Everyone appreciates the benefits of beautiful, comfortable living environments; America's billion-dollar interior decoration industry attest to this fact. However, Feng Shui takes the approach that your surroundings affect not just your level of material comfort but also your physical and mental health, your relationships, and your worldly success.
Feng Shui examines how the places of things and objects within it affect the energy flow in your living environment, and how these objects interact with and influence your personal energy flow. Your personal energy flow affects how you thing and act, which in turn affects how well you perform and succed in your personal and professional life.
Feng Shui affects you every moment of the day - whether you're aware of it or not.
On the surface, Feng Shui is the simple interaction of humans and their envorinments. Taken a step further, Feng Shui enables you to influence these interacting energies to achieve specific life improvements. This influence is achieved by positioning or designing your surroundings in harmony with principles of natural energy flow. As a result, you (and your life) can achieve harmony with your surroundings. Feng Shui is practical and grounding, and it helps you right where you live and work.
Feng Shui is often refered to as the art of placement. How you place your furniture, possessions, and yourself within your surroundings largely determines your life experience at every level. Feng Shui offers a unique way of looking at yourself and your environment, and it provides a way of bringing balance, comfort, and harmony into your environment in a manner that is difficult to achieve by any other means.
Feng shui is the study of the relationship between the environment and human life.Discovered by the Chinese, feng Shui has been practiced for centuries to design environments that enhance conditions for success in life.
The Chinese, like the Indians, used the philosophy's design principles to lay out their cities. The Book of Ritual from the Chou dynasty (1030-722 B.C.) describes the plans for a capital city, dictating the use of squares and placements of gates at the four compass points.
Feng Shui made the earliest tangible leap to the United States in the 1980s and has been growing steadily ever since. In recent years, interesting in Feng Shui's architectural and design elements has greatly expanded in North America, Europe and Australia.
The Feng Shui element of your wealth and money area is wood, and you know that wood is strengthened by water, which nourishes the wood and by earth, which gives the wood a firm foundation to grow.
This all based on the interplay of five Feng Shui elements - one of the basic principle of Feng Shui.
You want the decor of your home or office money area to express these elements, and here are some steps to help you. Bring the wood, water and earth Feng Shui Elements into your money area decor with:
Healthy, lush green plants, such as:
or any other vibrant plant that will thrive in the lighting condition of the area.
A water feature, a mirror or an image of water.
You can bring an actual fountain to the area, which will be great Feng Shui! Mirrors are excellent Feng Shui cure, too. You can also display images with water such as a beautiful waterfall, a lake, a river or an ocean. Make sure the water is clean and flowing (versus muddy and stagant).
Emphasize specific shapes in your money area decor.
Each Feng Shui element is expressed in specific shapes, so you can bring the desired energy with shapes such as:
Be it the shape of picture frames, fabric patterns or the wallpaper design, these shapes will bring the right energy to your money area.
Imagines of forests, parks or vibant green leaves, trees, grass, etc.
will bring the Feng Shui energy of the wood element. You can also bring images of natural landscapes with interesting land formations - from sandy beaches to moutains and canyons to represent the earth element.
Choose best Feng Shui colors to decorate your money area, be it with wall color, fabrics or decor details. You have a variety of color choices, such as:
You can also bring a splash of red to activate the area or its energy variations such as coral, organge magenta, purple or pink. Be sure, though, that this is just a color splash, and not the main color for your Feng Shui money area.
Decorate with images that represent the energy of wealth and abundance.
You can choose from any modern and personal representation of wealth, such as, for example, people enjoying a vacation on a luxurious yacht or a colorful abundantly rich table set for a big party, etc. Maybe images of actual gold nuggets will speak to you more, or a big waterfront house. Find what really sparks that wealth energy in YOU, because this is different for everybody.
Consider some classical Chinese Feng Shui cures for wealth,
just be sure that you genuiely like them and they work with your home decor. Here is a list of the most popular traditional Feng Shui for wealth:
Always keep the energy fresh and vibrant by using pleasant scents and aromas, fresh flowers and a few candles
Having the area well lit and playing music there from time to time are excellent activators of good energy. Of course, it goes without saying that your money area has to be clean and clutter free.