Feng Shui (wind and water) is such a fascinating subject that I decided to share additional Do's and Don'ts alphabetically. This photo captures all the elements in one. Nice. Since this is our gardening season, I have embellished on flowers and gardens today, but other topics may pique your interest. It is the little things that can make a difference in how our energy flows in our lives. It has worked for thousands of years, why not today? After all, we must continue practicing living in the NOW. Today is our present to ourselves, our gift.
Altars: light your altar with artificial lights or candles to distinguish it as a special or holy location. Put your altar in a quiet location, away from the flow of traffic in the house. Your altar should have an undisturbed place of honor. Place statues of deities in high places. Choose a spot higher than the tallest person in the household. Clean and maintain altars by discarding dried flowers, fruit, incense and other offerings that are past their prime.
Bathrooms: Hang mirrors on the outside of the bathroom door if the bathroom happens to be in a wealth area. Put a wind chime in the window to dam the flow of water, or enery, from the house. Make sure your toilet has a door to close it off. Remember the original name for the toilet was water closet. Keep seats, covers and doors to bathrooms shut at all times because toilets emanate negative energy. Hang a wind chime that is made of an earth material, such as terra cotta or procelain, or that has five solid clay rods. This will keep your business and career success from going down the drain. Always close the lid when flushing the toilet.
Cars: Choose an automobile that matches your element. If you are a wood person, choose blue or green. A fire person should choose a shade of red. Metal-element people should select white, grey, silver or gold metallic finishes, and earth folks should pick out beige or tan. Water-element car owners should select blue, teal or black.
Dining room: Keep a bowl or an arrangement of fruit on your dining room table to represent continuous sustenance to your family. Put images of food and fruit to represent the abundance and sustenance that you want to attract to your table and your home. Refrain from hanging too many pictures of birds and other feathered creatures in your dining room, as this will create an imbalance in yang energy. Place persimmons to symbolize joy and festivity. Don't leave cleaning supplies in the dining room. They symbolize the cleaning out of one's income, good health, nutrition and prosperity.
Special thanks for the photo shares - family members with the green thumbs. xo