The Art of Feng Shui involves the placement of enhancement objects in relationship to our surroundings - in particular our home and business. In Asia, a Feng Shui Master will even be consulted by the Architect n the planning of the relationships of rooms, doorways and windows to themselves and the forces of nature. It is truly believed that the proper, or improper, positioning and association of all these elements will have a dramatic impact on your life. Here we offer the enhancement symbols with their meanings for your own Feng Shui collection.
Despite being an au courant fad, Feng Shui -- pronounced "fung shway" -- is nothing new to the Chinese. In fact, Feng Shui is a millennia-old practice.
The Chinese have long believed that if a home or business had a harmonious and positive flow of chi', which refers to cosmic breath or energy, those living and working there would benefit, thus enjoying health, happiness and prosperity. Palaces, farmhouses, temples and even entire cities were laid according to Feng Shui's precepts.
Feng Shui is a way of living in harmony with nature. Feng Shui is different for each person, just as each person is different from all other people. In a perfect world every person would live in the correct country for him, in the perfect house for her, with the entirety right furniture for all. We do not have that perfect world. The basis of Feng Shui is to find a place where the energy could flow freely with a positive force.
10 Feng Shui Tips
1. Never have a water feature in your bedroom. The representation is loss of money and relationships. This includes paintings of rivers,
waterfalls and also aquariums.
2. Hang a cut crystal ball in one of your
windows. Choose a window that gets bright sunlight and reflects the colors of the crystal. Be sure to keep your crystal clean.
3. Writing affirmations are what helps you reach your Feng Shui goals. Write as if your dreams have come true and place them in a red envelope.
4. Ensure that your entrance is warm and inviting and clear of any clutter. You will allow all the chi' to enter your home.
5. Check for leaky faucets and keep your drains clear. Repair them because it will drain the chi energy from your home and you could face a financial loss.
6. Beware of sharp objects and corners and these include edges of walls and accessories. They will deplete the energy of the person sitting in the area. Place a red dot in the area as inconspicuous as you can, to cure this ailment.
7. Pathways to your home should be meandering and not straight like a road. Try to balance the area with plants and strive to make the area beautiful.
8. For good business practice always make sure that you cross your t's and dot your I's to ensure that all your business projects have a good ending.
9. Mirrors have many Feng Shui cures and one of them is to place them in your dining area, near where your guests are seated. Make sure that you can see the top of their heads and it will mirror your guests and double your chi' energy.
10. Placing items in pairs in your home will keep you in a balanced relationship.
By Yvonne Phillips, FSII Feng Shui Publications