WHAT IS FENG SHUI?
Feng Shui has been an ancient art of Chinese origin for nearly 3000 years now. The literal translation of Feng Shui is Wind (Feng) and Water (Shui). The wind represents the "unseen" aspects of life, including the air, we breathe and waves of energy. The surface is like nature itself, reflecting all the "known" facets of creation. To live, we need food, air, and water. Therefore, wind and water represent a holistic view of our lives in all respects.
The interaction between individuals and their surroundings is at the basic level of Feng Shui. The origin of Feng Shui was the study of nature, its influence and the understanding of natural forces and the relationship of man with them. Time always has a major part to play. Things and humans are continually evolving in Feng Shui, in reality all things are constantly evolving. Having success with Feng Shui is also about making adjustments at the appropriate time.
If you observe your home or office with Feng Shui’s eye, you can see what's really happening. Your house is your reflection. Feng Shui helps you understand how the life impacts you. This offers tools and strategies for improving the behavior to produce such outcomes and improve the well-being, satisfaction and overall success. This helps one to communicate with nature by bringing the force of nature into their space. When we identify with our environment, we are more mindful of the spiritual rhythm and express happiness and enjoyment with ease.
Feng Shui also considered as an energy. When you are mindful of the natural energy patterns and powers, you will have a better ability to find balance and peace. This awareness will change people's lives.
We are physically and psychologically affected, to better or worse, by our immediate environment. By harnessing and calming energy, or Chi, in our atmosphere, we can create the best possible climate with Feng Shui. This is undoubtedly Feng Shui's most significant factor: the Ch'i wave. It is known as Ki in Japanese, and as Prana in India. Ch'i is present in everything and if Ch'i can't flow properly, the space will be greatly affected according to Feng Shui.
As a science and art, the ideals of Feng Shu provide guidance for peace. Emperors used Feng Shui to construct, plan, and protect the stability and wealth of their palaces. The Chinese have used Feng Shui to construct temples, houses and gardens for many centuries. Indeed, because it could be so effective, only the royalties had access to feng shui practitioners at one point in history.
On one level, the hidden formulas and knowledge could only be used by Feng Shui "masters." Then they will relay it to the next master of Feng Shui orally. Nothing has been written.
In today’s world, all people can use Feng Shui. Anyone can learn and adapt the old ideas to their own personal environment or to customers. However, because more people have access to this information it is not always easy for all of us to find the ‘perfect’ home or land. So, these days, we accept that the compromises have to be made and, with feng shui knowledge, we can make these compromises more acceptable by enhancing certain aspects of our home and negating others.
The tools of Feng Shui allow consultants to analyze the energy of physical environments and people. Feng Shui Consultants then provide recommendations and guidance for their clients to create harmonious environments that support them to live their dreams and lead successful lives.