by Heather I. Melcer.
Ornamental – literally! ‘Tis the season for shopping for Feng Shui cures! It’s December, a festive time of year all over the world. And while all the stores are lined with isles of Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree, if you look closely enough you will instead find a treasure trove of Feng Shui items.
Over the years Christmas decorating has totally changed–it’s modern, it’s elegant, it’s chic. There’s a color palette and theme for every style of décor in this modern day HGTV picture perfect home kind of world we live in. Good-bye are the days of standard uniform colors red and green, or symbols like candy canes, reindeers, Santa and Frosty. Hello to ALL the colors of the rainbow, or wink, wink, the BAGUA! If you take a close look around there are ornaments nowadays in every color, many shapes and symbols of all kinds that can be repurposed for Feng Shui. So shhhh…Out of context you would never know a thing. (If you are new to the Bagua, view this post here. )
We use what we call cures, or rather remedies in Feng Shui, to help offset any imbalances of Feng Shui and to help lift and get the Ch’i (energy) moving in your home and thus in turn, your life. Take a look around your home and life – where are things feeling blocked, where do you need a little lift?
In selecting an appropriate cure, which as a side note, it’s not a magical fix even though the Feng Shui industry uses that buzz word, it’s really to offset of energy to help you weather through life more supported and help move things along more swiftly to what you desire most.
You can use either the color of the Bagua or the symbol of what that area of the Bagua is about. And even if you don’t use the Bagua at all, a few simple hanging pieces by the front door or anywhere in your home will help lighten up your energy and help lift the mood.
There are still a few places where you would want to use a specific round cut Swarovski type Feng Shui crystal, like when a front door is in alignment with a back door or in windows for protection if needed. However, anywhere else, anything goes! Hanging other items like wind chimes, ornaments of all kinds and basically anything that you feel connected to, from above can be a great way to lift the energy in that area of your life and help get thigns flowing on the “wind” level of Feng Shui. Literally translated Feng Shui means “wind” and “water” so good flow on both levels of your space can really get things moving in your life.
So look up and go for it! But remember don’t go overboard. Good Feng Shui remedies should fit in naturally with your environment for best results….all year round! It’s just now a good time to buy :-)