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Feng Shui? What is it?

What Is Feng Shui? You’ve heard the statement that you need to live a balanced life. But you might have wondered how to achieve that balance. The first step would be to learn how Feng Shui can help you. Hailing from China thousands of years ago, Feng Shui is the art of knowing how to create balance. The balance is found by giving energy the proper space in your life. Energy needs a certain flow - and there is a definite art to Feng Shui for developing the flow of energy. This art is done by moving ordinary items and aligning them so that your surroundings reflect harmony to you. Using the concept of heaven and earth, Feng Shui takes what’s known as wind water and by using the life force (or qi), creates positive environments for homes or offices. The Chi actually has six parts to it, all based on weather terminology and they are light versus darkness, warm versus coldness and rain versus wind.

Using this popular belief, that Chi creates positive environments, many buildings and homes in China are built with Feng Shui as a focus and are happy, successful places to live in and work at. The reason that Feng Shui works is found on the principle that we should be aware of how structures impact nature and that we should work to keep a harmonious relationship with nature. Understanding and using Feng Shui can help to sponsor harmony in all areas of your life - your relationships, your work and even your health. In places that are perfectly balanced and at one with nature, it pulls the good energy toward the living space. Spaces that are at discord with nature promote bad luck. The Feng part of Feng Shui (known as the wind) can rid an environment of the positive energy, which you don’t want to happen. Holding on to the Shui (the water part) creates balance. Our environments can work for or against us. You might have heard the phrase ‘product of their environment’ whenever someone’s life is in turmoil. But good, positive energy or Chi can be created and turn a bad environment into a harmonious one. By using existing energy constructively, you can create an environment to cause the energy to work for you. There are three parts to the Chi and they’re based on heaven, earth and human Chi. You might have experienced some understanding of Chi and not realized it when you read your horoscope because astrology falls under the category of heaven Chi. An example of earth Chi would be a river or a mountain. Those are natural Chi but Chi is created by humans by the homes or offices they build and by the layout of their environments. The goal of using Feng Shui in your life is to discover how the Chi (part of the Feng Shui) can benefit you.

I provide Feng Shui in person in the Washington, DC area as well as distant consultations. Contact me at to set up a free consultation to discuss your needs. I would be happy to help.

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