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Monday, October 25, 2010

Importance of Mirror in Feng Shui

Mirrors play a very important role in Feng Shui. Since time immemorial mirrors have been an important part of our lives. Elders used to advise to keep the mirrors always clean. This is understood now well because we see our reflection in the mirror and if it is unclean we see a dull and distorted image. This reflects on our mood and thinking and we feel depressed.
In Feng Shui it is always advisable to keep the mirror sparkling clean. This brings in positivity and helps reflect the negativity back. Never keep broken or dirty mirrors in the home as they reflect a distorted image of the viewer. Hang the mirror where sunlight can be reflected as this helps purify the mirror and it is charged with positivity. Keep an beautiful plant or artifact that reflects from the mirror and avoid dead plants or withered flowers reflecting from the mirror. One can hang a beautiful painting of fresh flowers or landscape that is soothing to the eye to reflect behind the mirror.
Mirrors are an eye of our soul and we always wish to get positive vibes from this. Being healthy and free of negative thoughts reflects in our image in the mirror and this in turn affects our mood for the day and in the long run also our whole lives. Hence always keep beautiful and clean mirrors and take care of where you hang it and what it reflects back.
Many decorated and fancy mirrors are available in the market and one has the choice of contemporary or traditional designs for a mirror. Always consider the size of the room and where it is to be hung before purchasing a good mirror. Feng Shui indicates that one must take care of what is placed behind the mirror. If the image is good it will reflect positivity whereas if the mirror reflects broken and leaking walls or dried and dead plants then it has an bad effect on the viewer and the inmates of the house. Mirrors are also used as powerful  cures for protection from negativity.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Clearing Negative Energies and Feng Shui

Clearing negative energies is the most important aspect that helps to create a peaceful and enriching environment. Many a times we feel that our energy is drained, we feel tired easily and there is lot of stress due to certain problems or individuals in our lives. Feng shui suggests that there are negative energies everywhere as there is positive.
Whenever there is an argument or bad incident in the home or maybe we had a bickering boss or neighbour we are stressed and we carry the negative energy with us. This drains our energy and we keep on thinking about the same negative incidents. It is very much im[ortant to balance the energy of the house and bring it back to positive.
1) Burning incensce is the best and easiest cure to ward off evil and negative energies. Close all door and windows and burn incense. Let the smoke cover and move to all nooks and corners of the house. After some time make the intention that all negative energies are burning and then open all the doors and windows to let out negativity and bring in positivitity. Let the fresh air circulate in the whole house and feel the results.
2) Mopping the house with salt water. It is advisable to take pinch of rock salt and wipe all the floors with this water. This can be done everyday or once in a week depending upon the problems faced by the i9nmates in the house.
3) Clearing clutter is one of the best ways to clear negativity and also free our mind for progress. Often we feel stuck up in home or business and our career does not show any psitive growth. Clear all things that have not been used for more than five years. Think of what you need and clear away extra goods or give in charity. Once you do this the things that have occupied space in our minds and made us live in pressure are released. We feel light and our mind is open to new ideas and this results in progress and getting new opportunities and moving on from the stuck up feeling.
4) Plants are also a very good cure to remove negativity. Placing healthy plants like bamboo or any other indoor plant helps to enliven our environment and also makes the air fresh. The groth of a plant helps us overcome negative feelings and gives peace.
5) Painting are also a very simple cure that can help remove negativity. Looking at happy and bright paintings helps to relax the mind. Flowers, beautiful landscapes and cute animals or birds help us to focus on the painting picture and we feel relaxed. Every individual must select paintings that they feel comfortable with and would like to observe over the years every day. Colours that give us peace and relaxation can be selected while considering buying a painting.
6) Symbols can also be displayed to protect ones home from negative influences. It can be a religious symbol or some thing representing like a dragon, in Feng Shui  for protection .

Feng Shui and Balancing the Five Elements

Feng shui is the science of placement of furniture balancing the five elements to bring about peace, success and prosperity. It has been going on since the past many years but has come in the lime light throught he past few years. One can follow the five elemnets positive cycle to understand feng shui better. It is very simple and anyone can act on simple cures for the  problems faced in their lives. It is not a religion and can be followed by anyone of any religion as this does not require any rituals or do not have any dieties.
The five elements Earth, metal, water, wood and fire have to be well balanced in a positive cycle to bring peace and prosperity of the inmates of the house. Simply considering objects or paintings having certain colours representing these elements also helps harmonize the energies of that area. One can follow the map of five elements to understand which colours and objects correspond to that area. e.g for the south area it is advisable to hang paintings of red , orange or bright colours to correspond to the fame area. So also the north that represents the career and growth can be balanced by placing objects of metal or having blue colour paintings in that area that represent water element.
The misconception that feng shui requires major breaking and renovation work to balance or harmonize energies is false. One can follow simple cures without major changes and see the positive results. A good consultant will always consider the personal choices and requirements of each individual before prescribing any cures for problems.
(Harmony of Elements - Image by Mrs. Rizwana A.Mundewadi).