Today I realized it was time that my car fully reflected my life condition & my desires. Right now, its getting dusty, its filled with empty water bottles, my lipgloss collection in the central panel is a bit intense and, yeah, it is time for more car shui! My life is great, but it feels a bit rough around the edges, lacking a sense of real panache that it has when my car is perfectly perfect. Carol Olmstead of Feng Shui For Real Life shared tips for greater car shui in a past newsletter, so I thought I’d dig it up and share it for all of our benefit today!!! Did you know that even the color of your car can influence your life?
Feng Shui Your Car, by Carol Olmstead
Between commuting, shopping, and weekend road trips, many of us practically live in our cars, and a few Feng Shui changes can make your time in the car more enjoyable, safe, and healthy. A car that’s out of balance can make the driver and passengers feel out of balance, too. But, if you keep your car as clean, organized, and clutter free as you keep your home, you can make your journey feel balanced.If you are going to spend time in your car, it’s time to make the car support you. Here are a few Feng Shui adjustments you can make for your car.
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
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 it’s time to get a new car, choose the color that balances the Feng Shui Element that matches your personality.
Fire Element — Red, Orange
Wealth and Power
Earth Element — Brown, Yellow, Beige
Grounding and Balance
Metal Element — White, Silver, Gold, Bronze, Copper
Strength and Focus
Water Element — Blue, Black
Relaxation and Comfort
Wood Element — Green, Teal
Growth and Expansion
Pretty cool, no? Carol always publishes such great articles, I love the gift in my inbox! My silver car definately was a move toward mighty focus in my own life, but I’m already dreaming up a new cherry red car next! Does your own car reflect your life? xoxo Dana