According to most feng shui experts, they are the three most important areas of your home to get right. If the design and energy flow of these areas works well, then it can go a long way towards compensating for any other deficiencies in the feng shui of a home.
Since most people spend a third of their lives in bed, their health, quality of sleep, love life, and many other aspects are affected by the energy of their bedroom on a very deep level. In my experience, the master bedroom is the most vital room in a home to get right, and if bedroom feng shui is the only feng shui you ever learn, it will hold you in good stead for the rest of your life.
So what are the key considerations when it comes to bedrooms?
Ideally, the master bedroom needs to be in the back half of the home, as far away from the front door as possible. Practically speaking, this makes good sense. The back half of the home is usually the quietest, most restful part of the building, on the opposite side to any passing traffic. But feng shui also looks at a person’s home as being a metaphor for their life, and it’s been found that when people sleep in this part of the home, they are also more able to see things coming in their life. They have more time to consider options to decide on the best course of action to take. People who sleep too close to the front door tend to find that things happen suddenly and take them by surprise. They may therefore miss opportunities and make choices they regret.
Bed positioning is also important. The ideal location for a master bed is diagonally opposite to the front door, with the head aligned to the back wall of the home or at a 90 degree angle to the front door. This gives you command of the whole home and the feeling of greatest security. In feng shui it’s known as the command position. It’s best not to sleep with your head pointing towards the direction of the front door. This is disempowering, and over a period of time it can lead to muscular tensions as the body twists during sleep to compensate, as well as a general feeling of life happening to you rather than you taking control of it.
Many feng shui books exlain that the best position for a bed in relation to the actual bedroom is on the opposite wall to the door (but not in line with the door), with a solid wall at the head of the bed, and a view of the door and all the windows in the room from the bed. Again, it’s all about finding the command position.
However, it’s not quite so straightforward as this because there are a number of other things to consider. The most important of these is geopathic stress, which is primarily caused by earth lines, underground water streams or geological faults. Every home has some geopathic stress but it’s not a problem unless it is very strong, or it is located in places where you spend extended periods of time, such as your bed. Scientific equipment has been developed in Germany to measure geopathic stress but it’s very expensive, still in the experimental stage, and not generally available yet. A much more affordable and immediate method of detecting it is dowsing.
In my work as a space clearing, clutter clearing and feng shui practitioner, I find that at least 30% of my clients are sleeping in a geopathically stressed location, which accounts for why they sleep so badly, have illnesses that never seem to improve even with treatment, and generally feel tired and unwell. It comes as a complete revelation to most of them that their bed position could be the cause of this.
Dowsing the lines in their bedroom and moving their bed to a new position is usually all that’s needed to resolve the problem. In parts of Germany, this is so well documented and understood that medical doctors routinely investigate to make sure a patient’s recovery is not being impeded by them sleeping in a geopathically stressed bedroom. I find it very curious that such a scientifically-minded nation regards this as essential information while the rest of the world either doubts it or is ignorant of it. The Germans are well ahead of the game on this one.
Over the years I’ve accumulated so much knowledge about bedrooms that I have put together a one-day workshop called Change Your Bedroom, Change Your Life. So far I’ve only taught it in San Francisco, London and Bali. On Sunday, 20 May 2012, I’ll be teaching it in Cheltenham, UK, for the first time ever.
“This workshop was packed with information,” said one previous participant, “and brought up hundreds of things about bedrooms I had never even considered before. I did not realise until today how bad a space I have been sleeping in.”
If you’re ready to learn how to improve your life through making some simple changes to your bedroom, do come along.
Copyright © Karen Kingston 2012