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Knock on Your Wood Personality

A little   before the  begin!Harmonizing the Wood Element in You!

In an effort to understand and work with the energies of life, Feng Shui seeks to create harmony among the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The Chinese Five Element Theory assists us in organizing our experiences as they relate to these elements. Awareness of what element is most active in our bodies and our spaces during any given situation allows us to understand our own motivation and actions. And it assists in our balancing excess and deficiencies to create the movement we desire in life.

The Feng Shui Wood Personality

Wood provides the push for growth, like a sprout bursts forth from the hard surface of the ground to expand upward and onward. For this reason, Wood is a powerful element to access when we need to create change, break through obstacles and take risks.

Wood feeds the fire element or the energy that drives us to express. So when we are depleted during times of helping others, or working with others or expressing our emotions and thoughts, wood can recharge that part of us and restore our sanity.

Wood is fed by the water element or that energy of calm, quiet, internal contemplation. Before we take action, we need to ground and center and embrace the stillness within so we can act in the right way. So whenever we feel we are pushing, pushing, pushing, we can add the water element and restore the balance.

Excess & Deficiencies

If a person is operating from a high-wood energy, it will lead to burn-out. Boldness, a valuable trait, can turn to aggressive and hostile behavior and leave the person unable to relax. A normally decisive person can become impulsive and irresponsible with a get-it-done mentality. If a person is experience such excess, the metal energy will help to restore balance.

If a person is operating from a low-wood energy, they can be lethargic and sluggish, even apathetic. In this state, the person can become overly sensitive to noise and bogged down by indecisiveness. Along with being all-around irritable, the wood-deprived person will lose touch with themselves and look to others for guidance on how to feel.

Balanced Wood Energy

When the wood energy is balanced in one’s personality, they are courageous, driven and confident in the way a admirable leader would be. This balance can be achieved with one’s environment by adding objects, colors and shapes that evoke the various energy in a harmonious way.

Wishing you peace and balance!

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“Inspiring, Thorough, Empowering!” – Zo T

“Inspiring, Thorough, Empowering!” – Zo T

Zo T – 

Salvatore is the BEST!  Warm, inspiring, professional, joyous, deeply perceptive, empowering, systematic, and thorough.

He is incredibly well-versed in Feng Shui, yet boils it down and communicates it in such a simple and clarifying way, that left my fiance Kelly and I empowered to build on his amazingly helpful recommendations for a long time to come.

Salvatore’s approach starts from the inside-out.  Before making a single recommendation to us about what to do with our apartment, he intently listened as we shared with him about who we are, our story, and our most cherished values, intentions, and goals, both individually and as a couple.  Out of that, we systematically looked together at every part of our house, and he gave us a very comprehensive assessment and recommendations, BUT in a way that was completely manageable and empowering!

I have a sense we’ll be working with Salvatore for years to come!

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Having taught, written, and practiced Vision Boarding over the decades, I’ve learned secrets that separate successful vision boards from those that are just pretty images.

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