Updated: Apr 14
I am writing this Blog during this Covid-19 Global Pandemic. I never thought I would write those words in my lifetime.
It is a time of uncertainty for all of us. My hope is for everyone reading this that we all remember to keep our mindsets positive, healthy and hopeful.
We are a few days into a new season of Spring and for many of us our thoughts revolve around spring cleaning, yard work, painting and "sprucing up" our homes with a fresh new look.
Spring is a time or rebirth and renewal and new beginnings and HOPE.
In Feng Shui, the season of spring is represented by the element Wood which is symbolized by the Colour green, floral shapes, tall vertical lines, plants and the actual wood element. The East is the direction associated with the Wood Element in the BAGUA.
The tool that Feng Shui Practitioners use to analyze the Feng Shui energy in a space in any structure.
The word "Bagua" in Chinese translates to "eight areas".
The Bagua is applied over a floor plan after the Compass directions have been carefully assessed for a home, business or structure. Each area of the home is then divided into the 8 "Guas" including the center.
As a Feng Shui Consultant one of the frequent requests from clients is to recommend colour choices to paint the rooms in their home.
Colour choices can invoke a strong and deep reaction to individuals. Colours can attract or repel depending on past experiences and even on a deeper spiritual level.
Let's talk about the colour red for example.
We all are aware that the colour red represents a strong and fiery element. It signifies passion and attracts energy. Red maybe a good choice for some locations in your home however, it may be a very negative choice for some rooms depending on the magnetic energy flow in a specific space. For example too much red in a dining room would make you feel rushed while you are eating because it is an active yang colour. However, if you would like to place red in a room where there will be much activity like a game room the colour red would be a good choice.
A "chakra" is a spiritual energy center of the Human Body.
The word Chakra comes from Sanskrit, defined as "spinning wheels" or "wheels of light". The Chakras are energy centers in and around our bodies.
The colour red corresponds to the "Root Chakra " and sometimes known as the "Base Chakra"
The "Root" chakra is positioned at the base of the spine. The Root Chakra is associated with family/tribal dynamics, survival, basic needs and passion. We can understand how the Fire element that is Red is associated with survival being that man invented Fire for survival.
Fire was an asset for early man. It gave him power in the tribe and the ability to give warmth and nourishment to them. Fire is one of the 5 elements in Feng Shui principles.
As I mentioned the "Root Chakra" relates to survival, family, and nourishment for survival. Being accepted into a tribe or family unit is an important need for human beings. Good health and family is important.
We can therefore see where the "Root Chakra" is similar to the "Family and Health Gua" in Feng Shui. The Family and Health sector of the "Bagua" in Feng Shui represents our family and our ancestors. The "Family & Health" gua is associated with new beginnings and growth.
In Feng Shui, a Practitioner can anaylze where areas in your home that require Feng Shui remedies can be actually reflecting blockages you may have in your personal "Chakras".
When there is a blockage of Chi (energy) or need of balance in your home in Feng Shui we may recommend moving a piece of furniture, change your sleeping directions or introduce one of the 5 elements to correct the flow of Chi.
In order to unblock a person's Chakra (spiritual energy system) a Certified therapist with knowledge of the Chakra system may do this through dowsing, crystal therapy and meditation.
Today, there is much documented data on how positive energy increases our immune system and overall general health.
Below is a chart indicating the 7 Major Chakras and the Colours associated with each one.
In this time of uncertainty with the Corona virus it is very important for each and everyone of us to feel "grounded" to the earth. Prayer, meditation, practicing yoga, reiki & good Feng Shui in your homes and all spiritual modalities are a positive way to bring inner peace and balance now.
As a Feng Shui Consultant I strive to create a positive outcome for my clients. I will suggest colour choices that the client is drawn too and/or is a necessary remedy to balance Feng shui in their spaces according to Classical Feng Shui.
Colour therapy is an ideal therapeutic treatment for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. Colour therapy is an excellent modality to accentuate a Feng Shui practice. Colour therapists teach how to work with specific colours in the Chakra system to open the flow of energy.
Light and Colour is Energy. Each colour vibrates at a different frequency and or vibration in the colour spectrum. I highly recommend the "Colour Mirrors System" for Colour Therapy.
Colour Mirrors System
5 Elements in Feng Shui:
Also as a Feng Shui Practitioner I advise clients to become familiar with the 5 element cycle used in Feng Shui. I will bring that information to you on a Consultation. I will explain the elemental cycle to you and discuss the aspects of Yin and Yang to promote harmony in the home.
I have discussed how Feng Shui, Colour therapy and Chakra work together in harmony can enhance your energy and the energy in your home in a very positive manner for wellness.
Please seek out these therapies to assist you to find peace and wellness in your life.
I would like to express my sincere wishes to everyone to remain safe and well.
Always remember to keep love and HOPE in your heart and soul. We are all together in this crisis and please take one day at a time.
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Sherry L. Brouzes
Certified Feng Shui Consultant
Feng Shui by Sherry Brouzes