FENG SHUI FACTS
Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) literally translated as
"Wind, Water" traces its roots to China over 6000 years ago. It is a
centuries old empirical study of man's relationship to the world around him
and how he fits in nature as found in the I Ching i. e., the
Book of Changes. The I Ching was written as a book of universal
truths explaining the passage of time, changes of seasons, astrology, and
how all things interact and affect the relationships of opposites in the
universe and ultimately how all of this affects us. The Chinese were
always seeking perfect people, perfect timing, and perfect places. Feng
Shui addresses the creation of perfect places. Harmony and balance with
nature is the goal.
As we apply Feng Shui we are working with Ch'i. Ch'i is the vital energy
that activates, connects, and carries us through the changes of life. We
see everything as alive and connected by Ch'i, and the
Ch'i is always changing. These basic principles were true 6000 years ago
and are still true today.
The map used to apply Feng Shui to your space, called the BAGUA MAP, uses
the 8 basic trigrams of the I Ching. These are combinations of
Yin and Yang - opposite energy relationships in our environment originally
set up by Fu-Hsi about 2850 B.C., later adjusted by King Wen. These view
the trigrams moving away from the center dispersing energy. Master Lin Yun introduced the
Ever-Changing eight trigrams and reversed the direction of the 4 changeable yang trigrams so the energy of
the Bagua flows toward the center. The entry into a space orients the placement of the Bagua Map on it. We divide the space into 9 equal
areas like tic-tac-toe, with the 8 trigrams surrounding the center. These are the basic
areas of our life as reflected in our environment. By balancing and
enhancing each section we call in energy to that part of life.
Feng Shui uses 5 Elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water - to balance
our environment. When these energies are in harmony and are balanced in a
room it becomes comfortable and inviting. It supports and energizes the
occupants. It "feels" good.
With Feng Shui we are seeking and nurturing harmony and balance between our
energy and the energy that flows through our living and working
environment. The places we spend the most time affect us, reflect us, and
travel with us. My goal in consultations and teaching is to create
optimal environments that will nurture and support all occupants.
How can a Feng Shui Consultation benefit me?
Does anyone else have to know that I am having a Feng Shui Consultation?
When is the best time to have a Feng Shui Consultation?
Am I going to have make costly changes to my home or office for Feng Shui
to work for me?
What do I have to do to my home or office to prepare for a Feng Shui
What if I don't like the enhancements suggested? Do I have to use them?