What’s in a bed? Every item in your home has its own Feng Shui. Let’s explore Feng Shui Beds.
What is the first bed you remember? What was it made of? What kind of a mattress did you have?
The first bed I remember was “different,” designed by my father. He was going through a furniture design face, so he made a drawing and handed it to a carpenter.
The carpenter made identical beds for my brother and me. The beds had cabinets as headboards, that you had to access from the back, so the beds had to be placed in the middle of the room, like islands. Each bed had one large drawer underneath, for us to keep toys.
Now I know that:
- not being able to place the bed against a wall at the back is bad Feng Shui
- using a headboard as storage is bad Feng Shui
- storing things under the bed is bad Feng Shui
The bed never felt right to me. I was very happy, when, as a teenager, my father allowed me to receive an ordinary bed as a present from my grandmother. However, he made it very clear that I had offended him and hurt his feelings by “rejecting” the bed he designed.
What’s in a Bed?
A bed holds memories of bedtime stories your parents read to you, and memories of books you read before going to bed later on.
Some of my clients remember that when they were sick, in bed, was the only time when they felt love and nurtured by their caretakers.
A bed holds memories of nighttime prayers, and hopes for your future.
It also holds memories of heart breaks, when you wept yourself to sleep.
Beds hold memories of your romantic life.
Memories from beds may be happy, or sad. Some you may never want to remember.
The memories you hold from beds in your past go to sleep with you every night, and are with you every time you interact with, or look at beds.
Heal Your Past Around Beds
Until you find healing from the memories that hurt around any piece of furniture in your home, it is hard to create new, happy memories.
Sometimes, the simple commitment to be happy from now on, is enough to erase bad memories, by recording happy memories on top of them, like we used to do when re-recording on those old cassette tapes.
Other times, you need to seek help.
What Are Feng Shui Correct Beds Like?
- are made of wood (not plastic or metal)
- have solid headboards, rectangular with rounded shoulders, or in the shape of a half circle
- have no storage underneath (but platform beds are OK)
All beds need a solid wall behind. Children’s beds can have one side of the bed against the wall. Adult beds should have room to access the bed on both sides, unless the person is single and would like to continue to be single.
What memories do beds evoke for you? Share below with a “reply,” or join the Facebook Group: Feng Shui Journeys (you need to be logged in to your Facebook account to be able to do join the group)
In the Facebook group Feng Shui Journeys I will share some of the new, happy memories I have of beds, with the family that I am raising. I hope you will also share what beds say to you, and how you plan to arrange your bedroom in your home to create happy memories in your Feng Shui Beds.
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