Feng Shui is one of the 8 rays of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These rays are:
I love that Feng Shui is included in this list, because it shows that the organization of your home can have a significant effect on your health. For good health, you need to create an environment for your body to be able to relax, restore, and renew itself. You also need to allow chi (life force energy) to flow optimally. Think about what happens when your arteries get clogged, or you can’t move because you’re in a crowded room (or stuck in traffic). Your body tenses up. This is what happens when you’re in a home full of clutter. Not only can you not think straight, you won’t have the energy to do the things that you love to do that feed your soul. You’re so preoccupied with the “urgent and important” matters, that you don’t have the mental or physical space to work on those longer term projects that help you expand your personal identity. Feng Shui helps you create your own destiny in the way that you consciously want it be. Not only can Feng Shui can help you heal your health, it can also have an effect on relationships, finances, career, and your spiritual connection to the divine.
The first step in optimizing the Feng Shui in your home is to clear clutter. The next step is to understanding Sheng Chi and Sha Chi, and being able to maximize the Sheng Chi and minimize the Sha Chi. One great way to do this is by understanding your relationship to the natural elements, and the seasons. In fact, we are the seasons and we are the elements. “Nature is without and within us at every moment.” -Roger Green. Springtime is governed by the wood element. By noticing the wood element around you, and engaging in actions that help nurture and support your own wood element, you can begin to live in harmony with the seasons. By living in harmony with the seasons, you will experience less resistance in your life, which will positively effect the Feng Shui in your home.
How to nurture the wood element in your home and within yourself
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By Jean Prominski, Certified Professional Organizer
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