What is Feng Shui?
The art of Feng Shui is thousands of years old. It originated in ancient China. The words Feng Shui actually mean Wind and Water. It is actually the study of how Qi, in the form of wind and water, moves over the earth and now, in the past and the future. As Qi moves, over time, it creates different structures in the environment. There is Qi in the earth as well as above ground. Qi is always moving and creates mountains, hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and streams.  The art of Feng Shui was originally called Kan Yu, sometimes translated as the study of the heavens and earth. This study lead to the ancient Chinese finding good burial spots for their ancestors which was believed to positively influence the descendants. It also lead them to find the best places to build their homes.
There are two types of Qi― Yin Qi and Yang Qi. They have very different characteristics and influence the environment in different ways. Natural objects emit these types of Qi. Man-made objects will attract Qi according to their shape, color and size. Feng Shui is the art of reading and evaluating these characteristics and helping to make the most of the beneficial energies in every environment. With formulas and calculations, a Feng Shui consultant can help make the most of the beneficial Qi in and environment. This is not psychism or intuition. These formulas have been around for thousands of years.
Classical Feng Shui considers four factors in its application:
•      The external environment—mountains, rivers, roads and neighboring buildings.
•      The building —direction, shape, internal layout and location of the main entrance.
•      The residents —gender and date of birth.
•      The passage of time
The most important factor is the external environment.. Studying the external environment allows us to evaluate the way Qi flows into a property, and lets us know what kind of Qi is available to tap into.
Building shapes and layouts are also an important factor to consider. It is equally important to utilize the Qi to ensure that it can flow throughout a building in an appropriate way.
Then, it is important to determine how this Qi affects the residents of a property.
Finally, change is reflected by the passage of time, and no property will enjoy permanent good or bad fortune. Thus, time must be considered when evaluating the Feng Shui of a property.


"The highest goodness resembles water

Water greatly benefits myriad things without contention

It stays in places that people dislike

Therefore it is similar to the Tao"

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Lao Tsu, Chapter 8, Dao de Jing

 

 

 

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