By S.BS. Surendran
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.
It is probably more correctly called the Chinese art of alignment due to the fact that if a space is aligned properly, the residents in that space function better. Metaphorically speaking, Feng Shui is to a house what acupuncture is to a body. When correctly applied, Feng Shui is a tool that can correct problem areas, such as ill health, strained relationships, or difficulties with children.
The Ancient Art of Feng Shui can dramatically improve your health, happiness and personal prosperity by maximizing positive energy and harmony in the home, Garden and Office. Feng Shui can be a powerful force shaping our lives but it is not a cure for all ills. What we do with our lives and how we behave towards others will play a part, and education gives us the tools to make sense of the world.
One of the methods to enhance the feel of your space through Fengshui is using bright objects to enhance the energy flow. Objects like glass, mirrors, crystals and anything with a shiny metal surface activates the energy especially if you have dark and gloomy corners in your home or office.
Adapting even say a Mirror above a fireplace creates a powerful focal point in the room with the reflection of the mirror providing a cooling antidote to the heat of the fire. All that you need to ensure is that the mirror reflects a beautiful view like a nice crystal chandelier or something peasant to enhance the energy and feel of the place. Placing attractive candles in the foyer and even a plant in summer time in front of a Mirror can be a good activator of Feng Shui as they are very powerful at expanding energy and making space look larger.
Placing Glass shelves in a window also lifts the energy and when you add a shade of blue and green glass candle holders or glass bottles it transforms the place and in case they are in the wealth and prosperity sector of the home, it would be quite appropriate, the corners being Southeast and South sectors
Chandelier activates good energy and promotes gathering between people especially when suspended in the main living area of your home or office.
You could also try using Facetted crystal spheres which add light and color to any room, especially when the natural light passes through it near the windows. They have a powerful capacity to activate positive energy hence hanging a multi faceted crystal ball in a window, has a dramatic effect, filling your home with rainbows. You could even try Placing at the Southeast and South sectors to improve your finances. Crystal are especially very effective enhancements for a negative so intelligent use of crystals and anything which is shiny to reflect light improves the energy flow of your space.
S.BS. Surendran is an accredited master feng shui consultant, traditional vaastu practitioner and bio-energetician based in Bangalore, India. He can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org