The term “Feng Shui” (translated as “wind” and “water”) is derived from an ancient Chinese poem, describing the ideal living conditions:
The winds are mild,
The sun is bright,
The water is clear,
The trees are lush.
The Chinese have studied the interaction between people and their environment for more than 4000 years, resulting in the science of Feng Shui. The principles of Feng Shui are based on observations of nature and people and attempt to harmonize the relationship between both.
Within a physical space, Feng Shui looks at the flow of energy, the “chi”. Sometimes the flow can be too strong, too weak or stop altogether. Depending on where the imbalance is located, you can be affected in one or several aspects of your life. With simple adjustments you’ll be able to create a continuous, balanced flow that affects everything you do in a positive and nurturing way.
There are many different schools of Feng Shui. I work with the principles of Black Sect Tibetan Buddhist Feng Shui. These teachings were brought to the West by Professor Lin Yun. The concepts are based on paying attention to both the person and the environment as well as the practice of setting intentions when addressing issues with energy flow. This allows you to be an active participant in creating the change you are looking for.
Over time I have found that in my practice a combination of Feng Shui and Energy Clearing works most effectively. We clear the space first and then become aware of how some of the principles of Feng Shui play out in your unique situation. Energetic and intentional adjustments are usually simple and adaptable to your style and decorating scheme.
The good news is that these energy patterns can be shifted and thereby change your life experience. You can start fresh, so to speak. Your home will feel brighter, more spacious and ready to support you in your endeavors.