High-Tension Power Lines: Fire Sha
People who live near high-tension power lines are exposed to EMFs that have been proven to be detrimental to one’s health. A form of “Fire Sha,” high tension wires and towers are one exterior feature that I find most difficult to deal with. My scientific mind knows that the presence of trees and other dense foliage will mitigate the effects of the EMFs because plants and trees are capable of filtering toxins, including electronic emissions.
But when working with the Five Elements of Feng Shui, Fire is dominated by Water and reduced by Earth. So, adding the element of Earth in the form of ceramic pots, rock gardens, earthen structures, crystals, and stones, will reduce the Fire. When using crystals/stones, I prefer Shungite, because it reverses magnetic fields and sets up a shield; but I also like Black Tourmaline for its ability to transmute energy. Other stones that are useful are lodestone, hematite, and pyrite, all of which are ferromagnetic (containing iron). Ideally, a windchime-style hanging feature of these stones would break up the electromagnetic field and transmute the energy, lessening the effect.
Water elements attract and hold energy. And since Water dominates Fire, it follows that a water feature, pool or pond, would have a dampening effect on the Fire Sha of high-tension wires. In Feng Shui, the intent is a large factor and the intention is to balance all the elements that are present rather than totally eliminating anything. We live in an electronic world and it will always be there, affecting us in more ways than one. But if we seek to find harmony with nature, the built environment will be more supportive of us and the world around us.
I don’t use any single “thing” when I’m working with the larger environment. Besides, Feng Shui adjustments shouldn’t be apparent. A giant boulder in the middle of a yard would look a little out of place in most cases. Instead, I take a cumulative approach to the overall landscape design. In this case, I’d use a combination of pottery, rock formations, crystals & stones, earthen structures (such as garden walls or concrete pedestals), and possibly a water feature to form a landscape that is in keeping with the aesthetic and the overall scale of the project. This will have a natural flow and scale with nature and the larger environment. If we seek to find harmony with nature, the built environment will be more supportive of us and the world around us. Through the principles of Feng Shui, we balance the celestial, human, and earth energies to the best of our ability.
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