Throughout the centuries Feng Shui has been praised and widely practiced by the upper class of the Imperial China. Up until the last Chinese Emperors ruling the country, Feng Shui stayed an inseparable part of the practices at the Imperial court. The Feng Shi Masters were either worshipped for their mysterious knowledge or they could be executed to avoid Feng Shui being used by the Emperors’ enemies.
Although in Western world Feng Shui is considered to be a ‘pseudoscience’ it is based on a range of principles that proved themselves to be practical and useful since very long time ago.
One of the fundamental principles of Feng Shui is Yin and Yang. It is a representation of balance and continual change. Yin and Yang is a foundation theory for Feng Shui that supports its other theories such as the Five Elements concept.
The ancient Chinese art and practice of Feng Shui aims to create a space that allows chi or qi – the energy of the universe – to flow naturally. One way to achieve this is by filling your home with a healthy balance of the five feng shui elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
The goal of Feng Shui is to harmonize and align invisible energy forces that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together — known as qi (or chi).
The modern concept of Feng Shui is offering a contemporary, practical approach for arranging objects within a particular environment to create harmony, balance and good qi.
Through the use of certain tools such as color, numbers, symbols, textures and influencers, Feng Shui identifies spaces, which are distorted, and readjusts the energy flow to promote health, happiness, and abundance.
Important Feng Shui Basics For Creating A Calm, Comfortable Environment
Here are some advice from various sources on how to create a calm and comfortable environment with a few key symbolic elements of Feng Shui to bring more harmony and balance into your home.
Remove your shoes before entering your home
By doing that you leave the stress of your work or worries, troubles and dirt of the outside world, only peaceful energy would be allowed to come inside.
It’s an important point in Feng shui that can apply to anything in your life: your room, your phone and so on – even your head,
Clutter represents stuck energy. Check your place for things you don’t love, use, or need. You would feel better if you get rid of them or rearrange and reorganise your space.
Do a space cleansing
Space cleaning can be done by burning sage and walking throughout the house while whispering words of love and prosperity.
Invite light, fresh air and greenery into your place
Open the doors and windows – invite nature’s oxygen in and let fresh energy flow through.
Turn your home into your castle
Make your home a sacred space. Fill with love and keep only objects in there that make you feel good.
The magic happens when placing certain items in specific zones of your house. corresponding to the area of life you wish to enhance. Some have symbolic power meaningful only to you, others a real connection to the electromagnetic energy of that area — but both are placed to improve and emit energy.
What makes Feng Shui enhancers work, is when you see that object or symbol, you are reminded of the energy it attracts and emits. For instance, if you chose an object that reminds you of a constant money flow, and you see it every day, you’re constantly reminded of abundance flowing to you. The object in itself isn’t bringing in the flow of abundance, it’s the meaning you’ve attached to it which makes you experience the flow of it, and through that gets attracted to you. Hang there Feng Shui coins if you wish attract the energy of wealth and money.
Feng Shui Colours
Colour is one of the easiest ways to energise your home or office for good Feng Shui. Colours are very powerful, as they are an expression of light. The best is to incorporate a combination of three colors at the most, and choose colours according to the energy you need to circulate.
Colours for harmony: blue, lavenders, greens, peaches and other soothing earth tones into paint, bedding, artwork, fabrics or decorative objects. Choose what colors would make you feel happy and peaceful, then find a way to introduce it into various spaces. Too much of white represents too much cold energy. Such an effect shall be offset by adding other colours.
Feng Shui Sound Healing
Incorporate a melodious tingle of large bells, chimes, or a Tibetan singing bowl. Remember to concentrate especially on dark corners where sunlight is not accessible, to move the energy into a higher vibration.
Feng Shui Intention
Good intention is the key ingredient in whether or not the steps taken to attract positive qi will result in success or not. So everything about Feng Shui must be done with the intention of its effectiveness and not in doubt of its efficacy.
A positive frame of mind with a benevolent outlook, healthy respect for oneself and others, is the magic formula for well-being and long happy life.