what is feng shui?
Have you have ever walked into a home that just felt comfortable or been in a garden that peaked your senses so that you can recall the sensations of that space years later? If so, you have experienced universal forces in harmony and balance. Whether you live in an apartment, the suburbs or in the country, you can create and enjoy such a wonderful space by using Feng Shui principles.
Feng Shui developed as observations in ancient rural China of the harmonious relationship to the earth’s energies. Though the principles of Feng Shui were formulated in China, its origins are much older and universal. This art is an expression of man’s connection to and knowledge of the earth and its energies. This knowledge came naturally to our ancestors but we can learn to use this energy to promote the best in our lives by adjusting the Feng Shui of our businesses, homes, and gardens. This knowledge can help you express balance, prosperity, peace, good health and loving relationships in your life.
Feng Shui is commonly dated back 3000-4000 years. It was born from people’s observations of the fluxes and flows of the land and the fortunes and misfortunes of their neighbors. People observed that when one’s house and land is placed in a way that is harmonious with the forces of nature, good fortune results. Conversely, when a house is not well placed, disaster and ill fate can occur. Business people as well as common folks throughout the world improve all aspects of their lives using Feng Shui.
the power of feng shui
Feng Shui, like many of the world’s disciplines, has changed and grown as it moved throughout China and to the rest of the world. Different schools of philosophy have developed to accommodate the distinct circumstances. One early school of Feng Shui that developed in rural China is known as the Form School. It uses forms and directions of the land and water masses to assess the best location for a home and its elements. Another, the Compass School, employs a compass to relate various elements in nature to Chinese philosophy such as the I Ching, The Book of Changes and a person’s birthday to determine their luckiest and most auspicious placement.