Is your Feng Shui clutter style that of the Wood element?
- You feel absolutely stuck about bringing projects you’ve started to completion.
- The materials for half-finished tasks sit in piles, crying out for attention.
- Stacks of paper tower over you, and you’re not at all sure what might be sitting at the bottom of them.
If any or all of these sound familiar, the Wood element is out of balance in your space, creating clutter and disarray.
Think of Wood as a growing tree, pushing obstacles aside as it grows up straight and tall.
When Wood is in balance you have the qualities of the Pioneer, breaking through barriers and moving ahead with a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
If your Wood element is out of balance, bring things back under control with the qualities of Metal and Fire.
Metal, the element of refinement, is useful when it comes to de-cluttering, in the Five Elements Controlling Cycle:
- The metal teeth of a good shredder to cut those piles down to size,
- A sharp-looking metal file cabinet for creating order and good organization,
- White desk accessories to bring a sense of calm purposefulness into your space.
At the same time you can use Fire to absorb some of the aggressive energy of Wood, in the Five Elements Reducing Cycle.
- The most essential thing to have when you’re trying create order out of chaos is good lighting, the hallmark of the Fire element. Read all about what makes good Feng Shui lighting here.
- Pointed objects — like the teeth of that shredder! — also signify Fire. As you feed your unneeded papers into the shredder, picture the space you are making for your plans and projects to grow into reality.
Use the powerful forces of Feng Shui to cut your clutter piles down to size!
(Photo credit: iotae on Flickr)