It’s a new year ….. hallelujah! Mind you, it has started off a bit shaky, but I am going to set my sights on the good things to come. Since 2020 drove us all indoors for much of the year, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon, I’ve been thinking about what we can do to make our immediate environment better and more conducive to harmony and self improvement.
With that in mind, the new focus of my blog is going to be feng shui. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with feng shui, it is the science of living space. The words literally translate to “wind water.” Although feng shui has been widely used in China and the Far East for centuries, it has only gained popularity in the West fairly recently. Feng shui offers an integrated set of guidelines for organizing your environment (home, office, etc) with two goals in mind:
- achieving balance
- harnessing positive energy to create well-being and help bring good fortune
Let’s talk about energy. No matter what you call it – chi, prana, vibes, – one thing is certain: all around us, there are visible and invisible light emissions that help us to define our surroundings. In Western science, these energy lines in the atmosphere are referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum. In Chinese science, they are known as chi energy lines or “earth currents.” These earth currents are believed to be dynamic forces that impact all living things. Human beings are influenced by the quality of this invisible energy; we vibrate in consonance with its rhythm.
Have you ever walked into a room and felt energized? Or been in a place that made you feel uneasy? Do you wonder why some places of business never seem to make it in a certain location? The answers may be simpler than you think! By incorporating basic feng shui principles, you can manipulate the energy of your space. You can tap into the good chi and use it to bring well-being and encourage good fortune.
If you are open-minded and willing to consider the Chinese view of the universe – including the belief in the significance of the five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood) as well as the concept of the yin and yang of energy, AND you want to learn how to harness good energy to make it work for you – then come along with me on my journey!
Next up: Lucky Numbers – how to find your Kua number and determine the best directions for personal growth.