Live in Harmony Within Our Environment
Feng Shui (pronounced “phung schway” and meaning literally “wind water”) is part of an ancient Chinese philosophy of nature. Feng shui is often identified as a form of geomancy, divination by geographic features, but it is mainly concerned with understanding the relationships between nature and ourselves so that we might live in harmony within our environment. Feng shui is related to the very sensible notion that living with rather than against nature benefits both humans and our environment. It is also related to the equally sensible notion that our lives are deeply affected by our physical and emotional environs. If we surround ourselves with symbols of death, contempt and indifference toward life and nature, with noise and various forms of ugliness, we will corrupt ourselves in the process. If we surround ourselves with beauty, gentleness, kindness, sympathy, music and various expressions of the sweetness of life, we ennoble ourselves as well as our environment.
Alleged masters of feng shui, those who understand the five elements and the two energies such as chi and sha (hard energy, the opposite of chi), are supposed to be able to detect metaphysical energies and give directions for their optimal flow. Feng shui has become a kind of architectural acupuncture: wizards and magic insert themselves into buildings or landscapes and use their metaphysical sensors to detect the flow of good and bad “energy.” These masters for hire declare where bathrooms should go, which way doorways should face, where mirrors should hang, which room needs green plants and which one needs red flowers, which direction the head of the bed should face, etc. They decide these things on the basis of their feel for the flow of chi, electromagnetic fields or whatever other form of energy the client will worry about. (If you and your lover are having trouble in the bedroom, call a feng shui master. You probably need to move a few things around to get the bedroom chi flowing properly. Only a person with special metaphysical sensors, however, can tell what really needs to be done.)
There is growing awareness on the benefits of Feng Shui. Globally, more and more businesses and individuals are incorporating Feng Shui in their workplace and their homes. Feng Shui is not a belief system. It is not a question of faith. It is a fact of life. These successful businessmen have chosen to ignore law of physics in favor of metaphysical principles for the sake of their good health and success in their enterprise.
In short, feng shui has become an aspect of interior decorating in the Western world and alleged masters of feng shui now hire themselves out for hefty sums to tell people such as Donald Trump and others tycons in the IT and business industries.
Feng Shui harnesses the energies of our environment, time and space. By tapping into these energies and living in harmony with our living environment, you are able to make changes in your life; health, wealth and good fortune. The underlying principle of Feng Shui is to live in harmony with your environment so that the energy surrounding you works for you. Understanding Feng Shui will lead to positive changes in your life, enhancing certain aspects such as career opportunities, prosperity, romantic prospects and luck In relation to our built environment, feng shui theories guide us in seeking naturally beneficial site conditions, designing landscapes and buildings, arranging rooms, furniture and such so that they are all in sync with natural Chi patterns. In doing so we channel natural energies to empower us in doing what ameliorates our built environment, furniture and such so that they are all in sync with natural chi patterns.