How Feng Shui Can Travel With You!

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Posted by | Posted in Feng Shui Tips | Posted on 10-10-2015

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I get asked all the time if Feng Shui can help while traveling? I say “Yes, you can take it with you!”
Let’s say you are traveling and will be staying in a hotel. Or perhaps during the holidays you might be bunking with a family member or even traveling on a cruise ship. The following tips can help no matter how you choose to travel. Traveling can also be stressful so taking your feng shui on the road can help!

I always travel with a small bag of what I call “remedies” and if I happen to leave town without them, I definitely feel the difference!

Let’s say you have just arrived at your hotel and you’re given your room key. Ask if you can see the room first. (All hotels should allow this if you ask).  See if you can have a room where the door to your room does not open across the side or the foot of the bed. These issues may create a negative flow of energy across your bed that might interfere with sleep or cause tiredness in the morning. (You might not be able to do this on your cruise ship or your Mom’s guest room, but try and do your best)!

OK, in a perfect world! Your hotel. See if the bed is in the ‘commanding position’ which is the farthest from the doorway allowing you to have have a good view of the doorway without having to turn your head. I’m sure that most hotels will have this but it’s important to have a headboard. You may find that you will feel more grounded and more in control during your waking hours which can help with stress….

The next thing to check out is that your room is not near or adjacent to stairwells, elevators, ice makers, etc. Ask to move if this is what you find, because the noise interference can potentially lower your personal (chi) energy, not to mention  interrupting your sleep patterns. Do the best you can.  You’ll will not always have a choice but if you do, go for it!

If the foot of your bed faces a mirror, do cover it at night or put a plant in front of it. The issue is not to be able to see yourself in the mirror when lying in bed. (This might cause nightmares in children or disrupt sleep in adults).

So now, you have found your perfect or close to perfect room.

The next step is to keep it as clean as possible! Yes, you will have housekeeping in a hotel (don’t ask your Mom) but it’s amazing how much clutter you can amass in just an hour or so!  Please, no throwing clothes, packages, suitcases, etc. on chairs, tabletops or heaven forbid.. the floor!  Immediately on arriving, put your belongings away. Hang your clothes up in your closet and use all the drawers for putting away all your additional “stuff.” If there is room, hide your suitcases in the closet. A clean non-cluttered room will allow the energy to flow and you will sleep and  feel better on awakening. This suggestion is for wherever you are. Be it hotel, family guest room, cruise ship stateroom, or your Bed and Breakfast Inn!

Now you are ready to put some personal belongings you have brought from home around the room. Place photos of your children, spouses, children, pets, even friends.. … The photos will bring you closer to home with a feeling of warmth and happiness. I never travel anywhere without photos of my family and my beloved felines. They are all in lovely frames that I place near my bed and across the room where I can see them on arising.

I also bring my two favorite crystals to place in the SW corner of my hotel room or even my family guest room. (The SW far right corner from the door is the Relationship area). I visualize a very happy experience while I’m away from home…. Good communications, happy family and/or business gatherings and safe travel. I also bring my essential oils (especially lavender for calming) and my diffuzer for a sense of tranquility. I also try to place a small bowl or glass of water for the “shui” of feng shui near the door to my room. This helps in attracting good healthy chi into your space.

I must say when I implement my travel “remedies” my travel experiences are always close to perfection!

Happy Travels to one and all!

Love

Elaine

www.way2fengshui.com

egwright@way2fengshui.com

 

 

 

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Feng Shui for Happier Vacations!

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Posted by | Posted in Feng Shui for the Family | Posted on 08-06-2011

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Summer is just around the corner, the kids are out of school and vacation plans are happening!

I was doing a lecture on feng Shui not too long ago and mentioned that you can take your feng shui on the road with you! I can’t tell you how many hands went up and the questions started!

“How is that possibe?’ Feng Shui is only for homes and offices said one person. How can you travel with it?

Well I’d like to give you a few tips on how you can keep good feng shui with you, even when you travel.

Good Feng Shui is about creating an atmosphere of balance and harmony within your living  and working spaces. While you and your family are away from home, you can also create a sense of tranquility and peace as well, with just a few simple “remedies.”

For instance. If you are staying in a hotel, try to book a room that’s not near or above stairwells, vending machines, or even above the entrance of the hotel itself.. Not only are these areas noisy, but the ‘shar chi’ (or negative energy) emanating from these areas may upset the emotional balance of you and your family.

With all the movement and stress of getting the family ready and moving toward your destination you will want to stay grounded. Packing a smooth stone or a rounded crystal in your luggage will keep you connected to the earth energy, and allow your own stress  to literally drain off and move away from you.

I know you won’t want to be an interior decorator and begin to move things around when you enter your hotel room, but there are a few things that take little time and will help create a healthier stay.

If there is a mirror at the foot of your bed, you should cover it when you go to sleep. If you can see your reflection on your TV screen,  it would be wise to cover this at night as well. This will help you sleep better. Often our sleep patterns are not as refreshing as when we are in our own beds so this will be of help.

To keep the sense of security of your home while you are away, bring photos of your loved ones and place them next to your bed.

I also bring one of my own pillows to give me that sense of my own bedroom while I am away.

Hotel rooms often have a musty and stagnant smell to them. I really hate this the most when I travel. It usually makes me feel sluggish and out of sorts. If I can’t throw open the windows for some fresh air, I have my own little emergency pack of scents that always go with me.

Since lighting scented candles may be an “issue” with the room fire alarms, I bring scented oils and rub a little on each light bulb. It’s safe and the scents are glorious. Potpourri is also in my bag, and I put a few small bowls of it around the room. Immediately, I cheer up!

While out and about and you pass a flower stand, buy some fresh posies for your room! Nothing will cheer you more than fresh flowers and wonderful aromas!

Yours in Good Feng Shui!

Elaine

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