Feng Shui is the energetic relationship between man and his environment; the knowledge of the flow of chi within the landscape and buildings is used to enhance quality and success when siting and designing buildings. How your home is arranged affects your well-being.
The whole of the universe is linked together by energy sometimes referred to as Chi, (Prana in India, and Ki in Japan). This energy is subtler and finer than electric and magnetic energies. The Chinese often trace success or failure not to the actions of man, but to the forces of nature known as Feng Shui– literally meaning 'wind' and 'water'. These are held to be responsible for all areas of life; from relationships and health to good fortune and business.
The underlying premise is that the energy from everything in your surroundings, from the lie of the land and shape of your house to the finer details of your furnishings, interact and have a direct impact on your life. The way the subtle currents of energy flow throughout your body and your immediate environment will either enhance your aims in life or hinder them. The correct assessment of this flow and re-adjustment of various elements that are out of place with your objectives will realign the positive forces and bring you back into balance with nature.
Feng Shui is, of course, only one way that you will be influencing your life; the Chinese consider other aspects important such as fate, political and natural forces and man's own actions. The latter is often the most powerful. Whilst you cannot alter some, you can change your own actions and the feng shui of your own environment to give your self the best opportunities for health, happiness and success. Throughout the world today people continue to take advantage of Feng Shui knowledge to enhance their quality of life, whether personal or business-related: for example, British Airways, The Body Shop,Madonna, Johnny Depp, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Julia Roberts, Tommy Hillfiger, Steven Spielberg, Deepak Chopra.
See below for different aspects of Feng Shui and how they can be used.
Chi is the vital force that breathes life into everything from man and animals to plants and the land. Without Chi – the life essence – there would be no growth or movement. Chi is constantly flowing; mixing with what is around it and connected to other energy in its immediate and distant environment. This is sometimes referred to as 'the butterfly effect'.
The Bagua is a template laid over the plan of your house to determine which area of your house relates to which particular area of your life. Once this is done you can determine what needs to be changed to rebalance that area of your life, as what is within each section (the layout, colours, materials etc) will influence that part of your life.
Potential health hazards such as electro-magnetic fields (emf's) should be taken seriously.The human body can only withstand so much before these forces take their toll on our health. All power lines, electrical and electronic appliances produce EMFs. Governments across the world are now setting lower and lower legal levels for emf's- especially for places such as schools and public buildings.
In today's fast-paced world it is more important than ever to make sure we have somewhere beautiful, calming and relaxing to go to de-stress, unwind and recharge our batteries. Gardens and sacred spaces such as yoga and meditation rooms all can be more powerful when designed using the laws of feng shui.
These are two natural forces that occur within nature to form the whole and together they bring about balance. Everything seeks a state of balance, whilst also being in a state of continual change.
The term Geopathic comes from two Greek words: geo meaning 'of the earth' and pathos meaning 'suffering' or 'disease'. The word literally means disease or suffering of the earth and the term Geopathic Stress (GS) refers to earth energies that are harmful to man. If there is GS in your home it can seriously affect your health and well-being.
However, it can be detected and usually be removed.
The eight directions of the compass are each associated with a different quality of energy. For example calming or active energy, clear-thinking or creative energy. Using this knowledge it is possible to align elements of your home to get maximum benefit.
In Feng Shui there is the concept that not only is there yin and yang energy, but also five types of elemental energy: Fire, Earth, Water, Metal & Tree (sometimes refered to as wood).
Flyings Star is an ancient system of feng shui used to help people understand and work with the vibrations from a particular set of stars that reach the earth and impact our daily lives. Some are beneficial and some not so. They change over time as the earth and stars move within the heavens. Flying star analysis gives people a great advantage as they can be aware of and mitigate difficulties forces and utilise positive ones for well-being and success.
Astrology is having the knowledge to understand the influence the heavenly bodies have on the earth, and on us. It is commonly used to determine the most auspicious times to undertake important events, such as moving home, getting married and starting a new business. It is also used to help understand personality and relationships. 9 star Ki is one of the oldest systems in the world.
The Lo Shu Square is an ancient tool used for divination by ancient Chinese feng shui masters. It is a theoretical, or conceptual aspect from which the Bagua as we know it evolved and helps us to help understand the development of feng shui. It is sometimes called the Magic Square, and also at the root of ancient feng shui astrology, the flying star school Xuan Kong, as well as the I-Ching (Book of Divination).
I offer a variety of different consultations depending on what the problem seems to be and what you would like to achieve.
If you are experiencing problems with health or sleeping there may be Geopathic stress or Emf issues: Healthy Homes check
If certain areas of your life such as relationships, career or creativity don't seem to be working out as you would like: feng shui consultation.
For determining auspicious dates: 9 star Ki reading
To create a harmonious atmosphere and clear old energies in the home : house clearing