The Ancient Art of Feng Shui
Feng shui is an ancient art and science that focuses on harmonizing the energy of a space. It’s a complex practice that assists in nourishing and strengthening the energy of a place and the people who spend time there. When chi energy is stuck or stagnant, it can have a negative effect on the entire environment. Aligning or changing the chi creates a positive energy flow and enhances vitality and success.
How to Use Chimes as a Feng Shui Tool
Listening to wind chimes can evoke feelings of peace and relaxation, as long as you pick the sound that resonates for you. Not everyone likes the same tones or the same volume so pick a size and shape of chime that feels right or is perfect for a special spot.
Find the Flow with Windchimes
Windchimes can provide more than just a pleasant sound. They are an effective tool that is used in feng shui to disperse blocked energy and create a better flow. Skilled feng shui practitioners use a bagua or energy map to assess the complete energy of a space and consider the placement of chimes or other items carefully.
Here are a few general rules to guide you:
Metal chimes inspire clarity and success in new ventures
If you’ve found the chimes that speak to you, notice how many rods are in your chimes and consider where you want to hang them….it can make a difference to what you want to create.
In feng shui, odd numbers are yang and even numbers are yin. Yang is considered to be active, whereas yin is passive.
If you want to deflect negative energy coming into your home, place windchimes with an odd number of rods outside your door.
Three and multiples of three are good for wealth and accomplishments.
Five represents all the elements and if you want to create change, choose a chime with five rods.
Try to avoid placing wind chimes over head in areas where you work or sleep. It could create a disturbance in the chi that can lead to confusion or headaches.
Windchimes with six or eight rods are thought to be the best for enhancing good energy.
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