A Holistic Home: Using Feng Shui to Transform Your Life
What is a holistic space?
It is an interior that is designed by looking beyond the surface to create awareness and an environment that supports and nurtures the people that live in the space.
Holistic designs create spaces that resonate from both inside and the outside from your spirit, your body, your home, the planet and the universe as a whole.
There are many methods to create a holistic space but today I’d like to talk about Feng Shui. Feng Shui is an ancient Asian art of placement developed thousands of years ago.
This method enhances and improves the flow of energy through the environment to maximize the positive potential for your life.
Through becoming aware and shifting the built environment, feng shui teaches us how to live in harmony and nature. An echos friendly design looks at your personal health and also how are actions impact nature and the earth.
Feng shui looks at the same issues: how does the environment affect us on an energetic level and in turn ,how do we influence the universe as a whole?
The Five Elements comprise the five energetic forces which make up all living organisms. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
Each Element has a unique characteristic nature.
The Elements do not exist independently.
They only exist in relationship to one another.
Their relationship to one another forms a system of checks and balances which is ultimately responsible for our health and development.
When an imbalance takes root in our bodies, illness begins to manifest. By understanding the influences of the Five Elements we can see the way back to health.
If you have a room that doesn't feel quite right, try balancing the elements to make it more comfortable.
Each element invokes a different mood, creating a customized space that's beneficial for your personality and goals.