Feng Shui Element Water – The Flow

The Feng Shui element water is as essential to our lives and homes as any other element. Water can be described in a multitude of ways. To begin, I would ask, how would you describe your favorite body of water?
Feng Shui Element Water
How is the water moving or is it still?
Would it be deep or shallow?
Would it be calm or energetic?
Off the top of your head, what water metaphor could you use to describe your life at this moment?
Does that metaphor match your ideal flow in your life?

Characteristics of the Element Water

Water is an essential ingredient in our life.  Literally.  Our bodies are composed of 50-75% of water.  We can live without food but we can not sustain our life without water.
It is the source of life, it is also connecting to spirit and spirituality.
The unique characteristic of water is that there is power in a single drop; which over time can erode even the most powerful object. Because of its fluidity, it can find a way in and through by seeping, absorbing and by doing so fills gaps.
Water is symbolically associated with the colors black and navy. Asymmetrical shapes, mirrors, glass, faceted crystals and artwork depicting water. Fountains and ponds are design features that can add water to our environment.

Balancing the Water Element

When we have to much water energy in our lives we can:
  • lack form
  • overwhelm ourselves and others
  • tidal waves of emotion
  • flooding
  • unprocessed stuff
  • feel wishy-washy
When we have too little…
  • anxiety
  • like we’ve lost the/our flow
  • lost connection to our Higher Power
  • lack synchronicity
  • dehydrated
  • dry and combustible.
Feng Shui Element Water
Momentum would also be a great way to describe flow. That feeling of being in the groove.
Where in your life are things not going with the flow?
Where have you sprung a leak?
What could you add to your life or let go of in order to improve your momentum?
We can unclog our flow by letting go of things that seem to be holding us back, which sometimes means we only have to give it a nudge.
It could be letting go of literal things, people, relationships, thoughts, clutter and even the simple act of deep breathing can help to release energy to get your flow back on.
What parts of your life are going with your most perfect flow?
What can you learn from those tributaries and apply to the areas that need some help?
I believe that we could associate multiple metaphors of water to describe our lives.  Your ideal career pace may look completely opposite from what you want your home life to feel like.
Adding the earth element helps to control water by impeding it; using the metal element can help get the flow going.
Water nourishes the wood element; and can distinguish fire.
The magic is finding the Balance that suits you best and if you want to find out if water is dominant in your personality, take this low tech pop quiz.
As always…I can help you with that. Let’s Chat!


Sherry Trentini

As a Life & Grief Coach, I love helping people let go the hard stuff to make room and create the good stuff. I have a healthy respect for the resistance to letting things go, while knowing the liberation that comes from doing just that. I am all about helping you navigate through and towards your future. Additionally, I'm a gratitude junkie, a decluttering advocate and loves to do burpees as exercise!

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