The fundamental premise of Feng Shui is the interaction of the five elements, the energy due to the individual element and the interaction of the elements in a space. Although all the elements are of equal importance and great significance, water and fire elements are quite dangerous when they are out of proportion or misaligned. Hence at the grass-root level, achieving a balance in terms of décor is essential in a home. Ancient Chinese analysis of elements and its effect are quite different from the present day adaptation in a place of dwelling. The five elements which are of prime importance in Feng Shui are water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The interaction of these elements and the effect on the occupants is one of the primary analyses of Feng Shui.
Anything out of proportion is not in harmony. Hence size of a room, the décor, colours and placement of furniture are quite important to ensure proper balance and flow of energy. Feng Shui is the art of creating a happy living environment within the home, one that ushers in good energy and feel which is not only beneficial but positive for the occupants.
When implemented precisely, home gets transformed and you could experience a feeling of serenity, peace, happiness ushering in good career prospects, relationship and wealth and simultaneously protecting the home from any kind of loss, sickness or misfortunes.
Activating good Feng Shui involves energising the flow of Chi and generate good luck, which could be wealth, health or harmony. Cures that are used to combat bad Feng Shui require accurate diagnosis of the problem. It could be as simple as using some symbols or gadgets and at times relocating doors or changes of layout. In both the situations it calls for professional analysis and accuracy of placement of remedies.
To transform the energy in your home or office, take stock of what you have in your immediate surroundings. Review your possessions and discard items that no longer hold value for you with the clear intention of releasing the old thoughts, beliefs, and emotions attached to them. By clearing out items, you open the path for new energy to enter your life. In fact, observations are the key to good Feng Shui so one must practice the skill to look around and get to know the ‘feel’ of the place of dwelling and the immediate surroundings.
If your place of dwelling or work emanates a feel of stagnation, the simplest way to activate flow of energy is by primarily cleaning the space, clearing the clutter and activating good energy. Metal energy is powerful in controlling bad energy and clearing stagnating energy.
In the science of Feng Shui, wind chimes, clocks with metal pendulum, metal bells have a similar effect in moving away stagnation. Wind chimes have a great significance and are a very valuable and powerful Feng Shui cure, yet its use and positioning is quite critical. Suspending wind chimes in a specific sector or corner of the home is a skill to either enhance or counter the energy of the sector. The general recommendation of suspending wind chimes in North, Northwest or West sectors are to activate the elements of these specific sectors.