When you are in a state that doesn’t support a harmonious existence, things can get very unpleasant. You don't feel right, nothing makes you feel content, and you often will feel as if there is nothing right in your world. The only workable solution is to get to the heart of the matter and take the necessary steps to find balance in your world. If you don't, the other aspects of your life will suffer. Beyond the problem of other areas of your life being disturbed, everyone wants to feel at peace and harmonious. There is no amount of money or loved ones that can replace the serenity of being comfortable in your own skin. Fortunately there is an easy way to help the positive energy flow necessary to reestablish peace.

For the uninitiated, the practice of Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy that began thousands of years ago in China. Many people believe that Feng Shui is difficult to understand and put into practice. Fortunately it is neither. Feng Shui revolves around the idea that all things are energy. In order to properly use this energy to positively influence your life, it has to be put into a usable order, which were the theories and practices of Feng Shui come into play. Follow the guidelines below to use Feng Shui to create harmony in your life.

The first overriding principle of Feng Shui is to be clean and organized. Energy can't move effectively through your home or life if there are all kinds of clutter in its way. You will want to make it your first order of business to go through your entire home and clean it well from top to bottom. Don't forget about the closets and other rarely seen areas. They are important as well. You will also want to clean up any outside buildings like garages or sheds. While you are eliminating clutter from your home and life, make it a point to get rid of things you no longer use or are beyond repair. If you can repair an item, now is the time to take care of it. In Feng Shui, the belief is that useless or broken objects stand in the way of good chi and will reduce the effectiveness of the practice.

Internal harmony is made up of the results of several different relationships in our lives. They can be with our partners, our children, and ourselves. The way you use Feng Shui to create harmony will be very personalized, but there are a few things you can use for general positive energy in these relationships. For overall good harmony and energy flow in your home, consider using clear quartz and Austrian crystals. Some other crystals that are great for communication improvement include blue lace agate, turquoise, and blue topaz. Many people place these crystals throughout their home where they feel they are appropriate. You could use a chart or other Feng Shui means, but placing them where it feels right is considered to be intuitive and there is certainly nothing wrong with that.

In order to successfully use Feng Shui to create harmony, it is essential to pay attention to the elements. Each one of the elements represents every aspect of your life and world and it is necessary to use each one in order to create balance and peace. For example water represents flowing worries away and providing a sense of tranquility. The crystals that are most often associated with it are aquamarine, turquoise, and chrysocolla. You can also use aquatic animals like turtles and dolphins if you prefer. In terms of creating harmony, there isn't a more important element than earth. Earth is the element of all relationships. One good way to represent it in your home is with pairs. Pairs of turtles are a great option. It really doesn't matter what type of animal is depicted, but those that mate for life are preferable. Gemini crystals are another good choice for displaying the earth element and assisting harmony and unity within your relationships.

There is a reason why wind chimes are so popular among Feng Shui fans and just about everyone else. They represent the wind element and this one is responsible for helping the positive chi to flow naturally and constantly through your home and life. In addition to the wind chimes you could also use emeralds or citrine stones to represent wind. As far as giving a Feng Shui nod to the heavens, many people use their own religious or spiritual influence as a guiding tool. These symbols are traditional in Feng Shui to create greater harmony.

Creating a deeper sense of harmony in your life is as simple as implementing the Feng Shui principles into your home. Relatively quickly you will be rewarded with more peace and tranquility in your life and in every endeavor you undertake.

Author's Bio: 

Candace Czarny “Award Winning” Interior Designer, Subtle Energy Expert and author of the best selling “20 Minute Feng Shui” is launching her newest work “The Master’s Secret Key” at www.TheMastersSecretKey.com/tmsk , a short work design to inspire the reader to self-empowerment.
She has been inspiring and educating people on line with her web site www.ArtOfPlacement.com since 1994. Her site is constantly ranked in the top 10 of Google and Yahoo and she has developed a loyal following.
Her passion is “creating a paradigm evolution, where people believe that creating their environment is the key to creating the life they desire.”
Candace Czarny is the president of Wind & Water, Inc. She has more than 30 years’ experience in interior and “Green” design, facilities and project management and Feng Shui.
Candace has practiced interior design since 1973 and received her Degree in Interior Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) in 1977. She is a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer and a Professional Member of ASID. She is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). She is responsible for the Design of the First “Gold” LEED Certified building in the State of Arizona. She has also received the Design in Excellence Award from the Arizona chapter of ASID and the Best of the Best Award in Sedona.
In addition to her scholastic studies, Candace apprenticed with Feng Shui Master and Shaman Cuneo for 5 years. Her studies consisted of field work and daily training in the oral tradition. Her training comes from a global perspective of esoteric sciences and incorporates: Landform and Black Sect Feng Shui, Hawaiian Huna, European Geomancy, Native American and South American Energy Sciences. She teaches practical, accurate, in-depth energy principles with creative and modern applications. Her clients have testified of dramatic results using Candace’s advice from romance to business.