What is Feng Shui?
Have you ever wondered, what is Feng Shui and how it could possibly benefit your life? In this post I hope to answer your question and shed some light on the mysterious yet practical art of placement.
There’s a Natural flow of energy in the universe that we’re intimately connected to. When we’re in this flow, balance, harmony, prosperity, success and good health are supported in our lives. When this flow is blocked or stagnant or when we go against this flow, life is more challenging. Feng Shui aligns your home with this Natural Flow so that your life will flow more smoothly even when challenges come your way.
Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese art of bringing the balance between humans and our environment.
Over thousands of years, the Chinese have observed that the places where we live and work profoundly influence the quality of our lives. Our life coordinates with the building and the land. The Chinese created this intricate system as a way to guide us towards a harmonious relationship with Nature so that the places where we live will sustain a healthy, happy and prosperous life.
At its deepest level, Feng Shui is a practice of healing, personal growth and transformation. This is because your home is a mirror of your life and Feng Shui is a way to work with that mirror to initiate positive change. When you heal your home it can bring healing and transformation to your life.
In Chinese, the word feng means ‘wind’ and shui means ‘water’. The term Feng Shui refers to the balance and flow of these two essential elements in your environment. The essence of wind and water is Chi. The concept of chi is one of the main principles of Feng Shui. Chi is the life-force energy that’s inside you and all around you in Nature. Movement and flow are the natural qualities of wind and water. There needs to be a balance and flow of ‘wind’ and ‘water’ or ‘chi’ in your home to sustain balance and harmony in your life.
In this practice we assess the chi of the home and property and how this affects the chi of all who live there. Then we make adjustments to balance the chi flow, the ‘wind’ and ‘water’, to promote balance, harmony, prosperity, success and good health.
The concept of chi is so important because the chi of our living environment impacts all aspects of our life.
This includes our; health, prosperity, reputation, finances, career, marriage, relationships, creativity, travel, benefactors and self-growth. Feng Shui provides the opportunity to engage areas of our life where we experience challenges or are looking for growth and transformation in a new way. The building holds a pattern which can sometimes hold us back in a life pattern we’re trying to change. Adjusting the chi flow of the space can shift the pattern and help us move forward in life.
Also known as the Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui was developed in China approximately 3-4,000 years ago. There are many different schools of Feng Shui. They take somewhat different approaches to meet the same end goal of bringing harmony to a living space for the benefit of the occupants.
I practice Black Sect Feng Shui, which is also called Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui, BTB, Black Hat or Grandmaster Lin Yun’s Feng Shui School. Black Sect Feng Shui was developed by Grandmaster Lin Yun. It’s an innovative approach rooted in tradition yet adapted to support our modern way of living. My Feng Shui teachers are all longtime students of Grandmaster Lin Yun.
Applying Feng Shui to your space
BTB Feng Shui emphasizes making small changes to your home or workspace to create profound changes in your life. As a result, there are many ways to resolve undesirable Feng Shui without you having to move or remodel. This practice can also be very helpful when you’re looking to move to a new home or when you already have a plan to remodel.
What are the benefits of Feng Shui?
There are many benefits to applying Feng Shui to your home, property or business. My first personal experience was that it produced profound positive movement in my life. My clients have experienced the following results:
- growth in income and career opportunities
- better quality sleep
- feeling more calm and peaceful
- improved health and keeping healthy habits
- new love relationships and improved family relations
- increased happiness and well-being
- feeling as if a weight was lifted off of them
- feeling an increase of positive energy in their home and life
…and, instead of avoiding their home because it was so uncomfortable, it felt so good they didn’t want to leave.
In the words of some of my clients, who I think can describe this best…
“Overall I’ve seen some good shifts in my career and stability and growth in my income…I feel more at ease on my property and in my home.”
“There was a notable positive energy infusion, more harmony, and it just felt better to come home.”
“I felt stronger and welcomed more clients to my practice, a new relationship opened up, more money flowed into my life, and my eating habits changed for the best.”
“My husband said it was the best money we ever spent.”
“I can sit at my desk again and work. I also sleep much better. The difference is amazing…The shifts in my life have been amazing”
“Over time, as we implement more and more of the changes you recommend, finances, relationships and all aspects of life have improved.”
It’s a joy and honor to practice this ancient art and help my clients achieve wellbeing and balance in their homes. I’ve learned that each human being is unique and so is each home. Yet we’re all connected and share many of the same dreams and concerns.
If you’d like to explore using this ancient practice in your home and life contact me to schedule a connection call to see if working together is a good fit.