Feng Shui is something which I believe in. Not to the extend of obsessing it but believing that it could improve life. I used to rent a room while I was working in Malaysia. Among the rooms, I had bad experiences with two of them.
It was towards the end of the year and everyone was busy finishing up projects and preparing for exams. I was no exception but I was still active in college activities.
Thus, my normal time of working with my projects and studying for my exams would be the time where my housemates were sleeping. Furthermore, my computer was at the dining room, so, I would not disturb my roommate when I was doing my projects and stuffs. It was 4-5am that day. My eyes were heavy and I was struggling. Suddenly, I felt a chill and I looked behind me immediately. A cat was sitting behind me and staring at me; God knows how long.
I turned off my computer, chased the cat out of the house, switched off the lights, pulled the curtain and went upstairs, straight into my room. While I was about to go into the bathroom, I felt the door was shaking. I touched the door using my hands; because I thought it might be my imagination running wild, and it’s really shaking. I was scared and thus, went to sleep. Not long after I slept, I had a nightmare which pictured the exact situation I was in. I woke up, perspiring, when I tried to open the door in my dream. And the door was still shaking. Feeling scared, I just forced myself to sleep. It continued the next day but not the day after that.
Thinking back, I do not know why I never woke up my roommate the first night (he wasn’t in the room the second night). But days later, I told my other housemates and my experience seemed unreal to them when they started asking me about my roommate. Well, honestly, I do not know why I did not wake up my roommate!
This experience may be relevant to feng shui to the fact that I was sleeping with my feet pointing the wardrobe’s doors with a mirror on it.
I regretted for not opening the door. So, the truth is still out there.
I still lived in the same house after I graduated and got my first job. I moved to another house, where I had my own room in a family house when I was in my second job. The room is big and a huge built-in wardrobe. During my first week, I kept having nightmare. And I often woke up in the middle of the night.
Thus, I started googling for ‘bedroom feng shui’ and found myself in a bad position in that room. The position of my bed was behind the toilet; which is bad. I slept directly under a beam; which is bad. I slept under the windows; which is bad. I found that it was almost impossible to find a good position in that room. Two third of the room is behind a toilet and one third is the door. The wardrobe is in-line with the door and the windows is opposite the wardrobe. The fan is in the middle of the room.
The best way to position my bed in that room, was to position it in a way which had the minimum bad factor. The black box in the picture below was how I position my bed. It might bring inconvenience but at least I didn’t get any nightmare thereafter.
Since I have my own bedroom now; after staying with my sis at Sutton for a year, I find that it is a nice square room with no beam or built-in wardrobe. Even though it has a big window, the furniture can still be position nicely. I did some googling the very first week in the room and found a site on ‘How to Map Your Bedroom with Feng Shui’. The guide is simple. Map your room into 9 squares with the door on the bottom line and I map mine as follow:
As according to the site, each square has its meaning.
Square 1 : Knowledge
Square 2 : Career
Square 3 : Helpful People/Travel
Square 4 : Family/Health
Square 5 : Tao
Square 6 : Creativity/Children
Square 7 : Wealth
Square 8 : Fame/Reputation
Square 9 : Relationships/Romance
In addition, there are also recommended objects for each area/square of the room. The first line is the recommended items while the second line is what we have.
Bookcase, books, tools for development.
Mee’s wardrobe. Maybe I should place some books under the wardrobe, haha.
Mirrors or water-related items.
We have a mirror, water filter and kettle.
Pictures of helpers.
Our door with cloths hanging.
Family photos, heirloom, plants.
Windows and nothing else.
Art supplies, art work, computer.
Money, jewelry, fish, fountains, anything red, purple or gold.
My wallet, watches and mobile.
Candles, awards, plants, anything red, orange or purple.
The bed with red mattress cover.
Round or oval mirrors, anything pink, pictures of loved ones, paired objects (like two candlesticks or two crystals)
Computer running Vista Slideshow pointing to our pictures folders, pink USB fan & light.
To be honest, we did not arrange our room according to the guide. It just happened to be like that when we first arranged the room. The reason of googling for bedroom fengshui was to avoid any mis-arrangement.