Life can be a hectic and chaotic place. But by learning some tips about feng shui, you can organize your spaces and best take advantage of them. When you are in control of your envorinment, you can prevent it from becoming an obstacle to you.
Feng shui specializes in the art of how our spaces can be designed and rearranged in order to give us balance and harmony. The position of where you play your desk or bed can really determine the harmony you feel in that space and affect your overall health and concentration and focus when you are in those spaces.
One of the most important concepts of feng shui is bagua, a term that means the map of feng shui, a tool we use to determine the balance of our various living spaces. An octagon with nine areas that correspond to the nine areas in our life, this map helps us to determine and evaluate each of these spaces and the way they are or are not in balance.
There are five main elements that you need to keep in mind when you are harmonizing and balancing your various living spaces: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. All of these elements change the energy of the space they are in and also move in different directions. Chi is the energy that is always changing and moving depending on these five elements and feng shui really studies the way chi moves and behaves while interacting with all of the objects and things around us.
Some things you can do in your house to restore the harmony and improve your life are simple and easily accomplished. Place items in your front and backyard that create motion such as garden stakes, figures, and make them brightly colored. Adding flower plans in groups of threes on the way to your front door, especially red flowers, also bring harmony to the entrance of your home. You want to get rid of any dead flowers in your spaces, since they are dead, they could make your wealth be dead and you will want to replace them with fake or silk flowers.
Also have real plants and flowers around the house. Having less furniture around the house is better as too much can make you feel cramped and can restrict you ability to prosper productively. Also, moving your furniture around from time to time will help relieve the tension that one arrangement might have brought on as you are constantly changing the flow of energy in your house. You might find that one flow helps you better than another as you make new space and harmony and balance than there existed before.
Always keep the kitchen well stocked with food as it will give you an inner sense of being more abundant and keep cleaning supplies like brooms and mops totally out of sight. Keep your closets and drawers clean. Play calming music in your spaces, natural sounds like ocean waves or forest noises or the sound of falling rain, anything natural that helps your working environment or home. Burn fragrant candles or incense to make your house seem like an exotic and flowery world where you find peace. Burn a fire in the hearth if you like the soft and natural ambience of real light.