What Is Fengshui
What is feng shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune. Feng shui is based on theTaoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.
Why to go for Fengshui
"In the beginning God created heaven and earth, and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
What do Genesis and Feng Shui have in common? For an answer, we need to take a close look at the workings of Feng Shui. Many books describe how Feng Shui works and what to pay attention to; we can also get this information directly from teachers. But there is little information out there on why it works. So let us explore that idea.
When we apply the ancient Chinese living science of Feng Shui, our aim is to change our environment to change our life for the better - to bring about more harmony, health, prosperity and success. To do so involves actively and directly influencing or adjusting our environment, and accordingly our reality. And influencing or adjusting our reality is an act of creation. That is why we need to look at the source: wind (Spirit of God) and water were at the beginning of creation.
Fengshui & Its Importance
Most of the books on the shelves tell us that we should have the bedrooms in the back of the house away from the street. We should be able to place our bed (with a headboard) on a solid wall that is located so we can see the door without having to turn our head and without having our feet pointed toward the door. However, that is not good enough. We also need to know what kinds of Qi are in the areas of the home and in the areas of the bedroom. Then we need to know what kinds of forms are supporting or detracting from the Qi in the home and in the bedroom. Still, that's not enough. We need to know the timeliness of the Qi and how it interacts with the individuals in the home. Then we can make informed decisions about the proper use of the space, the colors, textures, types of furniture, location of furniture, light fixtures, fabrics, and scents.