What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the ancient knowledge of creating ideal living spaces – spaces that supports you to live a harmonious and fulfilled life. It is not magic or superstition. Feng Shui can help you design your environment in a way that it enhances the positive energy and create health, harmony, and success. A good idea is to have a clear definition of what this means to you before you start a project.
The very foundation of Feng Shui states that our environment affects every aspect of our lives. Whether the object is living or man-made, it possess energy. The positive energy is referred to as CHI, the negative counterpart is called Sha Chi or Si Chi.
But where does the energy come from that weaken and unbalance us? There is one possibility that it is the energetic heritage of a space. Our past leaves energetic imprints in walls, ceilings, floors, furnitures and even in nature. Electro-magnetic fields like power lines, electrical appliances and wireless devises can contribute to a week flow of chi as well. Even a busy intersection, your troublemaking neighbor or pointy and aggressive architecture may have toxic effects on your well-being.
The Technique of Alpha Chi Feng Shui
It is a technique that goes one step further and may be explained by comparing Alpha Chi Feng Shui with acupuncture. Where the flow of Chi is hindered or blocked, stagnation occurs. This can be felt as feelings of low energy, or physical and emotional discomfort. Like needles in acupuncture, Alpha Chi Feng Shui sets energetically activated Feng Shui symbols to restore and enhance the harmonious flow of Chi. This will noticeably change the energy and will improve the atmosphere, without affecting your decoration or the general design of the place.
The use of light, choosing the correct colours and materials play an important role as well. So does the understanding and observation of the 5 Chinese elements – fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Knowing how to balance these elements is the key to creating a healthy environment. In fact, Feng means wind and Shuimeans water. Both of these forces are a requirement of all living things.
The goal is to create places of harmony, balance and support. With Alpha Chi Feng Shui you can create offices, in which teamwork is efficient, joyful and productive, as well as creating living spaces, which offer your family a harmonious environment in which to relax and reconnect. You even can create gardens that give you a retreat from your daily life to revitalize and recharge your batteries.
Do you have any experiences with Feng Shui and would like to share them, or of how you are keeping the energies in your house in a good and healthy flow, please feel free to leave a comment.
All the best, Kritara – Love YOUR Life + Love YOUR Space