Getting to know Feng Shui

Knowing Feng Shui will assist us to pick the suitable decorating for our house, therefore producing more harmony and wonderful rooms for relaxation and melody.

Feng shui secrets

In ancient times, Feng Shui examined nature, climate, light, stars, etc. Some of the greatest minds in history went so far as to forecast the speed of light and the likelihood of rain. This information was lost over time, and today just the “Kan Yu” portion remains.

There are now just a few Feng Shui practitioners that practice the art of analyzing the energy of a space by looking at the layout of rooms within a structure and their relationship to their immediate surroundings.

Feng Shui Doctrine

Feng Shui holds that a person’s house and workplace are mirrors of their character. The flow of energy (Chi) in a home is influenced by the placement and arrangement of various rooms (such as the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom), doors, and windows, as well as the furniture itself. These influences can have an impact on a person’s health and well-being, mood, interpersonal relationships, and financial situation.

Feng Shui analyzes both space and time, it studies from the streets, buildings, mountains, rivers, the structure of the house or office, the position of a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, etc. to the arrangement of furniture. There are two primary currents in feng shui: classical or traditional feng shui and Buddhist feng shui.

For example, Buddhist feng shui utilizes as treatments for Chi specific items such as mobiles, bells, statues, Buddhas, dragons, tigers, crystal balls, Chinese flutes, bamboos, stones, the color of a towel, bedding, curtain, material or shape of furniture, etc.. Classical feng shui practitioners, on the other hand, believe that these artifacts have no effect on “Chi” and are therefore outside the purview of Feng Shui.

For the Chinese, “First is fate and luck, then labor, and thirdly Feng Shui.” It’s obvious that our lives are shaped by a combination of fate, luck, and hard work, in addition to Feng Shui. Feng shui, rather than being a magic cure-all, is a way of looking at nature from a human perspective that helps us to coexist peacefully with it.

Qui or Chi

Feng Shui is an age-old Chinese art of spatial arrangement that emphasizes harmony with one’s immediate surroundings, particularly the flow of air and water. Architecture, geography, philosophy, mathematics, and aesthetics are all part of the Feng Shui belief system.

The record dates back to the Jin or Qi Dynasty from a funeral book authored by Gou Pu, which indicates that Qi or Chi energy disperses as it travels via the wind and ends up meeting water.

It would be ideal if this “flow” of energy ended up in the water that houses our bodies, since this would ensure that the energy remains inside us and contribute to our overall well-being. Or as the Chinese believe: “Good luck and better fate”.

Everything that contributes to the daily balance of nature in our lives will be lost if that energy is left to stagnate in the bathroom, kitchen, toilet, pond, or fish tanks. It will even deplete some of the natural energy that we receive from our bodies.

In addition to the above, the World Trade Center in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the British Telecom building in London, the Virgin office building in London, the Zhong Hedian in Beijing’s Gugong or Forbidden City, and the banks of Hong Kong and Shanghai were all designed using Feng Shui principles.

Bagua or Pa Kua

Feng Shui, like other Chinese disciplines, has its foundation in the I Ching. And the I Ching has its origin in the Pa Kua. The eight Kuas (Pa meaning eight) that make up the Pa Kua are known as Chien, Tuei, Li, Zhen, Kun, Ken, Kan, and Shiun in Chinese. Each Kua signifies an orientation, a part of nature, a part of our body, a member of the family.

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