Feng Shui – What is this ancient practice?

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The most ancient of practices that is Feng Shui – meaning wind-water – is the Chinese philosophy detailing how to create balance and harmony between the elements. This practice is used within the home, because it is a belief system that specific placement of objects in a space will greatly affect the energy and the flow and the harmony of our surroundings.

At the core, it is decorating to maximise the energy of a space, to make it more positive and minimise or eradicate negative energy build up. So what are the potential effects, or benefits of such a practice? As mentioned, the idea is to harmonise the energy so that a space is more positive, surely a huge benefit to anybody! Having a lighter energy home, feeling less cluttered and more vibrant would also make you feel mentally better, uplifting your mood, improving your mindset, helping you to achieve those goals, and possibly to sleep better too.

In Feng Shui there are the main ‘principles’. That of the ‘Commanding Position’, ‘the Bagua‘, and the ‘Five Elements‘. Using these principles together is the aim to create harmony.

Lets start with the Commanding Position. This is going to be the best way to place furniture within a room. Use this and apply it to all the main objects in a space, like the sofas in your living room, or the tv and stand, or the shelving units. Use it in bedrooms, by moving the bed to the further point from the doorway. Move your office at home around, or your desk, adjust the placement to furthest from the door, yet still facing the door. Being in the furthest point, yet facing it, is commanding a room.

Then you have the Bagua. This is an energy map identifying the elements you should place within the room to facilitate the flow of positive energy. Different areas are dealt with, like work and home and personal goals.

As you can see different colours and elements relate to different areas. Health and family for example, are green and blues, with wood as the element. If you don’t want to use all of the above, simply use a select few, or one or two. Trying something shouldn’t be a burden. When setting out the room look at the map and then focus on one room at a time and make sure you are clear what you want to bring to the room. If you wanted your bedroom with a focus on relationships you could use reds, white and pinks. Beds need to face the doorway, but not in direct line with it. Symmetry is important, so using flat and square shaped objects can help, along with flat objects.

Finally we have the Five Elements. They are: fire, water, wood, metal and earth. Feng Shui seeks to balance these elements in your home.

Each element is associated with different colours, seasons and shapes as seen in the picture above. Fire – red and triangular. Water – black and curved shapes. Wood – green/blue and rectangular columned shapes. Metal – white and circular/sphere shapes. Earth – brown/orange/yellow and flat and square objects.

If you want to add each element to a room you can start by using the colour or the shapes. You could light a white candle for example. Using more plants will help too. Being able to successfully place objects is key, and you need space to work with, so make sure to remove anything not needed and get rid of clutter and clear the doors. Big plants at the entrance can help. The entrance hallway is important to, or any hallway, try and keep it clear and bright. Plants are positive energy and connecting to the earth, so bring some big plants, or small ones into your home and keep everything fresh. They have the added benefit of literally purifying the air.

You have now learned a little about Feng Shui. Thanks for reading, how will you better use your space?

Pumping Baby!

Pumping baby!

cos I got to lift that weight

I got to get lean by the next date

you have to see my muscles collate

and smash into the walls

feel you under my braun

being a massive beast

eating all I can eat

pumping!

Thanks for reading. Time to get pumped! Remember kids, don’t play with weights without first powdering your hands.

If only they knew what they looked like…

The Lonely Path

A heart that is beating at a million miles an hour

I don't think I can make it this hour

the hour is upon us

not so long ago...

vast landscape

and breeze and the howling of the wolves at night

birds of prey screeching 

sounds like the moon will last an eternity

bringing into my retina

such a ghastly sight

upon that time

when I recollected my consciousness

felt that divine wisdom

set upon my own path

free from the pain inflicted by others

no longer a pawn for their evil

standing by thy brothers who are afraid

I will not be made

or cast into some geometrical shape

I am the One.

I wanted to share The Lonely Path. It is about the path that we all face. I have talked about it before. The path that divides, the other path. There is one path. I see one way. But just because you are walking the lonely path does not mean you cannot be with other people. Life is about giving as much as it is about receiving. it is more than believing. it is about doing. You have to show the world your light, so that you can shine in the dark when you meet your demise. Just because a seed grows into a flower, that does not mean we should discard it when it drops its leaves in the fall. Rather, we should nurture the plants so they will regrow, and the leaves will reappear. And when we too lose our faith, so too shall we steadfast and nurture it, because it will come back and it will be the same.

…’amazingly, the saviour found his voice’

Vibrant

Light in the dawn of the dark

fright from where you, left your mark

door hidden, from poignant start

a million views, to die for

spreading feelings, emotions so raw

a vibrancy degrade yet pave the way

vibrant decay lead the way

on your way, golden power

raining the most, vibrant shower

he has shown us

Joe Satriani – Righteous. Come to understand the word and the meaning, just as you should learn the meaning of your way in life.

(of a person) morally good; virtuous.

“he stood up for what he knew was right and died a righteous person” 

A vibrant life so full of kindness, know that we are here and we care for you. Good is always the ultimate equilibrium.

I Have Power

7am in the morning until 9pm at night.

I had a 12 hour day, all to most of it busy and occupied by something or another. I ended the evening by hoovering my bedroom and spare room after cleaning out 2 snake tanks. When I checked the clock, more like 9:13pm to be fair, I was surprised how much I had done. The feeling of changing from a suit to ‘normal clothes’ is such a relief.

Sounds crazy. This morning I was freezing my ass off in 4 Celsius. When I got home, it was still 4 Celsius. It had reached 1 Celsius by 9pm. England autumn, now prepping for winter.

The picture above was taken from Bing images. It isn’t mine, but it reminds me of a dream I had. In that dream I was walking through an empty field, and it was sunset and I could feel the breeze. I felt relieved. The dream was probably a reflection of my meditative mind. I don’t tend to have dreams like this anymore.

I spent about 2 hour browsing YouTube, watching videos by content creators I actually like, rather than random things. I usually listen to a couple of songs as well. Consolidation of the days work comes as soon as I get home, so when it does come to night time, I am free. As mentioned in another post, there is a lot of hours in the day and to occupy all of it with ‘work’ or similar is questionable. 12 hours today, for me, wasn’t all bad, it was just the time I was active rather than relaxing.

I’m starting to consider writing a small guide to meditation or stress relief, which will help other people, I guarantee it… for free of course.

I Have Power

Early rises

waxy blinkers

foggy melon

hazy skies

pillow no longer 

I have the power

it surges around me

from me

to my path ahead

keep me strong

determined

You Can Do It.

Inter

Bury,
lay to rest,
consign to the grave.

Inter-alia, 
travelling,
patiently,
to your destination,
emerged for a fight against an invisible black fog,
apparition inter-dimensional,
sword relinquished,
scolded in fire,
smoke,
rising up above the surface of the sea,
watching a strange set of eyes watch me.

Temporary,
holding,
ceasing,
ending,
how you wanted it to.