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April 8th is International Feng Shui Awareness Day
you're looking for something to do today then balance the energy in
your home because it's International Feng Shui Awareness Day!
Clear all that clutter out of your life! Let's get
into celebrating International Feng Shui Awareness Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Because in reality we all can use a little harmony in our
It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in everything about feng
shui because the ideas actually do help make your home look nicer. And
if you're staring at a big mess it's not exactly relaxing is it? So why
not at least look into feng shui today and see if you can't improve
your environment? Feng shui literally means wind-water and
Chinese philosophy about how we can use our surroundings to balance our
qi, which is the flow of energy. This practice may have been started
way back in 5000 BC by the Yangshao culture when they used astronomy to
find connections between humans and the universe. Why would they do
Well their goal was to find places to align their homes or
certain rooms with spots that have a good flow of energy. So they used
our sun and other stars to figure out where north was so that knew
where to place certain things. But with the invention of compasses,
things got even easier. These days, when dealing with feng
you'll here a lot about cleaning up clutter, having adequate light, and
using certain colors. Other suggestions are to have certain types of
plants and perhaps even a fountain. I wonder if anyone makes a fountain
with a fan on it, or is that too literal? I don't think those little
fans attached to spray bottles would be a good representation of
wind-water! Are you ready to balance your qi?
So how can you celebrate today? Well, you could pick up a
book or magazine and read up on different feng shui methods.
you could even watch some online videos to see some of the practices in
action. And as you're learning about feng shui you can jot
the ideas that appeal to you; things you'd like to try. Then
can start rearranging your house or just one room and see how well the
feng shui teachings actually help balance the energy in your life.
could even have a little contest with your family or roommates to see
who can implement the methods of feng shui the best. You can
sit down together and watch the same videos and start building ideas in
your heads as to what you want to do. Then head out to the
to pick up supplies and each of you will try to change a room, probably
your bedroom, so that the qi is more balanced and flowing correctly.
When you're all finished you can go in each room and just
seat as you look around and kind of judge how the room makes you
feel. Is it a comforting atmosphere or not? Once
who did the best job then you all can work together with the "winner"
to bring the whole house up to the perfect feng shui level.
Because after all why would you want to win and then live in an out of
balance house? Enjoy your day and your surroundings.