Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient art and science that was developed in China over 3000 years ago. Based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature - particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with CHI (energy),it is believed that by balancing the energies in any given space you can assure health and good fortune.
Feng means WIND and shui means WATER. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health – and good feng shui stands for good health and good fortune while bad feng shui means bad luck or misfortune.
Ancient Chinese believed that the energy from the land could either make or break the kingdom – the yin and yang theory as well as the five feng shui elements are the basic aspects of feng shui that come from Taoism.
A compass (lo-pan) and the Ba-Gua are the tools used in a feng shui analysis. The Ba-Gua is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching. The I Ching is the ancient oracle on which Feng Shui is based.
A feng shui compass (lo-pan) consists of concentric rings arranged around the magnetic needle. “Lo” means “everything” and pan” means “bowl” – which can be interpreted as the key to the mysteries of the universe.
Feng shui can be as simple or as complex as your own attitudes and your own good sense dictate. Not spiritual, not religious, but yet can be involved with the elements of both. It can be easily and effectively be adapted to our modern living environment.
You will not get overnight success, nor will you rid yourself of all life’s difficulties, but it can enhance your periods of good fortune, just as it can help and support you in times of misfortune and trouble.
Certain levels of feng shui are easy to understand and to apply – but the core knowledge takes years of study. Just like traditional Chinese medicine, feng shui is deep and complex.
Just like fresh air and clean water nourish our bodies, so does fresh, clean chi nourish our homes and our lives. When the flow of chi through our space is blocked, weak, or misdirected, our relationships, cash flow, creativity, health, and career can suffer. Chi wants to meander gracefully through a space – like a gentle breeze. If it flows too strongly, it becomes a hurricane – we are likely to feel as if we are trying to keep our heads above water. When chi is blocked, it becomes stale and stagnant – like a pond choked with algae and fallen leaves. You will feel tired, run-down, depressed, you cannot focus properly, and we are hampered in our efforts to move forward in life.
Not only is this true in our private lives but also in the corporate world. Poor feng shui can mean miscommunication in the work world between managers and employees, conflicts between team members and lack of support for key initiatives. The company can even have trouble keeping customers or attracting customers.
In the retail business, feng shui problems can block the flow of customers into the store, contribute to theft and staffing problems and have a general negative effect on the size and amounts of sales.
Feng shui provides the tools and guidelines for analyzing and correcting the flow of energy (chi) into and through our space. It uses the arrangement of rooms and the placement of furniture to create a smooth pathway for chi through a home, office or retail location. Blockages and other forms of negative chi are removed or counteracted in order to welcome opportunities and
Colors and shapes are associated with the five elements of feng shui -
Wood, fire, earth, metal and water. They are used to create movement, balance, or even portection, depending on the needs of the client. Paintings, photos, statuary and other accessories are chosen and placed to enhance and reinforce the client’s intention.
With feng shui we are reminded that everything is connected and that our physical surroundings have a significant impact on our mind, body and spirit. We need to take care of our environments so that we may be mindful caretakers of our lives.
If you are dissatisfied with various areas of your life, discover feng shui techniques and secrets that are easy to implement and will give you inner peace and happiness. Learn to attain what you really want in life – in love, health, prosperity – all by using feng shui,
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