How to feng shui your jewellery
Over a period of time feng shui has become more symbolic in approach with a belief that corrections could be carried out and solutions provided to any defect in a building by merely placing objects or enhancers without getting to know the root cause or the main defect. Feng shui is not all about placing Chinese symbolisms or suspending chimes and décor; it’s about understanding and relating to your immediate environment, its influence and contributions to the occupants.
Feng Shui with its very strong relations to the five elements with their own distinct energy needs to be understood in depth prior to even placement of any symbols or gadgets. To the uninitiated, the five elements look like a simple roundup of natural elements but it is more than that. To the Chinese the five elements represent the movement of Chi — the energy and its interaction with the other elements in specific ways. This interaction decides the balance of the Chi in nature, buildings and even with us.
The Chinese link the heaven, earth and man through Tao, dividing all things into complementary dualities. The idea of balance is more sophisticated than symmetry. It aligns a home or person with the natural and man made elements creating a peaceful and harmonious flow within the home and us. Feng shui could be further classified as Outer feng shui, which relates to the environment, space and place of dwelling and Inner feng shui which relates to the individual, the food intake, dress, posture, facial expressions, skin tone, clearness of the eye, speech, etc. Feng shui could be used to help a person ‘untangle’ knots that block happiness and attainment of one's goals and hopes.
Many who go out shopping for accessories like handbags or even jewellery can adapt some simple thumb rules based on the tenets of Inner Feng Shui and element analysis? Being well groomed does not necessarily mean dressing to the heights of fashion or exclusive designer wears. Remember all the guidelines for arranging one's space harmoniously apply with equal emphasis to one's appearance. Choosing the right attire and accessories does influence the "Chi" of the individual.
Jewellery in Feng shui represents an excellent and harmonious combination due to the reason that it is a mixture of earth element (stones) and metal element (gold or silver etc), which is a generative cycle of elements. Wearing too much jewellery is also bad as it creates an imbalance especially to those born during spring or in the years of the wood element. The feng shui jewellery with combination of precious stones like rubies, emeralds and diamonds embedded in gold are considered excellent. Be it original or an imitation, the combination of the elements is the key to good feng shui.
In the case of accessories like wallets and handbags, it is said that the shape and color of the bag indicate good or bad energy and in turn whether it is good or bad feng shui. Bags, which are black, green or brown and rectangular, are good. The other option would be to go in for colors of yellow, red or beige but shaped as square bags. For those of you who prefer something circular can opt for bags, which are colored white, silver or gold.
(The writer is an accredited Master Feng Shui Consultant, Bio-energetician and Traditional Vaastu Practitioner)