Do you sometimes feel your energy getting away from you? You might feel listless or “spacy,” or as if your life is somehow out of your control?
It might be time to anchor yourself by drawing a “line between heaven and earth.” What does this mean? Let’s take a look.
Feng Shui is all about activating and anchoring Chi energy in your life.
Sometimes you need to activate Chi energy. For example, clearing clutter is a great way to open up channels of energy and get yourself unstuck.
But other times Chi may be too active, moving through your life so quickly that you miss out on its many benefits.
This is when you need to anchor Chi energy, rather than activate it.
One common culprit for unanchored Chi energy?
Excessively high ceilings.
High ceilings are beneficial because they allow air to circulate and make a room feel big and grand.
You feel like you can breathe better in a high-ceilinged room, don’t you?
But high ceilings also give Chi an easy way to float away, robbing you of its benefits.
Subconsciously, high ceilings can feel very disorienting.
The ceilings in this beachside apartment rise to about 20 ft, which might well allow energy to float away unbound.
But notice the line of dark wood molding that goes around the room at a height of about nine feet.
The wise addition of this molding line solves the height problem beautifully by creating a horizontal boundary within which Chi energy is contained.
The molding line pulls things down to human scale, the very definition of Feng Shui’s “line between heaven and earth” that makes you feel anchored in your space.
You can feel grounded and comfortable here.
Whether the builders knew it or not, they created a subtle but essential Feng Shui adjustment that makes this apartment feel very livable.
If you have high ceilings but adding molding is impractical, other Feng Shui adjustments are available.
- Paint the walls in a medium-hued color up to a comfortable height, and switch to a lighter color above that to the ceiling.
- Or, use picture height to bring Chi energy comfortably down to earth. Hang your artwork at a height where the center of each piece is at about 63” to center them at your eye level.
Please let me know if you need my advice about this or any other aspect of the Feng Shui of your home. I would love to hear from you.