Feng Shui is a way of healthy living, based on the same principles as healing practices like acupuncture and reflexology, which aim to restore balance to the subtle energy flow through a person.
The quality of this subtle energy (chi), and how it flows, underlies our well-being and quality of life. People absorb and reflect the energy in their surroundings.
Healthy, free-flowing energy creates balance, harmony and health. Unhealthy, poor-flowing energy influences imbalance, disharmony, and lack of well-being. It can provoke stress, poor sleep and work, bad relationships, low morale, low energy, and things just not feeling right.
Feng Shui restores balance. It unblocks stuck energy, balances it and re-directs its flow. It enhances existing good energy, deflects harmful energy, and creates a healthy, positive and supportive environment in which to live and work.
That problem started when we moved in usually means that the property is causing the problem. Clear signs are when things appear to go wrong regularly: arguments, bad luck, persistent frustrations, inertia, or feeling strange in certain rooms.
Creating healthy chi is the priority in feng shui. We can’t see chi, but we can feel it. It’s like the concept of electricity. We can’t see it moving through the cables, but we touch a switch on a heating appliance and get warmth.
Chi is also that feeling you get when you enter a property or meet someone. You may feel good or bad. You’re feeling the chi.
The chi in your personal space must feel good, and it must flow in a gentle, curving manner, weaving in, out, and around areas.
What happens to the chi in an area can manifest in the same manner in an occupant’s life. Blocked chi in the Southeast area of a living space can show up as non-existent finances and opportunities. Clutter creates stuck chi, and in the Southwest area it may lead to unhealthy relationships.
The flow of chi is affected negatively by:
The wrong elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal) in an area.
Poison arrows – corners, edges, tall menacing objects.
Open, straight, or long areas with nothing to stop the rush of chi.
Piles of things that don’t get moved or tidied.
Too many things occupying an area, and many other factors.
Feng Shui creates balanced, healthy and positive energy in your surroundings. This provides a strong support system for you, your health, relationships, work and quality of life. You may be more energetic, think more clearly, and be more motivated to get things done and move ahead. Feng shui also helps you towards peace of mind and heart.