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Feng Shui Superstition or Science

Feng Shui – Superstition or Science?

While feng-shui (literally, wind-water) is not an exact science, its roots are certainly not based on mindless superstition. Here are a few key insights into the art of feng shui and some tips on implementing it in your home!

Feng shui is about creating an environment that’s cohesive to living a balanced, prosperous, and abundant life. There are 5 elements that are used to create harmony and balance positive/negative energy. Wood, water, metal, fire, and earth. Each of these represents a different characteristic:

Wood —> growth, wealth

Water —>  connection, wisdom

Metal —>  focus, precision 

Fire —> inspiration, passion

Earth —> nourishment, self-care

Feng Shui - Superstition or Science

Here are a few practical feng shui tips you can apply to your life immediately:

  • Enjoy fresh flowers in your living room on a weekly basis! 
  • Declutter! This is essential to creating an environment for conducive thinking. If you have kids at home, you can make a game out of it! 
  • Ensure your furniture is evenly spaced out and allows ease of walking.
  • Try not to have your main entrance open to a solid wall-in case it does, place a mirror. 
  • Avoid having the backs of chairs/ couches face the door.
  • Make sure you can see your door from your bed- ideally it should be offset at an angle and not directly opposite your door.
  • Add plants near your workspace but avoid fake plants at all costs. Use silk flowers if you can’t find fresh flowers. Avoid cacti.
  • Fix any squeaky doors. 
  • Opt for a round or oval dining table. If that is not an option, round the corners. 
  • Never place your handbag on the floor. Have a designated spot for it.
  • Avoid spaces in between stairs no matter how chic they look- they allow for the dissipation of positive energy. 
  • Try not to hang anything in your kitchen above head level. 
  • Avoid overhead beams in your bedroom.

Let us know if you try any of these and how they work out for you! 

Source: 26 Secrets of Feng Shui by Eloise Helm 

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