What is Feng Shui?
What is Feng Shui? Feng Shui literally means wind and water.
Feng Shui is a way to balance that which may be out of balance. It is a way to tap into subtle forces that affect our lives in profound ways.
Have you ever wondered why you feel fantastic in one place and totally drained in another? Feng shui understands how environments impact and interact with humans.
Feng Shui works on an understanding of the energy called qi. Qi is the life force in everything. Accroding to the Chinese tradition wind caries the Qi and water contains the qi. Qi flows everywhere on the planet. The concepts of Yin and Yang are also vital to the principle of Qi and Feng shui.
Many mistakenly believe that Yin and Yang are polar opposites. But in truth, one cannot exist without the other. It is all about balance. Yin is earth dark internal, condensation and all that is passive female, cool and decaying. Yang is heaven, bright open, male, hot, growing moving and expanding. When Yin and Yang are in good and healthy balance with each other, this creates symmetry of life giving qi. While yin/yang make up qi there are the Five Elements that make up yin and yang. All things are constructed of these basic elements. They are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The elements work in a cyclical fashion. One moves to the next. Wood feeds fire, fire feeds earth, earth feed metal, metal feeds water. When these elements are in correct and balanced form, they move from one to the next similarly to the four seasons. Our lives are constantly moving through parallel cycles. At its essence Feng shui is set of tools for identifying, understanding and creating healthy prosperous living spaces, by insuring that all of these elements are in harmony.
You have likely experienced Feng shui without even realizing it. Have you ever noticed how some spaces are warm and inviting, and others just send a chill down your spine? This is Feng shui in action, and its deep relationship with your own Qi.
Feng shui is a kind of diagnostic tool that examines and analyzes the relationship between yin/yang and the five elements. Feng shui takes into account how all these interplay and react to one another, and with the Qi of the earth, the heavens and human beings.
Feng shui seeks at its very core to analyze, and then act or wait. Knowing when to do either can be vital to balance in one’s life. Understanding one’s relationship to the five elements, yin/yang and qi flow can help create a harmonious relationship with one’s surroundings. Having harmony with ones surroundings can thus create inner harmony. One cannot exist without the other. We are all connected, earth, heaven and humans. Feng shui recognizes this relationship and works to create balance between them.
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