The objects in our home can be used for more than just decorative purposes. In Feng Shui, they can be used to harness positive energy, shut out bad energy, and provide the spiritual balance for good health, good fortune, and financial well-being. By using the 5 elements of Feng Shui in your home, you can create a balanced energy for harmonious living.
The 5 elements of Feng Shui are natural earth elements that include fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each element plays a specific role. By introducing and balancing each of the five elements harmoniously together, they can be used to harness positive energy and increase personal growth.
Fire - Fire is said to be the most powerful element of all. It represents energy and passion.
Earth - Earth is the most peaceful of all 5 elements. It represents stability and calmness.
Metal - Metal is sharp, powerful and strong. It is said to influence intelligence and energy.
Water - Water is tranquil and clear. It is used for renewal, inspiration, relaxation, and release.
Wood - Wood is a motivational element. It represents growth, creativity, and development.
To use the 5 elements of Feng Shui in your home, consider what you want to gain from them. Here's how to begin:
1. Decide what you want to achieve - Specific elements will affect different aspects of your inner being and life. Therefore, you will need to decide what it is you would like to see improved and select the best element to assist in that growth.
2. Alter your surroundings - Determine which elements are represented in your home and how they can be altered to achieve the desired goal. If you want to see improvement in your career, look to the water element. To improve your marriage, concentrate on the earth element. For improved family life, look to the wood element. This is a very basic scope of how Feng Shui works, but it will help you pinpoint what elements to consider.
3. Balance - All elements of Feng Shui should be represented in your home, but pay attention to balance. Use the elements harmonious together to harness good energy. When conflicting elements are used together, though, the opposite will happen. There are two ways to use elements together. Creatively and destructively. If the elements would balance in nature, they will work creatively together.
Try to think of achieving balance in this way:
Creative usage - Water enables wood to grow.
Creative usage - Wood feeds fire.
Creative usage - Fire makes earth.
Creative usage - Earth creates metal.
Creative usage - Metal holds water.
Destructive usage - Water extinguishes fire.
Destructive usage - Fire melts metal.
Destructive usage - Metal cuts wood.
Destructive usage - Earth dams water.
Destructive usage - Wood pierces earth.
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