What is a Cure?
A cure is when you add or move something in an area of your environment to balance or to enhance the energy. In Feng Shui there are nine categories of traditional Feng Shui. These cures have been used in Feng Shui for Thousands of years to help solve people's problems. These cures will help you to change the energy in your home or office for the better.
By adding lighting to an area you are activating a change. Light can come from electric lights, candles, fireplaces and oil lamps. This category also includes reflective light from crystals, mirrors and shiny objects.
Adding pleasant sounds to any space can create a vibrational energy shift. The sound can be music, moving water, chimes, bells or musical instruments.
Any living creature from birds to dogs not only make a great pet, they are also wonderful energy enhances to use when a space feels "stuck" or "Sluggish". However, the rule is that they have to be kept clean and healthy. Another living thing that makes an excellent energy enhance is plants. A little TLC can go along with animals and plants.
If you need to be more grounded in life (i.e. when you live on the second floor of your house, in your apartment building or if you are feeling insecure or unstable in life) add an item that has some weight to it or is a symbol of something that is heavy. Examples: Elephant statues, rocks, furniture (bookcases, overstuffed sofa). You could also add rocks or stones to all 4 corners of your home to keep everyone feeling grounded.
Each gua corresponds to a specific color. When you use the color(s) recommended you will be benefiting everyone who lives there. You could add the color to a room in the décor (i.e. throw pillow, colored picture frames) or you could paint one wall the chosen color. You could also paint the floor purple in the Wealth/Prosperity gua and then paint over it a color of your choice and it would still work for you...it's all about the intention and the more creative you get when applying cures the better the cure will work for you and just so you know, cures do not have to be seen by anyone to work.
Moving objects can help move the energy around. This is another great cure to use when you are feeling stuck on a project or in a specific area of your life . However, my recommendation is to remove the clutter first and then add a moving object like a fan, mobiles, chimes or water. You don't want to move the "Stuck" feeling around...you want the clean clear energy to be flowing.
Anything that runs on electricity is a good energy enhances for the appropriate area of the Bagua as any of these items are considered the Fire element - TV, computer, printers, alarm clocks etc... Too many of these items will create too much energy so beware of where you put them. The bedroom is for relaxing, being intimate and sleeping and nothing more, so don't overload the bedroom with too many electronics.
Intentionally placing items in the home that have symbolic meaning to you to change the energy is very powerful. As an example; you could add your wedding invitation to your Relationship/Love gua of your home to enhance the LOVE in your marriage. You could add pictures of happy children to your Children and Creativity gua to help conceive a child or for helping to keep your children happy. Again, it's all about your intention when placing your chosen cures.
This cure is anything that you have a personal attachment to. Something that you personally LOVE...this is an wonderful cure to add anywhere in your home.