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Monday, September 28, 2015

Does Feng Shui Really Work?

Feng Shui has been around for more than 5,000 years, ut many in the West have only discovered in the last two decades. Although there have been many jokes about the art of artfully rearranging your surroundings, few of us know what Feng Shui really is or whether it works at all. Here is a short primer on the philosophy behind Feng Shui and a few tips to incorporate it into your life.

The Idea Behind Feng Shui

Contrary to poular belief, Feng Shui isn't magic, nor is it a decorating fad or a passing trend. Feng Shui is the science of changing the energy flows in your environment into order to facilitate positive energy and release negative emery. That may sound like hocus-pocus, so let's put it in simpler terms. It has been proven that a cluttered, dirty environment causes mental blocks and lack of energy. Many of us have experienced in our own lives the feeling of lightness and mental clarity that we feel when we finally clear that cluttered desk or straighten out our closets. 

Feng Shui uses the power of energy that is associated with the five elements of water, wood, metal, earth and fire - along with the placement of furnishings and accessories - to attract specific energies and improve the circulation of energy in our environment. In the same way that a blocked duct won't circulate air and cool or heat your home, the blockage of beneficial energy in a room will cause stagnation.

How to Bring Feng Shui Into Your Home

While Feng Shui is no one-size solution for whatever ails you and it's best to have a personalized consultation, there are some things that can increase the energy flow for anyone. 
  1.  Get rid of clutter. Do you really need that stack of magazines and junk mail or that pile of clothes you never wear?
  2. Create a sense of balance. Symmetry is important for balance in your life. A pair of lamps or end tables not only create a symmetrical look, the refine a sense of balance in your life.
  3. Make small repairs. Broken or chipped bric-a-brac, torn window screens or broken door handles not only make your home look shabby, they reflect in how you feel about your life on a subconscious level.
  4. Add natural elements to your home. Feng Shui is about balance and energy flow, so having the right mix of each element will favorably influence the balance in your life. Add water elements to certain rooms with small fountains or a fish tank. Plants clean the air and bring the wood element into play. Candles and incense allude to fire, and rocks, sand and color balance out the rest.

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6 Smart Readers SAID::

Jessica Cassidy said...

I have not practice anything from it Sis. I know that one of my closed friend who is a half Chinese now lived in Canada practice this.

Elizabeth O. said...

I've heard a lot of Feng Shui but I've never done it to my home. From what I understand, it's supposed to bring a positive energy into your life and your home.

nova hedges said...

Not sure about it, but I've always tried it since there is nothing that's going to lose if I did...

Cherry said...

I have a Chinese blood running in my veins hence I believe in Feng Shui. Like old people always say, walang masama kung susundin mo. :)

JOJO VITO said...

I believe in order, harmony...but sorry not really in the feng shui per se :)

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

I'm fascinated by feng shui but it's impossible to apply all the guidelines in our home, so I guess we as a family have to do our best to keep the house in order and make our relationship harmonious, and of course, we need to ask guidance from God all the time.

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