In Feng Shui, each of our five senses is associated with one of the Five Elements, one of Feng Shui’s most important concepts for bringing a space into balance and harmony.
I recently discovered a truly amazing place where these associations are brought vividly to life: the “Garden of the Five Senses” in Boothbay, Maine.
This is the first in a series of posts that show the connections between each of your five senses — Sight, Touch, Taste, Smell and Hearing — and their Feng Shui counterparts, the elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
Each post explains what the connection is all about, using the Garden as an illustration. Even better each post provides tips for bringing good Feng Shui into your space by stimulating each particular sense.
To get started on this fascinating journey, here’s a taste of things to come, a garden map that’s meant to be looked at — and touched.
On this sign, and in the Garden itself, different textures are used to indicate different areas of the garden: pathways vs. rest areas vs. planted areas, for instance.
So often we’re told NOT to touch things in environments like this. You know you’re in a different and exciting place when you’re encouraged to touch just about everything in sight!
For more information here is a detailed introduction to using Feng Shui’s Five Elements in your space.