2014 … we are literally in an age of change, and are feeling the need to be surrounded by nice things, good friends, healthy environment and positive energy. This is a topic that presents itself in the willingness to consult with others and research for the ‘best’ you can find in just about everything that comes your way. The point is … you know when you don’t want to go into a certain restaurant to eat, or purchase a specific item or even a home … your reason is that ‘it doesn’t feel right’ and you just don’t like its energy. It doesn’t resonate with you. But, why … for what reason? And so we ask ….
It lacks balance. There is no harmony, comfort or visual appeal. It is lacking good feng shui. The importance is that all healing comes from within you and from within your environment. You can ‘hold on’ to success or ‘attract it’ when the energy of your environment is in balance, and then your creativity flows, your health improves, and medications react differently. Anyone can read another book, take another pill, walk another mile, but if your personal space is lacking, then you are not receiving the maximum benefit of it all which can affect your relationships, career, health and prosperity.
The photo in the example is showing a room that is bottom heavy in colour, therefore lacking balance. Correction? The photo frames would be more in keeping if they were in a dark colour which would improve the room’s energy.
Notice the lack of the ‘life’ element. There is no sign of it. Greenery is an important element (wood) to every room, as it helps eliminate toxins from the off-gassing of the surrounding materials which encourage poor health. It can be added in the form of artwork, fabrics or plants/flowers as well as wooden sculptures.
Sharp edges also ‘cut’ the flow of meandering positive energy within a space. Notice the ‘corner’ of the brick wall. This ‘point’ is aiming right onto the back of the person who sits in the sofa. Also, the sharp corners around the window (fire element) also aim at the person who sits on the sofa. This ‘negative’ can be reduced or softened with the addition of floor plants behind the sofa. Round leaves on plants are better than sharp edges. All these ‘sharp’ edges are referred to as ‘poison arrows’ in the study of feng shui and you should be aware of them within your space.
There are five shapes to include in your awareness of feng shui … living in harmony with your environment … round/oval; vertical; horizontal; square/rectangle and meandering. These shapes combined within the overall visual will encourage the flow of mystical, positive energy.
Whenever ‘things’ in your life are not going your way, or are not the best they can be … then change in your environment is required. This ‘change’ of altering and removing or adding … will shift the flow of ch’i (energy) and corrections will follow.
~ Mallory ~
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Author: Fun Schway, the North American way