The Art of Feng Shui
Feng Shui, pronounced "fung shway" is the ancient Chinese art of balancing the environment to remove and repel the unfavorable and to bring good fortune into the living and working spaces.
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WHAT IS FENG SHUI?
Feng Shui (pronounced "fung-shway") literally translated means "wind and water." Originating in ancient China, it is now considered a holistic art and science, addressing the need to balance both the inner domain (thoughts and feelings) and the outer (living and working environment). Feng Shui is a tool for personal and collective survival and growth. Architects and interior decorators are concerned with aesthetics, but Feng Shui focuses on how human beings are affected by their surroundings, and teaches how to adjust certain things within an environment to benefit the humans living there. It shows us the way we can orchestrate our fate by manipulating our environment.
HISTORY OF FENG SHUI
Feng Shui has been practiced by priests, sages, and astrologers in China for 3000 years. It was used initially as a method to locate propitious burial sites to best direct a soul to heaven. Later it evolved into the study of geomancy or divination for royal palaces, and temples; but before long, wealthy landowners were seeking Feng Shui advice for their own homes and businesses. Once acknowledged in the mainstream, Feng Shui gained strong followings in Japan, Southeast Asia, and even as far away as Africa and Islamic nations. Although Feng Shui originated in China as a mixture of Taoism, Buddhism, I Ching, superstition and common sense, the core truths are easily applied to all civilizations. The desire to improve the human condition is universal, so Feng Shui is now practiced widely in private homes and business applications all around the world.
WHAT ARE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FENG SHUI?
Three philosophical principles are at the heart of Feng Shui: Tao, Chi, and Yin/Yang. The most fundamental is Tao, translated as "the way." It is the principle that we are connected to the entire system of life and cannot be separated from the life forces around us. When we are disconnected, it impairs our lives in various ways. "Chi" can be thought of as the vibrating vitality present in all things and the movement of life energy. Chi must move through a space freely, otherwise it will cause problems when it gets trapped. Without Chi movement there is stagnation, and with too much there is chaos. The Yin/Yang is another principle of Feng Shui which is incorporated to bring about balance in a room or in a life. Unlike the western adversarial idea of opposites, yin/yang is complimentary (such as high/low, moist/dry, curved/straight, active/passive, male/female). Yin/Yang can be understood like the action of a toy yo-yo. The yo-yo will not bring enjoyment unless two extremes of motion work in harmony. A room with extremes of either yin or yang can cause imbalance and needs correction.
HOW DO I USE FENG SHUI?
Feng Shui cures can be applied to balance and harmonize the Chi within yourself and your surroundings. Your body houses your Chi, and your home is like a second body. Since you are a part of the whole, the flow and exchange of Chi has great impact on your physical well-being and events in your life. Anyone can facilitate improvements in their living and working spaces with the placement or hanging of Feng Shui objects, such as crystals, bells, bagua, coins, water, mirrors, and live plants to invigorate the "Chi" life force and increase abundance. Using simple techniques to locate potential problem areas in one's house or business, it is easy to apply basic remedies to harmonize dweller and dwelling with the forces of nature. The natural consequence of this balancing is to attract favorable cosmic influences for health, wealth, and well being.
WHAT ARE THE FENG SHUI CURES?
The Chinese believe that one's life is ruled first by fate, then luck, Feng Shui, virtue, education and unexpected factors -- in that order of importance. The basic purpose of Feng Shui practice is to deflect ill fortune and attract good fortune in all life areas. Cures are Feng Shui in action, working to protect you in your environment and to improve or correct the chi flow. Specific cures can involve lights, mirrors, crystals, bells, wind chimes, plants, flowers, fish tanks, fountain/waterfall, mobiles, statues, bamboo flutes, incense, aroma therapy, and various treatment using colors, food, meditation and sacred rituals.
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