Using Feng Shui to Support Our Time at Home
Today we are going to talk about Feng Shui and why it is important. Especially now. When people think about Feng Shui, they think about placement and organization. That is undoubtedly part of it. However, on a higher, macro level, Feng Shui is so much more. Many books focus on trinkets and superstition, but that’s not what Feng Shui is about. Often when people think of Feng Shui, they think or talk about the elements—Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Interestingly enough, Feng Shui in Chinese means “Wind Water,” the two most essential elements of life. We all need air to breathe. And without water, a person can live maybe a week (as compared to food where people can live several weeks to months). “Wind Water” represents “Flow Balance.” This is what we call life force or “chi” energy—creating Harmony and Energy Flows—bringing Joy and Clarity to what we need to do. By creating a balance of the elements in our physical environment, we create emotional balance within. Below is an exercise that you can do at home that will help you explore what Feng Shui feels like and how you can bring that feeling of balance into your home today. Because balance is going to allow us to be in our environment long term while reducing the stress that comes along with being homebound.
I’m going to share more about bringing this energy into your space. For now, find a picture or photo that best reflects your experience of Feng Shui. During the exercise, if you envisioned a beach, cut a photo out of a magazine and put it on your desk. And when things get stressed, take a moment and go back to this image. This kind of intention and energy shift is Everyday Shui. With love and blessings, Kate