"If you want to change your life, move 27 items in your house," says the ancient Chinese wisdom. The wisdom of Feng Shui is to create balance, comfort around us.
Feng Shui - translates as "wind-water." Ancient Chinese doctrine of the energy interaction between housing and the surrounding world, man and housing According to this Chinese wisdom, we, building up the place of our stay with maximum comfort, attract good luck.
The East for the West has always been an attractive opposite, like a woman for a man. Following the fashion on the chinoiser, martial arts, Zen Buddhism came the fashion for feng shui, or feng shui.
Concepts of ancient art
The very concept of "feng shui" is interpreted in different ways: some Asian masters consider it an applied, natural science, others - a doctrine of mysterious metaphysical forces. For us, it is important that Feng shui is the art of managing and placing items around you in order to improve your life.
The art of feng shui combines elements of mysticism, common sense and good taste. The pioneer of feng shui is the great Chinese sage Confucius. According to his teaching, in the world there is a force linking man to the environment, qi (in translation "spirit, energy," or "the breath of the cosmos").
With this ancient art you will be able to surround your life with coziness and wellbeing, and an office where you work in a source of prosperity and success.
After all, having correctly arranged workplaces, rest zone, executive offices, accounts department, cash department and warehouse, it is possible to increase the efficiency and improve the manageability of personnel, attract new customers and resources, and as a result - the prosperity of the company and your business.
For example, in a modest, small office or shop, the work is boiling, the incomes are rising, and the owner is thinking about expanding the business. And the owner of an elegantly designed office in a prestigious neighborhood is close to ruin. Familiar situations, is not it? One of the reasons for this may be in an energy-poor room.
Value of color
One of the most important elements, which should pay attention to the design of the workplace, is its color scheme. According to Feng Shui, each color is an expression of a certain kind of energy. Color not only affects our mood, but also affects our health.
From this point of view, today's trendy white-black-gray offices are completely unharmonious, since they contain only three colors, or rather no colors. Gray is a kind of black, which, in turn, is not a color at all. We see black, when the surface does not reflect anything, but only absorbs light.
White, as is known, is a neutral color, and therefore does not carry any energy in itself. Adverse effect on the state of the body and the diversity of too bright tones. The motley color scale attracts attention only at the first moment, being in such a situation for a long time is quite tiring.
When decorating a workplace, try to adhere to the principle of "golden" means in the literal sense. Golden tones of light orange, yellow, beige, coffee with milk, as well as warm red, soothing color of young greenery, gentle hacks will create a sense of security and joy. Well, with the color decided, now you need to choose the direction that is favorable for you.
Of great importance, in the opinion of Feng Shui experts, is the location of desks in offices. They should be positioned diagonally as far as possible from the door. Those who sit with their backs to the door, attract troubles and failures. In general, the details, seeming insignificant - like an uncomfortable chair, sharp light, a table with sharp corners, - suck energy.
The main thing in planning a workplace is to put the desk correctly. Orientation to the east is favorable for beginning businessmen. The energy of the rising sun will act with you at the same time. The North-West favors those who aspire to leadership, willingly assumes organizational and managerial duties, and searches for responsible posts. The southeast attracts creative energy. The West is good for a stable business. But strictly southern direction can cause tension and stress.
Your desk should be clearly visible from the front door, it should not be blocked by safes, cabinets, massive armchairs. It is believed that if you can not be seen from the front door, then luck can bypass you. It is very important to create a favorable atmosphere in the workplace. A well-equipped workplace is a guarantee of health, emotional and spiritual balance. Do not squeeze your desk into the corner of the room, and even more so between the cabinets.
The principle of the five elements is another cornerstone of the Feng Shui theory. Wood, metal, water, earth, fire are present in everything, including in man. Elements can support each other, forming harmony and coziness, or destroying, then everything in the house goes awry, the spouses quarrel, the children learn badly, the old people get sick. The four elements (except the earth) correspond to the directions of the world, animals, colors, directions, seasons, materials and forms.
Any overhanging structure can become a source of failure and disease. Remove behind the panels and racks all telephone wires, computer cables. According to Feng Shui, all visible pipes and wires mean an outflow of money. You can not place your workplace, even if it is oriented in a favorable direction, opposite the door (especially if it opens into the room). In this case, you are attacked by a strong flow of energy, which can be bad for your health.
It is not necessary to sit with your back to the door, this is a very uncomfortable and unsettling situation. It is called a "knife in the back". It is believed that with this arrangement, you can betray, substitute, circumvent when promoting. If there is no other possibility, you need to put a mirror on the table to see everyone entering the door.
You do not need to sit with your back to the window, you thereby deprive yourself of the support of influential people, your own employees and all your even the most ingenious projects will be doomed to failure. It's better if the wall is behind you. If this is not possible, close the window with thick curtains. You need to sit facing the door, but not opposite to it, but diagonally from the entrance.
The meaning of space
Any physical inconvenience will affect the quality of the work. You must be free to approach your desktop; in front of the table and behind it there should be free space, which, according to Feng Shui, symbolizes opportunities and prospects. Otherwise, difficulties await you.
If you work in a booth or directly in front of you partition, hang a picture of the lake, blossoming valley, that is, visually expand the perspective in front of you. If there are a large number of people working in the room or if a large number of visitors come to you, you can get tired of the bustle. Put on your desktop some bright or favorite subject. It can be a beautiful table lamp, a picture of children, a model of your favorite car. Find any way to protect your personal space .
The most unfavorable workplace is the place at the door. And it does not matter what position this employee occupies, the attitude of outsiders to him is always less respectful than to colleagues in the back of the room. He is always more tired of the bustle, as he constantly walks by and is distracted by reference questions. If you can not move the workplace from the aisle, also place a bright or some large object on the table that will make your place more visible and meaningful.
If the desktop is next to a large window, you can unwittingly feel in danger (especially if the office is located on the upper floors of the building). It is also necessary to protect yourself by placing a large object near the window, for example, a plant in a tub, floor shelves with books. A large object will be your protection, emotionally and physically distancing yourself from danger.
If you work in a room where there are a lot of racks and cabinets with working documentation or reference literature, reconsider these deposits and discard the obsolete and unnecessary, rarely used ones into the utility room. Cluttered and clogged cabinets, racks, shelves mean the inability to perceive the new and limit your professional growth. Successful lighting is a great way to attract positive energy.
It's good when the desktop has extra lighting in the form of a table lamp. The light source should be directly above your head or on the side of the non-working hand. If the light shines on the working hand, then it will cast a shadow on the surface of the table. If you work at a computer, the light should be directed directly to the keyboard. Bright sunlight can interfere with work, so you need to use blinds or curtains, but do not completely switch to artificial lighting.
If you have to work in a room without windows, be sure to hang a photo or reproduction with a picture of the natural landscape on the wall or use any other element of nature (small aquarium, flower vase, put the plant on the corner of the table).
According to Feng Shui, it's good to place your desktop "behind the chief's back", but in no case is the person facing it. However, it does not matter that the chief's office is in another room or even on another floor. The position "behind his back" means his support, "face to boss" - confrontation.
WHAT IS ON THE TABLE?
If a table lamp or a metal object is placed in the far left part of the table, financial success is attracted.
If you put your photo in front of you at a prestigious conference, you will activate your luck in your career. The zone at the far right of your table is responsible for intimate and family relationships, and if there are problems in this area, put the image of the pair figure there. No matter how you arrange offices, offices, common rooms, separate booths, it is important to avoid confusion and clutter.
You can not allow confusion on the desktop, always keep your workplace clean and tidy. Where there is disorder, there is no circulation of positive Qi energy, and, consequently, there will be no luck and no health.
But, in addition to recommendations, what items in your home will be desired, and which are not, the master of feng shui still has to tell where to put them. For this, an old good compass and a special octagonal chart of trigrams of ba-gua are used.
According to one of the legends, it was discovered by a sage who had long been looking for a scheme of world harmony, but only when his eyes accidentally fell on the tortoise shell. Thus appeared the magic square of ba-gua (Bagua - "eight houses") - the basis of the basics of feng shui.
A LITTLE ABOUT COLOR
We see and perceive a huge amount of information around us, but color affects us the fastest. That's why it's a pity that the power of color over us is rarely taken into account in the interior. Most of the new houses and almost all apartments are decorated as a pattern - the walls are painted in shades of beige brown floors ...
In feng shui, each of the ba-gua zones has a corresponding color. Correctly selected color will raise energy in the appropriate area of your life. Of course, few people will paint entire rooms in such colors. But Feng Shui art is subtle and comprehensive, shifting accents, it allows everyone to find their harmony.
To pick up the chi, try putting a purple lamp in the wealth zone, a vase full of gently pink flowers in the relationship zone and a sculpture of black marble into the zone corresponding to your career. When choosing specific things and shades, rely on your intuition. Soon you will feel how Feng Shui will help to find harmony around you.
If you do not like any color, do not use it. If you are annoyed by bright colors, you have the choice of literally hundreds of shades. If you are not an artist, pay attention to the following points. Red, yellow and orange are warm colors. They act on people exciting. The green color is calm, neutral, since it is located in the middle of the spectrum. Blue, indigo and violet are cold, very soothing colors.
Color - one of the most important forces that can create a mood. Each room has its own purpose in your life. Ask yourself what mood you are looking for, and then select the color corresponding to it. Do not be in a hurry with global changes, it is probably better to start with small, but purposeful changes. A small lamp in one place, a decorative pillow in the other and you will reach the goal drop by drop.
1. Add light and mirrors. Feng Shui considers the mirrors to be the main assistants: they reflect energy as well as the image of a person. Mirrors should hang so that you can see some space above your head and around yourself. Thus, you leave space for the development of ideas. Mirrors should be of good quality, in a frame, with a clear reflection. The most effective are round and oval shapes. Never place them against each other: the energy will bounce back and forth without moving. Avoid the mirrors in the bedroom: in a dream we release negative emotions, and if the mirror near the bed will reflect them back, in the morning you risk waking up not rested.
2. Objects from crystal strengthen vital energy and improve any zone of your apartment. If, for example, you want to revive a love relationship, put the crystal in the field of relationships.
3. Hanging bells also attract the positive energy of chi. Hang the bell at the front door. His melodic ringing will cheer you and your guests.
4. Use double candlesticks, paired portraits and soft, romantic landscapes.
Be happy and lucky!