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[The feng shui use of the flowers symbol is based on the same universal feeling that flowers evoke in all humans – a feeling of beauty, grace, and a delicate, alive sensuality. Teja Ream/Getty Images]
The universal language of flowers crosses any cultural boundaries, interpretations or meanings. The feng shui use of flowers as a symbol is based on the same universal feeling that flowers evoke in all humans — a feeling of beauty, grace, and a delicate, alive sensuality.
Live flowers are always the premier choice for your home, as they bring a strong healing energy; but images of flowers or high quality silk flowers are often used in feng shui, too.
In addition to the energy of beauty and grace, flowers also bring good luck, numerous blessings, and quality of Chi to any home. In feng shui, attention is often paid to colors, numbers, as well as the symbolism of specific flowers.
Below are descriptions of the most popular flower symbols as used in feng shui applications:
- Peony. One of the most sensual flowers with a delicious scent, the peony has long been used in feng shui as a cure for love and romance. This especially applies to a couple of pink peonies. The peony is often considered a metaphor for female beauty. In fact, some feng shui masters do not recommend having the image of a flowering peony in an older couple’s bedroom in order to prevent affairs with younger women.
- Lotus. The lotus flower symbolizes the ultimate perfection; its purity is untouched by the mud from which it originates. In Chinese medicine, every part of the lotus plant, from roots to petals, has medicinal properties, thus making this symbol an even more potent feng shui cure for a healthy and harmonious home.
- Cherry Blossoms. The blossoming flowers of cherry, as well as apple, dogwood, peach or other similar trees, have always been used to bring the energy of new beginnings — a sense of freshness and innocence. Most often the image of cherry blossoms is used as a love and marriage cure, but can also be used as a feng shui cure for health.
- Orchid. This beautiful flower is long considered a classical feng shui symbol of fertility. As the orchid brings the energy of an untainted natural symmetry, it has also become a symbol of a quest for perfection in any areas of one’s life. Abundance, perfection, spiritual growth, beauty and purity — with such powerful universal symbolism attached to it, no wonder orchids have become a very popular house plant in the West!
- Narcissus. In Chinese culture the structured energy of the narcissus flower is believed to bestow the flowering of one’s career, talents and abilities. It is often used as a feng shui career cure, believed to help one receive proper rewards for his or her hard work. White color narcissus is used more often in feng shui career applications versus the yellow one.
- Chrysanthemum. The feng shui symbol of a chrysanthemum flower is one of …
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These 10 wealth feng shui essentials will help you create and attract strong wealth energy – material wealth, as well as wealth in all its forms.
Feng shui for wealth is one of the most popular applications of feng shui. The focus on attracting material wealth is actually one of the reasons feng shui became so popular in the West, since we’ve heard about many business tycoons using feng shui for more profits and stronger financial security.
Of course, there is much more to feng shui than its wealth building appeal! You can use feng shui to create a better quality of life, improve your health, attract more harmony to your relationships, help build a successful career, etc.
In other words, you can use feng shui to create wealth in all its forms. Here, though, I want to focus on feng shui for financial wealth.
Let me help you transform your home with these 10 wealth building feng shui essentials.
1. Good Chi Flow in a Clear, Open Space
When you see the homes of wealthy people, the number one thing that you actually see is open space. An abundance of open space. Strange, no?
Rarely do you see wealthy houses full to the brim with all sorts of stuff. It is the luxury of open space and plenty of breathing room that attracts more wealth energy.
In feng shui terms this basically means there is open space to allow more and to enjoy more. To create more, explore more and be more.
Yes, I know we can argue that being wealthy allows you to buy bigger spaces, keep professional cleaners, etc; but let’s avoid excuses or resistance mentality. There are plenty of small spaces that have the energy of wealth, too. Learn to welcome powerful energy into your home and not make it stale or block it with all sorts of stuff.
The more open space you have in your home, the more fresh energy can come in. Let’s explore powerful feng shui guidelines to help you attract the energy of financial wealth.
The next 9 wealth feng shui essentials will help you do just that.
2. No Clutter + Clear Organization
If you’ve been reading my articles for a while, you might get tired of me repeating “no clutter, no clutter, no clutter”. I have to keep doing it, though.
Clutter is stuck energy, and the essence of cluttered spaces – as well as the dominant energy of people who live in cluttered spaces – is based on fear mixed with pessimism.
Hardly a quality of energy that can help one attract wealth!
Yes, of course I know that clearing clutter is not easy, and of course I know it might take time to get rid of all your clutter. All you have to do, though, is commit to clearing it, and then follow an easy feng shui clutter clearing system.
Directly connected to the concept of a clutter clear space is clear organization. If you do not have an organized house, chances are you will start quickly accumulating clutter again. Each item in your home deserves a space of its own, no matter how small; this makes for a peaceful house with strong and clear energy.
Think about it and look for the best organizational systems you can find; there is an abundance of them out there, from Ikea to California Closets and everything in between (Home Depot, Bed, Bath and Beyond, The Container Store, etc).
Rich people find everything quick; not only money and information, but also what’s needed in their own home. Why?
Simply because wasting time on finding something is frustrating and detracts from other things and activities that bring wealth (both financial wealth, as well as the wealth of emotional and physical health).
3. Use Feng Shui Wealth Colors
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Are you curious about the best feng shui placement of your elephant statue, painting or wall hanging? Do you know the meaning of elephant energy in your home? Find our how to decorate with the symbol of elephant in order to create a good feng shui home.
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Thank you very much, Rodika!! Wishing you a very blessed Chinese Lunar New Year 2016. May your year be filled with much love, peace, good health, balance, wisdom, prosperity, success in all your endeavors and joy. Namaste
Spring cleaning time .. clear out your old clothes and donate it to the poor. Clearing out old stuff is also helping you to clear out ‘old energy’ which does not serve your soul purpose anymore.
Clearing out old stuff also allows you to attract ‘new and refreshing energy’ into your life and also to re-balance your life’s journey as it will also affect your physical body. It will also promote good health, clarity of heart, mind and foresight once the ‘clutter’ is gone.
Even if the clothes/stuff in your old closets/store room are organized in boxes, does not mean that it’s all right to continue to ‘hoard’.
It’s not all right to store ‘old energy’. Believe me .. I’ve been through that many times and now, I try to clean out every 3 to 4 months. From old seasonings, dishes, plastic wares and plastic bags, old worn out pots (recycle them in the garden for hardware decor) .. to clothing, shawls, floor rugs, towels (kitchen and bath), cutlery, old curtains etc. – Namaste
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Are you wearing the best colors for your energy?
According to the ancient art and science of feng shui, you have colors that support you, as well as colors that drain your energy. This applies to both the colors you are wearing as clothing and accessories, as well as the colors of your home decor.
This personal feng shui color selection is based on the theory of five feng shui elements; it assigns each one of us a specific feng shui element. Because these elements are expressed as colors, you have colors that are good for you, meaning they support and nourish you; and you also have colors that tend to weaken your energy.
There are 5 elements in feng shui – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and your energy is described by one of these elements. This feng shui element, also called your personal birth element, is determined by your year of birth. As Chinese New Year starts on a different day each year, check to be sure you know your correct year of birth for feng shui purposes.
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Easy feng shui decorating with the earth element: bring nourishment, stability and protection into your life
Earth feng shui element is definitely the element that each home or office should have. Of course, we need all 5 feng shui elements for our well being – in different proportions for different spaces and different people – but trust me that earth element is the one to strengthen in your home no matter what your personal birth element is.
As you can guess from the name, the earth feng shui element brings the energy of nourishment, stability, support and caring patience.
With the very disconnected, hectic, as well as vastly artificial way of modern life, a strong earth element in your space will bring you back to your own center, calm and reassure you, as well as provide stable support for all of your endeavours.
Earth feng shui element is especially welcomed in the bedroom, its warm, nourishing, earthy and welcoming feel brings the best energies for the bedroom, especially when combined with a bit of fire feng shui element.
As with all feng shui elements that we are exploring in good feng shui decorating of a home or office, start by asking yourself how does the energy of earth feel to you and how can you best express it in your space.
We say Mother Earth in almost any known language and culture, so the energy of earth element is first and foremost a very nurturing, strong and protective feminine energy. It gives and sustains life, it protects, it cherishes and it heals – all the good things a mother does!
In feng shui the earth element is created by, or produced ( in the cycle of 5 feng shui elements) by the element of Fire, so there is a strong and powerful connection between these two. It is always best to have at least some of the fire element when you focus on decorating with earth element
My own personal birth element is earth and this explains the abundance of calming earthy colours in my home , as well as my sometimes over the board love for crystals and stones! I also have a lot of fire element in my energy make up (we have all 5 elements just in different proportions); so an earthy decor helps absorb some of the excess fire that can get triggered in me when I get too busy working on various creative projects. My earth decor brings me back to balance and calms and strengthens me in a very wholesome way.
If your personal feng shui birth element is earth, metal or wood, you can bring an abundance of earth element energy into your home, it will definitely balance and strengthen your energy. However, if your personal birth element is either fire or water, then you might experiment and see when and where to bring the earth element, and when to avoid it.
Generally, it is considered that a predominantly earth element decor can weaken the energy of fire and water element people. Experiment and see if this is right for you, as we are all unique and have different factors to look at when creating a good feng shui home or office.
As with the other elements info, I am structuring the earth feng shui element decorating basics into 3 clear and easy sections: “When”, “Where” and “How” ; and then the infographic below should help assimilate and apply the feng shui info. Enjoy!
WHEN To Decorate with the Earth Feng Shui Element:
Strengthen the earth element in your home or office decor when you need to reach a place of centred calm and peace, as well as create a strong, supportive foundation to keep your creative fire burning steadily instead of in quick exhausting bursts. Look for earth feng shui element to bring stability to any area of your life – be it love and romance or health and family. This is also the element to look for when your energy is scattered and you lack a sense of groundedness or inner power. Stability, nourishment and a strong foundation are the 3 main keywords for this caring, strong and motherly element.
WHERE To Focus on the Earth Element Decor:
As with any feng shui element, earth is always best in bagua areas that are either defined by it or nurtured by its energy. Bagua areas that have earth as their defining element are Southwest, Northeast and Center. Bagua areas that are strengthened by the powerful energy of this element are Northwest, West, East and Southeast.
HOW To Decorate with Earth Feng Shui Element:
As always with genuinely good feng shui, choose decor expressions that come out of your creativity and love of beauty rather than from a textbook on feng shui. Understand the classical feng shui guidelines then apply them in your own creative and personal way. Some of the best examples are of bringing the energy of earth element are color (of course!), crystals and stones, pottery, as well as images of earthy landscapes (without too much greenery or water). A perfect example of earth feng shui element art is the stunning photography of the Antelope Canyon in USA.
This infographic should be an easy reference for using the nurturing earth feng shui element in your home or office decorating.