Baby boomers are searching for ways of staying healthy,
becoming centered and quieting the noise of everyday stress
around them. As they age, they know how important it is to keep their
energy up and feel balance and harmony so they do not become sick. Feng
Shui the gentle art of placement is a wonderful tool for
achieving peace and calm in a particular room, home, business or with
self. Feng Shui is also used to support us with goals. The principles
of Feng Shui work with energy in a space. Clients would say to me that
they felt drained, burned out, stuck in the mud and so on. These are
clues about what is happening in a space from an energetic viewpoint
and how that energy is making them feel. In Feng Shui, there are many
tools available to slow or speed the energy of an area. These tools
are used to enhance the nine areas of life according to the bagua. The
areas include wealth, partnership, fame, creativity, knowledge, helpful
people, health, career and family. As an example, if a person wants
more money to come into their lives, the wealth area of the home or
business would be addressed in some way using a specific tool. We are
all made of the same energetic stuff so it is possible for us to ask
these tools to support us with a goal. Some basic items
used to adjust the flow of energy or support us in life include water
fountains, wind chimes, flags, essential oils, crystals, mirrors, colors
and more. The elements of water, earth, metal, wood and fire also come
into play to adjust energy.
Crystals are particularly beautiful and effective when
it comes to adjusting the energy of a space, or enhancing an area. The
round faceted crystals are very common in Feng Shui and are used for
a variety of things. The rainbow colors they display when the sun strikes
them are a wonderful benefit. Try hanging a crystal from the ceiling
at the top of stairs. Crystals circulate energy around them and can
lift the energy from the bottom of the stairs. This lessens the constant
up and down motion of the energy and it is less draining.
Natural crystals and minerals from the earth are also ideal as tools
in Feng Shui. A rose quartz crystal placed in the partnership area of
a home calls a life or business partner into your life. Quartz is of
the earth, and the partnership area is the earth element. Adding the
rose color, which is the color of partnership, is an extra plus. Crystals
carved into the shape of a heart are beautiful and speak of love because
of the heart shape. Place two of your favorite crystals in the partnership
area, as there are always two in a partnership. The heart is also a
good choice for the very center of the home. Your home has a heart just
as you do, so when you honor the heart of the home, you honor your own
heart. You can see how using the colors and elements and shapes of the
nine areas of life can benefit everyone. Amethyst geodes are perfect
for the wealth area. The color of the wealth area is purple so the dynamic
form and coloration of amethyst is wonderful in this area. Amethyst
is a semi-precious stone, so this also reinforces the idea of wealth
and abundance. Many colors of natural crystals and minerals can be used
in every area of the home or business. The following are the areas of
life and the corresponding colors so you will know how to pick out a
crystal for your goals.
Yellow for the health area, center of the home and the element of wood,
citrine crystals are ideal.
Blue for knowledge, lower left corner of the home and the earth element.
Choose any quartz because it is of the earth.
Black for career, lower center of the home and the water element. Try
snowflake obsidian in this area.
Gray for helpful people, lower right of the home and the metal element.
Smoky quartz is a good choice here.
Green for family, middle left area of the home and the element of wood
and aventurine is beautiful here.
Purple for wealth, far left corner and the element of wood. Amethyst
is a good choice.
Red for fame and reputation, far center and the element of fire, great
Pink for partnership, far right corner and the element of earth
White or clear for creativity, center right of the home and the element
of metal. Clear quartz works well here.
Work with crystals, candles, minerals of the earth and items you like
having around you. Follow the nine areas of life and experiment with
them for reaching your goals.
Beverly Hlavka is a certified Feng Shui consultant,
Aromatherapist and freelance writer. She provides ideas regarding Feng
Shui products, decorating ideas and tips for consumers to
enhance every area of life. Her many articles can be found online.