most robust element, of the five basic ones, is Wood. The element of Wood shows
its sturdiness in the growth of grass through a concrete slab, in the steadfastness
of conifers on the top of a windy, icy mountain, and in the seeds that crack in
the sun and heat and give new life.
is a symbol of new beginnings and unwavering perseverance, but also
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previous text about Water (Part 1) I have written that it is an element that helps
us express ambition, will, ideas related to work and career. This is its second
part, a text about the connection of Water and workspace at home and home
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Feng shui, if we completely simplify
it – which is the
way to improve our life conditions – is the
practice of harmonizing the elements: Metal, Earth, Fire, Wood and Water. Each element has its own
well as duality. Each element has its yang – male and its yin – female nature.
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“The metal element is the essence of Jin and corresponds to the West, autumn and the color white. Now is the time of Metal, when energy enters nature, man, animals. A lull and a longer energy break commences, when everything that has accumulated over the summer and the element of Fire has been horded, collected to prepare for the upcoming winter, which comes after Metal – the period of autumn, soothing and silencing.” – Marija Vrebalov
“Melt down the universe and refashion it”– is a phrase used in some rituals with multi-layered meanings.
The history of metal, as far as we know, begins with the use of copper about 11,000 years ago.
It is an integral part of our lives, on a daily basis, without even being aware of it.
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“Earth is well known as an element and almost equally important for all of the human race, over all continents and meridians. She is ‘Mother’. We come from her and to her we will return. She is stable and constant, she is home to foundations, both symbolic and actual. She is the source of life. We plant in her, build on her, make from her.” – Marija Vrebalov
of cycles. Birth, growing up, aging, dying. A year consists of
cycles, seasons, depending on where we live. A day consists of cycles.
Everything in nature, both animate and inanimate, consists of five basic
elements, as they are grouped by ancient cultures like the Eastern ones. These
are Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire. From ancient times, the description of the
elements given by different cultures, their significance, impact, effect on man
and his environment, has greatly overlapped within the symbolism of each
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“We are the least upset when we are in a familiar, well-established system, whether it be an environment, habits, relationships, a path we are moving down.” – Marija Vrebalov
Every beginning is a challenge: a new job, relationship,
book, habit, moving house… We are the least upset when we are in a familiar,
well-established system, whether it be an environment, habits, relationships, a
path we are moving down. When we want a change, or when it signals its
inevitability, we need to make adjustments. It works the same when it comes to
interior design too. Every change requires customization, adaptation, and
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“When frankincense starts burning, I feel purity with every breath I take. I feel peace, warmth and the presence of intangible security – primeval, from ancient times, omnipresent, and only enhanced in moments of dedication…” – Marija Vrebalov
While thinking about my vocation of the designer, about creativity, creation and the impact all of this has on my personal life and the lives of people I cooperate, or have cooperated, with – if I have only just touched someone else’s life with this part of my own – I realized that we all share one thing: we all love to leave our mark in our space. We love our mark: on our wardrobe, in a cooked meal, a written word…
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