Do you find yourself feeling discontent or dissatisfied a lot of the time? If so, there are probably numerous contributing factors, but one of those you might have not considered is the arrangement of furniture and objects within your home.
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The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui, which is now commonplace throughout the world, examines how placing furniture and objects in certain locations can have a positive or negative impact on your personal energy flow, and consequently your thoughts and actions in your daily life.
Feng Shui Elements
There are five elements in Feng Shui – fire, wood, metal, water and earth – and each of these describe essential qualities of chi (or life force energy). The relationships between the elements differ depending on the combinations involved and can have a positive or negative impact on your energy flow.
Associated Colors: Red, orange, purple, pink
Associated Colors: Blue, green, purple
Associated Colors: White, grey, black
Associated Colors: Black, blue, grey
Associated Colors: Yellow
Feng Shui Bagua Map
When it comes to deciding upon the placement of objects within a room, your first port of call is the bagua map. This divides the room into nine sections based on a 3×3 grid and depends on the location of a point of entry to a room.
For instance, if the entrance is to the left of the room, any objects within that segment should be blue, black or green in colour and correspond with the elements of wood or water. Adherence to these laws of Feng Shui helps us to achieve knowledge and cultivation in our lives.
Each square on the bagua map, and corresponding section of a room, has its own qualities and life goals. Good Feng Shui starts with understanding this map, which is explained in the infographic below from Chic Furniture and Gift (https://www.chicfurnitureandgift.co.uk/). There are also some good tips contained for practicing Feng Shui in your home, so take a look and see how a few ornamental changes could lead to a significantly enhanced energy flow in your life.