An Interesting And Brief Definition Of Feng Shui
This article will give a brief definition of Feng Shui which is an ancient Chinese art. It is often called the Mother of Natural Sciences and has been around since the 3rd Century BC. The main philosophy is that the earth is a living entity with ‘chi’ (positive energy) and ‘sha chi’ (negative energy).
Essentially, Feng Shui is about aesthetics and the correct placing of objects in the home to achieve the maximum flow of positive energies. This can have a profound influence on a person’s wellbeing and facilitate a harmonious existence with their surroundings. The Chinese first used Feng Shui when decorating tombs so that the deceased’s family would experience peace and acceptance.
The laws applied in Feng Shui include astronomy (Heaven) and geography (Earth) and the literal translation is ‘wind’ (feng) and ‘shui’ (water). It is not a complicated process and does not require buildings to be demolished or spaces reconstructed. Just small changes in a person’s environment can facilitate the flow of chi and hinder the flow of sha chi.
If we are surrounded by objects that symbolize death, ugliness, envy, or contempt towards nature and life, the belief is that we will become corrupt, self-destructive, and unhappy. However, if we are surrounded by kindness, music, beauty, love, and gentleness, we will become enriched, happy, and able to live in complete harmony with nature and the environment.
Chinese astrology plays a significant role in Feng Shui. There are nine important areas in life. These are health, wealth, career, mentors, children, marriage, knowledge, travel, and luck. All people are born under a specific animal sign, determined by their year of birth. Each animal has its own type of personality and connects to one of 5 elements, i. E. Water, earth, fire, metal, and wood.
When Feng Shui is correctly applied, two Chinese principles, yin and yang, are able to function correctly. Yin is dark, negative and feminine, while Yang is bright, positive and masculine. When they interact together in harmony, they can create a positive influence on everything in the universe.
In 1946, Feng Shui was forbidden in China when the Communists came into power because they considered it to be an evil cult. Many Feng Shui masters were forced to leave China and take up residence in other countries. This is how the western world became familiar with Feng Shui. The ban was eventually lifted in 1960.
A space with positive Feng Shui will have many bright objects such as mirrors, lights and crystals. It will also have ‘live’ features like an aquarium, ceramic and earthenware items, as well as flowers. Wind chimers and bells emit positive energies which eliminate negative energies. Colors are an important aspect and should consist of shades of the five elements previously mentioned.
This is just a brief definition of Feng Shui. There is a lot more to it than mentioned in this article. However, it can be summarized as an art that can nurture the physical, spiritual, and mental wellbeing of people. In such a state, a person can achieve goals and enjoy success. With this ideal balance, we are able to connect to our entire beings.