What is Feng Shui And what is its Purpose?
A 6000-year-old ancient art shared by Chinese Masters helps us to balance our home-life & improves our office-life. And you can start using Feng Shui today!
If you already know what Feng Shui is all about and what it teaches, you can skip the introduction. Jump to the bullet points at the end. And click the area of your interests.
However, if this is all news to you, it is essential to you that you keep on reading.
It is important that you understand that Seasoned Practitioner weigh various methods into each task along the way. And that he crafts carefully a Feng-Shui-Study that will be customized for you and your living space.
With that out of the way … Let’s get started!
What is Feng Shui?
The Chinese words Feng – Shui (pronounced “fung – schwee”) translate to “wind” and “water”.
As I already mentioned, the teachings of Feng Shui are over 6, 000 years old and include many different schools with various influences from China and India.
Feng Shui is basically the art of infusing living spaces with balanced energy accounts. These energy accounts are balanced by either remove negative energy or by the harness of positive energy from the universe. The teachings of this art are used to create balanced energy accounts (not abundance) in any living areas and at work.
Therefore, you should not be practicing these teachings before you have at least a basic understanding of its core beliefs and principles.
The teachings are the basic rules and cures. Those explain what consequences any change or cure can provoke. So that we can make conscious decision and take deliberate action to improve our life.
In today’s world, Feng Shui and its teachings are thanks to global architecture not restricted to the Asian World anymore. As a matter of fact, it actually became a recognized science of today’s lifestyles. And therefore finds many applications in dwellings like homes and businesses. As well as in the architecture of city planning, interior design, and backyard design.
How does Feng Shui work?
To better understand these placement cures, we will take a closer look at: Teachings from the school of thought. After that you could start to drive the energies of the universe freely through your home.
Believe it or not, every single household or decorative object in your home is just as imbued with life energy. Bringing Feng-Shui in your home does not ask you to throw out all your furniture, renovate your home, or move to new living quarters.
As a matter of fact, if you look at your Spiritual Feng-Shui, such upheaval could actually create turmoil and negative energy rather than correcting imbalanced energies.
And that would in turn imbalance the relationships between your objects and you.
So far we learned:
- The School of Thoughts teaches the becoming Feng Shui Practitioners many rules that can rid spaces of negative energy. As well those that promote a positive qi
- The Practitioner’s mission is to restore harmony in all living spaces.
- This art is used for creating energy balanced accounts in a space – and NOT for any abundance.
- A Feng-Shui-House is a house where all the objects are in perfect harmony to each other.
- So basically it signifies the art of living in harmony with our environment.
- The energies are called qi
What are The 5 Elements & Feng Shui?
Feng-Shui teachings, takes into account the constant changes between the following five elements.
- and metal
And urge us to be in balance and in harmony with nature in turn.
Whether we talk about the Elements contained in the particular colors that have been used to enhance a space, or the global direction of your bedroom. Even what you should be facing while sleeping in your bed …
Feng Shui is about balancing energies, of the Ying & Yang of the soul in harmony with the universe.
How the Five Elements Bring Balance & Harmony
In order to understand how water may create prosperity, it’s important to understand the cycles of how the five elements interact to bring balance and harmony.
The first cycle is the productive cycle, which is the nurturing cycle where one element produces the next one. The help of this cycle is taken to enhance the positive areas of your home.
For instance, fire burns and produces ash (earth)
- Earth produces metal in its bowels.
- Metal when heated flows like water and
- water nourishes wood
- Then wood is the fuel for fire.
Next is the controlling cycle
Where one element controls the next element.
- For instance, fire melts metal and metal (axe) cuts wood.
- Wood then controls earth with its roots
- Earth restricts the flow of water
- And water extinguishes the fire.
Finally, in the weakening cycle
It’s exactly the reverse of the productive cycle. If an element produces another element, the former gets weakened in the process.
- For instance, fire burns wood and
- Wood soaks up all the water.
- Then water takes strength from metal and
- Metal is extracted from the earth
- In which earth (ash) is produced from fire.
Since water is both the literal and symbolic source of life, it improves the qi more than most other elements.
Feng Shui and the Element Wind
You will use the wind to carry energy throughout your home. Therefore, we discuss these Feng Shui rules for placing objects into a space. These objects like furniture must be placed in a way that the good energy (qi) can freely flow through every room. However, it is not supposed to just stream through the front door and out the back either.
I know, you want to get going, but rushing it is the opposite of what you supposed to be doing.
However, here are 9 quick steps that improve your energy balance and you can start those right away
What Easy Feng Shui Tips Can I Use Today?
The following Tips Improve Your Homes QI
- Use the front door and ix any squeaks — you are not already doing so start using your front door. The universal energies can’t enter your home if the door stays closed.
- Place your fountain close to your front door regardless if inside or on the porch. — More importantly make sure to let the water flow into the direction as it would enter your home. So it can carry wealth into your home.
- Plants above the kitchen cabinets – If your wall cabinetry does not run up to the ceiling you should either place some lighting, green plants or some personal treasure in this area. The void alone can trap energy and it could collect dead energy. The suggested objects bring life in this area that in turn transforms the energy.
- Keep that bathroom door closed & — same as below
- Close the toilet and shower curtain – so no energies get wasted or wealth (water) can plain running down the drain.
- .Clean the windows regularly – Windows symbolize the eyes of the adults in the home. For children, they symbolize their voice. To create good energy in your home, clean your windows on a regular basis. Clear, clean windows let in more sunlight and with that good energy.
- Cover up the TV in your bedroom – You will rest better and have less radiation to deal with. A nice scarf will do the trick.
- Do a space clearing – get rid of clutter and clear paths to let the energies flow through your home. This step is more about opening space then removing things. We all collect too much and cramp ourselves in.
- Clear the air – essential oils help freshen things up
Feng Shui is all about the balanced energy in peoples surroundings, be it at home or work.
So proceed gradually, in stages, testing out how each small change influences the Chi of the space.
Each area of your life (health, reputation, family, travel, and so on) is strongly associated with various parts of your home.
These associations can be determined using the Feng Shui Bagua Map
Here can you watch how to work with the Western Baqua Map. This is not how you supposed to paint your rooms. The meaning of colors in feng shui is the next post.
The real beauty of it is, that it brings all these things that we accumulated, and that have gone unnoticed through the years, back to life and into our focus.
“The spiritual Feng Shui opens our spirit to the whole universe and we learn to recognize elements that have remained invisible to us for so long”.
We tend to get tunnel vision, so that we are accustomed to our way of life and don’t see how it could be any better.
However, when we view our homes through the lens of Feng Shui, we discover different objects and the clutter in our surroundings that is placing a burden on our spirits.
Therefore, Feng Shui is a tool that can help us to identify and pinpoint the specific areas in our home that need a cure.
Next we will discuss Feng Shui and the Meanings of Color
The Guide Index
Today, I will answer the following questions:
- What is Feng Shui?
- How does it work?
- What are Ying & Yang?
- Why the 5 Elements Matter and what they are?
Next, we will discuss “The Meaning of Colors in Feng Shui” and I will Share with you:
- The Meaning of Colors
- What is Yin Energy?
- How Yin Colors work?
- What Do Yan Colors Do?
- How to choose the best color?
- What’s the Feng Shui School of Compass?
In the third chapter, I will share with you the teachings of “The School of Thought”,
This ancient art exposes to you the teachings and cures on:
- How to harness positive energy by arranging your furniture?
- What are the best furniture settings for bed rooms?
- How to use it in your home office?
- What bedroom settings you must avoid?
- How to use it at the office?
- What is the best kitchen layout?
You can see we talk about a ton of options to improve your homes qi. Therefore, I broke down this Guide into four posts to keep it easier to digest. And make it less confusing.
The fourth chapter will show you how to decorate using Feng Shui.
And the final chapter, shares with you the meaning of Water & the Cycle of Life.
- Indoor & Outdoor Options
- Why to use Water Fountains?
- More Feng Shui Cures with Water