several Feng Shui cures are designed to alleviate the negative affects of overheard beams.Paint
- Paint the beam the same color as the ceiling to help it blend in, making it less visually (and psychologically) “pressing.” For added Feng Shui benefits, use the five-elemental color scheme in the creative or destructive cycle when you select your colors for your ceiling, walls and floors. Flutes
- Hang two bamboo flutes from the beam at 45-degree angles, suggesting the ba gua. The mouthpieces should be facing upward. You can also hang the flutes vertically with the mouthpieces facing up. Visit here
to view and purchase bamboo flutes.Fake Firecrackers
- Hanging fake firecrackers
-- in an auspicious red color -- will fill the space with explosive, uplifting chi. If you have beams above your desk, firecrackers will give you more energy and will “raise
” the space, making you feel as if the sky's the limit on your accomplishments.
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