Whether you are new to Feng Shui or have some experience, you have felt its power. Feng Shui addresses how we feel in our environment. It's an ancient technique that is based on the wisdom of nature and balance.
Your home is filled with energy – be it positive or negative – and the energy affects the mood of everyone in the household. Clutter, electrical or plumbing problems, undone repair projects, and poor positioning of beds, are just some of the contributors to negative energy, which can lead to stress, financial trouble, illness, and relationship problems.
Ancient Feng Shui also integrates with modern environmental psychology, which is the study of how we interact with our environments. How we decorate, live and work in them, has a profound impact on our behavior and how we feel in our lives.
Feng Shui is a tool that illuminates the subconscious metaphor in our environment and strives to create psychologically healthy spaces. How does that broken front door affect your potential for increased income? How does that artwork given by an old love limit your chances for moving onward and finding romance? Your home and work space is a reflection of what is going on in your life. An objective Feng Shui consultant can help illuminate potential blocks, stagnation or chaotic energy in your space and allow the proper flow of chi in your environment, and therefore, your life.
Through the artful placement of furniture and objects, use of the Bagua, color theory, and the five natural elements, Feng Shui helps bring the natural flow of energy into your space.
With origins in Taoism, Feng Shui was established over 4,000 years ago in China. Feng Shui principles are incorporated into most buildings in Asia and has developed popularity in the Western world, particularly Europe, since its introduction in the 1980’s.
There are various schools of thought on Feng Shui, but they all agree on these basic principles:
- We are one with Nature
- Chi (life force energy) is in everything and it is has a major influence in our lives, which can nurture and support us, or sap our energy
- Yin and yang are polar opposites that need to be in a comfortable balance in our spaces
- Everything in our universe possesses characteristics of the Five natural elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and restoring these natural elements into our built environments creates better harmony and well-being
Learn more about how you can create better feng shui in your home with my video, the Art & Science of Feng Shui: Introduction to Feng Shui Principles!