We do not see it, but we feel it as soon as we enter a room. Good energy (or “Chi”) is essential for a harmonious life where things go well and dreams can come true. Let the energy flow freely in your home. Do not let it stagnate.
is about this energy. It is not about re-arranging our furniture (at least not at this stage). It is about optimizing the energy flow in our home, which in turn influences many aspects of our life.
Good Feng Shui can help us achieve our life goals. This can be an advance in our career, meeting the love of our life, or good exam results for ourself or our children, if this is what we desire. Good Feng Shui can also improve our health, help clear obstacles or dissolve quarrels, thereby paving our path for increased wealth, health and happiness.
How does Feng Shui work?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese wisdom dating back more than 4000 years. It is based on Yin and Yang, on the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) and how they interact with each other, and on the “Eight Aspirations” of life (health, wealth, recognition, love & romance, creativity, mentors & helpful friends, career, knowledge & wisdom). Everything is connected, and by understanding these connections and harmonizing our home accordingly, Feng Shui can help us immensely to shape our life.
Learning about the above in your Feng Shui consultation will enable you to:
- boost the positive spaces of your home
- enhance the life aspirations you wish to improve
- identify problem areas, which is often the major cause for any difficulties you might be facing.
Feng Shui also applies to people, providing a formula to calculate our good and bad directions. Each person has four good (auspicious) and four bad (inauspicious) directions, depending on our date of birth. In order to achieve the best possible results, we should all be aware of how to use and optimise our best directions. This is where re-arranging of furniture comes into play and might be advisable.
The Trinity of Luck
Deeply connected with Feng Shui is the “Trinity of Luck”, comprising the three equal components of a person’s luck: Tien, Ti, Ren – translated as Heaven, Earth and Mankind Luck.
Heaven Luck – refers to the “luck” we are born with, the family we are born into, our physical characteristics such as our eye colour or DNA. You may call this destiny or karma. This cannot be changed.
Earth Luck – is determined by our surroundings and the influence this has on us. This includes the landforms that surround our home but also our immediate surroundings, ie the space where we live and work. This is the part of our luck that can be changed (and enhanced!) with the correct application of Feng Shui. It is here where we can introduce balance and the right elements, where we can tap into the positive energies and use them to our greatest advantage.
Mankind Luck – is characterized by the choices we make, by our actions. How we view life (is the glass half full or half empty?) and how we apply ourselves. With the right mindset, we have full control over this type of luck.
Combine Mankind luck with Earth luck through the correct application of Feng Shui and we can truly increase the chances of greater harmony, success and contentment in the most important areas of our life. This is how we can shape our life according to our dreams and desires.
Let me end this introduction to Feng Shui with a quote from my great idol and teacher, Grand Master Lillian Too:
“There is magic in this world but you must know how to use it.
There is energy in this world but you must know how to transform it.”