What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an old Chinese study that believes human beings and the environment they are surrounded by (their home, workspace, etc.) is full of tangible but invisible energy. This energy is known as Chi’.
The energy Chi’ belief goes further in that there are two energies. The first energy is ‘like the wind’ and can activate opportunities. The second energy is ‘like an eddy of water’ if obstacles get in the way, causing the energy to go stagnant because it’s trapped.
What does the reference to wind and water have to do with anything?
That reference comes from the fact that in Chinese, Feng Shui actually means wind and water. Also, the ancient Chinese believe it symbolizes the environment we live in and the space from Earth to Heaven.
That environment can be anything from office space to a bathroom, bedroom or even a tiny home 😉 – it’s just the space and the environment around it. An expert in Feng Shui will examine the space, the environment surrounding it; as well as, how people interact in this space. Based on what the expert sees, they will provide recommendations on ways to improve the relationship with the environment around you. These improvements can result in better health, more prosperity and just an all-around better well-being for those that occupy this space.
In Other Words
In other words, Feng Shui is all about making sure you are aligned with the right energy or Chi’ and maximizing the potential available to you by the environment you live in. It’s also about time and cycles and that you are putting the right actions into place (and making the right decisions) in a certain time frame. These principles apply to design, placement, and decoration.
To achieve harmony in the space around you, Feng Shui uses color, light, sound, electricity, and symbolism. One or all of them can be appropriate when needed.
There are times when a simple change in color is all that’s needed to improve the energy of a space. And then sometimes all the elements are required to make a difference.
Simple Feng Shui
Feng Shui works best if you have an open mind and know that every aspect of your life, relationships, career, and home can be enhanced by the environment you are surrounded with.
Attaining results with Feng Shui, just like everything else in life, it’s going to depend on the action you take and the intentions you apply.
Feng Shui isn’t just about rearranging the furniture and painting the walls a certain color. It’s more about tapping into the positive energy that surrounds us. Intentionally creating an environment that is warmly inviting, and that enhances our well being.
Be Mindful of Your Feng Shui Chi’
You can Create Your Home Oasis – Begin today. Keep what you Honestly need, Really use and Truly Love! Surrounding yourself with that energy. The rest, it is empty Clutter ~ Rehome it.
~ Mindfully, Simply, Intentionally ~ Brenda
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