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The Feng Shui Way Of Life

We are profoundly affected by the people, places and things that surround us. We desire to learn how to attract what is best for us and our goals. We need to have clarity about what we desire, in order to progress. Feng Shui can assist you in becoming clear and moving forward.

Pronounced ‘foong shway’, this Chinese science of correcting the energy of a building is gradually gaining ground with its symbolic ‘cures’.

Feng Shui originated in China over 4000 years ago and is an age-old practice that embraces the idea of living in harmony and balance with our environment. Feng Shui literally means wind and water and is the study of energy and how it affects people. Feng Shui teaches you how to harness and control the visible and invisible energies that surround us.

The underlying premise of Feng Shui is that everything in your surroundings, down to the smallest detail of furnishing and décor can either further your goals in life or work against you. By understanding the subtle currents of energy, that flow through your body and through everything in the universe, you can arrange your living and working environments to help you reach your goals.

The arrangement of your home or office can affect your peace of mind and physical health. By applying the principles of Feng Shui, it is possible to make your relationships healthier and to create living and working environments more attuned to the life force that surrounds each of us.

Feng Shui is a creative and intuitive science. The practice of Feng Shui represents a belief that there are subtle forces in our surroundings that can impact our lives. It provides a framework for understanding the secrets of how energy moves in our surroundings and how the landscape, the style of buildings, and their interiors affect us at a subtle level. Using Feng Shui, you can enhance your entire life and minimize obstacles and misfortune.

Understanding the Principles of Feng Shui:
For thousands of years people have been aware of energy moving through the universe, connecting everything in it like a huge computer network. What has come to be called Chí (chee) is a subtle flow of electromagnetic energy, which links all things in the universe. Chi is the natural energy of universe. This energy, though called “natural,” is spiritual or supernatural, and is part of a metaphysical, not an empirical, belief system.

In the Far East the understanding and control of energy flow underlies traditional healing systems such as acupuncture and Shiatsu, as well as martial arts like Tai Chí, Qí Kong and Aikido. The energy has several names. In China it is called Chí, in Japan it is known as Kí (also spelled Qí) and in India it is referred to as Prana. There are no specific words for it in the West, although expressions such as ‘atmosphere’, ‘mood’, ‘life-force’ or ‘spirit’ describe how it is perceived.

Chí stays mainly within entities such as human bodies, plants or buildings, but some of it constantly flows in and out and some flows in from other sources. Your own personal chí energy is always mixing with the chí energy around you. In this way you are connected to the immediate environment, and ultimately the entire universe, as ripples of chí energy from far away reach you. Exceptionally sensitive people may be able to pick up advance information from these distant sources in the form of premonitions, visions or telepathy.

The flow of energy from one entity to another is the basis of Feng Shui. The chí energy you take in from your environment influences your moods, emotions, physical energy, and over time, your health. Let’s say there is one particular individual who controls the environment. You’ve seen it happen; the boss comes in grumpy, slamming doors, drawers and telephones. He lets everybody know he’s in a bad mood and everyone walks softer, talks quieter and gets busier. But, later that afternoon he lands his big deal and he’s popping the cork of the champagne bottle and patting all his employees on the back. Now there are loud voices, laughter and less work being done. Do you see how you would be influenced by this man’s positive or negative chí energy? We’re always exchanging energy with everyone and everything around us. What are you sending out and what are you taking in?

Chí energy is carried throughout the environment by wind, water, the sun’s solar energy, light and sound. It moves in a similar way to these natural phenomena except that, unlike some of them, it is able to flow through solid matter. It flows in and out of buildings mainly through the doors and windows, but some chí can enter and leave through the walls. The name Feng Shui, which literally means “wind-water”, reflects the way chí energy moves. The basic aim of Feng Shui is to enable you to position yourself where this natural flow of chí energy and helps you to realize your goals and dreams in life.

Buildings alter the flow of chí energy. Their shape, openings and the materials they are made of define the way chí energy flows through them. It moves most easily through doors and windows, so the orientation of a building to the sun and the planets will determine the kind of chí energy that enters it. This energy is constantly changing as the planets move through the sky, so there is a new pattern of chí energy each year, month, day and hour. The biggest changes occur each year.

With Ganesha’s Grace,
Malav Bhatt,
www.GaneshaSpeaks.com

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