Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Significance Of Colours In Feng Shui
Have you ever wondered what feelings do you have when you look at a bright red rose in the garden? Can you imagine if a garden that does not have colorful flowers but only the green foliage? Early in the morning when you see a newly opened flower in your garden, your heart is filled with joy and happiness. Each flower in the garden has a different colour and hue that affects you differently. While the white lily touches your soul for its serenity, the red rose with its vibrant energy elicits a feeling of love and passion. The feeling is different because the flower is reflecting a different color and Feng Shui uses this natural magic of colours to transform your life.
A rose is red because it reflects red colour and Feng Shui makes use of this reflected energy to create a balance between yin and yang energies that suits your personality or your environment.
You may be aware of two types of energies (yin and yang) that the colours in Feng Shui represent. You can think of yin energy as like a plant growing from the earth. It comes from the soil, raising itself upward and moving toward the sky. As yin energy moves up to the sky it becomes diffused and dissipated. Yin energies have an element of dreaminess about them and the colours like blue, white, green and purple according to FengShui are believed to have yin energies.
If your home office is full of creative and dream-inducing objects or colours, Feng Shui may ask you to get rid of them (at least some of them) and introduce in their place more vibrant colours that will help you get in the right spirit to do some work and be enthusiastic.
Every association you have with a colour contributes in some way to how you are. That is why colours play a meaningful role within the practice of Feng Shui. It is very essential for you to understand why toning down or playing up certain Feng Shui colours in your home will help you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself in your life.
The guiding principle in using Feng Shui Colors should be to achieve balance rather than excess. Whether you are planning the colour scheme of your home, office, garden or personal appearance, the following characteristics of the colors in Feng Shui practice will give you an insight into how they can be used in Feng Shui design http://www.thespiritualfengshui.com/feng-shui-design.php.
Yin Colours & Feng Shui
Yin colours according to Feng Shui are the colours which bring about healing and relaxation. The relation between colours andFeng Shui can be better understood by taking the example of some colours as given below.
Blue: Blue colour according to Feng Shui has yin energy and it is calm and soothing. This colour has great significance in Feng Shui as it reflects love as it heals and relaxes. Blue creates a feeling of peace and trust. Since it is the colour of the sea and sky, Feng Shui associates it with adventure and exploration.Navy blue it the colour of intellect and wisdom.
Black: Black colour in Feng Shui symbolizes money and income,black is great for careers, especially when combined with metal. It is the Feng Shui colour of emotional protection andpower.
Purple, the colour which lies at the end of the spectrum, has a great significance in spiritual Feng Shui. The colour is excellent for physical and mental healing and Feng Shui associates it with spiritual awareness.
White: The colour in Feng Shui represents poise, confidence and purity. Because of its yin energy, Feng Shui uses this color mostly in combination with gold or silver to generate an atmosphere. The other yin colors of Feng Shui are pink and green which also have their individual properties that are used inFeng Shui practice.
Yang colours and Feng Shui
Yellow: Yellow colour in Feng Shui is considered to be as auspicious as red. Yellow represents sunbeams, warmth, motion,cheerfulness and friendliness. However, according to a noted colour Feng Shui consultant, prolonged exposure to large amounts of intense yellow can cause anxiety.
Orange: With a lot of yang energy the orange colour has great significance for spiritual Feng Shui practice as it strengthens your concentration. You might use this colour when your creative well runs dry. Orange colour in Feng Shui is used to give you a sense of purpose. Orange is the colour of organization.
The other yang colours of Feng Shui are Tan/Beige, Brown, Red,Mauve, Maroon and lavender and gold. Each colour has itssignificance such as money, luck or romance. These colours can be used in different combinations with Feng Shui elements for balancing the chi of your Feng Shui home, Feng Shui bed room,or Feng Shui office.
Colours & Feng Shui also have a lot to do with the direction in which your home sits. There are different colours that Feng Shui defines for the use in exterior facades of your house. Exterior colours of your house in Feng Shui practice can be used for matching or enhancing the basic house type that you have. For example if your house is facing towards the south, painting its exterior with white, grey or blue enhances the flow of chi in your home. For houses facing towards East, the colours in earth tones or metal tones are thought to be of much use for enhancing the positive energies of the house.
The above article has been written with the sole aim of introducing you to the significance of relationship between colours and Feng Shui. But in actual Feng Shui practice there are many other factors which need to be given importance, it is very essential for you to understand the core of Feng Shui.
Once you know what is Feng Shui, you are in better position to understand the significance of Feng Shui tips. Remember that opening your heart to universe is more important than knowing meaning of colours and Feng Shui practice, because it is from there that you allow the healing energies to flow in your heart and living environments. The book on The Spiritual Feng Shui has been specially written for Feng Shui study http://www.thespiritualfengshui.com/feng-shui-study.php for beginners to bring home the significance of spiritualism forFeng Shui practice.
About the Author: Mike Z. Wang is an expert author on Feng Shuirelated topics.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Increase Your Prosperity With Feng Shui
To find the prosperity section of your space, go to the back left-hand one-ninth of your home or room and take a quick inventory. For more help locating your prosperity area, refer to our detailed bagua(the road map of your home according to feng shui).
Do you see anything right away that would make you laugh and say, "Oh, that's why I'm always struggling for prosperity?" If you do, then remove that very thing and you will be instantly heading in a new direction towards more prosperity. Here are some possibilities of prosperity ch'i zappers.
Things to REMOVE:
Clutter: Get rid of it, especially if it is blocking access to furniture or a door or is collecting dust because it has been there so long.
Leaks and peeling paint: If the ceiling is leaky and peeling away, so is your money.
Toilets: Toilets pull energy down and away. Since you can't really move your toilet if it falls in your prosperity gua, be sure to keep the lid down as much as possible.
Kitty litter boxes: "Animal toilets" don't have the downward and away pull of energy, but they do have the same negative association as toilets -- especially if they smell bad.
Broken stuff: If it's broke, you probably are too.
Dead or withering plants: Anything obviously decomposing is not holding the energy you want in this area.
Trash can: Like the toilet, this item can take away vital energy from you.
Improper prosperity symbols: Art that depicts items in a withering or decomposing state (old rusty chairs, sad or poor people) or reminders of your college days when you were flat broke should not be displayed here.
Things to ADD:
What you want to have in this part of your home are reminders of prosperity and items that actually have the vibrational characteristics that align with personal abundance:
Purple, red and green: These three colors support prosperity energy in a space. A chunk of amethyst or "greenbacks" can have special meaning if placed in the prosperity area of your home.
Symbols of wealth: Actual money, gold or stock certificates all play well in this corner of the house.
Jewels: I've seen a "treasure chest" created out of a little jewelry box overflowing with costume jewelry that I thought held quite a bit of prosperity power.
Symbols of "having it all": Pictures of the kids or pets if they make you feel like you have it all work well here. Collages or photos of items that you would like to have do as well -- just place them here and pretend that you have placed your order for them. When the order is up, you will receive them. Just remember ... be careful what you wish for!
Healthy plants: Grow money in your accounts by growing a plant here.
Moving water: Get money moving by creating a flow in this zone.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Feng Shui - Advice and Information On How To Improve Your Life Today
Ever walked into a house that felt like home? Ever reminisced about the best year of your life, and wondered why everything came together for you? It could be Feng Shui.
Simply put, Feng Shui is about creating a harmonious environment. It’s the ancient Chinese Science and Art of placement, intended to improve our health, harmony, longevity, career and wealth.
Pronounced, “Fung Shway”, it was a jealously guarded secret for thousands of years. Now, the benefits of Feng Shui can be enjoyed by anyone. In fact, Feng Shui is a part of everyday life for many Australian businesses, home owners, decorators, and architects.
June from June Turner Designs and Lifestyles has been an expert Feng Shui practitioner for 13 years. “Feng Shui can be simple or involved – whatever you’re comfortable with. Decorate a room or buy a home that is perfect for your family.”
The key is energy (or Qi “Chee”). June offers ten quick tips that can improve the flow, transformation, and containment of Qi in your life:
1) Remove shoes before entering a home. Don’t take your problems in with you.
2) Cook at least one meal a day and eat at the table as a family.
3) Never have knives on show – even in a block.
4) Always sit or stand facing the door (or its reflection).
5) Keep the toilet lid down and bathroom and laundry doors closed.
6) Don't sleep under white blankets or doonas.
7) Don't sleep with your feet facing the bedroom door.
8) Don't sleep next to the wall that has the metre box on it.
9) If your front door is in line with a tree or the door of the house opposite, place a Ba Gua mirror above the outside of the door.
10) Never have a Ba Gua mirror in the house. They are far too powerful.
It’s no coincidence that some of these tips are just common sense. You’ve probably been practising Feng Shui for years without even knowing it!
According to June, “this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just a few little changes can make the world of difference. But most solutions are specific to the individual.”
For more information, contact June Turner Designs and Lifestyles on Sydney (02)43992018.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Heat Up Your Love Life With Feng Shui
Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? There are simple feng shui "cures" you can apply to the relationships corner of your home -- walk in the front door to the rear of your home, then take a right, that's your relationships corner -- and to your bedroom -- a relationships area, no matter where it falls in your home -- to help you attract love energy. Put these quick tips into action and see the energy of love start to flow to you.
For more help locating your love zone, refer to our detailed bagua(the road map of your home according to feng shui).
Things to REMOVE:
Single stuff: If you are single and looking, you can get fast results by just removing the art in the home that depicts a single woman within the frame. If you have an expensive portrait of yourself, give it to a friend or relative to hold for you for a while. Single ladies hanging around the house attract single attitudes and energies.
Single setup: Having just one nightstand next your bed with every other space in your room filled to the brim with your stuff gives the impression that you are comfortable with your single lifestyle.
Too much feminine ch'i: If your home or room is so covered in lace and perfume bottles that a guy can't even come in and sit down without shivering, then lighten up on the girly stuff and get a little macho vibe going instead.
Juvenile ch'i: Stuffed animals, games and dolls don't attract mature relationships -- if that is what you are looking for.
Distractions: Remove items that make you stray from your intent for a relationship, such as exercise equipment, work-related items, laundry and television. You can still keep these items, of course, just keep them out of the love area.
Pointy and pokey things: Sharp angles and corners poking into this area of the home only keeps the people you attract at bay. Lose the cactus.
Things to ADD:
Make room for the energy of love by literally creating space. Clean out half the medicine cabinet, half a drawer, some of the closet. Allow the nightstand on the other side of the bed to remain empty, or you could add a little something there that you think your lover would be attracted to.
Matching pairs: Replace the single stuff with matching pairs of things: a set of love birds, a couple of candles sticks, two hearts made of rose quartz ...
Sensual items: If the possibility presents itself, are you prepared? Chocolate, candles, massage oils, champagne, nice sheets, a clean bathtub or a nice robe can help you feel assured that you can handle the energy when it arrives. Think of the five senses here, and make sure you have catered to each.
Pink stuff: In feng shui, pink is the color of love. Pink stuff can actually help hold love energy for you. I'm talking about even placing a piece of pink-colored construction paper here -- almost anything pink can help.
Round or rounded items: Curvy stuff mimics body form -- nice to have around in the relationship area.
Improve Your Health With Feng Shui
Some homes feel like there is no heart, and it usually shows in the people who live there. I like to recommend creating an altar or a sacred space somewhere near the center of the home to make sure you have a place for your intentions for optimal health to reside.
For more help locating your health zone, refer to our detailed bagua.
Yellows and Earth Tones: Sometimes all it takes is a simple shift in color to bring about a dramatic shift in energy. Adding yellows and even more bland earth tones to your health and balance zone can improve your health ch'i. Try a pot of fresh yellow mums in a pot of real earth.
Laughter: Laughter is the best medicine. Add something that tickles your funny bone in the center of your space to hold a light-hearted energy for your health.
Squares and Flat Stuff: Squares and flat items exude the energetic movement that works well in this area, so let's say a flat, square, stone coffee table would be about perfect! Mix and match with these shapes to get what feels right for you.
Religious Objects: Some people like having a reminder of the higher forces of the universe around and the center is one of the better places to put them. The religious style or symbolism doesn't matter -- the intention behind it does. If the symbol is made of stone, so much the better.
Things to REMOVE:
Columnar Shapes: Anything shaped like a tree's trunk has an upward movement of energy that doesn't work to your advantage here. Columns, tall wooden curios and spiral staircases all are potential hazards in the health gua.
Green: With the exception of a healthy plant, the color green can hinder the helpful healthy energies you are trying to gather here.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Pa-Kua Feng Shui Basics
Feng Shui teaches that every individual interacts differently to their environment. Sometimes, a particular environment - such as a house or office - is so suited to you that you find that everything in your life is great. However, if you have troubled relationships or financial woes, it is quite likely that there is some discord or imbalance between yourself and your environment, manifesting in your daily life.
By subtly modifying your environment, you will be able to restore this balance, and consequently improve your life. Modifying your environment can be as simple as changing the angle or position of your work desk, or by buying Feng Shui items such as mandarin ducks and placing them in proper locations in your home or office.
There are many systems of authentic classical Feng Shui. This article describes the Xuan Kong (pronounced "Shu-en Kong") system. Xuan Kong (literally "Mysterious Void" in Chinese) is a complete system which includes complicated formulae to calculate optimal positioning and composition of an environment.
EIGHT MANSION (PA-KUA) SCHOOL OF FENG SHUI
There are a few sub-schools within the Xuan Kong system, including the popular Flying Stars school. The descriptions in this article are based on the Eight Mansion school, also known as the Pa-Kua school. In the Pa-Kua technique, the compass is divided into eight directions, each of which is depicted by a trigram. Each of these directions have different significance. For example, one of the Pa-Kua directions is the personal or relationship direction, which will be of the most interest to someone with troubled relationships. Furthermore, the significance of each direction differs for each individual.
To find out how each Pa-Kua direction affects you personally, you will need to calculate your Kua Number.
The calculator will provide you with your Kua Number, and more importantly, what each Pa-Kua direction means to you. In short, four of those directions will be positive and favorable to you, while the other four will have negative connotations for you.
The eight Pa-Kua directions can be briefly summarized as follows:
Sheng Chi (Life Generating) - This Pa-Kua direction is your prosperity and wealth direction. You would focus on this direction if you are interested in financial strength.
Tien Yi (Heavenly Doctor) - This direction is your health direction. You would focus on this direction if you are interested in health and physical matters.
Nien Yin (Relationships) - This direction is your relationships direction. You would focus on this direction if you have troubled relationships and would like to improve your love life and/or your marriage.
Fu Wei (Stability) - This direction is your stability and knowledge direction. You would focus on this direction if you want to achieve tranquility and knowledge.
Ho Hai (Mishaps) - The first negative Pa-Kua direction is your accident or misfortune direction. You would focus on this direction if you want to reduce unforeseen accidents or loss.
Wu Gwei (Five Ghosts) - This direction is your financial loss direction. You would focus on this direction to prevent theft and other financial woes.
Liu Sha (Six Killings) - This direction is your "evil" direction. You would focus on this direction to ward off malevolence against you.
Chueh Ming (Total Loss) - This direction is your loss and death direction. You would focus on this direction to reduce physical loss and death around you.
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