The reason why feng shui experts pay so much attention to the front entrance of a home is because it’s not just the main entry port for people, but also for energies. If you read up on this you’ll find there’s a whole list of feng shui do’s and don’ts about front doors that vary from one feng shui school to another, but something they all seem to agree on is that a solid door is better than a glass one. The reason is that people feel more secure knowing there is a solid partition rather than just a piece of glass between them and the outside world.
Space clearing goes one level deeper in the understanding of why front doors are so important. The front door holds such a wealth of energies that each circuit of the space clearing ceremony begins and ends there. Many of the space clearers I’ve trained have developed their skills to such an advanced level that just by sensing the front door with their hand, they can discern the nature of the most prominent energies in a place and how they are affecting the occupants.
However, this is only possible to this degree if the front door is made of wood. If it is made of metal, glass or some kind of synthetic material, it doesn’t anchor energies anything like as well, and the house or apartment tends to feel considerably less homely as a result. Similarly, at the end of the space clearing ceremony, when the place is consecrated to new, higher frequencies, the results are not as strong or as long-lasting.
So what can you do if you have a glass front door? Some feng shui consultants advise hanging a curtain up to cover it, and this does makes a home feel a bit less exposed and usually a bit less draughty, but it doesn’t address the much deeper issue of not being able to truly land your energy in the space. So when conducting a space clearing ceremony the best advice I can offer is that instead of beginning each circuit by engaging the energy at the centre of the door as you normally would, start at the door frame instead. That’s assuming the door frame is made of wood, of course. If it’s made of metal or some other substance then the best I can suggest is to place a fairly large permanent wooden something close to the door (a wood carving, ornament, picture frame, or piece of furniture), and start from there.
If you don’t have much experience of space clearing your home then you may wonder what all the fuss is about, but if you ask any professional space clearer, they will be able to give you numerous examples of what a difference it makes to have a solid wooden front door.
And what can you do in a situation where you really need to have some glass in your front door because the entrance area would be so dark otherwise? My best advice is to have a wooden frame with glass in only the top half of the door, and have many small panes rather than one large pane. That way you get some light and still have a decent amount of solid wooden door too.
Copyright © Karen Kingston, 2008