Our new front door is in, which feels symbolic of creating a new doorway and portal into a fresh reality, as access from a whole new internal circuitry we’re building. Although we still have to put in a peephole viewer, which will provide greater vision, each time I open it and enter or greet someone, it’s pretty incredible how it feels like a different world on both sides.
One of the things I love in this house is the doors, as we have these antique, vintage, wood doors at each entry to a room and some of the closets that come from an old mansion in Reno. These are one of the only things we kept for now, from the original decor, as they have this unique charm and energy, and add an interesting mix of mystery and story to the modern upgrades taking place. Once remodeling is done, I intend to clean and shine them to bring out their rich wood color and make them really pop.
Each door is different and no two are the same in size. They also have their original old brass and copper hardware and knobs, which add personality to each. If they could each speak, they would reveal their own legend.
To me, they compliment the wise trees of the forest and the essence of this Forest Portal in creating different worlds and realities you cross thresholds into with each guardian door.
I love the mix of old and new, creating a feel of ancient portals themselves and symbolizing how we can write our own story with each new day and movement forward.
Another cool thing I discovered, which seems to happen all the time, is that the color we chose for our front door ended up being the perfect color in Feng Shui for its direction.
I’m no expert in Feng Shui and don’t know that much within that realm, as mostly I just do everything by intuition and inner guidance. However, I had a friend who is a Feng Shui expert visit our house in Costa Mesa once for a Reiki Master Teacher training with me and she went through the house to see what could be enhanced and told me that we’d already done everything energetically supportive, simply by intuition. She ended up just providing ways we could amp that up.
So, it was cool to discover we’d done the same with our front door and its color, without having researched it first.
We felt drawn to the color red maple, which is what you see in the photo and just recently I decided to look into whether or not this was aligned with Feng Shui, and in fact it was.
Our door faces Northeast and what I discovered is that the best colors (in order of most enhancing) for a Northeast facing door are earthy/sandy colors, terra cotta, yellow, burgundy, red, purple, deep orange, and rich pink.
The element for the direction of Northeast is Earth and its corresponding bagua energy (there are 8 of these) is Spirituality and Personal Growth. A bagua is like an energy map that reflects to you which areas of your home or a room are connected to specific areas of your life. However, you can enhance a Northeast facing front door by adding the element of Fire, which nourishes the Earth element by creating it. So adding the red, purple, deep orange, strong yellow, and rich pink, as mentioned above, are ways to do that.
So, our red maple color we chose was in every way perfect (red being the Fire and maple being the Earth), creating that earthy and terra cotta color – signatures of Northeast.
Your front door is a way your house absorbs energy that will help to nurture and cultivate your personal energy, so anything that can enhance this portal will help strengthen the overall energy available to you.
It’s fun to discover things after the fact, but we can also spend a little time looking into these things to help enhance energies in our lives, as a way of co-creating with the elements available for manifesting that alchemy of life we desire.
As I live a very richly symbolic life, of course I find it very important the things I choose to surround myself with on a daily basis. This includes the things I choose to wear and adorn myself with, put in my body, people I choose to surround myself with, and especially the daily work space I spend most of my time in to channel all of the creations I share with the world. I feel that it crucial to have a space that you can make your own, even if just a corner of a room, or your desk, and to decorate and surround it with the things that are energizing and supportive to you to aid in your daily inspiration and empowerment to your highest potential.
My new home is very energizing and supportive to the things I want to create more of in my life, but I am extra grateful for and in love with my sacred office/studio space I have created for myself. It is my most favorite space to date and I am enjoying the energy of all that I have surrounded myself with here. It is the first time that all of my most potent crystal friends are all in one room (minus two 150 lb crystals that we have in the dining room) and I can commune with them daily, along with specially selected pieces, statues and decor choices. Care was taken in choosing just the right ones that would be in my life, as well as with the other adornments and symbols I’ve put into the interior decoration of this very potent room.
One of which is a beautiful tapestry by artist, Nene Thomas. This tapestry is created from her limited edition painting, and she also has a new doll out called “Emerald Enticement” that was released and produced by the Bradford/Hamilton collection. (One cool synchronicity after another being that my company name is “Emerald Bridge” and I have a strong connection to the Faery realm and Dragons). This beautiful tapestry fills one wall that faces where I sit each day at my desk and drawing table and draws in both earthy and magical qualities of my beloved Faery realm. I am summoning in the Faery Queen Astranaithes who resides over my daily domain each time I sit across this portal tapestry doorway and can feel myself drawn into the magical forest realm. Earth magic is perfectly energizing for me right now and it is no wonder I was called to this tapestry piece. It is great energy for the plans of action I am intending and the wave of creations about to come forth.
Here is a cropped close up of the about 6’x10′ tapestry and a short biography description of Astranaithes from Nene’s husband, Steven C. Plagman.
“The Dragon Witch known as Astranaithes is the oldest and wisest member of her immortal race, and it is to her that all other Dragon Witches look for guidance and wisdom. No one knows for certain how long she’s been alive, for her birth pre-dates the written record, but what is known is that she was old long before the others of her kind began to emerge. It is said that “with age comes wisdom,” and that is certainly true in her case, for she has earned no less than four names among her own kind.
Astranaithes is known alternately as “The Queen of Fate”, “The Queen of Wisdom,” “The Norn Queen” and “the Oracle.” Though she could easily be a ruler among her kind as is Kaizenerimakagi, the Lord of Snows, Astranaithes has chosen instead to live a solitary existence, preferring a quiet, modest life in a hidden grotto far from civilization to the trappings of worldly power. Despite this voluntary solitude, her stature has given her great influence, and she is always willing to aid others when her help is requested, or when she senses the need.
As attuned as she is to the winds of fate, she can always sense the coming of the most powerful creature in existence: the Harbinger. It is only when a potential Harbinger emerges that she sets aside her peaceful ways and becomes more active in the shaping of events, in order to guide the Harbinger to where it must eventually go to complete its task, whatever that task may be. Furthermore, she knows better than anyone the true power of the Harbinger, and that after it emerges it is no less than a force of nature, and as such it cannot truly be controlled…it can only be stopped. To that end she also guides the opposite force of the Harbinger, the Champion, to his or her destiny, and brings them together when the fates decree.”
I was just going over Feng Shui yesterday with my mom and discovered some crazy cool synchronicities with how I intuitively set up my room for the perfect supportive energy towards what I am creating. It is so amazing to uncover the magic we intuitively already know when we listen to our hearts. All the things close to my heart I have surrounding me daily in my space. And with all this supercharged energy, it sure is important to keep grounded, like yesterday’s post was about, as otherwise I’d be swirling out in the Cosmos somewhere with all the amped up energies in here! So I am anchoring some grounding techniques, meditations, earthy food choices, keeping my grounding crystals and rabbit love, Joy, near by, as well as embarking on an exciting venture of crystal and gem elixirs to add to my daily potions of balanced healing magic.
Whatever you can do to create your own sacred sanctuary really DOES make a vital difference in your daily energy that supports your intentions. What one thing can you do today, to start empowering your personal space more? It is an easy thing to do and an invaluable step that will help your desired direction.