Working with  flow of chi

Fengshui is working with the flow of chi (your energetic life force). Our bodies have currents of energy that flow within. Chi or life force as it is often called is very similar to many of the elements that we use, feel, taste smell and see in every moment of our lives. In fact, it is the energy that gives power to everything around and inside of us.

According to Fengshui philosophy, chi is influenced by everything concrete in our lives. Our possessions and where they are located can all affect chi energy. Even the layout of our homes and offices affects chi energy. By adding and taking away objects, changing the positioning of furniture, plants, wall art, and more, we can increase our good luck.
You cannot see the wind but you can feel its effects although you may see the leaves and branches on a tree gently swaying from side to side, or smell the scent of fresh flowers as a breeze carries it across a meadow.

What works for one person will not work for you unless you believe in it and have faith that it will work. Use Fengshui to enhance your being, tastes and desires in the way that best works for you. To focus on something brings your attention in line with your intention. These are two very important points that will achieve success when you begin to use Fengshui cures.

To activate some basic Fengshui prior to making actual Fengshui changes in your living space, you could think of incorporating few simple tips.

The door and entrance are key points of the entire house or the apartment- there’s a lot you can do at this point. Cheerful lighting is the easiest. Add a warm lamp to your entryway, install lights along your driveway to make your place look inviting and cheerful.
Energy must flow unrestricted and freely to have good chi; if it is blocked or stagnant you may find it hard to get moving and to keep moving. Remove obstructions and clutter from your pathways, hallways, driveway and entry. Keep them open and clear for free flowing chi (energy).

The bed is the most important place in the home or apartment following the door and entryway. It can affect all areas of your life, including the areas of health, marriage and prosperity.

Balance and harmony are fundamentals of Fengshui. Walk around and feel the energy of your space- how does it feel to you? If you detect a lack of balance or harmony in a particular area, take note of it and try to realign things.

For those who are keen on achieving fame or getting lucky with their careers, especially in sports, you could try tapping into the power of Horses. In Fengshui, the horse, whose natural element is fire, is the seventh creature of the Chinese zodiac. It is favourably regarded as one of the animals that exude Yang energy and its representative direction on the zodiac is the South. The horse is emblematic of nobility, class and a comfortable lifestyle, and stands for speed and perseverance. A unique combination of a monkey sitting on a horse is a popular Fengshui symbol in the eastern countries, signifying luck. Displaying your sports achievements in the South sector of your home will help you do better.

Through good Fengshui a person can help direct these forces to bring luck, prosperity, happiness, and lots more.

(The author is a Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner.
He may be contacted at 25252456 or email: consultation@fengshuiserver.com)

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