As you know, I’ve been ISO Spring for awhile…
If you haven’t been to Princeton, it’s worth the trip! It’s an adorable little town...including Matt’s cool store: teak & soxy, his food truck, Horseradish...and many other delightful shops. Also, a KICK-ASS flea market on Saturdays--as soon as Spring arrives!
Matt is a fun-loving, hard-working, creative business owner and all around cool guy!
This month he asks a Feng Shui question that gives us the opportunity to explore the 5 Feng Shui Elements and apply them to his new apartment (WooHoo!) in Princeton.
Q: "We are moving into a new apartment, with a view of the Fox River out of the windows in the back. It's a space that's TALL and NARROW. I'm wondering what Feng Shui principles would apply to this space?"
A: Hi Matt!
I’m so happy to hear from you! First of all, Congratulations on your move! Always fun to shake things up and have a fresh start. Living by the water is auspicious--so, a wonderfully good beginning!
Thank you for your question; this is a FANTASTIC opportunity to balance the elements--a cornerstone of the science and art of Feng Shui.
To set the stage...
The five elements are the building blocks of Feng Shui. The elements are water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. If your home or business feels “off” or uncomfortable, it’s quite possible that the elements are out of balance.
In a perfect Feng Shui world, you’ll find all five elements present and balanced in a space. This helps to keep your home or business feeling comfortable, harmonious and stable--thus making you feel energized and in the flow more of the time.
Other ways to identify WOOD energy in your space:
- Items made of wood, including furniture, overhead beams, wall paneling and flooring.
- Plants, flowers, trees, and decorative wood carvings.
- Green items or walls.
- Items that have a tree-trunk shape, including columns and vertical cylinders.
Too much wood can cause you to feel rigid, creating arguments and fiery tempers. It can also slow your creativity--NOOOOOOOO!
So, let’s get started right away...because there are many ways in which we can control the wood energy and balance your space.
The biggest FIX for too much wood energy is to add metal energy--this will “chop” the wood (picture an axe) and balance its overpowering energy.
METAL energy comes in many forms:
- Actual metal objects in your space: lamps, small tables and art.
- Stone or mineral items or tiles.
- Items with an oval or curved shape.
- White or pastel colors (wall color or items)
Any or all of these will keep the wood energy from causing you to feel out of balance.
Give that a try and see what happens--I would love to hear back from you :)
Also, Matt, I don’t think you have clutter, but ALWAYS pay attention to items you have around that you do not love or need--even if you have some of those items stored in a storage locker, garage or at someone else’s house. You are in relationship to ALL of it and it does affect your personal energy.
Moving is an awesome opportunity to take stock and clear out that which does not serve you.
Good luck, I’m excited for your new opportunity!
If you are interested in balancing the elements in your space, I would love to assist. Give me a call or send me a message and we can get started right away!
Lots of Love,