About Feng Shui
Feng Shui literally translates to wind and water.
Water is the seen – our physical environment. Wind is the unseen – our internal environment. We see the effect of the wind as it ripples across the surface of the water.
Feng Shui suggests that adjustments in our physical surroundings – the seen – which may be quite subtle can cause profound changes in our life experience – the unseen.
We liken this to the effect of a small pebble dropped into a lake: water is displaced which we see as the ripples across the surface. Even when those ripples are no longer apparent to the human eye, they continue out unseen to the edge of the lake and into the earth.
Feng Shui was developed over 3000 years ago in China. There are two principle schools of Feng Shui thought, Form School and Compass School. Form school developed where there is form and shape to the land, Mountains, Valleys, Lakes, Streams and Rivers. It considered positioning based on the lay of the land, elevated for breezes but close to a water source for drinking and bathing. Compass School developed in the plains of China where very little form exists. It took Form school knowledge and refined it according to direction such as the rising and setting of the sun and has been refined to observations based on a person’s date of birth.
I refer to Feng Shui as “Earth Wisdom”, principles practiced by people of
all cultures everywhere in the world. We explore the application of some
of those principles to modern buildings and their locations.
In particular, we consider the flow of energy known as “Chi”, the Classic Configuration, the Foundation Principles and the Three Core Concepts. We also examine the Bagua and explore the 5 elements and the elemental cycles, discovering how the application of these principles can be successfully applied to make our lives enjoyable, safer and more efficient.
*Definition of Feng Shui – Feng Shui is literally translated as Wind and Water, it is the relationship between the seen and unseen, water the seen, wind the unseen (we see the effect) and we liken this to our physical environments, creating change on the outside creates a change within us and changes our experience of life.
*Pronunciation of Feng Shui – There are as many ways to pronounce Feng Shui as there are dialects in Asia. Debra use’s (Fung Shway), and says however you pronounce Feng Shui, somewhere in the world you will be right!