Guest Author - Carol M. Olmstead
Between commuting, carpooling, shopping trips, weekend road trips, and a family vacation, many of us practically live in our cars, so a few Feng Shui adjustments can make the time you spend in your car more enjoyable, safe, and healthy. A car that's out of balance can make the driver and passengers feel out of balance, too. However, if you keep your car clean, organized, and clutter free -- just like you try to keep your home -- you can make your journey more enjoyable, whether itís to work or a weekend road trip. After all, if you are going to spend your time in your car, itís time to make that car support you.
Clear the Clutter. The most important Feng Shui first step on the road to a harmonious environment in your car is to clear the clutter. This includes clearing out those Styrofoam cups and plastic bottles that are rolling around on the floor, the stale gummy bears, and the fast food wrappers. Remove the clutter from your car and you will move forward in your life and career. Be sure to check the glove box, trunk, and all those drink holders and areas where stuff tends to accumulate. Make it a practice to treat your vehicle like a room, rather than a moving trash can.
Clean the Windows. Make sure you clean your windows frequently and repair your windshield if it gets a chip or crack. Windows represent our eyes, so if you are driving with filmy, cracked, or broken windows your vision toward the future is cloudy as well.
Drink Water. Be sure to keep drinking water in your car because the Water Element represents a smooth and flowing experience while you drive. Drinking water may even help you smoothly cope with traffic and avoid road rage. This is especially important if you use a Bluetooth or WiFi network in your car, which creates an electromagnetic force.
Play Music. Choose the music for your car that fits the mood of your tip. For example, when you need to relax, select a classical music CD or radio station, but when you want to stay alert, pick music with energizing sounds. Decide what mood and emotions you need to achieve on the trip, then play music that matches those feelings.
Wash Your Car. Remember to keep your car clean and wash it on a regular basis, either by hand or at the car wash. And, be sure to repair those little things that need attention, like that squeaky windshield wiper.
In Feng Shui, each color has certain attributes and energy, so when itís time to get a new car, choose the color that balances the Feng Shui Element that matches your personality.
Fire Element -- Wealth and Power
Red, Orange, Purple.
Earth Element -- Grounding and Balance
Brown, Yellow, Beige
Metal Element -- Strength and Focus
White, Silver Gold, Bronze, Copper
Water Element -- Relaxed and Comfortable
Wood Element -- Growth and Expansion
What Feng Shui Element are you? Take the Elementary Personality Quiz.
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