Our internal environment frequently is part of Feng Shui that most directly affects people. Many times, it is the easiest to remedy. However, since our species was designed to live outdoors, where all senses are naturally engaged, it becomes an exercise in the realization that we also encounter a wide range of sensorial experiences.
When we receive these messages, we are not consciously aware of how each one of these communications triggers our emotional responses. For example, scent, like color or sound, exudes universal qualities and just as it is possible to select a color to engage calm (or focus) it is also possible to select scents that induce emotional responses. Although most scents have a universal response, individual experiences can alter a person’s reaction to a scent.
Aromas, like colors and shapes, can be categorized as one of the many characteristics of the five elements in nature, used in Feng Shui. Each of the elements exudes “personalities” and also solutions. Each element's personality can encourage specific responses.
For example, we are likely to get warmed by actual fire as well as be warmed by the color red. The sound of water can calm as can the color blue. Each element has a color, sound, texture, and scent that communicates a message.
The key is to have an environment that reduces the Sha Chi- those senses and those internal feelings you get from all the negative unconscious senses around us. This is important because it's the energy that can impact your health and livelihood.
Avoid having beams above you and try not to have strange or odd angles in your house or room. In Feng Shui, we prefer natural or common-sense designs.
Squares and rectangles are preferred over 45-degree angles or triangular shapes. Sometimes good architecture does not equal good Feng Shui.
Avoid direct lines of qi. Create an environment where the qi moves slowly and meanders.
Avoid placing yourself in the line of qi when you, are in bed. Also, position yourself in your favorable direction where possible.
·Lastly, observe the environment around you carefully. Develop a keen sense of what is comforting and what is not. Also, work at removing internal sha to yourself.