Align Your Life: All about wind chimes

Top Stories

Align Your Life:  All about wind chimes

Whenever you have earth energy dominating in the house and you need to reduce it, metal wind chimes are used as an easy cure, as earth produces metal.

By Shivani Adalja

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 17 Oct 2015, 11:28 AM

Wind chimes have been an integral part of Feng Shui cures for centuries. Most practitioners recommend using wind chimes, as it is easy to find them and they are also cost effective. The most sought after ones in Feng Shui as a cure are made of metal and have six rods. The basis of Feng Shui is the interplay between five elements - wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These elements can be productive or destructive. Therefore each element can be used to either enhance or deplete one other element. This is the foundation of Feng Shui.
Whenever you have earth energy dominating in the house and you need to reduce it, metal wind chimes are used as an easy cure, as earth produces metal. And so by placing chimes in an earth corner it will help you to weaken the earth element. Ideally it is recommended to place six metal rods on a wind chime as number six denotes metal. The number as well as the element metal ensures that the earth is reduced. Wind chimes are also preferred as a cure in Feng Shui because the pleasant sound also disperses energy within its environment, thereby not allowing any stagnation of unwanted energy. The sound is very pleasant on the ears and the movement of energy within the vicinity of a hung wind chime is felt immediately.
In ancient China, metal wind chimes became an important component of religious rituals when the culture became proficient at metal working around 1,000 B.C. Ritual bells were created and eventually they designed wind chimes that could produce the sound that was needed for the ceremonies.
On the other hand, it wasn't until about 400 B.C. that wind chimes were also found in Japan. The Japanese also practiced a form of Feng Shui that was related to the Shinto religion. In this case the bells and wind chimes were used to summon nature spirits as well as disperse negative energy from a premises.
The difference between Japanese and Chinese wind chimes is that the Chinese ones were usually made of iron, while the Japanese produced a wind chime made of bronze bells called a dokatu that was used to enhance the energy in their temples and gardens.
Whatever may be the use, as long as the beautiful sound of metal wind chimes adorns your ears, the stagnant energy is far far away.
Shivani Adalja is a Dubai-based wellbeing expert. She runs the Alignment Insitute which offers effective solutions that focus on stress management and overall well-being. E-mail align@shivaniadalja.com 



More news from