Feng Shui Your House
FENG SHUI - THE ART OF "PLACEMENT
FENG SHUI ... the ancient Chinese art of architectural design & landscaping ... the literal translation is, "wind and water". Pronounced Fung schway.
Feng Shui is a an ancient practice that has only recently become known to the Western world and it involves the proper alignment of our homes and selves to receive maximum life energy.
Feng Shui has been called the Chinese "Art of Placement" that balances the life-energies in a living space. Using simple "cures," it increases the flow of positive life-energies and subdues the negative. And according to Feng Shui, harmonizing our personal energies with the energy fields in our environment puts us in harmony with the natural forces of nature and in turn, results in a healthy, happy and prosperous life.
The basic tenets of this philosophy are quite simple. If positive energy can flow through an environment, then the people residing there will benefit. Just as an acupuncturist charts the energy flow within a person's body and either stimulates points of stagnation or subdues over-active channels, the Feng Shui expert maps the flow through our surroundings and makes adjustments with often startling results. When the chi circulates properly we experience a feeling of well being while good health and prosperity are increased in our lives.
The Chinese speak of Ch'i (pronounced chee and sometimes spelled Qi) ... it is described as a naturally occuring energy that promotes life ... it is subtle and first discovered in the West by Anoine Mesmer ... he called it "animal magnetism" and built devices to channel it's flow into sick people.
Ch'i has the following elements ... (1) It is Yang in nature, (2) the source of growth and decay, (3) the primary mover and consolidating force of the blood, (4) promotes the health of internal organs, (5) boosts immunity, (6) organizes the whole body.
When prescribing medicines the Chinese look at four primary factors (1) Ch'i (2) body fluids (3) Energy pathways (4) Internal organs.
The Chinese observed that we live in a dualistic universe ... i.e., everything has two aspects - the yin and the yang. We can see that this is true by observing such things as light vs dark ... high vs low ... big vs small ... life vs death ... love vs hate ... male vs female ... hot vs cold ... north vs south ... right vs left ... or as the Chinese would say, "yin & yang". To take this concept a little bit further we can see that a magnet has two poles and when two similar magnets are aligned correctly they actually support one another and become one magnet that is actually stronger than either of the originals. However, when they are aligned in the opposite directions they actually repel each other and the final product is weaker than either of the two original magnets.
When the Animal magnetism (Ch'i) is allowed to flow correctly and without without obstruction then good health is the result ... however, if the flow of Ch's is hindered and stagnated then disease is the result.
Feng Shui is a an ancient practice that has only recently become known to the Western world and it involves the proper alignment of our homes and selves to receive maximum Ch'i energy.
If you lived in China and wanted to move to a new home ... first you would call in a Feng Shui expert to analyze the dwelling ... he would first take mesurements using a feng shui compass called a lo-pan.
The Feng Shui expert would make up a report on the new, proposed dwelling which included ... (1) Ch'i energy flow through and around the house. (2) Whether the dwelling was yin or yang. (3) Whether you and your family will thrive in the dwelling based on the Lo-pan and a horoscope reading. (4) What needs to be done to the dwelling to improve your health and prosperity.
When the Animal magnetism (Ch'i) is allowed to flow correctly and without without obstruction
then good health is the result ... however, if the flow of Ch's is hindered and stagnated
then disease is the result.