Feng Shui your home

by Dr Uzelac

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is over 6000 years old art and science, originating from China. It is pronounced "fung shway", feng meaning - wind and shui - water. Together, they represent harmony and balance. This ancient art is based on the flow of energy or “chi” through the universe and its influence on our daily lives.

The practice is related to subjects of nature such as physics, philosophy, astronomy and astrology. Until the invention of the magnetic compass, feng shui apparently relied on astronomy to find correlations between humans and the universe.

Its philosophy is that through the knowledge of Feng Shui, people can make themselves more compatible with nature, their surroundings and their own everyday life, and in that way make an impact on their finances, health, and emotions.

If the energy in our environment is hindered or not flowing correctly it can cause disharmony. Feng Shui aims to balance this energy in order to attain greater happiness, well-being and productivity.

One of the fundamental principles of Feng Shui is Yin and Yang. It is a representation of balance and continual change and they cannot survive without one another for they are dependent opposites. Yin can represent: female, night, intuitive, negative charge. Yang: male, day, logical (rational) and positive charge.

Before we proceed, lets get acquainted with main terms and principles:

Chi

Chi is the invisible energy that binds life together. There is cosmic, human and earth chi.

Cosmic chi is the force of nature and helps explain why the weather affects personal moods and feelings.

Human Chi is inside each person. Each person has his or her own unique chi that flows in its own path. It affects your personality, interactions with others, general mood and much more. Feng Shui practitioners try to help adjust your environmental chi to best suit you. Human Chi can be likened to the western concept of bio-energies.

Earth Chi is the way the earth affects you. The forces of mountains, streams, valleys, plains, etc. all impact and influence you. In the way mountains protect us from harsh elements and also provide psychological support. We tend to feel more stable and grounded when we have mountains around. Those who live in the mountains tend to be more stubborn, loyal and honest.

The five elements

The five elements are: Metal, Fire, Earth, Wood and Water. They interact in numerous ways and that interaction can be of constructive or destructive manner. Constructive cycle e.g.: Water is a source of moisture for wood (trees) to grow, wood is a source of fuel for fire, the remnants of fire is ash (soil) of the earth, the earth forms metals, and metal allows moisture (water) to condense on it as it cools. Destructive cycle: water extinguishes the flames of fire, fire melts metal, metal cuts through wood, and wood controls the earth by over growing it. Do you see the beauty of how your glass can be half full or half empty based on these influences?

 

 

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The Basic Tools of Feng Shui

The following tools are especially helpful to unblock energy and balance a home or business:

Sound is used to connect us to others in our environment. Music is a powerful way to uplift the chi in any environment and can sooth stressful home or office situations.

Lighting is a simple way to bring more chi into your environment, especially full-spectrum light bulbs that simulate natural light. Fireplaces are also a source of light.

Color adds emotional, physiological, and cultural content to our lives. We associate certain things with color, such as holidays, cultural events, and emotions. In Feng Shui, color is primarily used to represent and balance the Five Elements. You can check which element is suitable for or your family members (based on your birth date) and adjust the color accordingly.

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Art can enhance the chi, whether it is a painting, sculpture, or textile. The selection and placement of art depends on the area of the "bagua" (energy area of your space) you need to activate. Art should reflect positive images and feelings.

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Growing Things like healthy plants and flowers connect you with the natural world. They can be chosen for a specific shape and color to correspond to a particular element and area of the bagua. Silk plants can be used where light is too limited to grow healthy plants.

Water Features such as fountains and aquariums stimulate the movement of chi in and around your home or business.

Wind Sensitive Objects such as wind chimes, mobiles, whirligigs, banners, flags, and weather vanes attract the chi into your environment.

Mirrors & Crystals can be used when there are structural flaws or where there is no space for any other "cure."

For more details on how to arrange a specific room, click below:

Bedroom Feng Shui

Kid's Bedroom Feng Shui

Office Feng Shui

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