Monday, June 30, 2014

Feng Shui Cures


Easy Effective Ways to Tackle Bad Energy
© Mary Jane Kasliner

Feng Shui is all about creating a space that sings with harmony. Knowing the right cures can do just that.


Most type of problematic energy can be remedied in feng shui practice. Incorporating basic cures such as visual images, 5 element theory or yin and yang theory can dissolve a great deal of sha (bad) energy, thereby making periods of bad luck more manageable. Bare in mind however that the environment changes over time so one's feng shui luck can also change.

Effective Ways to Overcome Bad Energy:

There are many simple adjustments one can make to the environment to change the dynamics of energy flow. Below is a basic list of simple yet powerful countermeasures.


  1. Lights to Lift Energy: Lighting is one of the easiest ways to deflect problematic energy. Rooms with overhead beams, dark alcoves, sharp angles or even a staircase opening to the front door can be adjusted by casting light. The yang (active) energy of the light source will balance overly yin (inactive) spaces and soften any projections.
  2. Sounds to Create Activity: For the most part homes are stagnant during the day. Children are at school and parents are working. To balance the overly yin energy leave a stereo on with music, have fish, other pets, or simply hang some chimes outdoors to generate movement and sound. It is also a good idea to ring bells or singing bowls monthly to purify the energy in the space.
  3. Landscape Deflecting Methods: One of the most important principles of feng shui is to protect the home from any powerful sha (bad) energy. If something offensive is aimed toward the dwelling then blocking or deflecting cures are essential. For example, landscaping features like bushes, hedging or trees will go a long way to deflect and block problematic energy points. Installing an arbor, trellis or fence with climbing floral vines will also bode well to block unwanted energy.
  4. Mirrors to Enhance or Deflect: Mirrors are probably one of the most common cures used in feng shui practice. They can be used to enhance good energy or deflect problematic conditions. For example, placing a mirror on a wall opposite a garden view can effectively raise the qi (energy) within a space while projecting that image into the room. Mirrors can also be used to push energy back to the unwanted source. Mirrors are a very powerful tool, so it is important to use them with care.
  5. Objects to Circulate Energy: Revolving objects are a nice way to create circulation of qi (energy) in an otherwise stagnant room. A ceiling fan can do wonders to move energy. Placing mobiles next to an air register is another way to generate movement in areas that are stagnant.
  6. Crystals & Stones to Ground Energy: Stones fall into the category of earth elements when it comes to 5 element theory. The earth element is the most grounding element out of the 5 elements used in feng shui practice (wood, fire, earth, metal & water). In areas where the energy is unstable such as a bathroom or laundry room, the element of earth is perfect. Simply place a ceramic dish or bowl filled with stones and position next to the toilet or water input pipe to neutralize the otherwise draining source.
  7. Symbols of Protection: Symbolic protection is an ancient feng shui custom. Many homes, palaces, temples and businesses in China have symbolic protective images at the front gate. The most common protective symbol is the fu dog. The power is behind the interpretation of the animal. Therefore, whatever animal image portrays protection to a business or homeowner becomes beneficial. Some examples include but are not limited to: a lion, horse, tiger or dog.

Feng shui is all about creating a space and environment that sings with harmony. Re-creating the feel of nature within a space is one of the key dynamics behind this age-old practice. There is no doubt one will be challenged by some sort of problematic energy in or around the dwelling or building. Knowing some simple corrective measures will go a long way to abate energy that is disturbing and enhance the energy that feels good. Take time to feel the energy around a space and then use some common sense to rectify it. Generally, if it feels good it is good.