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Feng Shui. Feng shui was developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is complex and deals with balancing the energies of any given space in order to guarantee health and good fortune for people who live there. The ancient Chinese believed that specific land's energy could either make or break the kingdom! Feng means wind and shui means water.
Feng shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi. Chi is the universal energy that flows through everything ~ even us! Taoist’s also believe that humans can only be happy and healthy if the Chi around them is balanced and flows freely.
The Chinese also believed this Chi energy is also expressed in different colors, shapes, and in the five elements : wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Wood : Is creative and nurturing energy. It also represents strong family ties. Fire : Is energetic energy. It is associated with good leadership, fame, and good fortune.
Earth : Energy is stable, reliable and all about common sense. Metal : Energy represents business and financial success. It also represents clear thinking and a good moral outlook. Water : Energy symbolized knowledge, wisdom, communication, and travel. It can also be gentle or violent.
Just like Chi energy in the five elements are expressed differently. Chi is also expressed as female and male energy called Yin and Yang. Yin Yang states that everything in our Universe is composed of two opposing, but deeply interconnected forces - the Yin (feminine) and the Yang (masculine). They are opposite, but one cannot exist without the other ~ they actually support each other.
YIN ~ (black ~ feminine energy) Energy-wise ~ Yin is soft, slow, relaxed, passive and silent. They believe that feminine energy is demonstrated in the softness of water, the mystery of the Moon, the blackness of rich soil and the deep silence of the night.
YANG (white ~ masculine energy) Yang energy is expressed opposite to Yin energy. Yang is the fiery directness of the Sun, the aggressive speed of racing cars, the rock, and the solid surface of a mountain.
Feng shui in the Home : The Chinese believe that you should do your best to create a home that has a smooth flow of Chi that has a balance of Yin and Yang energies. If this is done, it will reflect itself in the flow of Chi in your body.
What you don’t want: Chi Blockages.. Most common feng shui Chi blockages in a home are Chi blockages at the main door, such as when the main door opens into a wall, for example; as well as the Chi blockages in cluttered garages, home closets, and MESSY ROOMS!!
What you want: YIN (passive energy) is the energy of relaxation that you need in your bedroom or in your bathroom. Yin is in the calm colors around you, the soft music, the sound of a water fountain and the soothing, relaxing art.
What you want: YANG (active energy) is the energy characterized by strong, vibrant sounds and colors, bright lights, upward moving energy, etc. You want Yang energy in your home office, your kitchen and in any room where you may hold party with family and friends.
Assignment:(This is to be fun, so don’t create negative Chi ) Read the Basic Bagua Reference Guide. (A “Bagua” is an energy map that is broken up into 9 spaces) NEATLY ~ Map out your bedroom according to what you have read on the Bagua Reference Guide on the blank/gridded bagua. Remember, start you map at your bedroom door. Your door will fall in either square 7, 6, or 5. This is complicated, I didn’t tell you everything. If you have any questions, ask me. Remember, have fun and clean your room