The art we call Feng Shui has developed from an ancient Chinese environmental study, “Feng” meaning wind…and “Shui” meaning water. What once was the fairly simple study of the influence wind and water have on a home site has developed into a detailed study of the life force energy known as “qi” (chee).
Feng Shui is about the balance of yin and yang and the existence of creation. These two concepts are the focus and the basis of this ancient art of placement.
Yin is quiet and slow, while Yang is loud and active. A Yin room is one where you can rest in quiet. A Yang room has the TV on … loud. Yin is female, while Yang is male.
Now, what about “creation”? Well, when Yin is resting quietly…here comes Yang and he’s ready for action. The result is … well, the result is a creation. Everything is tied together. The proverbial “wind and water” definition of Feng Shui is only a small part of the picture.
Feng Shui is the study of our environment and the practice of improving that environment by accentuating the positive energy and toning down the bad. It’s about achieving balance of yin and yang, while making our homes a more supportive environment. Usually, we think of Feng Shui as interior design, but that’s only part of it.
When I do a consult I start with the outside of the home, noting the roads, water features, mountains and other buildings nearby. Then I work my way inside the house where all the pathways, doors and windows are noted.
All of these things, including the year it was built and the facing direction, tell me what kind of house it is. After gathering all this information a birth chart of the house is constructed, and this will tell me if the client is using the house well.
Feng Shui is not only the study of our environment, it provides the map that helps us get the most out of it.
The bottom line is that using the art of Feng Shui, we can make our homes and offices more comfortable, more supportive, productive and happy. We can use Feng Shui for better health, more wealth and happier families. So, why not?