As A Model During Times of
The ancient Chinese believed that there was a connection between
nature and the art of living a good life regardless of what
comes our way. This connection to nature was established through
the five elements in nature; earth, metal, water, wood and
Life is full of ups and downs and at times the downs are more
than the ups. When you have a challenge or are spiritually
troubled you have to realize that you canít change the things
that people do but you can change the way that you react to
these things. Problems never cease and donít expect them to.
Instead change yourself and use nature as one of your teachers
in this process.
In a crisis slow down and give yourself time to return to
your center of your being where there is calm. Try doing deep
breathing or yoga. Talk with someone who understands.
Also, walk barefoot and feel the earth under your feet. Try
carrying your favorite stone in your pocket. Surrounding yourself
with the colors of earth is centering as well. Use and wear
items that are the colors brown yellow and terracotta.
Letting go is very difficult and it is one of the hardest
lessons in life. Try to remember that endings are new beginnings
and find assistance in this process with a caring friend or
supportive counselor. Wear your favorite metal jewelry as
a reminder that things will be all right.
Surround yourself with the colors of metal. They are white,
silver, gold and gray.
It is helpful to remain profound and deep like the ocean.
Meditate and spend some down time relaxing. Take a long bath.
Make sure that the colors of blue and black are worn.
Think about growth and change and pat yourself of the back
for being able to go through some challenging times. Like
the blossoming of a beautiful flower, think of life beginning
anew. Appreciate the beauty of plants and flowers and hug
Surround yourself with colors of blue, teal, and green,and
resonate with these colors.
Realize that you have a good mind and good sense. Know that
you can control and choose how you respond in any moment.
Reach out for support if this is a challenge for you. Turn
on lots of lights and spend some time sitting in the sun.
Wear a pink or red scarf for flair.
Just like one of the goals of Feng Shui is to establish harmony
and balance through nature, the goal in life is to establish
harmony through understanding acceptance and acknowledgment
of our true nature. .