Friday, May 25, 2012

Feng Shui Flowers

Flowers are the quintessential Chi enhancers for our homes. They provide us with the beauty and wonder of nature and help us stay connected and grounded to the natural world. Another alternative to fresh flowers is silk and plastic flowers which have the same uplifting effect.

Just like everything in Feng Shui flowers can uplift the Chi if beautiful and healthy, or deplete it if sick, dusty or depleting. If your plants begin to wilt and look sickly, move them on and replace them with vibrant healthy ones.  Artificial plants need to be kept clean and dust free at all times to have the same uplifting effect.

Orchids are the ultimate flower Chi enhancer; bringing positive energy to every area of the house. I always give people  fresh orchids as housewarming gifts  to help bless their homes.

Think of the qualities of the Bagua areas you want to enhance, and use flower colors to enrich the enhancement: Red flowers at an entrance for Career, white for the Helpful People or Children and Creativity areas, yellow for the Center, pinks or reds for Love, purple for Wealth. Use the beauty of nature to paint a palette of colorful enhancements in your home.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Creating Feng Shui Environmental Affirmations

In an ideal world your home would be an entire Environmental Affirmation. In other words you would be surrounded by objects that lift your spirits; please your senses, have wonderful feelings and memories associated with them, and constantly affirm your harmony and balance. When surrounded by such beauty your environment acts as a giant vessel of positive Chi, constantly nourishing and strengthening your material world.

To reach this goal, begin by looking at the objects and architecture you live with.  Decide what you love and what you don’t.  If you don’t love much about your current home, don’t be discouraged. You can improve it immediately by placing one thing you love in each room. This begins the process of enhancing the Chi flow by attracting the things that uplift you. Begin discarding what you don’t like, and watch your world change for the better.