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Your Front Door and Doormat - the Feng Shui Energy Attraction Potential

Your front door (the one the architect meant for you to use) is essential for bringing in great feng shui energy into your home. If you come into the house through the garage door it's really essential to open the front door even if it's just walking to your mailbox everyday. When is the last time you stood outside your home perhaps near the mail box and looked at your front door?

Can you find the door easily, or is it blocked by bushes that have overgrown? Do you have any large items that somehow found their way to the front porch and never left such as big boxes, workout equipment, or gardening hoses that are in such bad shape they were meant for the trash and never made it to the trash can? It would be very beneficial to remove the blockages as blockages equal blocked energy. It's hard for opportunities to come your way. Creating the right environment using such feng shui will greatly enhance your chance of great opportunities flowing your way.

Is your porch filled with cobwebs? Grab the broom and give it a good sweeping. A broom represents cleaning up your life, and releasing the past. How does your welcome mat look? If it's worn out you owe it to yourself to get a new mat so everyone will feel welcome. However, if you have one of those custom made mats with your last name printed on it do NOT use this. It represents people walking all over your good name. Many businesses used to have mats with their company logo and suffered from people smearing their company name in a very negative way.

Do you have a light fixture? Is it clean, and has a working bulb? You want to turn on your front porch light in the evening even if it's for an hour or two as this lights up the way for opportunities to find you.

How about the condition of your front door? Is it dirty, or the paint peeling? If you have a loose doorknob be sure to tighten it up, because a loose door knob represents irritations. How about your doorbell? Does it work? Be sure to check it often, because you want to be ready when opportunity rings.

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More On The Importance Of Doormats And Feng Shui Energy

While I briefly mentioned front doormats above I wanted to spend a little more time on this important issue. Why is a front doormat so important you may ask? It's very important, because of the messages that can be relayed not only to anyone who comes to your front door, but what you send out to the Universe.

If you have a mat that reads, "stay away!" "Go" "Leave" you may subconsciously be feeling you are not worthy enough to have opportunities come your way. Remember our front door is where opportunities enter our homes, and we want to have plenty of great opportunities showing up. If you have your name custom made on a doormat I strongly urge you to change it, because it represents people walking all over your good name.

In my many travels across the internet I ran across a related news story video that I wanted to share. It's about a company who made a doormat to resemble the United States flag. The veteran they interviewed was very disgusted by the doormat with the image of Old Glory on them literally violate the old saying, "Don't tread on me." "You don't tread on the American flag. You don't wipe dirty boots on them. You don't walk on them."

Make sure your doormat is a true representation of you, and how you feel about opportunities; do you want to "Welcome" them, or have the "Stay Away?"

Be sure to check out the video below about feng shui and your front door. To read more about getting rid of clutter and feng shui read What Is Clutter And Why Get Rid Of Clutter? - Feng Shui Energy as well as What Is Space Clearing? - Using Feng Shui To Space Clear.

Feng Shui And Your Front Door


Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on January 07, 2015:

That is correct peachpurple. :)

peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 07, 2015:

some people hang the bagua or the mirror above the door to cast away the evil and bad luck, right?

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on November 02, 2014:

Sounds like a sound and wonderful plan askformore lm.

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askformore lm on November 02, 2014:

I am about to repaint my house. Your hub made me realize that I should have extra focus on my front door.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on November 01, 2014:

Hello rebekahELLE. :) Glad you enjoyed the hub. It is something that is often overlooked, about opportunities being more welcome. Always to attract those types of things!

In my case, I have a front door that is shared with the upstairs dwelling, then a front door off the foyer. I need to spend some time on how to deal with that scenario. When I first published this hub, I had the single front entrance door but have since moved.

rebekahELLE from Tampa Bay on November 01, 2014:

Nice hub, Dale. I recently spruced up my front door entrance and would like to do more. I've also read that the color of our front door can make a difference. Mine just needs a new paint job, I don't know if I'll change the color. I like the reference to opportunities being more welcome when we have good feng shui at the entrance of our homes.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on March 12, 2013:

Hello moonlake! Great to have you drop by and share in comment. Hopefully you will not have to wait too long for the snow to melt!

I do appreciate the vote up as well. :)

moonlake from America on March 12, 2013:

We live in the north and I never look at my front door it is never used only the back door. I need to take a look and see if it's ok but I will have to wait until the snow goes. Enjoyed your hub and the information. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on October 17, 2012:

Hello Visionandfocus and Precy. I am not sure about the questions that you ask. I have focused on the basics but have not delved into the situations that you both have brought up. I feel that it would take some research on the matter to come up with the answers. I hesitate to speculate and give "false" directions on something that I simply don't know off the top of my head.

I do appreciate you stopping by, reading and commenting as well as voting up. :)

precy anza from USA on October 17, 2012:

Glad we have a "welcome" mat instead on the front door :) But it might need to be replace. And does a hummingbird feeder hanging on the front (with a territorial hummer guarding it) a good one or would be bad for feng shui energy. And thank you for the hub. Voted it up! ^-^'

visionandfocus from North York, Canada on October 17, 2012:

I'm rather confused with the doors in my home. I live high up in a condo and have read somewhere that the direction faced by the building (E) is the direction of my front door. There are huge patio doors and windows opening in this direction, but the door into my home is much smaller (but still faces E). Which should I consider to be my front door? I'm asking because some feng shui cures are supposed to be placed outside the front door, but obviously I can't do that in a condo with the main door, but I sure can with the patio doors. Thanks in advance!

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on October 17, 2012:

You are most welcome, KittyTheDreamer! Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

Kitty Fields from Summerland on October 17, 2012:

Great tips, thanks Dale!

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on October 12, 2012:

With that kind of situation, I would suggest that you just keep your door and doorway very clean, all the metal on the door shined up and a great doormat/welcome mat.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

Vive12 on October 12, 2012:

Just started my journey of learning the world of Feng Shui, and I am so lucky to find your site. Have a question: we are sharing the little square porch with the neighbors. Their door is directly from the steps, and ours goes on the left. How can i redirect the good chi towards our door? There is nothing much I can put on the floor (such as flowers etc), wind chime is not a great idea, because it will bother our neighbors, because they occupy the first floor (and their windows facing the porch) and we are on the second. I am lost((((Any advice will be highly appreciated

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 27, 2012:

Glad that you enjoyed the article, Dorlores. :) That doorbell sounds like it could have been a fun time indeed! :)

Thanks for stopping by, reading and sharing in comment. :)

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on September 27, 2012:

I love to read about Feng Shui then get all flustered when I realize that some good thing just won't work. I come from a long line of people without working door bells. We get one and one month later, it's kaput. Last time, we got one of those electric wireless door bells. If you rang it, the people across the street would come to their door. Of course my kids (and one big kid) had a lot of fun with that.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 14, 2012:

I would think that the mat at the animal rescue facility would be more than appropriate. :)

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on September 14, 2012:

P.S. --on the other hand...perhaps the "Wipe Your Paws" mat they have at the front door of the animal rescue facility is quite appropriate.....

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 12, 2012:

So glad that you found the material useful and interesting, VisionAndFocus. :) It is good to know that the photos helped visually as well. I do hoped that you enjoy the other hubs on feng shui that I have here. I will try to get more up as time permits. Thanks for stopping by, reading, commenting, and of course, voting up. :)

visionandfocus from North York, Canada on September 12, 2012:

Very interesting and useful hub. I really appreciate all the photos you use as examples to give us a good idea of what you mean. I'm looking forward to reading your other hubs on feng shui. Voted up!

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 11, 2012:

I am not sure just which one would be considered the front door, Whalefeather. I would think the "heavy" entry door may be the one. Which ever one you "feel" may have the most impact upon approaching your dwelling is the one I would focus on. As for not having room for a door mat, that should not be a problem. I was just focusing on the door mat for those who do use a door mat and how that can effect the feng shui energy of the entry.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

whalefeather2 on September 11, 2012:

Very interesting advice..I have a

another porch door you enter first into a screen room then turn sideways to front door..which would be considered as the front door? I have a bright hummingbird mat there but wooden steps up to the first screened door and no room for a mat!

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 11, 2012:

Lol, Angela! :) Well, the area is clean and colorful, so maybe all is well. :) I am seeing images in my mind of the leaf blower incident, especially that poor sleeping cat! :) I think my wife has her own visions as she was laughing pretty good as I read your comment to her. :)

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. Always great to see you!

Angela Blair from Central Texas on September 11, 2012:

Well, Dale, looks like I'm the joker after reading this Hub! First of all, my doormat says Merry Christmas. I bought it, liked it and as it's very substantial and colorful -- just left it there. There's absolutely no clutter on my front porch as I had a bad incident with a leaf blower and it blew away and broke everything on the porch except two chairs (also blew away my sleeping cat). So my entry way is a combination of left over holidays and silly experience with the leaf blower -- how does that measure up? By the way, I'm not being facetious -- I'm serious! Best/Sis

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 11, 2012:

I am sure the article could apply to the main door of use and if the back door was your front door, then that would be the one that you would focus on. This article focuses on what the "outside" world sees as your front door, and overall, the door that most people use as the main entryway into their home. This is the door that the "world" sees as the entry to your home..... But as I mentioned, as shown in the video, you could apply such techniques to the "main" door of entry as well, I am sure, with no problems.

Thanks for stopping by, DzyMsLizzy, reading and commenting. :)

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on September 11, 2012:

This is a "back door" neighborhood. Anyone coming to the front door is either selling stuff, a canvassing politician or a religious prosteletizer--none of which are welcome.

If we know you as a friend or relative, you automatically come in the back door; if you have been invited, as a worker or repairman, you are instructed to come to the back. It's where we really live. The front door is just "there" because houses usually have two doors. (We actually have 3, as there is a glass patio slider, but it's not used--it's mainly just a large window for the cats to use from their perch.)

About the only time we 'use' the front door is if we are going out to sit on the porch with a cool drink (not that often), or as a shortcut through the house for tool transport when working on the front yard (instead of going all the way around the house & up the driveway...).

Wouldn't you replace 'front door' with "main door of use?" Ergo, the back is the front? ;-)

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 11, 2012:

You are most welcome, Elle! I am glad that this article about front door feng shui was an eye opener for you!

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

elle64 from Scandinavia on September 11, 2012:

I think I have to look at my front door area, thanks for the eye opener.

Dale Hyde (author) from Tropical Paradise on Planet X on September 11, 2012:

I have to agree, Carol, we do neglect that area of our home for sure. I am amazed the more that I find out how many areas of our living environment are effected by feng shui energy.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

carol stanley from Arizona on September 11, 2012:

We often neglect our front door area. I am going to have to rethink and at least sweep the area. So it is a wakeup call. Great hub and voted up.

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