According to Feng Shui a tidy room brings happiness, harmony, health and fortune.
Did you know that tidying your room may do more than earn you reward points with the grownups? According to the traditional Chinese art of feng shui (pronounced fung shwa) a clean, uncluttered space and correctly positioned furniture helps the universal energy, chi, flow freely into your home, bringing happiness, harmony, health and fortune.
Translated, as ‘wind and water,’ feng shui means creating a harmonious environment. It works in tune with the five elements: wood; fire; earth; metal and water. Each of these elements relate to parts of the home and of people's lives, such as love, health and career.
Business and the digital age
Today, even big companies like Apple are thought to use feng shui practices to create fresh open spaces in their stores and in the way they promote their business. Removing clutter and negativity from our online, social media space is also said to bring positive chi our way!
Feng shui tips!
- As it is for us, the front door of a house or building is the main gateway for chi to enter. So keep lawns mown, and paths and doorway areas neat and tidy!
- Some plants are great air purifiers and can help rid a space of electrical toxins. The Boston fern and lady/areca palms are particularly helpful. Also, try and use natural light inside and when possible, throw open the windows!
- As we know, water can be very powerful. Water features, water pictures and blue/black colors in the right spot, can bring and keep powerful energy inside…but be sure to fix that leaky tap as it may be draining away your money!
By Deborah L. Caine (Whyzz writer)