In just about every workshop and lecture that I do, I ask the participants if they use their front door. Typically half of the audience raises their hands – just half! Does that amaze you? Not me!
The reason for this is due to the architecture of our homes. So many of our suburban homes channel traffic to a side door and enter into the kitchen or mud room. The front door and foyer/living room are saved for guests. This may be convenient – transporting piles of Costco boxes directly into the kitchen – but are we missing out on something?
According to Feng Shui, the front door represents our connection to the world. The world (being everything outside of our house) is yang energy. Yang is the creator, stimulating, energizing, and all possibilities. Our homes are yin. Yin is the receptor, quiet, rejuvinating, and limited possibilities.
The front door is our portal to the yang energy of the cosmos. It connects, or bridges, our inner world to the outer world. For this reason, the front door has tremendous significance in our lives, furthering our careers, community connection, wealth, health and relationships. All opportunities come to us through the front door.
So which door do you use? I know the side door is convenient, but make it your point to use your front door daily; to get the mail, walk the dog, or just open it to let in the sun and the wind to replenish your home.