What is Feng Shui? Your Short How To Guide to Feng Shui

Feng Shui and Energy 

Scientifically, energy and mass are one and the same. They are two different instances of each other. Humans know how to transform mass into energy and still do not know how to turn energy into mass.

But mathematically, the ability exists. From a physical aspect, it will probably happen one day when the adequate technology becomes available.

Energy as a concept has existed for thousands of years in Chinese philosophy. Of course, not in a scientific context that can be measured and predicted, but as a term, it exists.
In a sense, there is a similarity between the two terms, in both of which energy is power. But here, the resemblance ends.

          

Qi Energy 

In Chinese philosophy, the source of energy is external to Earth, permeates everywhere, and its flow influences everything. The teaching that deals with this called Feng Shui (风水), Feng is wind and Shui is water. That is, wind and water.

Feng Shui is one of the oldest teachings in the world. Evidence of its existence was found in two ancient civilizations discovered in northern China at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Hongshan culture and the Yangshao culture existed about 7,000 years ago. The goal of early Feng Shui was to find a match between humans and the universe, using astronomy.

The energy of Feng Shui is called Qi, and it comes from the universe around us towards the earth. Another Qi energy is emitted from the earth. Man, and everything he has (including his place of residence) is in the middle of the flow of Qi.

In the human body, according to Chinese philosophy, there are meridians; these are channels of energy through which the energy flows, the one coming from the earth and the one coming from the universe.

          

The purpose of Feng Shui is to understand how the Qi works and its quality level. From this we will derive its influence on us and how we should prepare to be in optimal alignment with it.

The meaning of the mismatch or lack of harmony with Qi is negative and will manifest itself in everything in life: livelihood, family, health, and hence, the connection to acupuncture, which aims to open up blocked energy channels in the body and thereby improve health.

The harmony with the environment is, in other words, is the connection to Dao, and hence, the connection between Feng Shui and Daoism, which is one of the three pillars of Chinese culture (together with Confucianism and Buddhism).

To understand the principles of Feng Shui in general terms, two different concepts must be recognized.
The first concept: Yin and Yang
The second concept: the five elements (phases)

          

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang it's one of the most common and familiar Chinese concepts and symbols. It refers to two types of opposing situations, complementing each other, in their cycle of action. Their periodicity is the harmony of nature.


The Yin represents something slow, cold, and dark.
Yang represents something fast, warm, and bright.

These two things can be interconnected in the same thing, cyclically.
For example, the water surface of the sea, more turbulent, fast, bright and warm, is the Yang.

In the depths of the sea, there is darkness, cold, less flow of water, and that's the Yin. Another example is day and night, the day is Yang and night is Yin. 

Yin and Yang Symbol

 Yin and Yang Symbol - in the center 

The five elements

The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The elements are arranged in a circle and their order is important. The first begot the second and the third limited the second.

For example, the tree allows the fire and the water to limit it. The fire helps create the soil (the ashes) and the trees limit the soil.

In addition, each of the five elements represents something else:
The tree - growth and expansion
Fire - upward motion
Earth - stability, and neutrality
Metal – purification, convergence
Water - downward movement

Each of the elements can be in the form of Yin or Yang, and all phenomena can be explained by a combination of elements with Yin and Yang.

The complicated methodology of Feng Shui outlines the optimal state to reach harmony with the flow of Qi.

It takes into account Yin and Yang, the five elements, the combination of all these and other parameters such as dates, locations, orientation (of buildings), climate, land, and more.

Feng Shui Implementation 

This is reflected in the way in which houses are built, their internal arrangement, and the state of mental and physical health. There are many parameters that affect the final result that can be calculated by Feng Shui masters.

The Communist Party regarded Feng Shui as "a feudal practice of superstition" and during the Cultural Revolution in the late 60s and early 70s, declared war on Feng Shui as part of its overall war against Chinese culture. It was not for nothing that Feng Shui was kept in Hong Kong under British control.

Today we can find it in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia. Feng Shui consultants are involved in large construction projects.

The Singapore airport, Changi, one of the best in the world, incorporated elements of Feng Shui in the form of gardens and running water. The same is true of many hotels in Singapore. 

 Feng Shui Music 

Feng Shui Principles for Good Health  

Health is the most precious thing of all. Chinese Feng Shui healing theories, attach great importance to it and seek ways to regulate the flow of Qi (life energy) to achieve physical and mental balance.

The proper flow of Qi along the energy channels in our body (meridians) is a necessary condition for a proper functioning of the body and its health. Blockage in the flow may disrupt its activity and cause pain and illness

If you feel tired, weakness, low energy level, lack of motivation or depression, you may want to look at the area in which you live or work.

The implementation of a few simple Feng Shui principles and Feng Shui Tips will heal the home and provide a better physical feel for its occupants as well.

The health corner of the house belongs to the element of the tree, to the green color and to the east. The tree element represents our connection to nature and the forces of life in it - growth and renewal. 

 Feng Shui for home, bedroom and health, the tree element  

The effect of Qi Fluctuations 

The energy fluctuations in space also have a great influence on the personal Qi. A home in which energy flows in harmony will provide the body with healing space and energy support, while in places where the flow of Qi is blocked, a similar blockage may occur in the body. 

Our energy balance can be disturbed for many reasons: genetics, nutrition, exposure to risk factors, poor lifestyle, etc.

Obviously, not everything is related to the location of the house or the arrangement of space, but it is quite possible that improper design of the health corner at home will have a major impact on the deterioration of the health situation or the outbreak of disease. 

If you experience fatigue, weakness, decreased overall energy, lack of motivation or depression, you may want to look at the space in which you live or work, and if necessary apply Feng Shui corrections as part of the healing process of your home, meaning, Feng Shui home or Feng Shui Bedroom. 

The green color, fresh, is also considered the healing color, and its light colors give a sense of calm and encourage healing

Feng Shui coins

Feng Shui Coins 

Feng Shui Wood Element  

To strengthen the wood energy in the house, it is recommended to add in the eastern part of the house tall plants that grow upwards, wooden objects, fresh flowers, flower paintings, or triples of pictures or objects.

This energy can also be stimulated in the eastern part of the living room or in the room of those who need health support.  On the eastern wall at home, it is recommended to hang a picture or symbol representing values of health. The idea is that when you look at the picture, think about your health and activate your healing powers of the mind.

 

Feng Shui Metal Element 


The home health corner is very important to avoid the concentration of metal objects. According to the five elements of nature, the element of metal regulates the activity of the tree energy.

A large presence of metal in the health area may weaken it. Therefore, if metal objects or white, gray, silver, gold or copper objects are found in the eastern part of the house, they should be removed.

The area suitable for these objects is in the western or northwestern part of the house.  

Further damage to the energy of the health corner may occur if the bathroom is located in the eastern part of the house. In this case, it is important to neutralize the harmful effect by hanging a small Feng Shui mirror on the bathroom door, from the outside, or placing a ceramic bowl with three large stones on the wash tank. You can find on Amazon a variety of Feng Shui mirrors or Feng Shui Bagua mirrors.  

 

 Feng Shui Plants 

Healthy, green plants create an atmosphere of serenity and freshness in the home and are an essential addition of energy. On the other hand, dry leaves and withered flowers have a negative effect on Qi energy because they reduce the level of vitality and energy of the occupants of the house.

This is especially bad when the withered flowers are at the door because that is where the Qi enters the house.

Feng Shui Bonsai Tree

Feng Shui Bonsai Tree 

In any case, plants with large, wide leaves are preferred on spiky and prickly plants. During the day, the plants absorb carbon dioxide and then emit it as air rich in oxygen. 

Because of this, it is recommended to place the plants around the bed of sick people. However, it is important to remember that at sunset the process of photosynthesis stops, and then the plants compete with us for the oxygen in the room.

Therefore, it is recommended to remove them from the bedrooms and return them only in the morning. These are Feng Shui plants principles. 

Feng Shui Home 

Order in the house creates an open space, free of energy barriers. Disorder, on the other hand, interferes with the movement of energy at home: it is difficult to flow, weak, moves slowly and sometimes gets stuck and creates an energetic load.

Places in the house that are more inclined to be loaded and stuck are cabinets, storage room, back porch, basement or attic.

In order to allow regular movement of energy in the home, it is important to remove it from damaged, broken or unnecessary items, piles of newspapers, worn clothes, tapes and records that you do not listen to anymore.

Feng Shui Cat - for good luck

Feng Shui Cat - For Good Luck 

In modern times it is hard to imagine our lives without a cell phone, television, stove, computer or air conditioner.

Despite their many advantages, these devices create a field of electromagnetic radiation that interferes with the movement of qi at home and may increase the risk of disease.

Because most electromagnetic fields are weakened as you move away from them, you should keep them "away", disconnect them from the outlet before bedtime, and avoid moving wires under the bed or near the head pads.

Even healthy home plants can help reduce the damage caused by electrical radiation.

Feng Shui Tips That Could Change Your Life 

 

Feng Shui Decore for Prosperity and Good Luck  

Traditional Chinese Feng Shui Decor 

Believed to bring you fortune and prosperity, guard your house and ward off ill fortune.  

Foo Dogs 

Fu Dogs are traditional Chinese guardians. Fu Dog symbolized as powerful mystic guardian to protect a family wealth and social status. In ancient times, the Fu Dogs were always put in front of important places such as temples and government. Now they are still used to guard, such as in front of large estates, restaurants, banks, hotels, and stores to ward off evil energy. 

 

Brass Feng Shui Money Frog (Three Legged Wealth Frog or Money Toad) Statue

The fat brass money frog sits upon a gold ingot, with a string of copper coins upon the back, representing wealth and dignity and serving as an auspicious sign of treasure, wealth and abundance. Money frog (three-leg toad) has an inborn propensity and a sharp perception of gold and wealth. It is good at digging wealth and known as a “treasure-attracting” animal. 

  


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