Wednesday, January 24

Feng Shui — Chi

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Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of living harmoniously with your environment. Feng means Wind, and Shui means Water. The quality of these two elements is the key to our life and health.  You cannot live without air or water.


Feng means “wind,” and Shui means “water” (pronounced fung-shway). In Chinese culture, gentle wind and smooth water have always been associated with a good harvest and good health, while harsh winds and stagnant water have been linked to famine and disease. Therefore, “good” Feng Shui has come to mean good livelihood and fortune, and “bad” Feng Shui has come to mean hardship and misfortune.

Feng Shui is not a superstition or a set of dos and don’ts. It is the art and science of understanding the forces of nature in order to design houses and workplaces that blend with the environment instead of clashing with it. It aims to help us live in harmony with the world by promoting the flow of positive energy and neutralizing or avoiding negative or destructive energy.

One of the most important elements of Feng Shui is Chi.  Chi literally means Energy. It is the life essence, a motivating force, it animates all things.

Chi corresponds to the flow of life, into which all living beings are included, this flow of life supports and carries us. This life energy flows through everything that surrounds us and is present in nature as well as in our living and working environments.

The quantity and quality of the Chi surrounding us has a decisive effect on how much we enjoy life, how much strength we feel and how well we are. When the flow of Chi is blocked or hindered by negative structures, this can affect our body and emotions; our sleep may be impaired and we can feel tired, unwell and burned out.  If the condition of blocked energy lasts for a prolonged period of time, this affects all aspects of our lives. We become more prone to disease, our family life suffers from discord, and in spite of great efforts we are unable to make our plans and projects work and to develop our lives.


It is essential to prepare your surroundings for the best possible Chi flow to make your career dreams come true.  If your home and work environment have the right Feng Shui, it will be easier for you to get results such as a new job, pay rise or recognition.


How big is the power of Feng Shui to change your luck? And how long do you have to wait to see the results? Being neither religion nor superstition, here is what Feng Shui wisdom says about changing human luck.

dAccording to ancient Feng Shui masters, there are three levels of luck – Tien (Heaven Luck), Ti (Earth Luck) and Ren (Mankind Luck). The first level – Tien – is out of human’s control, as we cannot change the circumstances of our birth. Each of us is born with a certain destiny to fulfill. The two other levels – Earth Luck and Mankind Luck – are the ones where you can greatly influence your path and make the best of what you are presented with in life. It is in your power to choose to create a healthy and happy environment, to choose to grow as a human being and learn, to meet the right people, make the right decisions, etc.


Feng Shui is not a miracle cure, but a very powerful transformational tool, and, as with any tool, it only works when you actually know how to use it. You might not get it right at first, but do not give up and keep exploring!





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Interior Designer and Feng Shui Practitioner, has been a student of Feng Shui Master, Roseline Deleu, in Australia, for the past 10 years.

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