The Earth Element In Feng Shui

The Power Of The Earth Element

The earth element is one of the five elements in feng shui. It brings protection, stability, and security to your home. Among the five elements in feng shui, the earth element is the most grounding. It increases comfort and supports peace, calm and stillness.


The shape that represents this element is square which happens to be the most stable and grounded of all shapes. The rectangular shape, horizontal lines, and flat surfaces also evoke this element too.

The colour that best represents the earth element is yellow along with the other earth tones like the light brown.

The earth element is associated with your physical health and the state of your home.  It helps you address the clutter and the weight-gain in your life.

In the creative cycle, it is nourished by fire and in turn, nourished the metal element. It solidifies the precious metals. While in the controlling cycle, it is being controlled by the wood element.

The element of the earth is represented in the three areas of the bagua map. The three areas are the relationship which can be found on the upper right,  the health area which is at the center and the knowledge which is located in the lower left of the bagua.

There are many ways to bring the earth element into your home. You can use natural crystals, stones, and even potted plants. Ceramics, bricks, and pottery are good earth element materials for your home.

Remember that a balanced home requires not just the proper placement of things but also the presence of all the five elements.

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The Singing Bowl And The Energy In Your Home

The Perfect Time To Use Your Singing Bowls

You have heard this thing called singing bowl but you have no idea how powerful it is. Most people take it for granted. They end up as decorations in homes, gathering dust, not being used for their real purpose.


The real purpose of singing bowls is to cleanse our space. The sound of the singing bowl brings a powerful energy into our space. It promotes healing in our place.

We are affected by the vibrations in our home, business or office. Stagnant energy causes diseases, conflict in relationships and unproductivity while a free flow of energy helps you create balance. It makes you feel good, keep you calm and happy. These good qualities create a good relationship and a healthy working environment.

Using a singing bowl to create a good vibration in your space is an ancient technique. It is a time-tested Feng Shui cure.

When do you use the singing bowl?

Below are the best times to use your singing bowl:

1. Use the singing bowl to lift the energy in your home. Use it during your space clearing sessions. It is best to use it when there’s an argument or a member of your household is suffering from a serious disease.

2. You can also use the singing bowls when money is scarce or there’s a slow down in your business. The best time to use the singing bowl is in the morning wherein everything is still calm and quiet.

3. Singing bowls are good at lifting the energy of the stagnant and dark areas in your home.

4. Use the healing power of your singing bowl before and after spring cleaning.

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Bring In Good Feng Shui In Your Tiny Home

Living in a tiny home is the trend these days. Most people prefer to live in the city because of the worsening problem of traffic. That is why tiny homes are sprouting everywhere.

However, we can often hear people complaining how little their apartment is. They often say that the place is so small that they don’t feel at home. They say their space makes them feel like they are being suffocated. They can’t breathe.

Feng Shui is about creating balance within and around you and that includes your space. When you feel good, relaxed, happy and peaceful, then your home has good energy. The size of your house will not matter. So even a tiny home can have a free flow of energy.

Applying Feng Shui in a tiny home can be a little bit hard. The work can be too taxing. Imagine applying Feng Shui in a place where the bedroom, living room and the kitchen are in the same area. But though it may be hard, it is not impossible.

Below are ways on how to apply good feng shui in your tiny home:

1. Clear your door and entryway. Your door is the mouth of chi. Decluttering your door and entryway is important since this is where the energy comes in. Make sure that there are no unnecessary things cluttered near on it.

2. Mirrors are often used to create the impression of a bigger space. It attracts the light from the outside. It gives you the feeling that you are in a bigger space thus making it easier for you to breathe.

3. Separate your sleeping area from the rest. Your bedroom is a place for rest. Make sure that gadgets will not be visible from your bed.

4. Paint your walls with white or light colours. They make your space look bigger.

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Nine Home Decoration Mistakes In Feng Shui

Home Decoration Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Your home decoration plays an important part in bringing in good energy in your space. It can bring in good or bad vibrations in your place.


Most of the time, people tend to unconsciously decorate their space in excess. They have the impression that having more and everything Asian symbolizes abundance.

Below are home decoration mistakes in Feng Shui that you should be aware of:

1. Using the bagua mirror as a home decoration is a big mistake. It is meant to be used outside the house.

2. Mirrors bring clarity, light, and freshness to your space. However, using too many mirrors in your home can make your space weak, chaotic and unstable.

3. Using photos of family members in the bedroom is a bad Feng Shui decoration. Your bedroom is your personal sanctuary. It’s a place for intimate moments. It’s a place to develop and strengthen your relationship.

4. Placing the aquarium in the bedroom or kitchen. An aquarium is a water Feng Shui element and using this home decoration in the kitchen or bedroom is a mistake. It is best to place this in your money area to bring good Feng Shui.

5. Making your place look monochromatic. Your home should have balance. It should have a natural flow of energy. It’s the reason why a Feng Shui home decoration expert always uses the bagua. Your place should have soft and fiery colors.

6. Creating a theme in your home that you don’t really like is bad Feng Shui. Just because  of Feng Shui is an ancient Philosophy doesn’t mean your house should look Asian. A good Feng Shui home is a house that has a good flow of energy whatever theme it may have.

7. Putting your mirror opposite of your front door is not good. It pushes away the energy that enters the house. Try placing your mirror in your living room or dining room. It represents abundance.

8. Using too many fountains is not advised in Feng Shui. A fountain is a good home decoration because it bring prosperity and peace. The sound of the water brings calm to your space. However using too much of one element creates imbalance most especially if it’s just a small space.

9. Too much home decoration results to clutter. Do not over decorate your home and let go of the things that you don’t really need.

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Feng Shui And The Clutter In Your Space – Feng Shui Mastery Show

Understanding Clutter And Getting Rid Of It

Are you surrounded by clutter? Is it affecting you inside and out? Do you ask yourself “why does our house look this way?

Clutter is like an addiction. You wanted to end it but you don’t know how. You want to get rid of it but it just keeps on coming back.

Clutter is an emotional thing. Most people start to accumulate things when they are sad, feel sick or go through some difficult time.

It gets to us when we are too busy to notice it. When we are too happy or we want to feel good. Everything boils down to having low self-esteem.

Poor self esteem has many symptoms. The clutter in the mind results in physical clutter. Most of it is caused by poor thinking, pressure or doubt in oneself. We feel inferior and unworthy. When you have these in your mind, you pour your energy into acquiring material things.

Below are the reasons why most people are living with clutter:

1. The world has been teaching us that our worth is based on how much our possession is. The more we acquire, the higher our worth become.

2. When we are at our lowest moment, we feel incapable. We don’t have a sense of worth. We feel unloved and that’s where hoarding comes in. The material things replace the emptiness in our hearts.

Social media, billboards and television advertisements instill in our minds that spending and shopping can fill the gap in our lives.

We get so used to what we have and the life that we live that the word change makes us feel uneasy. The world of the unknown can make us feel uncomfortable.

The reasons above are what stops us from living the life we deserve.

Feng Shui is an ancient Philosophy that can help you deal with clutter. It helps you deal not only on the outside but more importantly on the inside.

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Benefits Of Bringing Nature Into Your Home

Fragrance and flowers that are used as space cleansing tools.

6 Easy Steps On How To Bring Nature In Your Space

Nature is life. It is the best healer that was given to us for free. It has been in existence for millions of years long before mankind exist.

Healing with the use of nature has been in practice for thousands of years. It has been in used for thousands of years. One good example of this which is really popular until now is the Traditional Chinese Medicine.

However, these days, modern life seems to rule our lives giving us stress and anxiety. We live and work in a concrete jungle making it impossible for us to be with nature. We are living in a more challenged community and it’s taking away our energy, peace and life.

How do you get rid of stress after a long day of work? Where do you release all the tension in your body?

Feng Shui means wind-water in English. Your home is your refuge, your very own sanctuary. It should give you and your family good vibrations.

Below are simple tips to bring nature in your own home:

1. Decorate your home with fresh flowers. It’s an easy way to bring vibrancy into your place. They are pleasing to the eyes and lifts your mood easily. Choose the colors well. White calla lilies stimulates purification, yellow gerbera daisies aids in your health, blue hydrangeas relaxes the mind and body and purple orchids boost spirituality.

2. Let there be light all over your space. Natural light is better. Open the blinds and windows to let  the sunshine in. If natural light is not abundant in your space, artificial light is okay.

3. Water symbolizes abundance or good money flow. It also brings tranquility and peace. A small water fountain in your house will bring you a sense of ease. The sound of water flowing is music to your ears.

4. Use wood and stone in your space. You can use wood for your flooring and stone works in your countertop. You can use it all over your place like the living room and bathroom.

5. When using art decors, use paintings and artworks that depicts nature. A mural that displays nature such as the beach, forest or waterfalls will do.

6. Use aromatherapy such as essential oils, diffuser or scented candles in your place. You can choose to use  what scent to use or create your very own aroma.

Healing is not only taking in the right food but also bringing in nature to your home to make you feel better.

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3 Basic Guides On Becoming A Successful Woman


Your Simple Guide On Becoming A Successful Woman

A successful woman is not exempted from any difficulties. She is not free and was not spared from the negative energies around her. However, she was able to overcome everything and eventually learned how to stand on her own.

A successful woman sitting near the window.

We may not know this but Feng Shui is a great tool that you can use if you want to be a successful woman. It gives you support so that you can reach the top. It helps you gain that balance that will help you succeed in life.

Listed below are 3 Feng Shui guides that will help you become a successful woman:

1. Know your purpose and be firm with your decisions. Learning how to close deals is vital both in your work and in growing your relationship. Being able to lay everything will help you get the things that you want.

2. Learn how to know what kind of person you are talking to, the moment you first talk to them. Most people show their true intention on the first meeting. Being able to master this thing will help you save time and effort.

Listen to your inner self. Our inner self tells us if there is something wrong with a person. But oftentimes, we take it for granted. A successful woman knows how to detect danger and avoids it right away.

3. Master the power of connecting yourself to the other person. We can be connected to the people around us in a lot of ways. Study how a person dress, talk, smell or even act and use it to establish a good connection.

Use the three simple guides in your home, life and work or business and you are on your way to becoming a successful woman.

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Increase Your Productivity With Feng Shui Part 1


Increase Your Productivity For A Successful Career

An organized computer and desk helps you increase your productivity.To have a successful career entails you to increase your productivity. You need to work hard and have determination. It’s about having focus in the workplace.

Most people live in too disorganized and not so peaceful home and it tends to affect their work. This in turn hinders them to succeed in their work.

If you’ve been wishing and trying to increase your productivity but to no avail, try the simple tips below.  Gain more focus and eventually become more productive in your work.

1. Position your chair against the wall. Sitting with your back against the wall will make you feel in control. You feel secure, no noise and movement from behind that can destruct you.

2. De-cluttering your space is a vital step for a successful career. The mess around you adds stress which can affect your mood. This leads to lesser concentration.

Keep the things that you don’t get to use every day.

3. Let fresh air come in your work station. Natural and fresh air can boost your energy. Deep breathing makes you awake, enabling you to concentrate on your tasks.

If having fresh air is not possible, try to go for a walk for at least 15 to 20 minutes. This will increase your blood circulation and oxygen intake which helps you improve your creativity by at least 60%.

4. Plants are important in Feng Shui. It can boost your productivity. A small indoor plant on your table will make a difference.

Plants provides oxygen, so take extra care of it. Wilted plants are considered to be bad Feng Shui.

5. Organize your files. Most office tables are cluttered with unnecessary things. Keep the things that you don’t use everyday. Use folders and envelopes and label each of them. This will help you find files right away and it’s the fastest way to increase your productivity.

The same goes for the wires of all your electronic devices. Use cord holder to keep them in one place.

6. The computer is the most neglected thing when it comes to organizing. Most of the time it has a lot of downloaded files on the screen. Putting them in folders with label will make a difference.

7. As much as possible do not put your desk in front of a door or walkway. It is distracting.

8. Hang artworks that gives you inspiration. Quotes that talks about dreams and depicts nature will lower your stress level and help you get through the day.

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Top 8 Space Cleansing Tools For Your Home


Your Must Have Space Cleansing Tools

Space cleansing tools comes in different forms and sizes. It’s just a matter of choosing the tool that you find it easier and comfortable to use.

Fragrance and flowers that are used as space cleansing tools.

People since the ancient times have been using different space cleansing tools to clear the energies in their surroundings. It is advised that people do space cleansing at least once a year, most especially after a big family argument or separation. You should also do space cleansing before transferring to a new home.

Each space cleansing tool listed below are proven to help you in clearing the energies in your space:

1. Fir, lavender, sweetgrass and sage have long been used in space clearing. They are used in smudging and are known as the sacred smoke bowl. It purifies the air in about any space.

2. Using incense is gaining popularity these days. It is not only used in the altars of Asian countries but it is also often used in meditation and yoga rooms. There are different kinds of incense. Use the scent that you like best.

3. The air spray or diffuser is also popular in the market. It is the most convenient way of purifying the energy in your space. There are different scents available in the market.

4. Using a candle as a space cleansing tool is one of the cheapest way to invite good energy in your home. Candles bring warmth in your space and helps release stress. They come in different sizes, forms and colors.

5. The singing bowls bring a powerful kind of energy to one’s home. It heals and purifies every space. It has been used in Asia since 3000 years ago and considered to be one of the oldest space cleansing tool. It is more powerful than the bell. Choose a high quality bowl. It gives a higher and pure resonance.

6. Flowers brings life to every space. They also bring harmony, joy and a sense of calm to any given space. Expensive or not, flowers can change the vibrations in your space as long as it is fresh and properly arranged.

7. The crystal  is not only a space cleansing tool that can create energy in your place but also strengthens your own energy. Each crystal has a specific energy. Choose the one that fits your needs.

8. Altars are important to most Asian families. It is considered an expression of gratitude and give offerings. It is also used for asking special blessings and protection If you want to have one, make sure that it has the symbols of love, protection and devotion.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Do Space Clearing

Space Clearing Your Home In Very Easy Steps

Space clearing is a great way to bring in good energies that will help you create a calm and peaceful environment. When you have that kind of environment, life becomes more bearable. You have peace of mind.

A hand holding things needed for space clearing

It is always best to perform space clearing at least once a year. There are other  ways to purify your space. In some culture, space clearing can be done by smudging, fire, salt, asperging, sweeping and house blessing. It all depends on the culture or religious belief of a certain individual.

If you are not tied to any religious organization, you can do space cleansing by yourself. All you need to do is to have the materials needed and arrange your schedule so that you can perform the ritual properly.

The advantages of space clearing:

1. It frees you from any stuck energy. Most of us don’t know about the energies in our home. People have a hard time moving on and starting a new life because bad energies exists in their space. They get stuck with these energies.

Doing space cleansing most especially after separation or death of a loved one should be done in order to have a clear space.

2. It helps us to be more focused on our tasks. When our house is organized and the space is clear, we get to decide quickly and tasks can be done immediately.

3. You can sleep soundly. Good health and sleep are connected to each other. It’s the only time that our bodies get to recover.

4. It can help you achieve your goals. When you get to do things right away, you can reach your goals faster.

5. You have more time for other things. Most of us complain of our time. Space clearing and organization helps us save time by clearing our minds, making us capable of working faster which in turn helps us save time. When we have extra time on our hands, we can do sports or pursue other passion.

6. You can spend more time with the people you love. Most relationships suffer because we are stuck on unnecessary things. Extra time on our hands means we have more time to nurture our relationships. It means that you’ll have a healthier and happier relationship with everybody around you.

The advantages enumerated above are just a few of the many benefits of space clearing and it’s the start to a better and brighter life.

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