“Yesterday I was clever,
So I wanted to change the world,
Today I am wise,
So I am changing myself.”
Feng Shui is an age old science of designing and arranging the buildings and the objects in accord with some certain principles of nature. This ancient art of exploring human potential through buildings, has become a major phenomenon all over the world. In the modern times it is used by all sections of the society. But, the question arises what is Feng Shui and how does it work? So without any delay, let’s dive right in and learn the basic things about Feng Shui.
You Will Learn In This Article:
- What Is Feng Shui?
- Where Did Feng Shui Start [Origin of Feng Shui]
- How Does Feng Shui Work?
- What Are The Benefits of Feng Shui?
- Some Important Feng Shui Words
WHAT IS FENG SHUI?
You may have heard the term ‘feng shui’ many a time in your life, but you might have always wondered, what does it really mean?
Feng shui is the study of the impact of a built-up environment on our life. The literal translation of feng shui is wind and water, feng means wind and shui means water. This concept was derived from an ancient poem that talks about the connection of human life with the forces of nature. Wind works as the carrier of the energy and water retains and cultivates it. In Chinese tradition wind and water are both associated with good health.
Feng Shui helps us change the negative state of our consciousness to positive by balancing the energies and elements of an enclosed space. The principles of feng shui make no distinctions between rich and poor. Anyone can change their life to their full potential just by applying these principles and creating a harmony between the universe and the man-made structures.
WHERE DID FENG SHUI START? [ORIGIN OF FENG SHUI]
Feng Shui, also referred to as “Chinese Geomancy”, was developed over 3000 years ago in china. Unlike now, in the olden times, feng shui was a highly guarded secret. All the feng shui experts were forbidden to reveal their knowledge of feng shui to the outsiders. Feng shui was first used in china to identify safe dwelling places where people would be able to prosper and to determine the best location to bury the relatives. In the modern world, it has now become a very popular practice of improving health, wealth and prosperity.
HOW DOES FEGN SHUI WORK?
Feng shui is based on the Taoist vision which highlights the understanding of the nature and its connection with us. In order to allow the positive energy flow through your home, feng shui has number of tools and cures. Structural changes and reconstruction of a place is time consuming and expensive. That is why the simple cures of feng shui has gained immense popularity. Feng shui provides these following techniques and remedies to cure the problems:
- Space Extension Technique
- Cutting Off Space Technique
- Symbolic Images And Paintings
- Relocating The Objects
- Relocating The Gadgets
- Activity relocation
- Use of Objects- crystal balls, wind chimes, plants etc.
- Feng Shui Objects- Wealth Vase, Mystic Knot, Mandarin Ducks etc.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FENG SHUI?
Living the life to your fullest potential is one of most important benefits that feng shui can bring to you. You can welcome a variety of constructive changes in your life by applying feng shui principles. Here is a glimpse of the positive changes that Feng Shui offers us:
- A better understanding of life
- New opportunities for career
- Improving cash flow and financial support
- Rejuvenating your marital life
- Changing your attitude towards life
- Controlling anxiety and depression
- A positive atmosphere at home
- Improving savings and less wasteful expenditures
- Achieving refreshing and quality sleep
- Over-all personal transformation
SOME IMPORTANT FENG SHUI WORDS
Chi or Qi: It is an invisible and vital force, which is a balance of positive and negative electromagnetic energy that connects your own emotional energy to the space around you.
Yin and Yang: It is a Chinese concept of cosmic duality which is used to describe how apparently opposite forces are actually complementary to each other. Yin is characterized as a feminine, dark and an inward energy, whereas Yang is characterized as a masculine, bright and outward energy. The balance between Yin and Yang energy is very important.
Bagua: It is an energy map placed over the floor plan of any built-up area (home, office, shop etc.) to analyze the energy of it. Bagua literally means 8 areas. It is divided into three by three grid of eight boxes. Each of the box represent a specific energy field associated with a particular area of your life- like wealth, fame, career, family, children, with the center box representing the owner of the house. It is a tool that reveals how your house environment is connected to the various areas of your life.
Luo Pan: It is an important tool of feng shui. Luo Pan is a feng shui compass, used by the feng shui practitioners to determine the precise direction of any building or structure.
You can apply feng shui to any aspect of your life and make it better. You need not be poor, you need not be sick, you need not be unhappy. The space in which you live has the power, which, if properly used and directed, can lift you out of all the difficulties and assure you good health and fortune.
However, Feng Shui is a complex subject which needs time and quite a bit of study to understand it fully on your own. So, as a beginner, you will find it more helpful to consult a feng shui expert to create the ideal living and working conditions for you by revamping your space.