Affecting Your Home’s Feng Shui
Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is an idea adopted from ancient Chinese culture that describes how the placement of objects in a particular space affect the energy flow in that space. If you believe in energies, vibrations, and auras then you’ll probably want to arrange the furniture in your home in a way that will give you the most positive feelings.
The idea behind feng shui is that the inside of your home is a reflection of the inside of your soul. A clutter free home is a clutter free spirit and a clutter free mind. The feng shui of your home is affected by what you have inside of it. So if you let the trash cans pile up and allow the sink to run over with dirty dishes, you’re killing the feng shui or, the good energy in the room. Since those of us who work demanding jobs don’t always have time or the energy to just sit at home, it’s nice to have positive vibes flowing when you do get to be home. No one likes to come home to a disorganized house.
Having a good amount of light in your home also adds to the positive energy flow. The sun itself is a big ball of energy, and we’re lucky enough to have the sun shine down on us every day. It’s easy to take advantage of the sun’s positive energy by opening the blinds or drawing back the drapes. Allowing fresh sun rays in your home from day to day is sure to stimulate the feng shui in your house.
There are five basic elements of Feng Shui. They include Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements can also be expressed in colors or shapes. The Wood represents growth and creativity. Fire represents expansion and transformation. Earth is for stability. The Water represents clarity and relaxation. Metal (my favorite element) represents mental power and sharpness, it has a lot to do with intelligence. Having some form of these 5 elements in your home is thought to bring your home balance and solidity.
Though you do not need to have a deep understanding of Feng Shui to apply it to your home, it’s a great practice to put in place. There are tons of articles about Feng Shui and Chi and Chakras and how they all can affect you and your home. The point of it all is to give balance to your mind and your wellbeing. Whether you spend a lot of time or a little time at home, Feng Shui can help you to feel incredibly relaxed and peacefully organized.
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