Translated literally, Feng Shui means “wind and water.” It works on a belief that we as humans are connected to the spaces we inhabit. Its simple goal is to ensure that people live in harmony with their surroundings.
Feng Shui is a calculated assessment of the most favorable conditions for any venture that is used to correct and direct the flow of energy in the home and workspace.
The beautiful art of Chinese placement developed over 3,000 years ago and its complex body of knowledge teaches one how to balance the energies in any given space in order to assure and enhance harmony and good fortune for the people inhabiting it.
It is a practical, sensible approach to making shifts in certain areas of life through the power of placement and intention.
Those areas are – Creativity, Prosperity, Motivation, Relaxation and rejuvenation, Harmony in relationships, and productive Communication.
Central to the understanding of Feng Shui is an appreciation of the all – pervasive nature, and power of Chi.
Chi is just another word for energy and Chi is all around us. Chi is ever present and ever changing. It can ebb and flow – rise and fall – speed up, slow down, pool or disperse. It can be disrupted or generate patterns of conflict when crossed with other currents of Chi. It can come from the earth, the atmosphere, people or the many gadgets and man made contraptions that our lives revolve around. It can be expressed through form, shape, color or the feelings that it generates.
Each object in your living and working environment has Chi and affects you, just at your Chi affects each environment that you encounter.
Feng Shui is also about spatial relationships. Everything in our 3 dimensional universe is placed next to something else. This spatial relationship is Feng Shui. It is and always has been around. Rather than thinking that you have to Feng Shui something, think of it as something made better by your re- arranging it, while thinking of it in a different way and focusing an intention on it.
Intention and Focus
Feng Shui concerns both the physical levels and the subconscious levels. It asserts that the world is driven by unseen forces, similar to quantum physics. When you place something with intention, or focus, you move it not only physically, but also in the dimension where your beliefs and emotions reside.
For example, if you concentrate on yellow cars, you will start to notice more yellow cars. By focusing your intention and attention on objects as you place them to balance the Chi, you attract more of what you are focused on into your life.
Balancing the elements through which Chi moves, is the goal of Feng Shui.