I became interested in Feng Shui as the concept of energy has become clearer to me in recent months, It just simply makes sense that if everything is energy in constant alive movement and flow, the effects and causes are reciprocal from inside out so in order to master a perfect flow or an always evolving state of balance and bliss, one has to learn how to achieve that this flow of energy within us and our environment runs as smoothly and harmonious as possible; from within, learning to clear the energy emanating from our chakra system which impacts our etheric state of being to the vibrational reflection in all the things and the nature that surround us. Like everyone else, I find areas that can be strong as well as areas that can be harmfully weak, I found that our environment and the way we arrange our spaces will reflect this state of being and in order to start working on those weak areas that affect our lives in ways we don’t always understand, work must be done inside but also outside of us. The universe provides energy charges and comforters that are available in plain nature, being plants, water, crystals and the energetic field of earth itself that most of us have grown to ignore.
It is in Feng Shui where answers regarding re arrangement of immediate environment are found as to how to use the elements and colours at our disposal to instigate positive changes, nothing at all new, an art and science that has been studied for thousands of years developed in China. The results I have yet to see but I will pay attention in the coming new year, it is always good to start a fresh and redecorate a little anyway so here I am sharing with you my findings:
Feng Shui; It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
Feng means wind and shui means water.
In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune, while bad feng shui means bad luck, or misfortune. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy. The ancient Chinese believed that the land’s energy could either make or break the kingdom, so to speak. The theories of yin and yang, as well as the five feng shui elements, are some of the basic aspects of a feng shui analysis that come from Taoism. •How To Get Started with Feng Shui The main tools used in a feng shui analysis are the Compass and the Ba-Gua:
The Ba-Gua is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching, the ancient oracle on which Feng Shui is based. Knowing the Bagua of your home will help you understand the connection of specific feng shui areas of your home to specific areas of your life. It is important to understand that there are several different schools of feng shui, as well as a strong culturally specific symbolic aspect of feng shui that you have to use intelligently. Once you master the basic level of feng shui, you will start seeing powerful results. You will also understand why feng shui is extensively used in both homes and offices all over the world. Feng Shui offers a variety of feng shui cures to improve your life. From the feng shui use of aquariums to attract prosperity to the feng shui use of crystals and fountains; from the right feng shui use of colors to the feng shui use of clocks, there are many ways you can improve the energy in your home or office with feng shui. Just like traditional Chinese medicine, feng shui knowledge is deep and complex.
The following an easier way to understand the way that you can divide your house to implement the principles of Feng shui. You just hold the square map from the entrance of the house and divide your space in the 9 areas for elements and colours specified below and what they represent. For more specifics on how you do this, I recommend you visit experts in the subject and continue your research. It is plain and simple a matter of order and harmony; one thing I don’t recommend is to become obsessive and superstitious about it as things will flow with your instinct better than anything else so there is no need to become a trinket chinese collector; neither cast evil prejudgment on it, we have so much taboo in our Western cultures that is a pity knowledge like this tends to be regarded dark or cultic when in reality its emphasis is on anything but a positive approach to life in flow with the universe around us, unfortunately just like in my case, it is by hitting rock bottom that brings one to the awareness that you need more than mere luck and good intentions to have positive effects in your life, you need to be in the light of who you are, where are you living and how things can be aligned in to balance in a tangible physical way as well as mentally.
Have fun and Best of Luck!