Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome Spring and Welcome Chi

Well it's time to think about going outdoors and freshening up the yard after a long, cold winter. Why not start at the front entrance? Consider the outdoor mat, does it need replacing? Maybe a new wreath for the season and be sure to sweep away the cobwebs and leaves that have accumulated.

Your front entrance and door is critical in Feng Shui. The front entrance is the mouth of the chi and you need to keep this areas fresh and tidy, always! You want to attract and invite the Chi to your door. Chi is attracted to well kept, clean, shiny, tinkling, trickling, twirling objects! That's right. Consider Chi a curious creature, and to attract it's attention you need a meandering path with interesting and fragrant plants,sculptures,water features,wind chimes. Of course not all of these, but one or 2 that add interest and that you enjoy.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Crystals the Feng Shui Aspirin

When we can identify problem or stagnant areas in our home, a very easy and effective solution is to hang a round crystal from the ceiling. The crystal should be at least 40 mm in size,(bigger is better) and must be round to catch and re-direct energy.

Depending what the problem is and where it is will determine where to hang it in the room. Catching the fast flow of energy from a long straight staircase would dictate it being hung at the end of the stair to slow energy and diffuse it. Hanging from the middle of the room would catch energy and diffuse it around the room.

Crystals are considered "transcendental solutions". Meaning they work at a level of consciousness we cannot see, nor easily explain. But, are known to be highly effective.

One last note, using crystals along with making the necessary physical and mental changes to your environment will exponentially make a difference.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What is Feng Shui?

First let's start with the pronunciation! Feng Shui is spoken as "Fung Shway" - no "Fang Shwee" here!

I bet a lot of people have adopted major Feng Shui principles in their own lives without even realizing it. This intuitive Ancient Chinese practice's literal translation is: "Wind and Water"; and the ability to harness and direct energy.

For thousands of years, Chinese Feng Shui masters have studied the environment and its impact on people. Knowing that the elements of nature and the stresses of our modern world affect the quality of our lives, they learned how to create a harmonious environment which, by its very design, can positively attract health, wealth and loving relationships.