How grounded and connected to your center are you feeling right now? Are you at peace with your decisions and comfortable with you life’s flow? If not, what can you do to improve that? Feng Shui can help!
I recently did two home consultations with clients who were feeling scattered, couldn't focus and did not feel grounded. A look at the center area of their home told the story. One had a staircase leading downstairs right in the center of their home, pulling the energy down. The other had her dining room in the center with a round glass table with a black stand, black and white chairs and a large mirror framed in black. Black, glass and mirrors represent the water element, while white and circles represent the metal element which holds water. Her grounding area was literally being washed away. It was no wonder she didn't want to sit there.
For the first client I recommended a mirror at the bottom of the stairs facing up, to keep the energy from rushing down and earth tone pictures on either side of the stairwell. For the second client, I recommended removing the mirror, replacing it with a large earth tone picture, placing earth tone place mats on the table and an earth tone flower arrangement in a ceramic vase in the center.
They both reported feeling much better.
In the Feng Shui Bagua (Ba-gua) Map, represented as a grid of nine sectors, the Center area is located in the center of your home/business. The Bagua comes from the Chinese philosophy, “The I Ching,” and literally means “eight trigrams" with the center for grounding.
In the “I Ching” the Center area of your home or business is a neutral place; a perfect balance of yin and yang – a place of peace.
The element for the Center is Earth, suggesting the importance of arranging your life around a solid base. It is related to the color yellow and symbolized by the shape of the square or rectangle. Enhance this area when you want to cultivate the experience of being grounded and centered, or when you want to harmonize and balance different parts of life such as Love and Career, or Wealth and Creativity.
Art, photos, collages representing the earth, landscapes in the color yellow, (sunflowers, deserts), items in the yellow color spectrum, things made of ceramics or pottery, ceramic tiles or bricks, items in the shape of rectangles or squares, quotes, affirmations and sayings pertaining to feeling grounded and centered.
This is an ideal area for a courtyard, patio or atrium, garden art and statuary in ceramics, ceramic tiles, fountains, pots and benches, items, flowers, plants in the yellow spectrum, square or rectangular shapes.
The element for this area is Earth. Earth is represented by the soil. When In balance in your home it enhances a feeling of being grounded, balanced, organized, and stable.
Wishing you the ability to stay grounded and focused as you move through life! Use Feng Shui to help you.