Green is where the Heart Is for December 27th, 2017

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:00

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." ~Judy Garland

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Feng shui for the bedroom may be the most important step you will ever take in greening your space for healthier living.  Considering you spend 1/3 of your life in this room, shouldn’t it take priority in surrounding you with the healthiest conditions?
I do not tout black and white answers to questions asked about good or bad feng shui.  In fact, in pyramid feng shui (the philosophy in which I have been trained) when asked such questions my response typically would be, ‘It depends.’ From there I would ask a series of questions to determine exactly what it is one is trying to accomplish in the space and in their lives.   
We have been corralled into thinking that spaces can serve all purposes. Considering the small square footage of a NYC apartment, the bedroom may serve as a sleeping area during the night and double as a workspace and entertainment area during the day.  The bed may fold into the wall and disappear when activity and floor space are required.  When possible, the master bedroom should be reserved for two activities or sleep and relaxation.  If you are having problems in either of those areas, it may be time to feng shui your space.   Before you and your valentine enter this sanctuary, examine your space and determine what it is saying to you and your significant other.  The objects you surround yourself with tell your story.  Is this room conducive to romance?  You’ll notice first how it looks, but delve deeper into how it effects all the senses.  How does it sound?  How does it smell?  How does it feel?
Good quality sleep is essential to good health. Getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night promotes weight loss for those on a diet.  Melatonin is released in the brain when the body is in darkness.  Having a TV on during sleeping time, a nightlight or the LED clock face could interrupt this natural cycle. Serotonin is released when light appears.  Screen time before bedtime interrupts our circadian rhythm as the light enters through the eyes. Have you ever felt the need to turn down or out the light around you when it becomes closer to bedtime?  Your body is telling you what you need.    
Pyramid feng shui evaluates the space integrating sciences such as biology, sociology, psychology and neuroscience.  When you want to produce a specific result in your life, feng shui shows us how to work with nature.  Our bodies are amazing.  We have every thing we need.
The other interesting piece of this puzzle is the psychology of the space.  I once feng shui’d a space for a divorced man who was ready to settled down with a permanent partner.  In assessing his bedroom I saw an ironing board propped up against the wall, his personal items filling every drawer and closet space to the brim, and icons all about him, but not necessarily inclusive of another.  His attitude was ‘relationships were such hard work,’ which I equated with the ironing board.  Until he decluttered his room physically and made room for another, there was no opportunity for someone else to share his space.  Be considerate of the artwork and accessories in the bedroom.  Reminders of a previous spouse do not help one move on to the next chapter in life.  This client also had a pair of his bronzed baby shoes on a side table.  When I asked him about them, his response was, “Girls think they are cute.”  It made me think the girls he was drawing into his life may have been hard work. You get what you ask for.  In his case, he changed the space and changed his attitude.  He opened up his space for a partner who could share the delights of his soul.   xo mo\
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.


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