By Heather I. Melcer.
Our world is in flux, I don’t think anyone can argue with that these days. We are in the midst of transformation, from the mundane aspects of day-to-day living to the spiritual evolution of mankind on a very deep level. Many people are feeling these shifts in one way or another, sometimes with great contrast and conflict. The rocky divergence of society can knock us off our feet and put us out of harmony and balance with ourselves, our purpose and our goals. Turning to Feng Shui, now more than ever can assist us in bringing ourselves back to center.
The art and science of Feng Shui, which comes from China and is over 3,000 years old, is as much a modern wonder now as it was then. It’s a tool to help ground our energy, keep us advancing and weather the storms of our lives with a bit more ease and grace. Literally translated it means “wind” and “water” and is the energy flow in our homes and in turn our lives. It is the essence of Ch’i, or life force energy, that flows through us and our environments. Everything in our home or office is made up of energy, everything has intention within the matter it is made up of.
One of the most important aspects of Feng Shui is understanding that your home and life have a direct relationship to one another. Your home is a mirror reflection of who you are and what is going on in your life at the present moment. Once you fully, and unconditionally, understand this concept, you can truly begin to bring about significant shifts of energy and forward movement to your life.
One of the simplest ways to start applying Feng Shui is to start at your front door and take a walk through your home, room by room and take basic notes. First, what do you see? Literally, what is the first thing you notice in each room and how does it make you feel? Is it bright and well-lit or drab and dull? Clean and organized or dirty and cluttered? Cheerful artwork and décor or a bit lack-luster and outdated? Next, take note of how you actually feel as you enter each room. Does it make you stand up straight and smile or do your shoulders slink down thinking of your to-do list and you suddenly feel tired? Also what changes, if any, did you make recently to your home?
Look at your answers and really contemplate what your life is like right now. Without knowing anything else about Feng Shui, there is no doubt in my mind anyone can begin making changes very intuitively to their environments that will begin to have an impact in their lives for the better. Not many can deny those big AHA moments when the relationship between home and life starts to reveal itself.
It doesn’t matter where you start, so select anything and just make any change you can. Feng Shui changes are like a domino effect, one change naturally leads you to the next and before you know it you will begin to feel more peace and harmony in your spirit and in turn, success in your life. Within the context of our world, it is important that we work to balance and ground our own energy flow. As we each become more centered we can then begin to bring about greater shifts to the collective world.