Shui-how chimes can heal
around the world and on the internet gift shops and
websites were glutted with dragons, wind chimes, bamboo
shoots, pictures of phoenix, peonies fish tanks et al.
Even today, many gift shops beckon the customer with the
soothing tinkling of bells or wind chimes.
chimes are also popular in households with infants who
take to them with wondrous fascination writ large on
their innocent eyes. The serene sounds of the chimes
render a certain quiet to the entire place. As a Feng
shui cure many consultants advocate these in homes,
especially when they house sick or ailing people. What
is in the chimes that it’s used as a cure?
chimes are hollow, light-weight, metallic rods that
produce the chiming when wind plays against them. Some
chimes are also made of hollow bamboo shoots or ceramic
the sound of metal is supposed to extricate stale air or
energy in a place. In Tibetan practice and space
clearing rituals, practitioners clap hands, play loud
music, bang against brass plates, ring bells or use wind
chimes, singing bowls to clear the air of staleness,
sickness and instill a certain amount of peace. They
believe that the ghosts get frightened because of the
pealing sound of bells and rush out to find another
place to dwell!
they really ghosts? While the existence of spirits can
be left for another day’s discussion, here spirits
actually mean the absence of cheer or well-being.
Don’t we say, “He is not in good spirits”, when
someone is ill or depressed? There’s nothing better
than good music to relieve an ill person of his illness.
And wind chimes produce the same effect. Thus in
churches and temples, we find bells pealing even today.
The sound of the bells and tinkling of the chimes makes
the atmosphere charged with positive energy and the
place becomes divine.
books and Feng shui Masters advocate that chimes should
have five rods or six rods etc. Ideally, the number of
rods does not matter at all. What matters is the sound!
Some chimes produce the strong gong sound, while others
just tinkle. Which sound needs to be used where depends
upon the gravity of the situation and circumstances.
When there is a lot of negative energy in a place,
hanging a wind chime can ward off the negativity. The
sound of the chimes brings in the ‘chi’. The
jingling chimes when the wind passes through the place
enhance the power of positively and gives happiness and
the study of the five elements, earth produces metal or
ore. And too much of earth can cause sluggishness. In
flying stars there are certain energies that are harmful
and these are supposed to be earth energies. Thus we use
the sound of bell, chimes etc to weaken the effects of
chimes in the wrong area can cause disturbances and
agitation in the psyche of individuals occupying the
area. So it’s wise to consult an expert before you