How a Few Simple Techniques Help Create Harmony and Balance
You just moved into your dream home and you want to create a calm, positive environment with good energy in your new surroundings. You’ve heard about feng shui, but what is it really?
Quite simply, feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. The term literally translates as “wind-water” in English. The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together. Historically, it was widely used to orient buildings.
Getting started with feng shui for your house can be easy when you start with the basics.
Clear Out Your Clutter by getting rid of everything you do not love in your house. This should be simple since you just moved and minimized the items of no importance. Clutter clearing is should NOT be time-consuming process but should feel instinctual and be therapeutic. This clearing out should help you lighten the load.
These two elements are essential for good feng shui energy (called Chi) in your home. Open the windows often, introduce feng shui air-purifying plants or use an air-purifier. Allow as much natural light as possible into your home, and consider using full-spectrum lights.
Define the Bagua, or the feng shui energy map of your house, by using one of the two main feng shui methods – the classical school bagua or the BTB grid. Once you define the bagua, you will know which areas of your home are connected to specific areas of your life. For example, in traditional feng shui, the Southeast feng shui area of your home is connected to the flow of money energy in your life.
Get the Basics of 5 Feng Shui Elements in order to create balance and vibrant energy in all areas of your home. For example, if you are working on attracting more prosperity, you will introduce the feng shui elements of Wood and Water in the Southeast area of your house. If your need to improve your health, you will place lush wood feng shui element items, such as plants or pieces of wood furniture in the East area.
Find Out Your Feng Shui Birth Element and create a home to nourish and support your energy. For example, if your own element is Fire, you need to introduce Fire element colors (red, orange, purple, magenta, pink, yellow) and triangular shapes, etc. You will also need a strong Wood element in your home, as Wood feeds the Fire.