Feng Shui is the balance and harmonization of energy in your home to strengthen and promote wellbeing in both your home and your life. One of the cornerstones of Feng Shui is the use of five elements, or as I prefer to call them movements. The five movements, wood, fire, earth, metal and water should be represented equally in your home and allowed to move in a cycle, each one bringing strength and energy to the one that follows.
For the five elements to work in harmony in your home each element is created and strengthened by the preceding one. The creative cycle which is a very powerful tool in feng shui helps to ensure the natural flow of energy is supported and nurtured as it moves through your home.
At certain times you may want to strengthen the energy in a particular area of your home, to help you in your career for example or to strengthen the relationship with your partner. If this is the case it is important that you not only enhance the particular element in the area of the house that you want to focus your attention, but also bring in some additional support. This is done by introducing or strengthening the element that gave that element life, much like you in times of trouble may turn to the person or people who gave you life.
The information below summarises the creative cycle.
Wood burns and fuels fire. To strengthen the fire area in your home add elements of wood as well as fire
Fire produces ash which replenishes the earth. To strengthen the earth areas of your home add elements of fire in addition to earth
Earth gives birth to metal which is mined from the ground. To strengthen the areas that are represented by metal also include elements of earth
Metal when cold produces water in the form condensation. To strengthen the water area also include elements of metal
Water provides nourishment for wood helping it to grow. To strengthen the areas represented by wood add water as well as wood elements
If you would like more information on how Feng Shui can help you in your life, more information on the five elements and all of the other Feng Shui tools can be found on my free information blog, published weekly on a Friday. I hope you have found this article both interesting and informative.