|Posted on September 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM|
Many of my followers are asking- What the heck is Feng Shui and why should I use it?
This answers the what
It is an Eastern theory on the ways of placement. Properly placing objects in certain locations promotes healthy energy in your home. Feng Shui, literally meaning “wind and water,” is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of man to his environment. It aims to ensure that people live in harmony with their surroundings. The Chinese have a deep belief in Chi, and it is incorporated into many aspects of their life. A-Mae-Zing Mind Body Soul Center is located in an old firehouse built in 1800s. I believe in order to create the proper setting and healing energies within the space, it needs to be cleansed, reenrgized and tended to, which I do in many ways ( I will blog on more in the future).
Here is the why
Life is crazy. Why not use all the tools we have available to make it easier. Enough said.....My answer is Why Not????
A quick introduction to the 3 Power Principals.
Chi is energy. That is constantly moving and changing the life force-making us feel either good or bad in a certain spaces. Chi can accumulate in objects in your home or office. The chi flows in through the doors and out through the windows. The goal of Feng Shui is to make improvements (or "cures") to keep the chi flowing smoothly. Guiding the energy gently throughout your environment rather than running straight through it. Chi can have a negative effect on your surroundings when it gets stuck or blocked.
2) The Five Elements
The Five Elements is the collective name (also used in Native American tradition and healing) to describe the colors, shapes, and textures around you. Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood are the names of each element. Each is distinguished by it"s shape, colors, and set of attributes. Feng Shui improvements for homes and offices balance all of these Elements in your environment.
ELEMENT SHAPE COLORS ATTRIBUTES
Fire- shape is triangle- color association Red, Orange and Purple, promotes Passion and Emotion
Earth -shape is square- color association Brown and Yellow, promotes Grounding and Stability
Metal- shape is Circle - color association White and Metallic, promotes Strength and Independence
Water -shape is Curvy -color association Black and Blue, promotes Relaxation and Inspiration
Wood -shape is Rectangle -color association Green and Teal, promotes Growth and Expansion
3) The Bagua
The Bagua is the chart used to map the areas of a home or office and determine placement of objects and colors that represent the Five Elements. A more modern approach to Feng Shui uses a grid-shaped chart to map 9 areas of your life :
- Compassion/Travel/Helpful People
That is my quick and easy intro to Feng Shui. You can read more at www.fengshuiforreallife.com.
******This past spring I was fortunate enough to meet Bryce Kennedy Master Feng Shui Pracitioner during a workshop I attended in NYC. He agreed to come and evauate the building and help me make changes according to the feng shui tradition. We are creating a 2-day work shop for the new year. Very exciting.
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