Open Sesame

February 16, 2010
I have door envy.

Don’t ask me why, but I’ve been thinking about doors alot lately. Not just any doors but specifically front doors or main entry ways. In Feng Shui, the front door is one of the most important aspects of your home. It represents the pathway of opportunities into your home, in essence how all of life’s opportunities will find you. I know, that’s a big statement. But think about it, the entry door is the last thing you see when you leave home for the day and the first thing you see when you come home. It should welcome you and anyone who comes to your door and bring a smile.

What does your front door look like? Do you still have last year’s Halloween decorations on the door? Don’t laugh, I’ve seen this alot.Is your door squeaky? Does everything work asit should – the door knob, locks and latches? Is the paint chipped or is the home’s address or unit number visible? Does the light and doorbell work? Even if you don’t use them, they should at least be functioning so that if you wanted to use it, you could. An even simpler question – can you see your front door easily or is it hidden under overgrown trees and bushes?

Doesn’t this make you want to ring their bell?

These may seem to be very mundane and nit picky items but once again, it’s all about first impressions and how it makes you feel.

I love these doors. Even if you don’t go for a color, your door can be beautiful too!

Now what’s on the other side of your door? What is the first thing you see when you come in? A pile of recycling? Shoes or coats strewn about? Does the door hit anything when you open it? If so, clean it up, put it away or throw it out. Allow for movement through your door. Alot of people who own houses may regularly use their garages as their main entryway for many different reasons. It’s not the best idea in Feng Shui but we can work with it using many different remedies. What you want to remember though is even if you go through the garage entry regularly,don’t forget the “real” front door. We should be able to find you. A great example we use in Feng Shui is – “if Ed McMahon had a huge cardboard $1 Million dollar check to present to you – would he have found you through your garage door?”

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