success: Support your Child with Feng Shui
by: Vicky White
is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere, and
back-to-school energy is everywhere. The malls
are full of harried parents and children in tow,
in search of the perfect new outfit for the school
using Feng Shui to give them a bedroom makeover
you'll have more impact on your child's energy,
learning and creativity than any new outfit could.
as for adults, harmonious energy in a child's
bedroom encourages good study habits, promotes
greater success in school and creates well-adjusted
10 Feng Shui tips for your child's success and
an intention to co-create a simple and cozy room.
Fill it full of symbols representing possibility
and imagination. By giving children some control
over how their room is decorated, you can help
them prepare for decision making later in life.
find where the various areas of the Bagua are
located in your child's bedroom, see the Bagua
Clear the Clutter. Clutter is the biggest issue
for children. It will suppress their energy and
disrupt their growth.
Remove possessions that they don't use or care
Make a habit of clearing unwanted clothes and
Ensure adequate and fun storage for the possessions
they choose to keep
Involve even young children in making decisions
about what to keep and what to give away
Place their bed against a solid wall, as far away
from the door as possible and with a view of the
door from where they lie. This will increase their
sense of security. Consider hanging a curtain
to screen the bed from the more active areas of
Provide a solid desk and position it to have a
view of the door. A small desk facing a wall represents
limitations and obstacles, and sitting with their
back to the door can be unsettling and make it
difficult to concentrate on homework.
Create a recognition corner and acknowledge their
successes. Honor them with their ribbons, report
cards with good marks and other symbols of their
achievement. The Fame & Reputation area, at
the middle back wall, is the perfect place for
Remove the TV from their bedrooms. Not only will
this remove a source of dangerous electro-magnetic
fields (EMFs), but it will help them concentrate
on their study and allow them to sleep well. If
there's a computer their room, position it as
far from where they sleep as possible to reduce
their exposure to EMFs. Store electrical toys
outside the bedroom for the same reason.
Add plants to increase the presence of healthy
chi energy. This is particularly helpful near
the computer. The more natural the atmosphere,
the easier it will be for your child to feel relaxed.
Activate the Wisdom area. The Knowledge &
Self Cultivation area (near left corner) can be
activated with a lamp, a globe or by hanging a
faceted crystal from the ceiling in this area.
Anything with earth energy, such as a rock collection,
will also energize this area and support learning.
Enhance the Helpful People area (near right corner)
to ensure support from teachers and mentors. Here,
you can place a collection of names and photos
of teachers, advisors and anyone else the child
trusts to support them, such as grandparents.
Display maps and educational artwork to encourage
curiosity and imagination. A crystal hung from
the ceiling over the head of their bed will balance
emotions and increase self-esteem. Rearrange the
room and make changes regularly to reflect and
support changes in the child.
Choose a color using non toxic paint whenever
Blues and greens promote growth, improvement and
a positive attitude
Primary colors help stimulate brain functions
in very young children
Add darker colors to a white color scheme to settle
an overactive child. It's been found that hyperactive
children still need stimulation, so you'll need
to experiment with the balance that works best
in each child.
child has different needs. Some thrive with lots
of stimulation, some in a more tranquil energy.
By creating a room for your child that honors
who they are and gives them a safe and stimulating
environment, you nurture their world of imagination
doesn't stop when formal education ends. Take
advantage of the back-to-school energy to ask
yourself what skills or knowledge will support
you as you move towards your personal or professional
goals. Then clear the clutter in the Knowledge
& Self-Cultivation area of your office, bedroom
and home and place a Feng Shui symbol there.
White is a Certified Feng Shui Consultant &
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